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 ...

Marawi battle soon over, says Duterte - Philippine Star

One indication that the Marawi City crisis would soon be over is that there are now fewer enemies that government forces have to contend with after the drawn out fighting claimed more than 400 lives and displaced over 200,000 people. AP/Aaron Favila,File.

Palace: Foreign aid for Marawi welcome - Tempo

Presidential 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Neutralized Maute Group terrorists now at 303 - Update Philippines

Government 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 ...

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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Philippine Insurgents Beheading Civilians in ISIS Stronghold - SOFREP (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 ...

Marawi civilian death toll up to 44 - Coconuts

The 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 ...

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

MANILA – 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 ...

Unity in uncertainty - Philippine Star

Now 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 ...