Sat. May 25th, 2019

Marawi IDPs unnerved over TFBM “Kathanor” cut-off


Marawi IDPs filing for profile database "Kathanor"

MARAWI CITY (February 13, 2019) – The Task Force Bangon Marawi launched the program “Kathanor” for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) but suddenly cut-off work time around 1:30PM afternoon due to small-size Gymnasium in the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur, security guard said.

Kathanor creates profile database for the Marawi IDPs and home returnees which aims to collect the number, location and status of individual IDPs to help national government enhance its service deliveries and better recovery of this war-torn City.

Over 200,000 displaced residents of Marawi City during the clash between government forces and Maute group started on May 23, 2017, most of the residents evacuated to different towns of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, some others stayed in the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

Today’s Kathanor had embroiled due to insufficient space inside the small-sized gym where the profiling conducted. Its gate shuts around 2PM by TFBM which jammed IDP Warda Landoc while getting inside to submit her family’s profile.

Landoc disclosed her enervative effort to TFBM calls and said, “I am really tired to TFBM’s programs. There are 8 tables with 4 staffs each table but they are so slow and cruel to working time.”

TFBM collects limited to 1000 IDPs each day however they urged all Marawi IDPs to bring their family members including children, TFBM staff said.

Photo of a child in road who almost lost his mother.

Almost losing 2-year old child seating beside the road in a crowd peoples, hence, another IDP found his eking mother – carrying folder and bucket of food – looking for a kid lost after gate closed for the Kathanor.

IDPs had carried food in expecting that the profiling will be done at 5PM.

Some other residents of this city’s Most Affected Area (MAA) were came from evacuation centers from Lanao del Norte who are pressured to reach Marawi by commute and expected for free-ride jeepneys and public utility vehicles the same City Mayor Majul Gandamra provided in Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite last January 21, 2019.

TFBM staff said that whosoever does not listed to the “Kathanor” system will not be recognized in the government’s assistance.

TFBM unsurely rescheduled Kathanor in March this year, accordingly.