DSWD DROMIC Report #1 on the Displacement Due to Police and Military Operations in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental 05 April 2019, 6PM
A joint military and police operations were conducted in the Municipalities of Manjuyod and Sta. Catalina, and Canlaon City, Negros Oriental on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Government forces served search warrants to individuals for violation of RA 10951 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. Authorities confiscated assorted firearms and explosives during the operations.
Terrified by the killings and rumors circulating, families in 3 barangays in Canlaon City left their homes and stayed overnight in schools and barangay halls since Monday night. But, these families return home every morning.
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
179 families or 716 persons were affected due to police and military operations in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental (see Table 1).
II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
There are 18 families or 79 persons who are currently staying at Bayog Elementary School and UCCP Church in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental (see Table 2).