Marawi bishop 'happy' over rescue of abducted priest

Maute fighters abandon Bato Mosque in Marawi

However, in a text message sent to the media around 10 am, Col. Edgar Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office Chief, said: "We are still validating that information". As of now, we can not still give details.

A Catholic priest held captive by rebels in Marawi since May 23 has been rescued, authorities said. "And in the course of fleeing, they were identified by the military and they were brought to a safer place" Medina said in the Inquirer report. Photos showing him, a young man and a woman slumped against a wall had also circulated on the Internet.

Dureza said the Catholic priest and one other person were rescued 11 p.m. Saturday, near Bato Mosque, one of the main strongholds of the Maute terrorists.

Security forces have engaged in ferocious street-to-street combat and launched airstrikes in their efforts to expel the fighters from Marawi, in a conflict that has raised fears that ISIS is looking to establish a South-east Asian base in the Philippines.

Top UFC contender manhandles Bronx native David Branch
You want me to beat some sense in you? The 10-fight event kicks off Satruday with four preliminary card bouts at airing 8 p.m. He wanted GSP to know that he feels he's not equipped to deal with the heavier weight class. "Now I'm coming for that belt".

Saquon Barkley hits the afterburners on 85-yard TD catch
This score put Penn State up 14-0 over their opponents, and Barkley already has 107 yards in this game. First was the stutter-step around the 40-yard line, something that comes so naturally to Barkley.

Japan's Abe says United Nations resolution must force change in North Korea
The marketplace is so far showing a very muted reaction to the news North Korea has fired another ballistic missile over Japan. It turns out that Seoul had launched two Hunmoo-2 missiles in response to the DPRK's test.

In a Facebook post around 7:42 am Sunday, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said: "Got this just now from Franklin Franklin M. Quijano:
For info sir father Chito Suganob together with one other was rescued by troops near Bato mosque".

"It was a fiercely fought five hours before government security forces subdued the terrorists who were strategically located in the buildings", he said.

In the 5-minute clip, the priest appealed to the President to immediately withdraw thousands of soldiers from the war-torn Marawi City.

The military is expecting more firefights in Marawi as troops continue to push towards enemy defensive positions in the city besieged by terrorists since May.

Related:

  • Anti-doping agencies demand Russian Federation  be banned from Winter Olympics

    Anti-doping agencies demand Russian Federation be banned from Winter Olympics

    Swiss Oswald , who did not say how many athletes could be involved, said the first hearings would start in October. Reedie called the criticisms "unhelpful and backward looking".
    Taimur Ali Khan enjoys play date with Tusshar Kapoor's son Laksshya Kapoor

    Taimur Ali Khan enjoys play date with Tusshar Kapoor's son Laksshya Kapoor

    The caption read, "Three's company!" Laksshya, who is the prince of veteran actor Jeetandra's family, has bonded well with Taimur. After the stupendous success of Neerja , Sonam Kapoor has got a lot of film in her kitty.

    Ozil Planning To Quit Arsenal

    Ozil played under the Portuguese boss whilst the pair were at Real Madrid together between 2010 and 2013. You know he is a special character.
  • Crude Oil Up 5.1% For The Week

    Crude Oil Up 5.1% For The Week

    That was followed by the International Energy Agency report in 2017 by 100,000 barrels a day (bpd) to 1.6m bpd, or 1.7%. Two weeks later, only three Gulf Coast refineries remain shut, according to the Department of Energy.
    British Airways Flight Held at Paris Airport Fearing 'Security Threat'

    British Airways Flight Held at Paris Airport Fearing 'Security Threat'

    It was followed by the pilot announcing they had to evacuate on account of a " direct threat " involving the flight specifically. However, it is still unclear what the " direct threat " was that led to the whole episode.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) 16.14% off from 200- SMA

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) 16.14% off from 200- SMA

    Equities research analysts expect that Marvell Technology Group will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It increased, as 25 investors sold MRVL shares while 106 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes.
  • Trump Adviser Says Military Option Not Preferred for North Korea

    Trump Adviser Says Military Option Not Preferred for North Korea

    But the North has ignored countless global reproaches previously. "We absolutely can not accept these provocations", Abe said. Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions against it for its September 3 nuclear test, its most powerful by far.
    Fresno State vs. Washington

    Fresno State vs. Washington

    NOTES: Freshman TE Hunter Bryant made his first start for the Huskies in place of Drew Sample, who injured his ankle last week vs. Fresno State Bulldogs and Washington Huskies are pitted against each other in a 2017 college football encounter on Saturday.
    Trump to visit the disaster that Hurricane Irma left behind

