Just upon the arrival of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in a 5 days State Visit in Russia, the meeting between the two country leaders was postponed due to the happening that occur in the Philippine South of the Country in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
A clashed at around 2 P.M. between the Joined Task Force of the Government Army and the Police exchange heavy gunfighting with Abu Sayyaf/Maute Group, a sympathizer and proclaimed terror cell of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As of the latest result, 3 of the Government Forces were killed, 1 Police, 2 in the Army and 12 were wounded.
The Militant/Terrorist group burnt several houses and facilities, the St. Mary’s Church, Sen. Ninoy Aquino Schools and the City Jail. The enemy group occupy the Amai Pakpak Medical Center under the DOH, the Dansalan College, the City Hall, the City Jail, which they released the prisoners and part of the Mindanao State University compound. They also control the main street of Marawi City, taking also two Bridges leading to the city with trucks barricade on its foot. || Pres. Duterte Speaks ||
Because of all of these, it is sighted as rebellion and proclaiming the Declaration of Martial Law to the entire of Mindanao, under Article 7 Section 18 of the Constitution.
President Duterte cancelled all affairs and meetings in Russia and scheduled to be back in the Philippines.
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