Philippine President Visits Marawi As Fighting With ISIS Contines In City

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Philippine President Visits Marawi As Fighting With ISIS Contines In City

This handout photo taken on July 20, 2017, and released by the Presidential Photo Division (PPD) shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte following his arrival at Cagayan de Oro airport on the southern island of Mindanao. (Photo by AFP)

On July 20 , Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Marawi City where fierce clashes were taking place between the Philippine Army and ISIS fighters.

Duterte announced that Marawi crisis is coming to an end soon:

“The fight in Marawi would soon be over. [The] one thing that’s stopping us now is ‘yung sa mosque, it’s a big one, it has underground tunnels but not so much about that.”

The president expressed his concern over more than 300 people still being held hostage by ISIS fighters in Marawi city and said he needed a martial law to secure the city during this crisis.

However Duterte assured that he could work without military law.

“If I have to arrest you without a warrant, I will arrest you without a warrant — with or without martial law — if I think that it is part of the war,” he said.

From its side, ISIS said that 3 Philippines soldiers were killed during clashes in the Balinj district of Marawi City and claimed that its snipers killed a fourth soldier in Marinot district in the city.

So far, 427 ISIS fighters have been killed in Marawi City and the Philippine Army has managed to capture 9 others. However, the battle doesn’t seem to be coming to an end soon, although it has been going on for nearly two months.

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  • Gesellman

    Funny. He talked shit about the us and a couple months later isis shows up…

    • Colin Oskapy

      Correct. Jew ISIS is American. And Duarte also spoke against crime and narcotics trafficking.

      • tigbear

        Jews always fund both sides. They have been doing this forever. An early instance of this was Rothschild funding both sides of the Napoleonic wars between France and England.

    • jade villaceran

      Isis show up when duterte visit moscow to meet putin

      • Nigel Maund

        Another good point!

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They showed up before he left and he sought help in small arms from Russia to deal with ISIS which the US refused at the time. The US 2 weeks later after his visit with the Russians decided to send help especially when he was winning. The US is always going to play heavy handed in this regard.

    • Aussie Andrew

      Only true friend for the Philippines in future will be Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Thailand.
      Duterte is gaining independence for his country and will use international politics to improve the wealth and safety of his people.
      He is a breath of fresh air and speaks his mind; unlike Washington who always speaks with forked tongue.

    • Nigel Maund

      Yes, precisely – no coincidence is it! You can guess the CIA and Deep State organised all of this to destabilise the Duterte Government. Boy do I hate the US Deep State. Trump has to clean the US up which is one enormous and very dangerous task as it’s run by a mob of utter swine!

  • Aussie Andrew

    Duterte is a brave leader of his country.
    He deserves Nobel Peace Prize for taking on the radical isis and also derives great international support for his war on drugs.
    The philippine people have been exploited by the west for centuries and now is the time for them to assert themselves and make their country great and well respected in Asia.
    The west will not help unless it gets special rewards and the only winners are the corrupt few while the majority of the people suffer semi-poverty.
    President Duterte … keep up the good work; ignore the NGO’s and do-gooders.
    Kill all the terrorists; reclaim all the Philippines for your people.

    • Nigel Maund

      Well said Mate! I totally agree with you as I’m an Aussie married to a Filipina for a long time and know the country and its people well. The US is a fair weather friend and uses people until its got what it wants and then dumps them like toilet roll, or engineers forced regime change and then smashes up the country, its infrastructure and its peoples. It’s the most disgusting country on the planet and I hate the Deep State as they are a great deal worse than the Nazi’s!

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    • Kell

      Yes indeed well said.

  • Andrew Pate

    How did these ISIS insurgency manage to come to this place undetected with all this weaponry and manpower without being seen or questioned?
    Would it be easy for me to arrive in my row boat and set foot there?

    • Illegal

      That pretty much sums up the problem. There is over 20,000 miles of coastline! Who could watch all the fishing villages that exist. Plus there as been a local insurgencies fighting for years. If drugs can come into the Philippines then weapons could also come.

