Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said. Duterte was visiting Marawi, a day after two leaders of the rebel alliance were killed.
#Manila: Two top Philippine commanders of an armed alliance that have declared loyalty to the ISIS have been killed, according to authorities, in a major blow to an ongoing armed rebellion in the country’s south.
Isnilon Hapilon, the top commander of the Abu Sayyaf Group and Omarkhayam Maute of the Maute Group, as well as seven of their fighters, were killed on Monday, after military forces launched a major operation in the besieged city of Marawi, General Eduardo Ano, the top military commander, said in a press conference.
Ano said information provided by a female hostage, who escaped recently, led the government troops to the location of the armed fighters.
The siege of Marawi started when military and police tried to serve an arrest warrant against Hapilon in May. Instead of giving up their arms, Hapilon formed an alliance with the Maute Group and launched a bloody rampage across the university town by the picturesque Lake Lanao. That prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao.
Philippines: Isnilon Hapilon, an FBI most-wanted terror suspect, and Omarkhayam Maute were reportedly killed in a gunbattle in the southern city of Marawi. The two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines city of Marawi have been killed in an offensive launched by thousands of troops to retake areas held by pro-Islamic State militants, state security officials have said.
#Manila: A Cebu Pacific plane carrying 180 passengers veered off the runway while landing in Iloilo on Friday evening. More than 40 domestic and regional flights have been cancelled and airport crews were working to remove the stalled aircraft, which was partly blocking the runway, to allow flights to resume Saturday night.
#UAE: A promotion by Cebu Pacific shows the cost for a flight from Dubai to Manila at as low as Dh196 – for an all-in fare. The all-in fare is inclusive of base fare, applicable fees and taxes, web admin fee and 7kg hand carry baggage allowance.
The sale period of the promotion is from October 7 to 9. In order to avail of the discounted rates, passengers must be travelling within the period from January 1 to June 30, 2018, Cebu Pacific is also offering flights from Dubai to Osaka, Japan for only Dh859.
Tickets from Dubai to Osaka can be purchased from October 1-7, 2017 (today is your last day) for flights from November 1-March 31, 2018.
#Manila: The House of Representatives’ committee on overseas workers affairs has called for a temporary ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait due to increasing reports of maltreatment and abuses.
The motion was raised by Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo during a briefing held last week by the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration at the House of Representatives.
In a statement, the House said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs had the mandate to implement the ban.
According to the committee, the ban would be implemented by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment and other concerned agencies.
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