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Sec. Lorenzana: Footage of Maute attack in Marawi being stream on ISIS website

Top government officials held a press briefing in Moscow, Russia.

Here's what we know so far:
Defense Secretary Lorenzana: Footage of Maute attack in Marawi being streamed on ISIS website.
-Lorenzana: Whole of Marawi City is blacked out and there's no light. There are Maute snipers are all around.

-Lorenzana: Several troops from neighboring units sent there. Tomorrow we will bring more troops from Zamboanga and Manila.

-Duterte to cut short his trip to Russia due to Marawi situation. SFA Cayetano to stay behind to sign deals

-President Duterte declares Martial Law in the entire island of Mindanao effective as of 10pm Manila time.

-President Duterte will fly back to PH to personally oversee situation in Marawi City

-President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Bong Go, as he declared martial law in Mindanao amidst attacks perpetrated by the Isis-backed Maute Group.

-Sec. Lorenzana: Tatlo ang patay sa hanay ng mga otoridad habang 12 ang sugatan sa gitna ng bakbakan sa Marawi

-Inihahanda na rin ang relief operations para sa mga naapektuhan at hinihikayat ang publiko na tumulong dito.

-Pag-uwi ni Pres. Duterte mula sa Russia, pinaplano na ayon kay DFA Sec. Alan Cayetano

-Presidential Spokesperson Abella, nilinaw na buong Mindanao ang isinailalim sa Martial Law

-Defense Sec. Lorenzana sa mga residente sa Marawi: Stay put lang kayo sa mga bahay niyo

-Pres. Duterte to postpone meeting with Russian PM Medvedev

-Defense Sec. Lorenzana: We did not know that Isnilon Hapilon of ASG was backed up by fighters. They have a lot of sympathizers in Marawi

-DFA Sec. Cayetano: Martial Law was an option in the past. The President does not take it lightly because he knows the implications. But his priority is the lives and safety of the people in Mindanao

-Def Sec. Lorenzana: Alam naman natin na andyan ang Maute. There's intelligence there. It's just the appreciation of what intelligence means.

-Defense Sec. Lorenzana: We can control movement, suspension of habeas corpus, during Martial Law

-Lorenzana: Maute group also occupied the main street of Marawi--Quezon Street and 2 bridges leading to the city

-Lorezana on Marawi: Burning reported in St. Mary's School, city jail, Ninoy Aquino school and Dansalan college

-Lorenzana: 3 killed (2 soldiers, 1 police), 12 wounded in Marawi clashes

Sec. Lorenzana: Footage of Maute attack in Marawi being stream on ISIS website Sec. Lorenzana: Footage of Maute attack in Marawi being stream on ISIS website Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 12:01:00 PM Rating: 5

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