In the aftermath of the 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on 6 July, approximately 500 aftershocks—including one at 5.8 magnitude—continue to hit the region.
Seven passengers detained at the NAIA, having been suspected for links with the ISIS-sympathizing Maute Group.
The AFP and Malacañang report that the death toll for the Marawi Siege that first erupted on May 23 has breached the 500-person mark.
This week’s security tip is a timely reminder to be vigilant when making transactions at automated teller machines.
BDO clients reporting several new instances of unauthorized transactions from their accounts; bank assures that all losses will be reimbursed.
The Philippines is currently ranked as the 11th most dangerous country for tourists, according to the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum.
Military operations continue to focus on clearing Marawi of remaining armed terrorists posing pockets of resistance, and rescuing trapped residents.
Be vigilant against the spread of unverified Maute-related reports through text and social media that only sow fear and panic among citizens.
AFP allows that some members of the Maute Group may have left Marawi alongside evacuees; Maute bomber nabbed in CDO.