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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

LOOK: Duterte’s report to Congress on martial law

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT. President Rodrigo Duterte signs his report to Congress on his martial law declaration during a special Cabinet meeting in Davao City. Presidential photo

In the report, the President explains that martial law over the entire Mindanao is necessary because of the Maute Group’s intent to establish an ISIS province in the region

MOSCOW, Russia (May 26, 2017)— President Rodrigo Duterte was able to comply with the 1987 Constitution’s requirement that he submit a report on his martial law proclamation to Congress within 48 hours after he announced it. Continue reading LOOK: Duterte’s report to Congress on martial law

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

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MILITARY OPERATIONS. Army scout rangers conduct clearing operations to flush out members of the Maute Group occupying Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

But the military insists this ‘does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS’ in the Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 26, 2017) — The Philippine government on Friday, May 26, said foreigners were among the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group members fighting government troops in Marawi City. Continue reading 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

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LOCKDOWN. In this file photo, cops cordon off the blast site after the explosions in Quiapo last Saturday, May 6, 2017. File photo by Rappler

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

MANILA, Philippines (May 8, 2017) — The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS or ISIL, claimed it carried out two consecutive weekend attacks in Manila on April 28 and May 6, both of which were denied by Philippine officials. Continue reading ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert