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Military accuses ISIS militants of massive looting in Marawi THE MILITARY accused local ISIS militants of massive looting in Marawi after citing alleged reports by civilians who escaped from the besieged city where fighting is still raging between security forces and the jihadist group. Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman

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for the Western Mindanao Command, said the militants allegedly used their hostages in ransacking houses and stealing as much as P500 million in cash and jewelries. She said the information came from 7 hostages who escaped last month and another who managed to flee recently from

Marawi. “All these hostages revealed that they were forced to convert to Islam or be killed. According to them, they were initially tasked to loot and steal from houses and establishments for ammunition, firearms, cash, gold and jewelries.” Continue on page 5

Singer Aiza Seguerra brings joy, hope to Marawi refugees LANAO DEL SUR – Singer Aiza Seguerra has brought cheers to the faces of many war refugees from Marawi City after visiting evacuation centers and singing them songs of hope and dreams even as fighting continues between security forces and local Islamic State militants. Continue on page 2

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ARA WI CIT Y – G o v er nment tr oops ARAWI CITY Go ernment troops continue to adv ance on for tified advance fortified positions of the local ISIS fighters as the militar y pushed to liber ate this besieged military liberate city om the extr emist gr oup from extremist group oup.. city fr Just last week, military Officials said soldiers forces captured several managed to regain control of strongholds of militants and the strongholds on a village officials said security forces on the city’s center, including also recovered the cadaver the Dansalan Collage previof a foreign fighter from one ously held by the jihadist of the buildings occupied by group. Continue on page 2 the jihadist group.

ISIS chieftain Hapilon still fighting in Marawi City AFTER THE Philippine military announced that local ISIS chieftain Isnilon Hapilon may have escaped government offensive in Marawi, now Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said they have reports the elusive mili-

tant leader is still fighting in the besieged Islamic city. “He is still inside Marawi. He is hiding inside one of the mosques in Marawi. I think this is maybe correct,” Lorenzana said, citing fresh intelligence reports. Continue on page 3

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PAGADIAN CITY – Family and relatives and friends of a slain education official here have demanded justice for his murder even as police continue its investigation into the killing.

Police said the 47year old Malcolm Borongan, the Pagadian City Schools Division Superintendent, was killed by a lone gunman during his own farewell and thanksgiving party. Continue on page 7

ISIS militants rests in one of the occupied houses in the besieged city of Marawi. (Photos courtesy of New Marawi City Pulse)



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Continued fr om page 1 from The college building was previously occupied by snipers and machine gunners, according to officials. Troops also recovered a .50-caliber machine and over a dozen automatic weapons from the area as militants withdrew from the advancing military forces. The weapons added to over 400 already in the hands of the military. “It will just be a matter of time and our soldiers will fully liberate Marawi from terrorists and criminal gangs who brought mayhem to this city. We owe this to our Maranao brothers and sisters. Our soldiers fully know what is at stake and we will strive together to neutralize these criminals in order to bring peace and normalcy in

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Marawi,” said Army Brigadier General Rolando Joselito Bautista, commander of military forces battling ISIS. Bautista said there have been a steady stream of trapped civilians being rescued by security forces from houses in the battle zone. He said over 1,700 civilians had been so far rescued by troops as government forces continue to gain ground and foothold on enemy strongholds. But hundreds remain trapped in the city as the battle rages on for second month now since militants occupied Marawi in a failed bid to put up an Islamic State province in the restive region. Over 200,000 people are in various evacuations centers in Lanao del Sur and Iligan City, according

to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to which the province belongs. But despite the fighting, the main campus of the Mindanao State University in Marawi has resumed operation, according to its president, Dr. Habib Macaayong, who said they have already raised the Philippine flag and are preparing for the opening of classes by August. Macaayong said the military recommended the opening of the staterun university after security forces regained much of the city from militants. The university has about 17,000 students and is now being guarded by 300 security guards. (Moh Saaduddin and Rhoderick Beñez)

