Government troops proceed with their sustained precision operations in pursuit of the Maute group who have embedded themselves among innocent citizens .
We call on our patriotic civilians to remain vigilant and cooperate with the military.
Let us be considerate with our Muslim brothers and sisters who have started to observe the Ramadan.
Let us pray for peaceful and swift operations to clear the city of violent extremists (VE), an end to this rebellion and its spread to other areas of Mindanao. Let us pray for unity among Filipinos. All will be well.