Category Archives: Butig

Butig farmer

In peace, crops flourish. A farmer plows furrows between his peanut crops in the farming village of Sindug in Butig, Lanao del Sur on 17 October 2018. The village was one of five barangays seriously affected when the IS-inspired Maute Group occupied th…

MILF, Maute group clash in Lanao-Maguindanao border

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 December) — Fighters belonging to the National Guard of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) based in Barira town in Maguindanao clashed with members of the Maute group who attempted to enter the province to escape ongoing military operations in Lanao del Sur, an Army official said Friday. The Maute group occupied […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 3rd ARMM LGU Summit. 01 December 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE 3rd AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT [Delivered at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City | 1 December 2016] Kindly sit down. Salamat po. May lamok siguro sa kabila, makati eh. Secretary Sueno; […]

COMMENTARY: We are still behind you, Mr. President. So please don’t fail us!

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/01 December) — We kept our silence in the ongoing fighting in Butig. We may share same sentiments and ideology with the group fighting there, but we differ in methodoloy and approach. To call us sympathizers and doing propaganda for them is hilarious. Our interest is the general welfare of the Bangsamoro, in […]

Butig Retaken

Army soldiers watch over the old town hall of the municipality of Butig in Lanao del Sur on Thursday (1 Dec 2016). Government troops retook Butig town a day earlier, after being occupied by the Maute group for days. But it took a day to clear the town of unexploded ordnance. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

ARMM Governor Hataman: “No let up in government offensive in Butig”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 December) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said there will be no let up in the military operations in Butig, Lanao del Sur against an ISIS-inspired terrorist group in the province. “No let up on law enforcement operation until they are gone. This must […]

PRRD in Butig

Flanked by his generals in Butig, Lanao del Sur, President Rodrigo Duterte offers the Maute group and MILF commander Abduhraman Macapaar alias Commander Bravo the olive branch of peace in Butig town, Lanao del Sur on Tuesday (30 Nov2016). Duterte however said the gesture of peace is not finite and urged the rebels to talk peace […]

Howitzer Fire

An Army soldier gathers spent shells of a 105mm Howitzer used to bombard rebels belonging to the Maute group in Butig, Lanao del Sur Monday (28 November 2016). The group linked to ISIS has once again occupied the town center. MindaNews photo by Ferdin…