Presidential Guesthouse, Panacan, Davao City
May 29, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año in a security briefing at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, Davao City.

During the briefing, the Chief Executive viewed a presentation showed by General Año about the current status and developments in Marawi City. This followed after the President’s declaration of Martial Law in the whole island of Mindanao on May 23, 2017, Tuesday.

The conflict in the city of Marawi began ßwhen government forces attempted to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, which eventually led to the eruption of a series of clashes between the Philippine troops and Maute group.

President Duterte cut his trip short to the Russian Federation and flew back in Manila on May 24, 2017, Wednesday to be personally informed of the current situation and make necessary actions on the ongoing crisis in Marawi City.

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