Noraidah Lala, 35, insisted that his husband, Arafat, who was recently arrested and charged with a rebellion by Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police, was not a member of the Maute group.
If reports that some children in Marawi City idolize the Islamic State are true, then such is a classic case that some people in Mindanao have no attachment to the government.
A Maranao mother rocks her infant child to sleep inside a three feet by four feetclassroom at the Al Noor Madrasah School in Barangay Tomas Cabili, Iligan City on Thursday, July 27. At night time, four to five families cramp the rooms such as this to sleep, often with the men opting to stay outside to give the women and children more space. (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Retired Technical Sergeant Amer Maca-antal Ali, 63, fought for five Presidents during his career in the army — Marcos, Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, and Arroyo, before retiring from military service in 2002.
Now that Martial Law has been extended until the end of the year, the regional office of the Commission on Human Rights, an office that is mandated to monitor the human rights condition in the country, is facing a challenge.
Filipinos stand “neutral” on the possible effects of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao to the economy of the country, the Social Weather Station said in its recent survey.
A memorandum of cooperation signed between the Mindanao Development Authority and the League of Cities of the Philippines will help rehabilitate the war-torn Marawi City.
The death toll on government side has climbed to more than 100 as government armed forces continued to battle with the fighters of the Islamic State-linked Maute Group, which entered its 63rd day on Monday.
The government military said it already sustained 109 soldiers who died since the Maute Group mounted its attack on Marawi City May 23.
The Lanao del Sur Provincial Crisis Management Committee buried on Monday, July 24, the 27 sets of human bones, inside the Maqbara Public Cemetery in Barangay Papandayan Caniogan, here.
Despite their youth, students from elementary and secondary schools here have understood the meaning of giving one’s life to his country as they took the initiative of giving care packages or “victory boxes” to soldiers fighting armed extremists in Marawi City.