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By Jose Rodel Clapano and Christina Mendez
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Peace negotiations between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) were suspended anew yesterday due to the continuous attacks by rebel forces against government troops in the...
By PhilstarLIVE
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:21am
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao following clashes between government forces and a group inspired by the so-called Islamic State in Marawi City.
By Marvin Sy
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
More senators have joined a call for the holding of a joint session that would tackle President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao and express Congress’ stance on the issue.
By Delon Porcalla
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
An administration lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to conduct an inquiry on the “true state” of rice buffer stock or inventory in warehouses following the government’s plan to import the staple.
By Roel Pareño
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
At least 30 construction workers trapped by Islamic State-inspired Maute militants in Marawi City yesterday appealed to the Armed Forces for immediate rescue.
By Jaime Laude
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday assured the communists that they are not included in the target list of the martial law implementation in Mindanao.
By Gerry Lee Gorit
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
As the fighting between government forces and gunmen of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group entered its fifth day, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Eduardo Año predicted the military operation will take about a...
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has expressed full support for the Philippines following the terrorist attack in Marawi City that prompted President Duterte to declare martial law in the whole of Mindanao.
By Janvic Mateo
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is monitoring reports of censorship threats and instances of warrantless arrest following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao as Marawi City is under siege by the Maute terror group.
By Roel Pareño and Jaime Laude
Updated Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The military unleashed heavy firepower – including guided rockets fired from helicopters – for the first time yesterday on Maute positions in Marawi City in a bid to end the siege by the terror group once and for all.
  • Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza announced the decision of the government peace panel to suspend the 5th round of talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands yesterday. Beside him is government chief peace negotiator and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
    Government panel suspends peace talks with Reds
  • A convoy of APCs head to the site to combat with Muslim militants, three after the latter lay siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS. AP/Bullit Marquez
    LIVE updates: Martial Law in Mindanao
  • Sen. Loren Legarda said the position of each member of Congress should be put on record, noting the issue is not ordinary. File
    More senators seek joint session on martial law
  • Under House Resolution 993, Camarines Sur Rep. L-Ray Villafuerte said the inquiry in aid of legislation is important to ensure adequate and affordable rice supply during the traditional lean months. File
    Inquiry on rice buffer stock sought
  • The workers yesterday called up their families in a last ditch effort to reach the government forces. AFP
    Trapped in Marawi, 30 civilians call for rescue
  • Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, as the designated martial law administrator, said the enforcement of military rule in Mindanao will not specifically target the communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.AP/Bullit Marquez, file
    DND: Reds won’t be targeted under martial law
  • Gen. Eduardo Año said although the troops have the upper hand, it is proving difficult for them to engage in urban warfare as the militants have taken tactical positions in almost every house in the city.AP/Bullit Marquez, file
    AFP in control of Marawi City but...
  • “Malaysia condemns the attack on Marawi City by groups linked to Daesh that led to casualties of government forces and displacement of civilians,” Razak tweeted on Thursday, using another name for the Islamic State. APEC Philippines/Released, file
    Malaysia offers help in Philippines fight vs terrorists
  • “We shall study the matter as we are still waiting for reports from our regional offices,” CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia told The STAR yesterday. File
    CHR to monitor censorship, arrests
  • Government troops patrol a deserted street in Marawi City as planes and helicopters bombed positions of Maute fighters yesterday. Civilians waved white flags from their windows to show they were not combatants as soldiers fought to wrest control of the city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State. AFP
    AFP turns to heavy firepower vs Maute
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