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Bodies of five decapitated civilians retrieved from Marawi City

The bodies of five decapitated civilians were recovered from Marawi City today (Wednesday, June 28), amid fears that many more victims will be found. The five mutilated bodies were among 17 retrieved from the besieged city, and are the first confirmation of reports of beheadings made by escapees. Other survivors…


Saving Ryan’s privates? Business group donates underwear to troops

A Filipino-Chinese business group hoping to “support” and “uplift” troops fighting in Marawi have donated 6,000 pairs of underwear. Michael Que, chairman of the SDS International Charities, handed over the gift at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City today (Wednesday, June 28). He said: “We want to support our troops in…



Marawi priest seen alive amid reports that Christians beheaded

The military suspects that Islamic State-affiliated terrorists may have begun beheading Christians held as human shields in war-torn Marawi City. However, army sources believe that kidnapped Catholic priest Father Teresito Suganob — who was filmed by militants last month pleading for the lives of some 240 hostages — is still…





Pro-IS terrorists storm Mindanao school as “diversionary tactic”

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a school in Mindanao early this morning (Wednesday, June 21) and briefly held several students hostage. The attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) comes fighting between government troops and Islamist militants in Marawi City has entered its fifth week. About 300 armed men, including…


Philippine government condemns London mosque terror attack

The Philippines government has condemned the van attack outside a London mosque that left one person dead and 11 injured. “The appalling attack stands against the shared values of the Philippines and the UK as peace-loving and tolerant societies that respect all religions,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said…