A total of 2,732 students of Mintal Comprehensive High School in Barangay Mintal, Davao City line up for the first flag ceremony of the school year during the opening of classes on Monday, June 5. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Maute group had planned their siege in Marawi very well, saying that the terrorists chose the commercial heart of the city in order to sustain themselves from the goods ransacked from the establishments in the area.
Compostela Valley police arrested 13 striking workers of Korean-owned banana plantation Shin Sun Tropical Fruits Corporation, reportedly including one minor on Friday
Defense Secretary and Martial Law administrator Delfin Lorenzana said the army will be relying more on troops and armored vehicles to deal with the remaining Maute rebels in Marawi.
The city will serve as a pilot site for the first nationwide simulated earthquake drill, which will be held on June 29 at the University of Mindanao Bolton Campus here.
President Rodrigo Duterte lashed back at Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton who criticized his latest rape remark.
President Rodrigo Duterte walks by members of the Philippine Navy during their 119th anniversary celebration held at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on Wednesday, May 31. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Human rights group Karapatan reported that the first week of Martial Law has resulted into extrajudicial killings and displacement in communities.
State-owned news organization Philippine News Agency said it was a “lapse in judgement,” not the intentional misinformation that resulted into two instances of erroneous publication last week.
Martial Law spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the military and the police are “in complete control” of the situation in Marawi City, but declined to speculate whether or not 60 days of Martial Law will be enough.