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ISIS militants rests in one of the occupied houses in the besieged city of Marawi. (Photo courtesy of New Marawi City Pulse)

Singer Aiza Seguerra brings joy, hope to Marawi refugees Continued fr om page 1 from Sporting a pair of jeans and long sleeves, Seguerra, also the head of the National Youth Commission, went to the Saguiaran evacuation site in Lanao del Sur province last week. Wearing a thin veil out of respect to the predominantly Muslim refugees, Seguerra shook hands and spoke to them. “Ako po ay walang dalang anything kundi awit at sana po sa munting paraan sa munting mga kanta na kakantahin ko sana ay mabigyan kayo ng konting kasiyahan despite of all the things na

pinagdadaanan ninyo po ngayon,” Seguerra said. After the mini-concert in Saguiaran, Seguerra proceeded to Bur-un evacuation center in Iligan City where she also visited refugees and talked to them. Seguerra went around the cramped camp and spent some time with children and their mothers before holding another mini-concert. “Nandito po ako, wala po akong dala na kahit ano, pero ako ay nandito upang bigyan kayo ng konting entertainment, kayo po ay kantahan. Sana po kahit papaano ay makagaan at

makatulong po sa inyong pinagdadaanan,” Seguerra said. “Pagdating ng panahon, matatapos din ang gulo at magkakaroon ng kapayapaan dito sa Mindanao basta patuloy lang tayong magkaisa.” Executive Director Amir Mawallil, of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Office on the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs, accompanied Seguerra’s small group. According to ARMM’s Crisis Management Committee, more than 191,600 refugees are now in different evacuation sites. (With a report from Rhoderick Beñez)


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ARMM holds dialogue with Marawi youth leaders

ILIGAN CITY – To address issues facing the youth who are affected by the ongoing crisis in the Islamic City of Marawi, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) Office on BangsamoroYouth Affairs (OBYA), in coordination with the National Youth Commission (NYC), recently held a dialogue here with youth sector representatives. About 100 youth leaders from different organizations in Marawi City shared the challenges and problems they are facing with suggestions on how to solve those problems. Participants were given the chance to contribute their ideas in building stronger and more resilient communities. This served as the venue for youth leaders to directly voice out thoughts on significant issues in their city, organizers said. “We are here to listen and we want to understand your real situation,” NYC Chairperson Aiza Seguerra said.

Key points raised during the discussion centered on the role of the youth in battling terrorism, discrimination on the Filipino Muslims, scholarships for students, and efforts of the government to help internally displaced persons in the city. During the forum, participants appealed to Seguerra to help them spread the message especially on discrimination against Muslims. “Magkaiba man tayo ng relihiyon lagi nyong tatandaan na we are also against Muslim discrimination, makakaasa po kayo sa suporta ko sa inyo dahil iisa po ang ating mithiin at yun ay ang kapayapaan,” Seguerra said. “We are all brothers, a little sensitivity will not hurt.” Amir Mawallil, OBYA Executive Director, emphasized the need to face the problem of radicalism and discussed possible ways to counter the violent ideology of terror groups in the region.

“We need to listen to the voices of youth and understand how we can all better engage in preventing and countering violent extremism in all its various forms,” he said, noting that such discrimination is one reason why radical movements and other forms of extremism have attracted young Muslims in previous years. “We need to act and assert more strongly against violence because this cannot be the start of another cycle of displacement. We need to listen to the voices of the youth and understand how we can all better engage in preventing and countering violent extremism in all its various forms,” he added. Jalilah Hadji Sapiin, 25, a youth leader from the village of Raya Saduc in Marawi City said she is willing to encourage young individuals not to join the terror groups. “Karamihan sa mga sumasali sa grupo ng mga terorista ay mga kabataan, kaya dapat maengganyo

