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

President 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 ...

Dyer: Duterte's disregard for law fuels crisis - Brantford Expositor

Philippine troops from the frontline drive past a mosque aboard their armoured personnel carrier this week on the outskirts of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao where Islamist militants are occupying parts of a southern Philippine city.

PH cities start fund drive for Marawi - Inquirer.net

CITY 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 ...

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

THE 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 ...

Army: 17274 Marawi evacuees in eastern Mindanao cleared from ties with terror group - Sun.Star

THE 17,274 evacuees from Marawi City that sought refuge in eastern Mindanao have been cleared from any involvement with terrorist groups, the military said on Friday, June 30. Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) deputy commander and martial ...

No 'humanitarian crisis' in Marawi - The Manila Times

Malacañang 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 ...

Not ideal conditions for peace talks - Manila Bulletin

In 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 ...

Rody: War over soon - The Standard

THE ongoing siege of Marawi City will be over “in a matter of days,” President Rodrigo Duterte declared, saying the government was winning the war against Maute group terrorists in the besieged city. “The way it's being evolving now, I think it will be ...

Editorial: Lessons from Marawi siege | SunStar - Sun.Star

THE Marawi crisis is about to end with President Rodrigo Duterte himself saying that the fighting would be over in a “matter of days.” This is a welcome development although the upbeat mood should be tempered by what happened on the ground. Aside from ...

Groups to Duterte: you denied the Moro people's self-determination in tackling Maute problem - Davao Today

WOMEN'S VOICE. Women traditional leaders from Marawi call on the government to stop the airstrikes to prevent further damage on civilian lives and properties in the city as the fighting with extremist groups and the government continues to its 24th day ...

US Military's Anti-Terror Efforts In The Philippines Fueling Human Rights Violations - Mintpress 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 ...

Duterte has ordered the army to even kill armed civilians in battle against ISIS - Blasting News

As Philippine army battles to to retake Marawi from ISIS, it has been ordered to shoot any civilian armed with a gun in the desperate war. MG Singh. Expert in Opinion. M. Singh. Follow Following. Curated by Edward Arnott. Updated on. 30 June 2017 30 ...

Marawi destruction 'beyond evil' - Eleven Myanmar

MARAWI 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 ...

Duterte says Marawi City's crisis to end soon - gulfnews.com

President Rodrigo Duterte and a martial law spokesperson both predicted that the military will soon clear a southern Philippine city from Daesh-inspired Filipino Muslim terrorists whose attack began on May 23. Marawi City will be cleared of terrorists ...

Duterte must ditch the disappearing act or face a new crisis – in public confidence - The Guardian

“You'll see less of me until the Marawi incident is over,” the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announced, having re-emerged after disappearing from public view for the second time this month, as an Islamic State-aided insurgency grips the country ...

Children of War - Minda News

It'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 ...

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

THE 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, ...

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

DESTRUCTION. 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

PH welcomes foreign aid for Marawi rehab - Inquirer.net

Malacañang 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 ...