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Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net;

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netDuterte had warned of 'Isis disease'Inquirer.netPresident Duterte had warned of the threat posed by the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines as early as August, less than two months into his term, Malacañang said on Friday. Responding to analysts who said the war on terrorism had ...and more »

PH cities start fund drive for Marawi - Inquirer.net;

PH cities start fund drive for Marawi - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPH cities start fund drive for MarawiInquirer.netCITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) on Thursday began a fund drive for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, ground zero of ongoing clashes between government troops and members of the Islamic State-backed Maute ...and more »

Govt death toll in Marawi rises to 82 - The Manila Times

Govt death toll in Marawi rises to 82The Manila TimesTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday nearly seven dozen military and police personnel have died amid fighting in Marawi City, adding seven more to the death toll. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., AFP spokesman, said seven more ...and more »

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcome - Tempo

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcomeTempoPresidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said that the government's acceptance of foreign aid does not mean that it is facing a humanitarian crisis in Marawi. Abella said it is just normal for friends to help each other especially in times of crisis ...and more »

No 'humanitarian crisis' in Marawi - The Manila Times

No 'humanitarian crisis' in MarawiThe Manila TimesMalacañang on Friday denied there is a “humanitarian crisis” in Marawi City after President Rodrigo Duterte sought allies' help in rebuilding the conflict-torn city. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte welcoming aid from ...and more »

Not ideal conditions for peace talks - Manila Bulletin;

Not ideal conditions for peace talks - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinNot ideal conditions for peace talksManila BulletinIn the ongoing conflict with the Maute rebels in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, followed by an attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, the national government may have gotten so involved in the fighting ...and more »

US Military's Anti-Terror Efforts In The Philippines Fueling Human Rights Violations - Mintpress News (blog);

US Military's Anti-Terror Efforts In The Philippines Fueling Human Rights Violations - Mintpress News (blog)

Mintpress News (blog)US Military's Anti-Terror Efforts In The Philippines Fueling Human Rights ViolationsMintpress News (blog)U.S. forces have teamed up with the Philippines' military to combat terrorist groups in the country, ostensibly to bring about peace. But numerous human rights violations have sprung up in their wake and some believe that the U.S.' ultimate goal may be ...and more »

Marawi destruction 'beyond evil' - Eleven Myanmar;

Marawi destruction 'beyond evil' - Eleven Myanmar

Eleven MyanmarMarawi destruction 'beyond evil'Eleven MyanmarMARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The government has released images of the destruction in Marawi showing houses destroyed and human skeletons scattered in public - which just goes to show the impact of the month-long fighting ...and more »

Neutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303 - Update Philippines;

Neutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303 - Update Philippines

Update PhilippinesNeutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303Update PhilippinesGovernment forces in Marawi City has so far neutralized 303 Maute Group terrorists as the campaign against the lawless elements is now on sixth week. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson, said these figures ...and more »

Children of War - Minda News;

Children of War - Minda News

Minda NewsChildren of WarMinda NewsIt's been over a month since fighting between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group erupted in Marawi City. The conflict forced civilians to flee to areas outside of Lanao del Sur. Many of them sought refuge in evacuation centers ...and more »

Palace: No humanitarian crisis in PHL | SunStar - Sun.Star

Palace: No humanitarian crisis in PHL | SunStarSun.StarTHE government's openness to accepting any foreign assistance to victims of the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City does not mean that the Philippines is enduring a humanitarian crisis, Malacañang said Friday. In a press conference in Davao City, ...and more »

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 44 civilians slain - Rappler;

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 44 civilians slain - Rappler

RapplerMarawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 44 civilians slainRapplerDESTRUCTION. Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman of the Crisis Management Committee, shares this photo from Banggolo, Marawi City. File photo from Zia Alonto Adiong/Marawi Crisis Management Committee. MANILA, Philippines – At least 82 government ...and more »

Palace: Marawi rehabilitation not facing a humanitarian crisis - Manila Bulletin;

Palace: Marawi rehabilitation not facing a humanitarian crisis - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinPalace: Marawi rehabilitation not facing a humanitarian crisisManila BulletinThe government accepting aid from other countries does not mean that the country is facing a humanitarian crisis in the recovery and rehabilitation of the besieged Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, Malacañang said on Friday. Presidential spokesman Ernesto ...and more »

PH welcomes foreign aid for Marawi rehab - Inquirer.net;

PH welcomes foreign aid for Marawi rehab - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netPH welcomes foreign aid for Marawi rehabInquirer.netMalacañang on Friday said the government was open to receiving foreign aid for the rebuilding of conflict-torn Marawi City. “The President's invitation for international partners to aid in rebuilding is not synonymous with humanitarian crisis. He said ...and more »

Philippines: Marawi civilians killed 'execution style' - Anadolu Agency;

Philippines: Marawi civilians killed 'execution style' - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyPhilippines: Marawi civilians killed 'execution style'Anadolu AgencyThe bodies of 17 civilians recovered from the besieged city of Marawi were shot “execution style” by the Daesh-linked Maute militants, a military spokesman said Thursday. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said based on initial reports, all of the civilians ...and more »

PH military to continue combat till last Maute terrorist is neutralized - Update Philippines;

PH military to continue combat till last Maute terrorist is neutralized - Update Philippines

Update PhilippinesPH military to continue combat till last Maute terrorist is neutralizedUpdate PhilippinesThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has vowed to continue combat operations in Marawi City until all Maute Group terrorists are either captured or killed. “The intensity of the government offensive has not waned. We have kept up the tempo and ...and more »

Philippine Insurgents Beheading Civilians in ISIS Stronghold - SOFREP (press release) (subscription);

Philippine Insurgents Beheading Civilians in ISIS Stronghold - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

SOFREP (press release) (subscription)Philippine Insurgents Beheading Civilians in ISIS StrongholdSOFREP (press release) (subscription)As the fighting in the Philippine city of Marawi continues, the Islamist rebels have been accused of decapitating civilians. The military has reported that they've recovered five civilians who were murdered by rebels and reports that more atrocities ...and more »

Marawi civilian death toll up to 44 - Coconuts;

Marawi civilian death toll up to 44 - Coconuts

CoconutsMarawi civilian death toll up to 44CoconutsThe number of civilians killed in Marawi has risen to 44. This increases the number of total casualties in the bloody conflict to 418, including 303 Maute militants, and 71 police and military casualties. Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera announced the ...and more »

Thousands of lives at stake in Marawi City fighting - Samar News.com

Thousands of lives at stake in Marawi City fightingSamar News.comMANILA – Ten days into the hostilities in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, southern Philippines, civilian lives are at stake as the number of casualties continue to grow and nearly 2,000 residents remain trapped in the city. “We are extremely concerned ...and more »

Unity in uncertainty - Philippine Star

Unity in uncertaintyPhilippine StarNow is really the time for all of us Filipinos to unite and pray for our country especially for the hapless people of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur who are undergoing so much pains, sufferings and deaths due to the on-going siege by IS-Maute terrorists ...and more »