natin ang kapwa kabataan na may magandang kinabukasan nakalaan sa atin kung patuloy natin isusulong ang kapayapaan. Patunayan natin na tayong mga kabataan ang tunay na pag-asa ng bayan,” she said. Seguerra told the participants that “If all of us will speak one language and send a unified message, then we will definitely be heard and we are with you, we will always be with you.” Seguerra said she heard several disturbing stories on how Muslim women were

discriminated. “Young girls who were wearing hijab, the veil traditionally worn by female Muslims, were called names, including terrorists. No matter what religion, or culture, we belong to, we are all brothers,” she said. NYC Commissioner-atLarge James Ventura also encouraged the youth in the ARMM to establish a network for the voice of the Moro youth. “Kapag nabuo ninyo ang youth network dito, mas madali kayong maririnig, dahil hindi lamang isang boses ng

kabataan ang magsasallita kung hindi buong Moro youth,” Ventura said. The OBYA-ARMM previously conducted a consultation and congress for the youth across the province of Lanao del Sur. The OBYA and NYC have committed to draft and submit a position paper echoing the youth’s demands and proposals for the national government’s rehabilitation plan for Marawi City based on the recently held dialogue. (Bureau of Public Information)

ISIS chieftain Hapilon still fighting in Marawi City

Continued fr om page 1 from Military propagandists took advantage of reports that Hapilon had fled telling journalists covering the fighting in Marawi that the ISIS chieftain abandoned his commanders in the middle of the battle and calling him a coward. They also said that brother Omar and Maddie Maute, both ISIS commanders, had died in the battle, quoting intelligence reports, but the military failed to provide evidence that the duo was killed. And said that mili-

tant commanders are now fighting each other over how to divide their loot and that there is a crack in the ISIS leadership. Both the military and ISIS have engaged in media propaganda since the fighting began on May 23 when militants occupied Marawi and tried, but failed to put up an Islamic State province in the city. The military claimed over 330 militants had been killed in the battle, quoting reports from civilians and army commanders on the

ground. But security officials could not provide an exact number of bodies of militants recovered by troops in Marawi, although it said at least 80 soldiers were slain in the war and that three dozen civilians had perished in the violence that gripped the capital of Lanao del Sur, one of 5 provinces under the troubled Muslim autonomous region. The fighting had displaced over 200,000 people. (With a report from Rhoderick Beñez)

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Military accuses ISIS militants of massive looting in Marawi

Continued fr om page 1 from “They estimate that their group alone was able to loot or steal at least P500 million in cash not to include other items they have taken from households and business establishments. They believe that the amount of cash and valuable items looted could be worth more as there were several other groups being forced by terrorists to loot and steal for them,” Petinglay said, adding, local criminal gangs also joined in the looting. Petinglay said the hostages – whose identities were unknown – were allegedly forced to loot and steal under duress and upon instruction and supervision of Maute and Abu Sayyaf rebels and local criminal gangs that joined

the Mautes after being promised monetary rewards by the Daesh-inspired group. She said militants ordered their hostages to start looting as early as 7 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, returning only by noontime for lunch. And that all war loot is being deposited at a mosque. “The rescued individuals also revealed that they followed a daily routine looting-stealing schedule: morning 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and return for lunch and then back to looting-stealing after lunch up to 3 p.m. and then back to their holding place. The looted items were brought to a central storage in a mosque and received by designated Maute members who were keeping a list for accounting,” she said.

But it was unknown why none of the hostages escaped when they had the chance since nobody was guarding them during their looting. But these military reports came out only days after photographs of militants surfaced on social media showing them resting on a bed and couch and taking pictures from their cell phones while inside a house in Marawi. Several Muslims in Marawi displaced by the fighting also accused security forces of looting after troops barged into their houses and allegedly stole jewelries and money, an allegation strongly denied by the military. Militants occupied the city on May 23 in a failed attempt to carve out a strict Islamic State province in Marawi. (Mindanao Examiner)

