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Lifting Mindanao martial law: What Duterte, Lorenzana have said so far

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TO LIFT OR NOT TO LIFT? Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they will make an assessment first before sending recommendations to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photos from Malacañang

After two of the top leaders of local terrorists are killed in Marawi City, is the lifting of martial law in Mindanao coming anytime soon?

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 16, 2017) — After Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Monday, October 16, that Abu Sayyaf subleader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group leader Omar Maute were killed by government troops past midnight, the next question from the public was inevitably, would martial law in Mindanao be lifted now?  Continue reading Lifting Mindanao martial law: What Duterte, Lorenzana have said so far

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

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MARTIAL LAW. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has submitted his martial law recommendation to the Office of the President. File photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declines to disclose his recommendation ‘so as not to preempt’ President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 16, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Sunday, July 16, that he has submitted to Malacañang his recommendation on whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao, but declined to give further details “so as not to preempt the President.” Continue reading Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

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‘RISE, MARAWI.’ President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by military officials as he visits families displaced by the Marawi crisis. Malacañang file photo

The 23-member Task Force Bangon Marawi is headed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency task force to take charge of the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, ground zero of clashes between terrorists and government forces. Continue reading Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

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‘EMIR.’ Screenshot of a video showing Isnilon Hapilon pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf leader and supposed prince of the Islamic State (ISIS) caliphate in Southeast Asia, is still inside Marawi City, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Continue reading Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

Lorenzana ‘confident’ SC will uphold martial law

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DECIDING ON MARTIAL LAW. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sits beside President Rodrigo Duterte during an AFP-PNP command conference. Malacañang file photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says security officials will ‘soon’ give their recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not to extend martial law

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is confident the Supreme Court (SC) will decide that President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration is valid. Continue reading Lorenzana ‘confident’ SC will uphold martial law

Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

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PRESIDENT’S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a special Cabinet meeting in Davao City on May 25, 2017. Malacañang photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have ‘several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 28, 2017) — On the 4th day of martial law over the entire Mindanao island region, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced the key people in charge of implementing it. Continue reading Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

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ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is the implementor of Martial Law

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Isnilon Hapilon is still inside Marawi City. ‘Hopefully, we will be able to get him,’ he adds

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 27, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Marawi crisis will be over a week at most or next Friday, June 2.  Continue reading Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

Will martial law continue even after Marawi crisis

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BURNED. What remains of Dansalan College in Marawi City after sympathizers of the Maute Group torched the facility on May 23, 2017. Photo from @RickoDima

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says ‘it depends on Congress’ whether martial law will continue even after the Marawi crisis has been resolved

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hinted on Wednesday, May 24, that it is possible for martial law to continue in Mindanao even after the crisis triggered by terrorist attacks in Marawi City. Continue reading Will martial law continue even after Marawi crisis

Isnilon Hapilon is target of military operation in Marawi

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Screenshot of a video showing Isnilon Hapilon pledging allegiance to the Islamic State

The Abu Sayyaf senior leader – believed to have been heavily wounded in Butig, Lanao del Sur, in January – resurfaces in Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon was the target of the military operation in Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23. Continue reading Isnilon Hapilon is target of military operation in Marawi

Military sending more troops to Marawi amid Maute attack

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MAUTE GROUP. Marawi City residents take photos of suspected members of the Maute Group from their house windows. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who is in Russia with President Rodrigo Duterte, also says the President is ‘keenly following’ developments in Marawi City

MOSCOW, Russia (May 23, 2017) — The government is deploying more troops to Marawi City to keep the pressure on Maute Group members who continue to hold a hospital and other buildings under their control. Continue reading Military sending more troops to Marawi amid Maute attack