Lanao del Sur Provincial Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. is in tears after he addressed provincial government employees and evacuees during the flag-raising ceremony held at the grounds of the provincial capitol in Marawi City on Monday, June 12. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
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Loud bombs and gunshots marred the solemn observance of the country’s 119th year of Independence day in this war-torn part of the country.
Life is on a standstill, literally, on a cardboard for hundreds of thousands of civilians affected by the May 23 terrorist attack here.
Rohane Daya-an, 35, a resident of Pantar town in Lanao del Sur joins the town parade to commemorate the Philippine Independence Day, Monday, June 12. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
The government’s operations against the Maute group resulted in 50 casualties among the Philippine Army troops on Friday, 17 days after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao.
A tranquil view of a Mosque in Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur, a municipality before Marawi City from Iligan City where government troops and local terrorists continue fighting. Saguiaran was among the municipalities and cities near Marawi City where hundreds of residents evacuated due to the conflict. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Some 84 government troops who were wounded in action in the fighting in Marawi City against local terrorists await for the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte who will meet them at the military hospital inside Camp Brig. General Edilberto Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday afternoon, June 11. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
President Rodrigo Duterte pins a wounded personnel medal to Cpl. Jose Raymond Estorion of the Philippine Marines on Sunday afternoon, June 11, at the Camp Brig. General Edilberto Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City. Estorion was among the 84 government troops who were wounded in action in the fight against the Maute group in Marawi City. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he is not aware of the role played by the US Special Forces in Marawi City
An official of the Philippine Army explained that the assistance given by the US troops in the fight versus the local terrorists are limited to exchanges of intelligence, training and technical support.