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Marawi slowly becoming a ‘ghost town’

The city of Marawi is slowly becoming a ‘ghost town’ as thousands of residents have already deserted their beleaguered place from the time the dreaded Maute Group started to wreak havoc there.

The action drama “Across the Crescent Moon,” starring Matteo Guidicelli, is having a special exclusive run at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall Cinema from March 31 to April 4. This event is made more special because the movie is presented in Dolby Atmos sound, making “Across The Crescent Moon” the first Filipino film to be mixed in the global film audio standard.

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A leader of a kidnap-for-ransom group in Zamboanga Sibugay with links to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed while two of his followers were wounded and eventually arrested following a clash with police commandos in Alicia town before dawn yesterday.

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Nagpalabas ang Sandiganbayan Fourth Division ng hold departure order (HDO) laban kay dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima at Special Action Force (SAF) Director Getulio Napeñas matapos silang sampahan ng kaso dahil sa napariwarang police operation na nagresulta sa pagkamatay ng 44 na SAF troopers sa Mamasapano noong 2015.

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday wondered why former President Benigno S. Aquino III was absolved by the Office of the Ombudsman of liability in the Mamasapano clash that killed 44 members of the police Special Action Force (SAF) in 2015.

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Two years after 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were killed in battle in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, it is back in the news with President Duterte announcing that he has ordered the creation of an independent commission to look into it.

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