Dec. 15 deadline set for 600 temporary shelters in Marawi

Dec. 15 deadline set for 600 temporary shelters in Marawi

MARAWI CITY — A multiagency government team in charge of rebuilding parts of the city flattened by the war between terrorists and government forces had given itself until Dec. 15 to finish up to 600 temporary shelters for displaced residents.

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Troops reach last strongholds of terrorists in Marawi

Heavy equipment from China in Marawi

Government forces conducting mopping up and clearing operations have finally reached the basements of the last two buildings near the Lake Lanao pier here, which served as the last strongholds of the Islamic State-militants who laid siege to this city starting on May 23.

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Palace welcomes public support for martial law extension in Mindanao

Palace welcomes public support for martial law extension in Mindanao

Malacañang welcomed on Saturday the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that most Filipinos supported President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31.

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Marine Corps honors fallen Marawi comrades on 67th ‘birthday’

Alvin Parreño - Marine Corps 67th anniversary - 7 November 2017

The Philippine Marine Corps paid tribute to its fallen comrades in Marawi City as it celebrated its 67th founding anniversary on Tuesday, with President Rodrigo Duterte as guest of honor.

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PNP says Malaysian ‘emir’ alive, AFP says he’s dead

DEAD STRAGGLERS A military handout photo shows nine bags containing the bodies of terrorists killed during clearing operations in Marawi City on Sunday. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The military on Monday shot down a police claim that a Malaysian militant had succeeded slain Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon as the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group’s “emir” in Southeast Asia.

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The heroes of the republic

Last October 17, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi City from “terrorist influence.” It was a welcome end to the bloody siege which broke out on May 23. The official proclamation followed the news that the Armed Forces has neutralized the top two leaders of the Maute Group – a local terror band which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS.

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Duterte: Female soldiers who fought in Marawi already on HK holiday

Duterte: Female soldiers who fought in Marawi already on HK holiday

The female soldiers who fought in the five-month Marawi siege were already on an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night.

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