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Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Big News

The Big News

NOT BOMBED. The Bato Ali mosque located within the conflict zone in Marawi City stands against a backdrop of smoke from bombs dropped at a distance on Wednesday (14 June 2017). The Armed Forces of the Philippines has issued a statement categorically stating that it has "not bombed and will not bomb mosques in Marawi." The Maute terror group has reportedly encamped in mosques and uses them as machine-gun and snipers' nests. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Duterte asks forgiveness for destruction of Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked forgiveness from Maranaos for the devastation of Marawi City, the deaths and mass displacement of its resident, explaining...

Pigcawayan clashes left 8 killed, 10 wounded

Eight were killed while 10 others were wounded at the height of the armed clashes between government troops and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters...
Cemetery workers place the last of the 11 coffins containing the bodies of still unidentified victims in the Marawi City siege in their final resting place at the cemetery in Barangay Dalipuga, Iligan City. The interment was attended mainly by local government employees and the media. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Counting the dead in Marawi: of 384, at least 50 civilian deaths confirmed  

The death toll in the month-long clashes between government forces and the Maute Group has risen to 384, at least 50 of them civilians....
Army Scout Rangers duck for cover beside a wall after Maute gunmen fired shots at them in Marawi City on May 27, 2017. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Gov’t forces also clearing of IEDs, other explosives

Aside from clearing the remaining Maute Group remnants in Marawi City, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday announced that part of the...
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Military wants public help in countering terror threats

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is urging the public to report the presence of suspicious looking individuals and packages to authorities as part...
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Suspected ASG ‘medics’ arrested in Zamboanga

The Philippine National Police on Thursday arrested two alleged “medics” of the Abu Sayyaf Group at a pharmacy in the province of Zamboanga del...
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New BBL ready for submission to Duterte

The 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is set to submit on June 28 the new version of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to...

11 Abu Sayaf bandits surrender in Basilan

Eleven bandits, including a sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group, have surrendered amid intensified combat operations in the province of Basilan, the Western Mindanao...
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LGUs urged: Build rainwater collectors

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is urging local government units to construct rainwater collectors, given the onset of the rainy season. In...
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48 persons found positive with HIV due to paid sex

The Department of Health said Wednesday that 48 people acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after engaging in transactional sex or paid sex, according to...


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