VILLAGE officials of Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, on Monday, May 29, distributed identification (ID) cards to over 1,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City who are staying with relatives in the barangay.
Barangay Councilor Roldan Mabaylan said they are listing down the names of each IDP and giving each an ID card signed by the village chief, homeowners association president, and the police.
Mabaylan said many of the IDPs are staying with their relatives in Village Angela, Singapore, Mabasa, Isla Cola, and Camella Homes Subdivision.
Officials said the IDs will also be the basis for the relief assistance which will be extended by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD).
The CSWD, village officials, and the police were present during the distribution of the IDs at the village's covered court.
Details on the ID include the name and address of the holder in Marawi City.
"Looy man sad ilang gisak-an nga ang uban mga pamilya pa unya unsaon na lang ilang adlaw-adlaw nga gasto (this is to help them acquire relief from the CSWD)," Mabaylan added.
Village officials have already requested authorities to conduct strict security patrols in the area to ensure the safety of residents.
"Na-request nami sa mga police para sa pagpatrol sa barangay adlaw ug gabii (we requested for day and night patrols),"Mabaylan said.
Authorities, meanwhile, policemen are investigating the circumstances surrounding the finding of a garbage bag containing bloodstained bandages by the roadside near Villa Nena, Barangay Balulang Monday afternoon.
Chief Inspector Mardy Hortillosa II, spokesman of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, said the bandages have been brought to the crime laboratory for examination.