    Trump to visit the disaster that Hurricane Irma left behind

    While detectives sought clues to the deaths, emergency workers went door-to-door to look for anyone else who was at risk. She said she had yet to see any state or federal agencies or utility companies working on the ground yet.
  • Mahant Bhaskar Das Chief litigant in Ayodhya case is dead

    Mahant Bhaskar Das Chief litigant in Ayodhya case is dead

    Apart from that, Bhaskar Das was also a mahant of the Naka Hanuman Gandhi temple town in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Mahant Bhaskar Das , the main litigant in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case , passed away in Ayodhya on September 16.
    Scientists develop way to delivery multiple vaccines in one injection

    Scientists develop way to delivery multiple vaccines in one injection

    In mice, the researchers showed that particles release in sharp bursts, without prior leakage, at 9, 20, and 41 days after injection.
    Kevin Hart I'm Being Extorted Over a Sexually Suggestive Video

    Kevin Hart I'm Being Extorted Over a Sexually Suggestive Video

    While TMZ has stated that the video is not a sex tape, it does show the two of them - Hart and the woman - in a prelude to sex. Speculations are abuzz that the 38-year-old is being blackmailed with a sex tape leak that confirms his cheating.

Comments

Latest news

BC government lifting provincial state of emergency
Wildfires continue to rage across B.C., the province warned, and those in affected communities should remain prepared. This means the Canadian Forces will be demobilizing members who've been working with the provincial wildfire service.

North Korea Threatens to 'Sink' Japan
Sources have said Chinese companies shipping oil to the North will also probably be targeted by future United States sanctions . The outlandish threats look created to pull Japan into on-going tensions that have focused on the USA and China up until now.

Apple slightly tweaks next-gen iPhone 8 series
The device goes on sale on November 3, some two months after the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which begin shipping on September 22. The home button is also gone, and users instead tap the device to wake it up.

Canadian consumers more in the dark than United States counterparts about Equifax hack
Congress must act to protect consumer privacy, along with people's ability to get a loan, to buy a vehicle or even get a new job . Richard Smith , Equifax's chief executive, apologized for the breach in an op-ed published by USA Today earlier this week.

Hamas Capitulates under PA Repression, Dissolves Government, Announces Elections
Hamas has been greatly weakened by an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, three wars with Israel and global isolation. The coastal enclave of some two million people also has one of the world's highest unemployment rates.

Auckland Airport responds to temporary fuel disruption
There is now no indication as to when leak will fixed, but until then no fuel can be sent down the pipeline. McNaught said this was the first time that the refinery to Auckland pipeline had experienced a fault.

Second quarter: OR 28, Wyoming 10
The Pokes continue their four-game home-stand with their Mountain West opener next Saturday against the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors. Junior safety Andrew Wingard recorded 14 tackles, his first double-digit tackle game of the season and the 15th of his career.

Hurricane Irma exposes Trump's wilful blindness on climate change
Because it is water that powers hurricanes, hotter oceans and more evaporation should produce, in part, more intense hurricanes. Back in 2012, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert famously ridiculed North Carolina as the state that outlawed climate change .

Ohio Firefighter Says He'd Save Dogs Before Black Men
Still, the president of the Board of Trustees wouldn't say definitively Roysdon should be fired for his comment. Although he has deleted the comments on Facebook, this was not before it was screen-grabbed.

Liverpool v Burnley - Confirmed lineups - Klopp makes surprise change to starting XI
Robbie Brady won an aerial challenge with Trent Alexander-Arnold, heading into the area where centre-halves Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip were drawn into a challenge on Chris...

UEFA opens case after crowd disorder at Arsenal-Cologne
We know that we have analysed that well and we know that what we missed there and it's important that we correct it. Captain Gary Cahill will return to the starting line-up having served a three-match domestic suspension.

Motorcycle passenger killed in Williamsburg County crash
Neither the 44-year-old driver of the Envoy nor his 9-year-old passenger were injured in the collision. Traffic in both directions was temporarily using the northbound travel lanes, the Highway Patrol said.

" "Citigroup Inc. Reiterates "€135.00" Price Target for ASML Holding (AMSL)
The stock has "Buy" rating by ABN Amro on Monday, January 30. (NYSE:OKE) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 31. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML Holding N.V. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday.

Top 10 players from USC-Texas title game based on National Football League careers
The first three possessions of the game all ended on downs, including a goal line stand on fourth-and-one by the Longhorns. Darnold was the catalyst for the Rose Bowl victory over Penn State as he threw for over 450 yards and five touchdowns.

Federal Judge, Citing Trump Tweet, Asks Trump Administration To Extend DACA Deadline
Many Indian DACA recipients have embarked on successful careers in the fields of business, medicine and architecture, adds Mehta. When DACA was established in 2012, its recipients were not offered a permanent residency or a pathway to citizenship.

Other news