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.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology found a woman inmate Thursday morning just outside the comfort room of the Bureau of Fire Protection located at the Marawi Provincial Capitol.
Army spokesperson Capt. Rhyan Batchar said the government’s anti-insurgency campaign against the New People’s Army remains unabated despite the ongoing Marawi seige.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines has instructed the Moro Revolutionary Liberation Organization (MRLO) inside Marawi to defend their communities against local terrorist groups, Maute and Abu Sayyaf.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 has submitted a recommendation urging President Rodrigo Duterte to include in the implementation of the Martial Law in Mindanao the campaign against illegal drugs.
Local groups here have collaborated to raise funds and gather other forms of support for the victims of Marawi siege.
A group of Moro people in Tagum composed of leaders, Imams and Arabic facilitators condemned the terror attack in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur perpetrated by the ISIS-linked Maute group.
Hataman described the video showing how the alleged members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf desecrated the church as “disturbing”.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Mayor commended Lt. Col. Nestor Mondia and his team in Task Force Davao “for always being alert, for their hard work, and for their unquestionable dedication to keep Davao City and the Dabawenyos safe from terrorists like the Maute brothers.”
Cayamora Maute, said to be the patriarch of the Maute Group along with four other companions that include his daughter and second wife were nabbed by security officials in a checkpoint at Sirawan, Toril here at around 10 am on Tuesday.