Connect with us

News

Marines Recover P79M Of Cash And Checks In Fallen Maute Terrorists Stronghold

Authorities are now tracing the source of the money.

A A A

The Philippine Marines have recovered cash and checks worth a total of P79 million in a house in Marawi City. While doing a clearing operation near Mapandi bridge on Monday, the soldiers discovered the P52M worth of cash and 23.7M worth of stale checks.

According to CNN Philippines, the money was found in the house, which is an abandoned machine gun post of the Maute group. Reports also say that the house that the cash was discovered in was where a Maute sniper was killed after he shot an Army Scout Ranger.

Lt. Gen. Garlito Galvez, commander of Western
Mindanao Command told GMA News,

“Marine forces doing house-to-house clearing against the terrorists recovered the amount and under constant fire, a team extricated the area to surrender the millions to the [headquarters] of Task Force Marawi.”

Marines have recovered P79M in cash and checks in a Maute stronghold.

The money was discovered in a Maute group stronghold in Marawi, reports say.

Authorities are now tracing the source of the cash and checks.

Galvez said that the recovered money and checks will be handed over to the Joint Task Force Marawi for safekeeping. Authorities are now tracing the source of the money.

The recovery of the money is proof that soldiers are not involved in looting, according to Brig. Gen. Joselito Rolando Bautista. Bautista’s statement serves as a response to claims stating Philippine soldiers have been looting in Marawi.

The city of Marawi in the Mindanao region has been under attack by the terrorist group since May 23.

Source: RAff

Bautista said in a press conference,

“This also breaks the propaganda of Maute/ASG and their sympathizers in peddling twisted data and disinformation accusing our soldiers of every conceivable crime. In contrast, the Maute/ASG vandalized, looted and burned school buildings, hospital rooms, houses and destroyed many properties in Marawi.”

Philippine government troops have been battling the terrorist group, who first attacked the city of Marawi in May 23. Allegedly, the Maute group is protecting the “emir” or the ISIS leader in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, who is believed to be in the country.

President Rodrigo Duterte has already declared Martial Law in the region. He also claimed earlier that Maute terrorists are being funded by foreign terror groups and illegal drug money.

News

CCTV Footage Shows What Happened Before, During and After Resorts World Manila Attack

Authorities have likewise pinpointed the suspect’s identity – and no, he is not an ISIS terrorist.

A lone gun man recently wreaked havoc at the Resorts World Manila in the city of Pasay, Philippines. The suspect entered the premises past midnight and began to fire gunshots, causing chaos among guests.

The incident became a heavily-talked about topic in social media and it has generated various conspiracy theories among netizens, with some even considering the angle of a terrorist attack.

Resorts World Manila later released the CCTV footage showing what exactly happened before, during, and after the assault.

Continue Reading

News

Investigation reveals Resorts World Manila assailant also had a gunshot wound to the head

By

Manila, Philippines - Hours after the traumatizing attack on posh Resorts World Hotel in Manila, facts surrounding the gunman's death are becoming clear. According to an official investigation, the gunman who ran amok inside the hotel and casino complex set fire to the hotel room he holed up in and then proceeded to shoot himself in the head.

In an interview with local news and current affairs outfit ABS-CBN News, Southern Police District Director, Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario Jr. stated that the charred body of the suspect also sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The bullet entered through the chin and then exited through the top of the head. Officials believe the suspect set fire to the room, laid on the floor, then proceeded to shoot himself.

A local news correspondent posted a photo of the suspect's charred remains

Continue Reading

News

ISIS Teen Fighters in the Philippines Shoot People Dead For Not Knowing Koran Verses

ISIS teen fighters are among those wreaking havoc in the city of Marawi in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines.

The Philippine government has long been plagued by terrorist groups operating in some locations in Mindanao, which is one of the country's three main islands. Over the years, residents have gotten used to the periodic skirmishes between the military and terrorists who are known for their kidnapping schemes. Most of the time, foreigners are abducted and ransom is demanded. Some of these local terrorists have sought validation from the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS, which is also known as Daesh or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL.

The name ISIS was once in the headlines. This time around, the expressions of support for the group seem to be the most intense in one area in Mindanao. Indeed, that area is now experiencing hostilities right smack in the middle of the city.

The Philippine military vs. a terrorist group.

Continue Reading

Popular