      • Andrew Pate

        Doesn’t the US have military bases there? Seems strange they can detect every missile that North Korea Fires and there must be only certain places large ships can offload weapons and offload from a ship with cranes etc.
        I dont know but its not like a fishing boat coming to shore. In NZ we have a large coastline and I am sure our coastguard could detect foreign ships full of arms etc.

        • Nigel Maund

          Good comment Andrew!

      • Nigel Maund

        The Philippine Navy is very poorly equipped and most of its ships are old and small patrol boats. Duterte has to change all this and fight the malinvestment of Government funds where the previous administartions of Benigno Aquino, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Erap were heading up totally corrupt regimes on behalf of the established Philippine Oligarchy through their “Port Barrel” schemes. The result is that all arms of the Philippine Military are obsolete and hopelessly underfunded. The Armed Forces prior ro Duterte’s Presidency have been very poorly paid and recompensed and are hence demotivated. This is now changing entirely due to Duterte. Soon, the Philippines will get modern and appropriate Russian and Chinese weapons, then matters may change!

  • Rodney Loder

    The reason my Muslim Brothers are demanding independence from these perverted Christian overlords is that their children are being contaminated by them.

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      I agree. There should be separation and allow each to go their own way.

      • Kell

        Yeah I agree the predominatrely muslim areas like the Moros should be handed over to the Indons or maybe Malaysia, not sure about Mindano though its got a fair sized Christian population now maybe Nigel Maund or one of the others familier with the area could enlighten us more to what the current demographic situation is like there.

        • Nigel Maund

          Kell sorry I confused RAN Commando’s and Marines. In the UK the two are synonomous. Commando’s are always RN Marines and so it is with the RAN Commando’s. Re Mindanao. There is no way the Philippines will part with any of the Philippine Islands to the Muslim’s. Indeed Sabah in what is now Eastern Malaysia is historically Phlippine territory and President Marcos unlawfully gave it away for certain “kickbacks”. There are Muslim’s all over the Philippines so if you start giving parts of the country away where would you stop? Also, Mindanao forms 30% of the entire land area of the Philippines and is very rich in natural resources such as minerals, agri – products and pharmaceutical plant based drugs and tropical flora. Mindanao is a major producer of gold, copper, lead – zinc, tropical fruits, especially pineapples (Dole and Del Monte estates), durian, jackfruit, lanzones, mangosteen, marang and a lot more. Then there are the fisheries, coconuts for oil and copra and so on. The Muslim’s have to learn to integrate and accept Christianity as the majority religion of the Philippines and move forward form the 7th Century to the 21st Century. If they do not larn to do this conflict will be continuous and their society permanently impoverished rather than joining the rest of the country whose GDP is growing at an annualised rate of 7%. By the way Australia has very strong commercial and military ties with the Philippines – a much better relationship than the US has.

          • Kell

            Yes I expect we will keep very strong relations with each other as we are basically neighbors with shared concerns about similar problematic issues and problimatic neighbors.
            Yes so there is no easy way out of this ie giving the Moro’s/Jolo’s away to anyone silly enough to have them and dealing permanently with the Muslim issue, if they are spread everywhere then this is going to be a difficult ongoing issue unfortunately and one easy to inflame by any outside actor with a bone to pick with the Phillipino govt.

          • Kell

            Do you happen to know offhand whats the rough percentage of population Chistian and Muslim in Mindano?

