By Calvin Penaco

MARAWI CITY, Dec 4 (PIA-TFBM-ICCC) — Due to popular request from residents of the most affected areas (MAA), Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) conducted the Kathanor project again on Monday at the Dimaporo gymnasium for barangay residents who failed to register during their assigned dates.

“Ngayon, binalikan natin iyong mga most affected areas na mga barangay kasi may mga nag-request na hindi daw nakasama sa previous Kathanor (We conducted this again at the barangay residents’ request since some hadn’t been able to register in the previous Kathanor),” TFBM field office manager, Assistant Secretary Felix Castro, Jr. said.

TFBM personnel were properly organized around the gym according to each step of the Kathanor process. However, some residents still experienced certain difficulties during the activity.

The photo shows the 6th part of the Kathanor process, the fingerprinting. (Photo by James Umaran/PIA-ICCC)

“Doon lang mahirap sa unang pasok. Instead na tatlong lanes lang, dumagsa po iyong mga residente sa harapan. Kaya naguluhan po ang mga taga-TFBM na naka-assign doon (It was difficult only at the first part. Instead of just three lanes, the people crowded to the front. So the TFBM personnel assigned there became confused),” Brgy. Banggolo resident Alinahar Pacasum Asum said.

“Naglista ang mga tao, pero hindi nasunod ang listahan. Iyong linya ng lalake at babae, sinabi na noong nandoon na kami sa dulo. Matapos ang isang oras, lumuwag naman din (The people signed up on a list, but it wasn’t followed. Also, they told us about the separate lines for males and females when it was almost our turn. But after an hour, the situation eased),” said another Brgy. Banggolo resident Engr. Mustapha C. Dimaampao.

Castro said the Kathanor project, for the most part, is progressing well, and residents are very receptive to it.

The photo shows the 7th part of the Kathanor process, the picture taking. (Photo by James Umaran/PIA-ICCC)

“Almost 6,000 na iyong ating napo-profile. So far, ok naman. Very receptive iyong mga tao. Nakikita natin sumusunod sila sa mga requirements. Dala-dala nila ang buong pamilya nila at iyong mga documents na kailangan nila (We have already profiled almost 6,000 residents. So far, it is going well. The people are very receptive to it. They follow the requirements. They bring their families and their documents with them),” he added.

Meanwhile, Asum encouraged other Marawi residents to take part in Kathanor.

“Sa ibang mga residente, magparehistro po tayo sa Kathanor. Nalalaman naman po natin sa social media, through Facebook ang schedule. Magparehistro po tayo nang maisaayos ang ating dokumento at records para mapabilis iyong inaasahan nating tulong na darating sa atin (For the other residents, let’s register with Kathanor. We are informed about our schedules on social media through Facebook. Let’s register properly for our documents and records to be organized and to fast-track the help we hope to receive),” he said.

Brgy. Banggolo resident Engr. Mustapha C. Dimaampao shares his experience with the Kathanor project. (Photo by James Umaran/PIA-ICCC)

Kathanor is a project organized by TFBM to establish an accurate database of Marawi IDPs to better the delivery of government programs and services. The project, Castro said, will continue until March or April next year. (CTPenaco/PIA-ICCC)