The Daily Manila Shimbun


Classes start in Mindanao State University

August 22, 2017

Mindanao State University opened its campus and held classes Tuesday in Marawi despite a harassment against a military detachment in Marantao, Lanao del Sur early  in the day.

“Opening of classes starts today. Students in buses will be moving from Iligan to MSU,” said Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command Spokesman.

Petinglay also denied a reported lockdown of the campus amid harassment of a nearby military detachment.

“We would like to clarify that there is no lockdown at Mindanao State University (MSU) Campus or immediate vicinity,” she said.

But Petinglay confirmed government forces  implemented a stricter checkpoint in the area because of the harassment against a detachment which is around three kilometers away.

“We also would like to ask your patience and understanding if our checkpoints are a little strict this morning, which is due to the incident in Marantao detachment at 5:30 this morning,” she said. Robina Asido/DMS