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US issues fresh warning on travel to Philippine trouble spots

The United States has urged its citizens to avoid all “non-essential travel” to several areas in the southern Philippines. In a travel warning issued this week, the US warned its citizens against travelling to Marawi City and to the Sulu Archipelago and surrounding seas due to “terrorist threats, insurgent activities…

Nearly 400,000 displaced by Marawi crisis as disease fears grow

The Marawi crisis has displaced nearly 400,000 people, it was revealed today (Saturday, July 1), as officials warn of disease outbreaks and psychological trauma among refugees. The city has been reduced to a ghost town after the local Maute terror group, which claims affiliation with the so-called Islamic State (IS)…

Justice Secretary mauled for claiming opposition involved with terror group

A number of opposition lawmakers linked to the Maute terror group by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre have issued furious denials. Sec. Aguirre had claimed that senators Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV and Antonio Trillanes IV, Representative Gary Alejano and Aquino Cabinet member Ronald Llamas had met in Marawi City before…

Huge haul of cash found in house occupied by Marawi City terrorists

Philippine troops have seized bundles of banknotes and cheques worth about $1.6 million abandoned by Islamist terrorists in Marawi City, it was announced today (Tuesday, June 6). Militants fighting under the black flag of the so-called Islamic State have been cornered in the city after 15 days of deadly conflict….