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.
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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 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.
A member of the Philippine National Police feeds an abandoned cat during lunch break in the midst of the continuing military offensives against the Maute Group in Marawi. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers cited the popular slogan which was featured in posters and coffee mugs worldwide to lessen the fears of OFWs in the Middle East.
Hataman described the video showing how the alleged members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf desecrated the church as “disturbing”.
Pupils from Magallanes Elementary School line up as their teacher tours them inside the school premises on June 6, the second day of the opening of classes across the country. The opening of classes on June 5 is mar with the usual problems of insufficient number of classrooms, teachers, among others. (Robby Joy Salveron/davaotoday.com)
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The PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao, an alliance of several town-based Lumad organizations expressed indignation at the joint resolution issued by the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 and the Regional Defense Council 11, which urged the office of the president to review the existing memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and PASAKA.
A recent survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao revealed that the youth here started smoking and drinking when they were 12 years old, six years earlier than the common age.