At least 31 members of the Maute Group are killed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines says
The Philippines is now the ISIS 'epicenter' in Southeast Asia, terror analyst Rohan Gunaratna tells Rappler's Maria Ressa
President Rodrigo Duterte submits his report to the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday evening, May 25
An expert on counterinsurgency says development is key to avoiding radicalization in the first place
The chain message supposedly confirmed by the PNP chief and spread by Red Cross is not true
'We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Loud explosions and a fire started the day Thursday, May 25, as the military begins clearing operations
We need to block rather than support Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao in order to pave the way for a different kind of peace that will not just benefit Mindanaoans but all Filipinos
While declaring support for martial law, former president and now Manila Mayor Estrada tells President Duterte that peace talks, in his experience, do not work
But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II still urges those who oppose martial law to just 'see the wisdom' of President Rodrigo Duterte
Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court
'Responsible officials of this administration [should] personally brief senators on the declaration of martial law,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
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'They have no bases, they have no sympathizers here. It’s not good for them to go to unfriendly areas,' says Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division
Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function
Another fire breaks out in Marawi City Thursday morning as soldiers struggle to clear the city of Maute Group members
President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Manila-based police officials and all Mindanao regional directors two days after he declared martial law in Mindanao
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With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution
As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity, it is once again Mindanao – yes, his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st-century version of Marcos’ war
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'
'We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has 'summoned the ghost of Marcos,' says Human Rights Watch
Senior Inspector Fredie Solar is among the first casualties in the ongoing battle against the Maute Group in Marawi City
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the 'isolated incident' that prompted the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not counter the country's growth momentum
Proclamation No. 216 also suspends the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao
President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country. If there's anything we learned, he doesn't make empty threats about martial law.
(UPDATED) The league, which is composed of governors, the local chief executives of the country's provinces, commit to being vigilant especially on security matters in their respective areas. In a separate statement, they are joined by their city and barangay officials.
But should President Rodrigo Duterte expand military rule beyond Mindanao and seek an extension, tourism and trade may suffer
'Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons ... humingi ng tamang instructions,' says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla
Groups condemn the declaration of martial law, saying 'it will only worsen the instability in Marawi City'
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BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr points out, however, that there may be 'temporary cautiousness' in the next few days
Mindanao State University's satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City
The two airlines offer rebooking and other options for passengers going to Mindanao, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law there
Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says 'it depends on Congress' whether martial law will continue even after the Marawi crisis has been resolved
People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them, some toting livestock and pets
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?
The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration
President Rodrigo Duterte extends the tour of duty of AFP chief General Eduardo Año by 6 months following his martial law declaration in Mindanao
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says 3 evacuation centers are also in place in neighboring Iligan City, as families begin fleeing Marawi City
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he may expand martial law to Luzon and Visayas if the threat of ISIS persists
'I cannot gamble with ISIS because they are everywhere,' President Rodrigo Duterte says a day after he declared martial law in Mindanao
"'Pag bibigyan mo ng palugit si Duterte, ang susunod nito buong Pilipinas na. Sinasanay niya, kinokondisyon niya isipan ng mamamayan na martial law ay okay lang,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
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