          • Nigel Maund

            65% Christian and 30% Muslim with 5% other faiths or agnostics

          • Nigel Maund

            I think you’ve summed it up pretty well with this. The difference with the Duterte Government is that in all previous administrations Mindanao was regarded as a rich fat cow to be plundered by the ruling Commercial Oligarchy in Manila. Duterte was born and raised in Davao and is a Mindanaoan and understands the importance of reconciling the age old differences between the Muslims and Christians to achieve a long term workable solution that will allow the Island to achieve its full economic potential for the benefit of all the inhabitants, not merely a collective greedy elite in Manila. The bulk of the Army support Duterte in his objectives as it then leaves them free to do their real job and not a continous nasty police action in the jungles of Mindanao where the advantage is with those creating ambushes and hit and run raids. Australia supports Duterte in achieving this positive outcome as Australia wishes to forge a long lasting commercial and military partnership with the Philippines which benefits both countries. Previous Presidents were either puppets / partners of the plundering Oligarchs in Manila or like the last President complacent and very weak. For example Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her greedy family headed by Mike Arroyo and their nasty little son “Mikey” amassed a family fortune of well over US$ 1 billion in her tenure as President. the Marcos family’s family fortune is north of US$ 50 billion.

    • Nigel Maund

      What a lot of absolute nonesense. Your Muslim brother are being taught by their parents all over the Philippines to cut the throats of Christians or behead them at the age of 6 until they leave school. Why do I know this – because my family teach at Manila Muslim schools and see this attitude from the children all the time. So much for the Religion of Peace! Its your medieval cult that’s perverted sorry to say. You haveno answer to this as I have a stack of hard evidence!

      • Kell

        Nigel what do you think of the comment above re seperation of Muslim areas – what is the current balance of population in Mindano I thought by now it was mainly Christian.

        • Nigel Maund

          Sorry I repled to this above – its 79% Catholic plus related Christian groups and 21% Muslim. The serious problem now lies in the poverty, ignorance and brainwashing of the Muslim’s by the Muslim clergy (mullah’s) and their mischievous press with funding coming from Saudi Arabia. The Saudi’s are the greatest trouble makers in the entire Muslim world and the only reasons the US and UK support them can be summed up as follows: 1) the US Petrodollar which is otherwide worthless wallpaper; 2) Israeli Middle Eastern politics which is based on the dismemberment and “Balkanisation” of the most powerful Middle Eastern States; i.e., Iraq, Iran and Syria.; 3) the enormous profits being made by the US and UK Military Industrial Complex and the influence established with their sales over the KSA and other countries.

          • Kell
          • Nigel Maund

            Yes I did thanks! I would not be in the least surprised. Australia has responsibility for the entire SW Pacific region under the “5 Eyes” agreement (Google it on Wikipedia) , and is an integral part of the “globalist agenda” due to its geographic size, its economy (largest in region) and size of its navy which has been designed to work with US Carrier Battle groups as defensive support. Australian special forces are some of the best in the world. My son (whose a born Australian – Kalgoorlie), who was in the Army in “the Ghan”, operated with them and said they’re really good. They have been silently involved with many conflicts that the press never talks about because they are encouraged to say nothing.

          • Kell

            Excellent points.

      • Rodney Loder

        The population of the Phillipines is out of control because up in Manila the Christians are falling over themselves as they have run out of room, they want to expand south and route Muslims out of their homes, so they can move in, I know his is true because I too have relatives in Cebu, and I can tell you first hand Christians are no good, no good for nothing, the autonomous region won by Muslims 1996 is constantly being eroded by Christians building their colonies all over the place, it just became intolerable.

        • Nigel Maund

          More absolute nonsense! I have been liviing in the Philippines for 30 years and have never in my life heard such a lot of claptrap as this. Your mail is full of hate speech and is a typical “terrorist” diatribe against the Christians with the inflammatory words “Christians are no good” – This needs to be reported. Seems to me like you should go and fight in Marawi given your views. Let’s see how long your courage lasts then.

          • Rodney Loder

            I never been to the Phillipines, me and my son were boxing but getting a bad shake, so we joined the Bohol Boxing Stable, that’s how we got connected to Cebu, Damian Loder we only won one figh out of 17 that was on the Anthony Mudene undercard but made money, Dido didn’t help with the career but Damian went to Cebu and married a virgin come back and joined the Army now he’s in WA in the Navy, that’s how I’m connected to Brendon Lee O’Connell, Allah does all this stuff.

