Thirty five displaced children from Marawi City have traveled almost 1,500 kilometers to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte at around 2:30 pm today, Aug. 29.
Police here have gathered information that the passenger that allegedly brought firearms into the city on August 21 could be a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).
President Rodrigo Duterte wants government troops to incorporate the training of combatting urban terrorism. This, as their fight against ISIS-linked militants in Marawi City continue.
The existence of a humanitarian crisis in Marawi is real and can be gleaned from the situation of the thousands of residents who were forced to abandon their abodes and are now temporarily settling in various evacuation centers in the area.
President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on crushing the extremists fighting government forces in the embattled Marawi City.
A church musician of a local parish here was arrested by police authorities after allegedly taking hostage the parish priest around 10 a.m on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The main campus of Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City have re-opened Tuesday, Aug. 22, to start their classes for the first semester of this school year, amid fresh attacks in Marantao, Lanao del Sur.
The Commission on Human Rights-10 (CHR-10) will investigate the complaint of two civilians who were accused as Communist rebels by state agents in the wake of the massive evacuation of residents in hinterland villages in Opol town, Misamis Oriental, due to the reported presence of hundreds of alleged New People’s Army (NPA) fighters.
Malacañang on Monday, August 14, condemned the ISIS-linked Maute group’s plan to use hostages as “human bombs” to attack government forces in war-torn Marawi.
The local town officials in Lanao del Sur are asking help from the regional and provincial government to help them address livelihood problems brought by the crisis in Marawi City that has dragged on to its 80th day since the siege laid by extremists started on May 23.