Government troops suffered 13 casualties on Friday, Day 18 of the fight against the local terrorist groups here.
As the entire nation is set to celebrate the 119th Independence day on June 12, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has set it as deadline to liberate the besieged Marawi City from the ISIS-linked Maute group.
Omina Romato Maute, also known as Farhana, the mother of Omar and Abdullah, was arrested in Barangay Tamboro Cormatan in Maisu, Lanao del Sur.
Several Facebook accounts are suspected by the military as being used by the Isis-linked Maute group here and their sympathizers.
Lawmakers and activists on Friday signed the third petition urging the Supreme Court to review the factual basis of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Martial Law declaration in Mindanao.
It was the assessment given by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police that Mindanao has reached a “critical moment” that led to the declaration of Martial Law.
The Department of National Defense has issued two arrest orders at the duration of Martial Law and it covered 324 names, mostly surnamed Maute and other suspected terrorists in Mindanao.
Archbishop Emeritus Fernando Capalla of the Archdiocese of Davao said the desecration of the Church by terrorists in Marawi City is not just an act against religion, but against the right of people to worship.
A convoy of several army trucks transported wounded soldiers in a hospital here Friday afternoon.
Top government officials involved in dealing with the communists have different takes on the offer of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in uniting with the government to fight terrorism.