WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – Marawi generals took time out of the battle area and their command centers to spend time with residents affected by the war with local terror groups linked with international terrorist network Islamic State (ISIS).

Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez had breakfast with Marawi residents taking temporary shelter in Barangay Mipaga in Saguiran, one of the towns hosting a big number of Marawi residents. The military distributed relief goods, served hot meals, and provided entertainment. 

He apologized to the evacuees for the delay in military operations to end the war. He promised the war will be over soon and they can return to their homes.

Galvez later attended a send-off ceremony for students who will take a study tour in Manila, which includes a meet and greet activity with President Rodrigo Duterte. 

In the afternoon, Joint Task Force Marawi commander Major General Rolando Bautista also left the battle area to attend the closing ceremony of a youth camp at the Mindanao State University. –