A new major road link dubbed Muslim-Christian Unity Highway will soon connect Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon by virtue of Repubic Act No. 11602 which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last December 10, 2021.

Pending final detailed road layout by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the new road network will start from the Lanao del Norte Circumferential Road in Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte and ends in Talakag, Bukidnon, with another road that will connect Iligan City and Marawi via Barangay Pugaan, Iligan City and Kapai, Lanao del Sur. See map below.

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Initial plans were made as early as 2019.

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photo by Hazeemah Dimakuta

The project will be funded through the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

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The proposed road network is expected to boost interconnectivity and logistical transport in the areas. Read RA 11602 below.

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Five congressmen joined hands to file the bill for the project which later became a law: Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, 1st District Representative of Lanao del Norte; Abdullah Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative of Lanao del Norte, Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, 1st District Representative of Bukidnon, Frederick Siao, Lone District Representative of Iligan City; and Ansaruddin Adiong, 1st District of Lanao del Sur.

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