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Timoga Springs is a group of springs located at Timoga-Buru-un, in Iligan City, Philippines. It is well known[ by whom? ] for icy-cool, crystal-clear springs that flow freely to swimming pools of different sizes. There are approximately five[ clarification needed ] spring resorts along the highway, which is easily accessible by land to all locals and tourists.
The source of water of Timoga Springs comes from Lake Lanao in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur—which is 37 kilometers away. Lake Lanao waters come from a volcanic source, the lake being the crater of an extinct volcano. These waters are filtered underground in the Timoga, Buru-un area of Iligan, making it one of the richest source of fresh, high-pH, alkaline mineral water.
Lake Lanao is categorized as the largest fresh water lake in the Philippines, since findings show that Laguna Lake has salt water intrusion.
An ongoing project using its pristine waters for bulk water exportation and mineral water distribution is now being undertaken by Arnold A. Garbanzos, a member of the Rotary Club of Iligan, in coordination with the Macapagal-Dela Cruz-Macaraeg families and the Marzo family. The project is called Lanao Halal Waters and is intended to make Iligan and Marawi the "hydro dollar capital" of the Philippines. Its main markets are the Middle East, India and China, where water is scarce. The intention is to create a Cooperative and a Foundation where the Tri-people of Iligan can participate.
Out of the Lanao Halal Waters projects, the Hajj Fund, will be developed – where the City of Iligan can send Muslims for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj Fund is a percentage given to the Islamic City of Marawi for the sale of the waters of Timoga in its projected bulk water export activities. Lanao Halal Waters also intends to start the "Water for Oil Exchange" between the Middle East and Iligan-where black gold (oil) is exchanged for blue gold (fresh waters), an original project envisioned by then Senator Benigno Aquino.
To protect the integrity of the waters of Timoga Springs and Lake Lanao, the Save Lake Lanao Movement (SALLAM) is in partnership with the Lanao Halal Waters in order to encourage Philippine legislators to create the Lake Lanao-Agus River Basin Authority (LLARBA).
SALLAM, Lanao Halal Waters and the Rotary Club of Iligan wrote the DENR to classify the waters of Lake Lanao as class "A"-thereby opening great economic possibilities for these waters.
Mindanao is the second-largest island in the Philippines, after Luzon. Located in the southern region of the archipelago, the island is part of an island group of the same name that also includes its adjacent islands, notably the Sulu Archipelago. As of the 2010 census, Mindanao has 20,281,545 inhabitants, while the entire island group has an estimated population of 25,537,691 as of 2018.
Lanao del Sur, officially the Province of Lanao del Sur, is a province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The capital is the city of Marawi, and it borders Lanao del Norte to the north, Bukidnon to the east, and Maguindanao and Cotabato to the south. To the southwest lies Illana Bay, an arm of the Moro Gulf.
Soccsksargen, formerly known as Central Mindanao, is an administrative region of the Philippines, located in south-central Mindanao. It is numerically designated as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces and one highly urbanized city. The regional center is in Koronadal located in the province of South Cotabato, and the center of commerce and industry is General Santos, which is the most populous city in the region.
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was an autonomous region of the Philippines, located in the Mindanao island group of the Philippines, that consisted of five predominantly Muslim provinces: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. It was the only region that had its own government. The region's de facto seat of government was Cotabato City, although this self-governing city was outside its jurisdiction.
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Lake Lanao is a large ancient lake in the Philippines, located in Lanao del Sur province in the country's southern island of Mindanao. With a surface area of 340 km2 (130 sq mi), it is the largest lake in Mindanao, and the second largest lake in the Philippines and counted as one of the 15 ancient lakes in the world. Scholars have been pushing for the lake's inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Saguiaran, officially the Municipality of Saguiaran, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,619 people.
Linamon, officially the Municipality of Linamon, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,341 people.
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The Sultanates of Lanao in Mindanao, Philippines were founded in the 16th century through the influence of Shariff Kabungsuan, who was enthroned as first Sultan of Maguindanao in 1520. The Maranaos of Lanao were acquainted with the sultanate system when Islam was introduced to the area by Muslim missionaries and traders from the Middle East, Indian and Malay regions who propagated Islam to Sulu and Maguindanao.
Datu Yusoph Boyog Mama is a Filipino politician and government official. He was a candidate for public office as Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Governor in the previous 2013 Mid-term Elections, being the lone candidate representing the province of Lanao del Sur, one of the five (5) provinces constituting the ARMM territory. With the support of various key multi-sectoral groups in the province of Lanao del Sur and the provincial capital Islamic City of Marawi, Datu Yusoph B. Mama ran as an independent candidate.
Lanao Province was one of the former provinces of the Philippines from 1914 to 1959. Today, the province comprises Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.
Saidamen Balt Pangarungan is a Filipino businessman, lawyer and politician who served as a governor of Lanao del Sur province in the Philippines from 1988 to 1992. He was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the new Secretary of National Commission on Muslim Filipinos with a term of two years on 9 July 2018, replacing former secretary Yasmin Busran Lao.
The Maute group, also known as the Islamic State of Lanao, was a radical Islamist group composed of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas and foreign fighters led by Omar Maute, the alleged founder of a Dawlah Islamiya, or Islamic state, based in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. The group, which a Philippine Army brigade commander characterized as terrorist, had been conducting a protection racket in the remote settlements of Butig, Lanao del Sur. It had clashed on several occasions with Armed Forces of the Philippines troops, the most significant of which began in May 2017 and culminated in the Battle of Marawi.
The Battle of Marawi, also known as the Marawi siege and the Marawi crisis, was a five-month-long armed conflict in Marawi, Lanao del Sur, Philippines, that started on May 23, 2017, between Philippine government security forces and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist groups. The battle also became the longest urban battle in the modern history of the Philippines.
Robinsons Place Iligan is a shopping mall located along Macapagal Avenue in Iligan. It is owned and operated by Robinsons Land Corporation, one of the largest mall operators in the Philippines. The mall opened on July 26, 2017. The mall is the first Robinsons Mall in the province of Lanao del Norte, and the 45th in the Philippines. It is also the first stand-alone Robinsons Mall in Northern Mindanao prior to Robinsons Cagayan De Oro that is located inside Limketkai Center. It has a gross leasable area of 33,190 m2 and a gross floor area of 50,483 m2.