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.
Military operations continue to focus on clearing Marawi of remaining armed terrorists posing pockets of resistance, and rescuing trapped residents.
AFP allows that some members of the Maute Group may have left Marawi alongside evacuees; Maute bomber nabbed in CDO.
After nearly a month of fighting, 242 of the ISIS-sympathetic fighters have been killed, according to the AFP.
Members of US Special Forces providing battlefield information; no boots on the ground.
The Philippine National Police has released a Wanted advisory of the local terrorists in its social media channels.
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao, following the Maute Group’s siege of Marawi City.