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.
More rural villagers are expected to arrive at the evacuation center in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental after a group of armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army were seen in the town’s four hinterland communities since last week, the mayor said Wednesday.
The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan scored the proposal of the United States of America to use airstrikes against the ISIS-linked groups in the country.
First Lieutenant Geraldo Alvarez of the 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army is now ready to go back to the front line after recovering from the wound he sustained from the main battle area here.