  • Mountains

    lmao. They are fighting only 500 teenagers in the city. Nothing more then that and imo it’s all for media show all of this noise

    • Nigel Maund

      Oh Yeah! ….. and what do you know? Have you ever been to the Philippines and met these fighters. I can assure you they’re not teenagers or amateurs. They have been fighting with Abu Sayef and the MNLA (Moro’s) for decades against the Philippine Rangers and Marines and US and Australian special forces. They’re hardened fighters and every bit as good as the Philippine Army. They have modern weapons bought with gold from artisanal miners on Mindanao and from the sale of methamphetamines (Shabu). Please, if you make a comment don’t make an idiotic one as many readers of these pages are a great deal better informed than you appear to be!… and hence all you do is make yourself appear uninformed and idiotic.

      • Kell

        Australian special forces as well?

        • Nigel Maund

          Definitely yes and this has been goig on for 15 years. They are landed from an RAN frigate or destroyer near General Santos City in southern Mindanao. They’re normally Australian SAS squads (4) or more rarely squadrons (16) established on the same lines as the related 22nd Regiment of the UK Special Air Service (SAS) and specialist commando’s from the RAN Marines that work closely with the Philippine Marines and Rangers.

          • Kell

            Interesting ive always suspected we dabble down there a bit but if so its kept very very quiet here, we dont have Marines but do have Commandos and the grey boats of the RAN are frequent visitors to the region.

          • Kell

            It wasnt so long ago War is boring was spouting about the US winning the battle in Mindano – this is the story circa 2013 revealing interesting US connections – https://medium.com/war-is-boring/fyi-we-just-won-a-war-in-the-philippines-3a8b708016d7

  • Kim Jong

    I love this guy!

    • Nigel Maund

      Best Philippine President since Philippine Independence from the US! He is smart enough ot realise that the Philippines needs to modernise and not fight China and also join “the Silk Road Project” which will bring huge benefits to all Pinoys; including: business opportunities, jobs both in and outside the Philippines and educational benefits as well. Moreover, he is breaking free of the dependency on the US which has seriousy hobbled the development of the Philippines which for geopolitical and military reasons the US wishes to keep poor and dependent. By allying the Philippines with China and Russia this unbalanced situation will change bringing huge investment into the country to everyone’s advantage and the Philippines will at last become an Asian tiger!

  • John Brown

    As long as there is an American presence in the Philippines there will be an ISIS Israeli presence as Americans are slaves of racist supremacist Jews and racist supremacist Jews created and control ISIS and America must support ISIS as its racist supremacist Jewish masters order them to.
    Ex defense minister says IS apologized to Israel for November clash.
    Translation ISIS apologized for accidently attacking its master. One does not apologize for attacking an enemy. Why doesn’t the Guardian talk about this???
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-defense-minister-says-is-apologized-to-israel-for-november-clash/
    Moshe Ya’alon’s office refuses to elaborate after alluding to contact with terror group You won’t see this on our heavily censored Jewish owned media.This should be front page news and on every T.V.
    channel. Where are the sanctions and Toma Hawk cruise missile strikes on Israel for this??
    They show this in Israeli media but if any media or politician in the Israeli occupied slave empire showed it or talked about it here they would be called racist, arrested etc. for talking about and reporting on the truth. Nothing beats a confession this time from the Israeli defense minister.
    Is there any doubt who the creators and masters of ISIS and Al Qaeda are???
    Is the times of Israel and the Israeli minister of defense anti Jewish and
    against Israel for saying this???
    http://russia-insider.com/en/just-some-photographs-israeli-soldiers-hanging-out-islamic-extremists-syria/ri19253
    Just Some Photographs of Israeli Soldiers Hanging Out With Al-Qaeda in Syria
    https://www.rt.com/news/386027-isis-apologized-israel-golan
    Tel Aviv Pays Al Qaeda Fighters Salaries: The Syrian War’s Worst Kept Secret That Could Become Israel’s Nightmare
    Yes, Israel is supporting Syrian rebels, but this goes beyond cash and aid: Israel hopes the rebels will serve as a buffer against Hezbollah and a resurgent Assad, a strategy that could
    easily backfire
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/tel-aviv-pays-al-qaeda-fighters-salaries-the-syrian-wars-worst-kept-secret-that-could-become-israels-nightmare/5597339