Tawi-Tawi gets chunk of ARMM projects TAWI-TAWI – Some 40 poor families from the remote town of Simunul in the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi benefited from core houses under the Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development for Growth and Empowerment (BRIDGE) program of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and Tawi-Tawi Governor Rashidin Matba led Monday’s turnover ceremony to the beneficiaries in Tubig-Indangan. They were assisted by Public Works Secretary Don Mustapha Loong and TawiTawi District Engineer Toni Kamlani, Bongao Mayor Jimuel Que and Simunul Mayor Ahmad Abdurahman and other ARMM officials. Among the recipients of the program is the couple Sindang Abdur, 57, and Saifudin Abdur, 60. They used to occupy a space at Sindang sister’s house in the coastal area of TubigIndangan. The Abdur family, which is engaged in fishing, now lives in a structurally sound house complete with potable water facility and solar power electricity.

“Magsukul sa ARMM, kasi ang mga tao ditong mahihirap, wala talagang bahay. Ngayon meron na, katulad namin,” Sindang said. The Abdurs will also be covered by the government’s cash-forwork program over a period of six months and would receive P10,000 in seed money to start their own enterprise. They will also be provided with their nutritional needs for six months as part of the program. The ARMM-BRIDGE utilizes a modified community-driven development approach following the ‘Apat na Dapat’ program model, which is focused on poverty alleviation by targeting the four most basic needs of the poorest of the poor ? water and sanitation, food, shelter, and light. Simunul, Sibutu and Tandubas are the initial target towns of ARMM-BRIDGE in TawiTawi province. Other towns on the BRIDGE list are Balindong, Taraka and Lumba-Bayabao in Lanao del Sur province; Barira, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, and Matanog in Maguindanao province; Sumisip, Tipo-tipo and Tuburan in Basilan province; and Pandami, Parang

and Talipao in Sulu province. Governor Hataman said the program aims at alleviating the poverty incidence among residents by targeting 600 poor families across the region on its first swing of implementation. In order to implement these components, a budget of at least P204 million is required, he said. “The ARMM BRIDGE is a collaboration and complementation effort of the ARMM government and the local government beneficiaries to combat poverty, especially among the poorest of the poor,” he said. Mayor Abdurahman said the local government donated the land in TubigIndangan where the core shelters were built. He said the identified the beneficiaries of the program while ARMM’s Social Welfare Department validated the list. ARMM-BRIDGE program is a follow up to the ARMM Social Fund Project that ended last year. It complements the Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy program of the regional government. Continue on page 7

COTABATO CITY – TierOne Communications International, Inc. ( TierOne) will proceed with its P3-billion telecommunications carrier project in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The company’s original plan was to start with a rollout program in Marawi City. Due to the current crisis, however, TierOne had to re-evaluate its business plan. The Marawi rollout, company officials said, will still be implemented but in coordination with the rehabilitation and reconstruction program of the government. In the revised plan, the company said it will first rollout a pilot program by building facilities in the ARMM compound in Cotabato City that would serve the regional agencies. TierOne will eventually cover the entire region with its P3-billion investment noting there remains a provision for expansion and infusion of additional capital as needed. The ARMM’s Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) earlier approved TierOne’s project that will cover cellular service in 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE and broadband wireless internet to homes and en-

terprises as well as WiFi for public, or common, areas. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman hailed both the RBOI and TierOne for pushing forward the project despite the frustrations and setbacks. “Since the Regional Telecommunications Commission is directly under the Office of the Regional Governor, we will work to make the project a reality in the ARMM,” he said. Lawyer, Ishak Mastura, chairman and managing head of RBOI, noted that telecommunications, particularly the internet, is a big enabler for private enterprise and provides many job opportunities. “In today’s interconnected world with the rise of social media, webbased businesses and a global supply chain using the internet, such investment in telecommunications by TierOne in the ARMM will make the region more integrated and plugged into the rest of the country, while allowing the region to access and compete in the burgeoning ASEAN economy, as well as, the global market,” said Chairman Mastura. TierOne is 70% owned by Filipinos and 30%

