Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Maute terrorists behead Jose Rizal’s statue

Maute terrorists behead Jose Rizal’s statue
Even the statue of national hero Jose Rizal was not spared by terrorists who went on a rampage in Marawi City.

A local resident sent to ABS-CBN News a photo showing a headless statue of Jose Rizal.

The head of the statue was shot by members of the Maute bandit group, residents said.

The ongoing clashes between government troops and the bandits in Marawi has left at least 100 people dead, the military said Monday.

Among the fatalities were 61 Maute extremists, 20 government troops and 19 civilians, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Col. Edgar Arevalo told radio DZMM.

Of the civilian casualties, 8 men were found dead in a ditch approaching Marawi City on Sunday.

Another 8 bodies — 4 men, 3 women and a child — were recovered Sunday afternoon near a university in Marawi’s town center.

Re-published from ABS-CBNNews

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A government soldier holds a weapon during a patrol along a deserted street in Marawi City, southern Philippines May 27, 2017.