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.
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.
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.