owned by Australians. It obtained a franchise to operate as a telecommunications service provider from the Regional Legislative Assembly of the ARMM a few years back. “In previous years, we were not able to get a spectrum from the Reg i o n a l Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission since the National Telecommunications Commission had not allocated the same for the ARMM. o we did not start commercial operations in the region even though we had already put up the initial facilities such as transmission towers. However, we believe that with the oft-expressed desire of President Rodrigo Duterte to open up the telecommunications sector in the Philippines, this is the right time to restart the project,” said Jonathon Bentley Stevens, TierOne president. With fast internet service of up to 3,000 kB/s download speed, it will provide coverage for Voice Over Internet Protocol services. The project will also be harnessing the latest technology such as fiber optics and satellite relay with international gateway facility. (Bureau of Public Information)

Security tightened in Cagayan de Oro City CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Police and military authorities heightened security in the bustling city of Cagayan de Oro following the recent capture of 3 alleged supporters of the local ISIS group following a raid in an apartment here. Army Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, of the Eastern Mindanao Command, said security forces continue to track down suspected terrorists not only in Cagayan de Oro, but also in the entire region. “This effort is part of the continuous tracking and monitoring being implemented by Eastern Mindanao Command units against the personalities listed in the arrest order, to prevent terroristic activities to be carried out in Eastern Mindanao,” he said. Last week, security forces arrested Irene Romato Idris, Monaliza Solaiman Romato and Tahera Romato Taher in their apartment in the village of Macasandig where soldiers and policemen seized 4 M203 grenades and ammonium nitrate which is commonly used by rebels in the manufacture of improvised explosives from the apartment rented by Gapay said Romato, alias Monay, is now the matriarch of the Maute clan following the capture of her aunt, Farhana Romato Maute, the mother of brothers Maddie, Omar and Abdullah Maute – local

Monalisa Romato ISIS commanders who are currently fighting security forces in the besieged city of Marawi. “She is providing financial and logistical support to the Maute terrorist group and her house in Cagayan De Oro served as a sanctuary and transit point for Maute terrorist members,” he said, adding, the arrest prevented the Maute group which is a member of the local ISIS of staging diversionary attacks in Northern Mindanao and will adversely affect its logistics support network. He said Romato, whose son Colingling is also a member of the lo-

cal ISIS group and serves as liaison for the jihadist group in Cagayan de Oro. She also provided sanctuary to jihadists Farida Romato, Al Majid Romato and Al Jadid Romato during their stay here and prior to their capture in Iloilo province on June 18. Gapay said Romato has links with jihadist Mohammad Noaim Maute, alias Abu Jadid, who is a trained bomber and being hunted down by the authorities. He said security forces were also tracking down other terrorists in the South. (With a report from Rhoderick Beñez.)


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Tawi-Tawi gets chunk of ARMM projects Continued fr om page 5 from Governor Hataman also inaugurated a new access road, which is part of an P80-million infrastructure package, in Tubig-Indangan. The road leads to the Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Mosque, a national historical and tourism site. Included in the project’s P80-million budget is the improvement of Sheikh Karimul Makdum Mosque and the Sheikh Makdum Cultural Center. The project aims at preserving and promoting the cultural and historical significance of the site. The Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Mosque, the oldest in the Philippines, is a national historical landmark and is recognized as a National Cultural Treasure by the country’s National Museum. Sheikh Karimul Makhdum is an Islamic preacher from Malaysia who arrived in Tawi-Tawi in 1380. From then on, Islam became the faith of the Moro people and has been dominant in the Bangsamoro life and culture, setting the Moros’ identity apart from the rest of the country. Through the ARMM’s regional legislative assembly, a management board was created to manage, preserve and promote the Makhdum mosque, as one of Bangsamoro’s historical landmarks. However, the mosque is currently closed to visitors due to an ongoing restoration and rehabilitation. Aside from the regional government’s tourism development projects in Simunul, it has also implemented roughly P321-million worth of projects in the town since 2012. Among these are the construction of bridges, seaports, flood control and water system. A total of 12 road projects in Simunul worth P191.5 million are being implemented with 64.42% physical accomplishment so far. These projects are part of the ARMM Department of Public Works and Highways’ regular infrastructure program.