  • Peter Moy

    President Duterte deserves immense praise by visiting and assessing the combat area in the fight to destroy the enemy rats. What other national leader would even have the cojones, balboas, eggs, etc. to do this. Would a Merkel, Macron, Trump, Trudeau or a Theresa May do it? HELL NO! They would need a big supply of adult diapers, anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives and battleship-type armored protection while they soiled themselves. As the despicable, stupid media in the US would say: “They don’t have skin in the game.” In other words, let the other poor slobs do the fighting and dying while I continue to collect my big government paycheck.

  • John Brown

    Par t 1 As long as there is an American presence in the Philippines there will be an ISIS Israeli
    presence as Americans are slaves of racist supremacist Jews and racist supremacist Jews created and control ISIS and America must support ISIS as its racist supremacist Jewish masters order them to.
    The Man Behind The Curtain Israeli Colonel Among ISIS Forces In Iraq
    June 14, 2017 206 Views
    Commentary — This story is from November 28, 2015, but it is still important in
    that it demonstrates just how long evidence about the Zionist connection to
    ISIS has been out there — and how long our Zionist media has ignored it.
    http://www.middleeastrising.com/the-man-behind-the-curtian-israeli-colonel-caught-among-isis-forces-in-iraq/
    Tel Aviv Pays Al Qaeda Fighters Salaries: The Syrian War’s Worst Kept Secret That Could Become Israel’s Nightmare Yes, Israel is supporting Syrian rebels, but this goes beyond cash and aid:
    Israel hopes the rebels will serve as a buffer against Hezbollah and a resurgent Assad, a strategy that could easily backfire
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/tel-aviv-pays-al-qaeda-fighters-salaries-the-syrian-wars-worst-kept-secret-that-could-become-israels-nightmare/5597339
    Ex defense minister says IS apologized to Israel for November clash. translation ISIS apologized for accidently attacking its master. One does not apologize for attacking an enemy. Why doesn’t the media talk about this???
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-defense-minister-says-is-apologized-to-israel-for-november-clash/
    Moshe Ya’alon’s office refuses to elaborate after alluding to contact with terror group You won’t see this on our heavily censored Jewish owned media.This should be front page news and on every T.V. channel. Where are the sanctions and Toma Hawk cruise missile strikes on Israel for this??

    • John Brown

      Part 2
      They show this in Israeli media but if any media or politician in the Israeli occupied slave empire showed it or talked about it here they would be called racist, arrested etc. for talking about and reporting on the truth. Nothing beats a confession this time from the Israeli defense minister.
      Is there any doubt who the creators and masters of ISIS and Al Qaeda are???
      Is the times of Israel and the Israeli minister of defense anti Jewish and against Israel for saying this???
      http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/just-some-photographs-israeli-soldiers-hanging-out-al-qaeda-syria/ri19253
      Just Some Photographs of Israeli Soldiers Hanging Out With Al-Qaeda in Syria
      https://www.rt.com/news/386027-isis-apologized-israel-golan/
      Ya alon I would prefer Islamic State to Iran in Syria
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/yaalon-i-would-prefer-islamic-state-to-iran-in-syria/
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB8lPZ6zxhA
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfl3vvsaeaw
      To Goyims on this board, if you don’t already, I suggest you study the Jewish Press – the ones based in Israel – in order to get a full understanding of what they routinely plan in respect to the Stupid Goyim. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself. Nothing beats the confession.
      It is where I get almost all my info. You’ll usually see them admitting things that would never make it into the American or Western media, and if you’re not up on the Zionist, Jewish, racist, supremacist, empire, their rantings of hatred and racism against all Goyim and bragging of their murdering millions and millions of Goyim and their total control of countries like the USA,
      Britain France, German etc. in their global empire it can be quite
      enlightening, indeed.