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Another Marawi Casualty

President Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) pays his last respects to Capt. Rommel Sandoval, whose remains were transported to Manila from Cagayan de Oro City on September 11, 2017. Sandoval, who was the commander of the 11th Scout Ranger Company, was killed while rescuing a wounded soldier in Marawi City. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 11th, 2017

Marawi civilian casualty number expected to rise ‘dramatically’ – military

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 28 June) – The military said on Wednesday civilian casualty figures in the ongoing fight here could rise “dramatically” after more bodies were retrieved from the war-torn city. Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of Joint Task Force Ranao, said 17 more bodies believed to be civilians were retrieved by a group [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 28th, 2017

Teen killed by Maute sniper while praying inside mosque

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A 14-year-old boy praying inside a mosque was the latest casualty in Marawi, which has seen almost three weeks of heavy fighting an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2017

‘Truth first casualty in Marawi siege’

MANILA, Philippines - If there is a first casualty in the ongoing fighting between government forces and the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute group, it is t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Silent witnesses

A female teddy bear sits and &'8220;watches&'8221; an Army trooper pass by a bullet-riddled house inside Marawi's main battle area while a male teddy bear lies at the entrance of the house in this photo taken 19 September 2017, Day 120 of the Marawi Crisis. Why the teddy bears are not bullet-riddled is anyone's guess. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

No Pinoy casualty in Mexico quake; embassy 'badly damaged'

No Pinoy casualty in Mexico quake; embassy 'badly damaged'.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Marawi war victims unite, threaten to launch ‘holy war’

&'160; MARAWI CITY – A shadowy group calling itself the “Meranaw Victims Movement” has threatened to launch its own jihad or holy war if a set of demands, among them government compensation for the destruction of Marawi and the victims of war between security forces and local IS militants in the besieged city in southern Philippines. Speaking in Arabic, the group &'' comprising about 3 dozen masked gunmen &'' released a 14-minute video and statement on social media and stated the following demands: First, we would like to ask our kinsfolk from among the so-called ISIS/Maute Group to leave Marawi City at once and free their hostages, Muslims and Christians alike; Second, we would like to ask the Philippine Government, especially President Rodrigo Duterte, the following – to allow the civilians to return to their homes in areas in Marawi City that were already cleared by the military; stop the aerial bombings of Marawi City if only to salvage houses or buildings that may not have been destroyed yet; stop the abuses of some military and police personnel at checkpoints and accord respect to civilians, especially the women. And ease the access to and from Marawi City, especially the roads through the village of Maliwanag so that people in the 1st District of Lanao del Sur would have better and convenient road access; secure the remains of civilians so they may not be mixed with the garbage in the process of military clearing operations and so that they may be given proper burial even if only skeletons are left of them; to provide immediate appropriate material and financial support to all wounded civilian victims similar to the support being provided by the government to wounded military and police personnel; compensate for the damaged houses and buildings, wasted goods and merchandise of civilians and provide for their livelihood as well. And to rebuild or rehabilitate the mosques and madrasahs and other destroyed structures that represented the Meranao culture and heritage; importantly, the government should not make any hint that it would occupy the land of the Meranaws on the basis of military reservation, instead it should help legitimate owners to have their respective land titles; and for the military and police personnel to avoid occupying mosques and madrasahs. It also demanded from local politicians to account for all the relevant government funds such as the Calamity Fund and all other assistance and donations, and ensure transparent and equitable implementation or spending of the same. And has urged the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front to support its demands by ensuring that these reach all those concerned. The Meranaw Victims Movement strongly denied that locals &'' whom the government and authorities blamed for allowing militants to build up forces and occupy the city &'' condone the violence and said it is willing to face off with IS fighters in an effort to drive out the gunmen. It also blamed local leaders as responsible for failing to prevent the IS attacks. “First, we did not conform with the using of Marawi City as sanctuary neither did we approve of what some of our kinsfolk who claimed to be ISIS/Maute Group did which ignited the war in Marawi City that has brought about grave sufferings to the Meranaw people. Second, we deem unacceptable the actions of the Government that caused the displacement of tens of thousands and deaths of several civilians due to the aerial bombings and use of heavy armaments in Marawi City which are among those prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.” “Third, we hold our local leaders, past and present alike, responsible for failing to prevent the ISIS/Maute Group from carrying out their plan since they were fully aware of the group’s presence in the city prior to the siege, and for literally forsaking the civilians like orphans in the midst of great danger during the onset of the siege on May 23, 2017. Fourth, we are dismayed with the MILF since, until now, nothing was heard of them, let alone have they made a categorical position on the current Marawi crisis,” it said. If all the demands are not met, the group said it will take actions not only against IS militants, but the Duterte government as well. “To our ISIS/Maute Group kinsfolk, if you would not heed our call, we would be compelled to face you because by then you no longer care for the welfare of the people and you did not only fail to realize but have violated the essence of Jihad in Islam. To the Government, this will be the last time that we will ask in relation to previous demands of various sectors of the Meranaw society, and that if the foregoing demands will fall to deaf ears, likewise, we will be compelled to fight for our rights that have been trampled upon and that Jihad becomes our legitimate recourse.” “To our leaders, should we find out that you defraud or corrupt the assistance and support intended for the evacuees, we will unrelentingly pursue until we take them for the people in whatever means possible. To the MILF, take note that the demand for the approval of the BBL becomes irrelevant if the key area where it should be implemented would no longer be in the hands of the Meranaw, and that by then the support of the people of Lanao becomes weak in time that [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated News6 hr. 29 min. ago

Marawi siege: Militant leader Abdullah Maute confirmed dead - Free Malaysia Today

Marawi siege: Militant leader Abdullah Maute confirmed dead - Free Malaysia Today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Priest escaped, says bishop of Marawi - Inquirer.net

Priest escaped, says bishop of Marawi - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims - Rappler

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

Ayuda sa pagbangon ng Marawi, pinasalamatan

Ayuda sa pagbangon ng Marawi, pinasalamatan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated News12 hr. 42 min. ago

COMMENTARY: Who will pay for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi?

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 September) &'8212; The Filipino People  &'8212; those living today and yet to be born  &'8212; will be helping the reconstruction of Marawi by helping government pay the loans for its rehabilitation I heard and read citizens and netizens hate the Maute militants. I heard of no less than President Duterte [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News13 hr. 29 min. ago

300 buildings still to be cleared in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines — Government security forces still have to clear around 300 buildings in Marawi believed occupied by Maute militants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home - Rappler

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News16 hr. 29 min. ago

13 communities in Marawi to receive soft aid through Duyog Marawi - GMA News

13 communities in Marawi to receive soft aid through Duyog Marawi - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News16 hr. 42 min. ago

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 8 min. ago

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

About 50 Marawi hostages remain in 10-hectare battle area

About 50 Marawi hostages remain in 10-hectare battle area.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Fr. Chito Soganub: “God bless you all, pray for my healing and recovery”

(MindaNews / 19 Sept) &'8212; Fr. Teresito &'8220;Chito&'8221; Soganub was flown to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City from Marawi on Monday and was presented briefly in a press conference where he spoke only a few lines: &'8220;Salamat saka (Thank you and) I pray for you, God bless you all. Pray for my healing and recovery. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Marawi medic station

Military medics apply initial treatment to a wounded government trooper at a medic station inside Barangay Mapandi in Marawi City on Monday, September 18, Day 119 of the firefight between government forces and the ISIS-inspired local terror groups. MINDANEWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017