Governor Hataman said ARMM also spent about P56 million for the construction of an access road and for the development of Bongao Peak, or Bud Bongao, the first ecotourism park developed by the regional government. The project was implemented through a memorandum of agreement between the regional government and the municipal government of Bongao. Development of the eco-tourism park, aimed at the preservation and conservation of the area, is one of the priority projects of the Hataman administration. Aside from the access road, the project also includes the construction of a tourist center where visitors can register and receive orientation before climbing the peak, concreting of about 750 steps, installation of railings for support and protection, and construction of resting sheds. Bongao Peak is one of the 12 key biodiversity sites in the country protected under the Department of Natural Resources’ New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project. Around 1,500 tourists visit the peak every week. A P20 fee to be used for the maintenance of the nature park is collected from each climber. To increase visitor and tourist arrivals in the town, Mayor ue said the local government will sustain and maintain Bud Bongao and will also conduct activities and projects that will further promote tourism in the municipality. Last year, the region’s Tourism department recorded around one million tourist arrivals in TawiTawi. A water supply system or communal faucet unit now serves the residents of Tubig-Indangan and Doh Tong, according to Governor Hataman. “Patuloy pa nating tutugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga t a g a - S i m u n u l . Sisiguraduhin nating malaki ang tulong na maidudulot nito,” he said.

The construction of the water system is supported by the region’s 2016 infrastructure budget and is one of 23 total water supply system projects in Tawi-Tawi programmed from 2012 to 2017 under the DPWHARMM. Secretary Loong said some P4.49 billion has been earmarked for infrastructure projects for the province of Tawi-Tawi since 2012. These, he pointed out, range from roads, bridges, seaports, flood control, water system, drainage and other high-impact projects. For Simunul alone, P321.5 million has been allocated with the bulk of P150 million provided in 2016 for seven projects. Most of the projects are currently over 81% completed. “Walang iniiwan ang ARMM government sa pagunlad, kahit tayong islang munisipyo na nasa dulo na ng ating bansa,” Mayor Abdurahman said. A total of 12 road projects in Simunul worth P191.5 million are also being implemented with 64.42% physical accomplishment so far. These projects are part of the DPWH-ARMM’s regular infrastructure program. Albah Kadil Tuminnah, 57, a resident of TubigIndangan, said the projects make them feel important because these would directly benefit the c o m m u n i t y . “Magpapasalamat talaga tayo. Patuloy ang proyekto, patuloy ang tulong sa aming lahat,” Tuminnah said. Simunul is an island town composed of 15 barangays, three of which are located on a smaller island of Munuk Mangkaw. Based on the 2015 census, the town has a population of about 31,000 people, mostly of Sama tribe. It is a 4th-class municipality, or having an annual income from P25 million but not over P35 billion. The local government’s welcome arc at the town’s seaport shows its support to several development projects of the regional government. (Bureau of Public Information)

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Continued fr om page 1 from Policemen who responded to the crime recovered bullet casings fired from a .45-caliber pistol. The gunman escaped on a motorcycle after the attack. Borongan was just promoted by the Department of Education as


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Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Schools Division Superintendent at the time of the killing. It was unknown how the gunman managed to get into the party compound or the motive in the murder, but police said it is still investigating the killing. Borongan, ac-

cording to his fellow teachers, was a simple and modest man who reported to the office on his own motorcycle. Gun attacks and killings are not uncommon in Pagadian City where hired killers are actively operating. (Mindanao Examiner)

