Ground commanders directing military operations to retake Marawi City will have the discretion to using big bombs in areas where members of ISIS-linked Maute Group are still holed up.
President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the stand of the government that it will not engage in negotiations with ISIS-inspired militants in Marawi City.
President Rodrigo Duterte visited wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers at the Metro Davao Medical Research Center (MDMRC) here on Thursday, June 6.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed belief the Abu Sayyaf Group is now desperate to get away from the pressures that the government forces are pushing in their areas in Basilan – and that the group has resorted to beheading their kidnap victims.
Authorities arrested three suspects whom they claimed as supporters of the Maute group in a village in Cagayan de Oro City early morning Wednesday.
A multisectoral group here lauded a dissenting Supreme Court Justice and three other SC justices after the High Tribunal upheld the enforcement of Martial Law in Mindanao.
After the Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions against the imposition of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao, Presidential son and this city’s Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte called on the people to stand united and render full support to Martial Law.
Lawyers who petitioned against the declaration of Martial Law expressed dismay on the Supreme Courts’s affirmation of its constitutionality on Tuesday, July 4.
Two teens pose for a picture with a mobile personnel carrier parked outside the Davao City Hall building in San Pedro Street, Davao City Tuesday, July 4, the same day when the Supreme Court affirmed the Martial Law imposition in Mindanao. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
The Army said government troopers successfully took control one of the strongholds of the Maute Group within the main battle area (MBA) in Marawi on Monday.