By Lady Jean L. Kabagani

MARAWI CITY, Jan. 25 (PIA ICCC) – Following a firefight between the military troops and the Maute-ISIS remnants in the town of Sultan Dumalondong in Lanao del Sur, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has ensured the safety of the residents here against violent terrorism.

Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., commander of the 103rd “Haribon” Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army reassured the general public that the recent deliberate military operations will not affect the current tranquility of the city.

“This will not have any sensible effect in the Islamic City of Marawi,” Brawner stressed.

He added that the security sector is ‘keeping their eye against the remaining members of Maute-ISIS’ to protect the people of Lanao del Sur from the spread of violent extremism.

“Our security forces from the AFP, PNP and the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) are well postured to secure Marawi City,” Brawner assured.

The military vowed to thwart any attempt of the Maute-ISIS to spread its wrong ideologies again especially that the rehabilitation of the conflict-affected city is now going on. (LJKabagani/PIA ICCC)