MSU students leaving evacuation centers in Iligan

Greane Mendoza, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 27 2017 04:48 PM

ILIGAN CITY – The number of evacuees housed at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) have declined after several students transferred to their relatives' homes in Iligan City and other nearby areas.

Since Wednesday, the MSU-IIT took in hundreds of displaced students and professors from its main campus in Marawi City.

Now, only 103 evacuees are left at the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) building, down from yesterday’s count of 288.

The remaining evacuees are expected to leave before the end of the week.

According to CASS Dean Joy Banawa, the campus will no longer be accepting additional evacuees starting tomorrow since the university would start preparing for enrollment season.

Meanwhile, other evacuation centers such as the Maria Cristina Gym, Buru-un School of Fisheries, Sta. Elena Multipurpose Hall and Tibanga Gym will still be open to accept evacuees.

Residents of Marawi City have been evacuating to neighboring Iligan since clashes began between government troops and terrorists from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups.