It was once known as a “Little Baguio” for the city’s cool and fresh breeze. But today the air in Marawi smells of gunpowder. A few meters away from where journalists were traversing the bridge once controlled by armed militants, gun fighting continues. The government was also relentless in flushing out the militants in what they described as a small portion of the city’s 87.55 square kilometers land area with continuous aerial bombardment.
President Rodrigo Duterte bared a boiling tension in a Maguindanao town for opting to extend Martial Law than lifting it.
One hundred days after the fighting between Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-inspired militants and government forces, portions of Marawi City are already beyond recognition.
Clad in white hijabs, more than a hundred female officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrived at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday, August 30, as part of the government’s rehabilitation effort in the war-stricken Marawi.
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.