Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, who is also national chairman of the Philippine Councilors League said President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy popularity in the Marawi City.
Two cadavers of middle-eastern persons were among those recovered by government troopers as air and ground operations continue in the battle to win back Marawi after the ISIS-linked Maute Group launched a siege more than a month ago.
A militant lawmaker said soldiers had threatened to rape women from Marawi City following the assurance of President Rodrigo Duterte that he will own the responsibility if they raped women.
At least 10 hours of “humanitarian pause” between the government troops and Maute group on Sunday gave way for the rescue of six civilians including an elderly.
The military accused the New People’s Army of killing a 10-year-old Mandaya student in Davao Oriental province when it attacked the house of a suspected military informant on Sunday dawn.
This was the question posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines to the government after Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza and Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued two separate statements, castigating the CPP for the recent attacks staged by its armed-wing, the NPA.
Eid al-Fitr is supposed to be a joyous and meaningful celebration of the Muslim community all over the world as it translates to a “festival of breaking of the fast” and marks the end of Ramadan or for them. However, for Moros affected in the Marawi siege, today’s celebration is different.
The Muslim residents here only have one prayer – peace in the country, as they celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, June 25.
A total of 101 individuals were arrested in Davao’s second “one-time, big-time” clearing operations in 36 villages here on Friday.
A temporary silencing of guns and a pause in fighting between government forces and the Maute group is expected to give way to the peaceful celebration of the end of Ramadan on Sunday, June 25.