Following the death of most wanted terrorists – Isnilon Hapilon, leader of Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan and the appointed emir of ISIS in the Philippines, and Omar Maute, senior leader of Maute Group (MG) during intense firefight with military on October 16, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Tuesday that Marawi was “liberated from terrorist influence.” The announcement came amid ongoing fighting between military and remaining members of ISIS-inspired MG as well some alleged foreign fighters.
Polling stations in some areas in Maguindanao opened smoothly at 6:00 am today. Minutes later, a Vote Counting Machine (VCM) in one precinct rejected a ballot fed by a woman. ‘Too bad my only vote went to waste,” according to her. Read more
The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) on Monday beheaded a canadian national, John Ridsdel, held hostage by terrorist group Read more