HEALTH: Sakit Sa Tiyan: Ano Kaya Ito? Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong PARA MALAMAN ang mga posibleng dahilan ng pananakit ng tiyan, heto ang mga itatanong sa pasyente. Una, saang parte ng tiyan ang masakit? Pangalawa, ano pa ang iba mong nararamdaman? Alamin natin ang mga posibleng sanhi ng sakit ng tiyan: 1. Ulcer o hyperacidity Kapag ang pananakit ay nasa itaas ng tiyan at nasa gitna o bandang kaliwa, ito ang lugar ng sikmura. Posibleng ulcer o hyperacidity ang iyong sakit. Ang sakit na ito ay k a d a l a s a n g nararamdaman kapag ika’y gutom. Nababawasan ang sakit kapag kumain ka ng saging o tinapay. Uminom din ng maraming tubig para mahugasan ang asido sa tiyan. 2. Gallbladder stones - Kapag ang sakit ay nasa itaas ng tiyan at nasa kanan, ito ang puwesto ng gallbladder o apdo. Posibleng may bato ka sa apdo. Minsan ang sakit ay tumutugon sa bandang likod. Dumarating din ang sakit kapag nakakain ka ng mamantika at matatabang pagkain. Magpa-ultrasound ng tiyan para malaman kung may bato sa apdo o

Dr. Willie T. Ong wala. 3. Appendicitis Kapag nasa ibaba at kanan ang sakit, ito ang lugar ng appendix. Ang sakit na appendicitis ay nag-uumpisa sa may sikmura at pagkaraan ng 2-3 araw ay lumilipat sa kanang bahagi. Masakit ang lugar na ito kapag dinidiinan. Kumonsulta agad iyong sa doktor. 4. Colic - Kapag paikot-ikot ang sakit at walang permanenteng lugar, ito ay marahil sa paghilab ng bituka. Ang tawag dito ay colic at hindi naman delikado. Maaaring nakakain ka ng maduming pagkain at magtatae ka lang. 5. Gastroenteritis Kung mahilab ang iyong tiyan at nagtatae ka, ito ay malamang dahil sa gastroenteritis o impeksyon na nakuha sa panis o maduming pagkain. Uminom ng maraming likido (tubig, sopas o

lugaw) at kumain ng saging. 6. Amebiasis - Kapag madalas kang dumumi at may bahid ito ng sipon at dugo, posibleng amebiasis ito. Magpasuri ng dumi (fecalysis) sa laboratory. 7. Kidney infection o stones - Kapag nasa may puson ang sumasakit at mahapdi ang iyong pag-ihi, posibleng may impeksyon ka sa ihi o may bato sa bato (kidney stones). Magpa-check ng urinalysis para malaman ang sakit. 8. Sakit sa matris o obaryo - Kapag ika’y babae at sa may puson ang sumasakit, posibleng nasa obaryo at matris ang iyong problema. Puwede itong dysmennorhea (sakit kapag malapit na ang regla), ovarian cyst (bukol sa obaryo) o myoma. Tandaan: Huwag matakot kumonsulta sa isang doktor para malaman ang dahilan ng pananakit ng tiyan. Malulunasan natin iyan. DISCLAIMER: “The health advice in this forum is only for general knowledge. For your specific questions, kindly consult your personal physician. Thank you.”

RECIPE: Grilled Lapu-Lapu Steak

INGREDIENT S: INGREDIENTS: – 2 (6 ounces) grouper steak – ½ cup melted butter – ¼ cup toasted garlic

– ½ teaspoon sea salt – 1 lemon

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Combine butter, salt, garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir until well blended. 2) Arrange the grouper steaks in a piece of aluminum foil large enough to hold each piece. Top with the lemon garlic butter mixture. Seal the foil. 3) Heat-up the grill. Start to grill the fish in foil packets for 15 to 20 minutes. 4) Remove from the grill. Open the foil packet to make the fish steak visible.

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5) Transfer to a serving plate. Top with more toasted garlic. 6) Serve. Share and enjoy!



The Mindanao Examiner

July 10-16, 2017

Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper July 10-16, 2017  

July 10-16, 2017

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