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.
The scheduled visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the government troops fighting members of the Maute group linked to Islamic State (ISIS) here was cancelled Thursday afternoon.
Dozens of high-powered firearms are recovered by government troops from the Maute group in Marawi City. The firearms are supposed to be presented to President Rodrigo Duterte during his scheduled visit at the 103rd Infantry Brigade in Marawi. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
With the capture of leading personalities in the Maute Group, Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said there will be more arrests as the army turns more “aggressive and proactive” in hunting those wanted by the government in relation to the Marawi siege.