By Lady Jean L. Kabagani

MARAWI CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA ICCC) – The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) resumes the implementation of Kathanor or the profiling for the internally displaced individuals (IDPs) and returned residents of Marawi City on January 14, Monday.

A simultaneous IDP profiling is now being done in separate venues for the most affected area (MAA) residents and non-MAA residents.

A father assisting his child to do biometrics during the Kathanor profiling.
(Photo by Lady Jean Kabagani/PIA ICCC)

The profiling aims to collect the number, location, and IDPs and returnees of war-torn city to help the other TFBM member-agencies to improve their delivery of services and provide applicable programs and projects for the recovery of the Marawi residents.

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) caters profiling services to the residents of scheduled barangays from the Most Affected Areas.
(Photo by Wilnard Bacelonia/PIA ICCC)

Salimah Omar, a former resident of Barangay Datu Naga, recognized the smooth implementation of the Kathanor despite some challenges they have encountered when doing the steps for biometric profiling.

She believes the importance of doing Kathanor, especially for her fellow MAA residents.

Omar encourages other IDPs to submit themselves to profiling saying, “yung mga kapwa kong IDPs, mag-join na kayo dito sa kathanor para maayos at mai-document na rin finally yung mga papers natin. Sana pumunta kayo dito (to my fellow IDPs, please join the ‘kathanor’ to fix our records. So, please come. “

Omar and her family are currently residing in Barangay Sugod.

She firmly believes that in due time they will get back in their normal lives.

The following are the schedules of Kathanor for residents residing in selected barangays at the most affected area.

The following are the schedules of Kathanor for residents residing in selected barangays outside the most affected area.

The Kathanor will be done five times a week from Monday through Friday.

The recent statistics provided by TFBM Field Office Manager Felix Castro Jr. showed that over 7,000 Marawi residents have already been profiled through the Kathanor project since October 7, 2018.

The implementation of Kathanor will provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to the residents of Marawi City.

To know more about the schedule and guidelines about “Kathanor”, kindly visit the Task Force Bangon Marawi Facebook page and check the TFBM website: or contact TFBM hotlines: (0921)468-3930/(0966) 355-9652.(Lade Kabagani/PIA ICCC)