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MSU blast victim burial at her hometown in Balabagan

BY ASANGAN T. MADALE

MS JANIN ARENAS , a freshman student in taking up Bachelor of Science Entrepreneurship of the Mindanao State University College of Business Administration and Accountancy (Marketing Department) was buried yesterday in her hometown Balabagan, Lanao del sur accompanied by her parents,  relatives ,  friends and  representatives from her  department  and enthusiastic student and lively classmates.

Arenas was one of the confirmed dead after a powerful explosion ripped through the  MSU  Dimaporo Gymnasium in  Marawi City ,while Catholic Mass being held  Sunday, December 3, According to her close friend who requested not to be identified for security reason said , the tragic incident during Sunday Mass on December 3, 2023 has shaken us all. We mourn the loss of a vibrant and promising individual whose presence had already made a positive impact.

Police authorities identified others dead  during the blast  is Junrey T. Barbante, Evangeline S. Aronin and Riza R. Daniel They said, in this difficult time ,our thoughts and prayers are with Janin’s loved ones as they navigate through the pain of this heartbreaking loss, adding, may the memories of Janin’s, enthusiasm ,determination  and kindness serve as a source of strengthen for those who knew her. Let us come together as a community to support one another in this times. May her soul rest in peace, and may her family find solace in the midst of this tragedy,  In a statement issued  by the Marketing Department of CBAA furnished to the Manila Times  stated ” Unfortunately in our own department, We mourn the loss of Janin Arenas, a victim of the horrendous attack, Its important to clarify that she was not a sucide bomber.

One individual is awaiting surgery, and three others are injured. In the face of diversity , let us extend a caring hand in this battle. The teachings of Islam emphasize  the sancitity of  life  stating “Whoever kills an innocent person, it is as if he has killed  all of humanity (Quran 5:32) We vehemently condemn this atrocious act and urge everyone to join us in ending the cycle of violence, the statement said.

The Department of Marketing Main Campus stands united in grief, seeking for justice, protect and promote Peace, eradicate any forms of violence and we offer our heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected by this devastating loss.

Meantime, MSU Marawi man campus resumed classes  yesterday (December 11,2023)  and academic activities in accordance  with Memorandum  No. 294-OP, while the recent bombing incident on campus had significant, the administration , in consultation with relevant authorities, decided to resume regular operations to ensure the continuity of education for the students.

Professors shared photos of students attending classes in various colleges across the campus like, College of Social Science and Humanities, the College of Education, College of Engineering and other colleges,  In the wake of the recent tragedy, the university academic community demonstrate remarkable resilience. Students and faculty  are returning to their studies and work, while those who need support are being  directed to the university’s Mental Health and Psychosocial  Support Center either  in person, or via teleconference. These individuals are also excused from attending in -person classes until they feel ready, it was learned from the Office of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS)  Director Atty Rashid Pandi.

In an interview with Atty Rashid Pandi  of PMS  said since last week more than 400 hundred students including some their families have returned to the campus, adding Memorandum No 294-OP is being revised  to address  the needs of the students like the final examination would be scheduled next year January 2024, depending upon the recommendation of the members of the Academic Planning Committee.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP)  with the support of Local Government Officials are continuously  conducting their operation within the campus,especially our school buildings using K-9 dogs enhancing to tighten the security for safe learning,  Police Officials said,

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