News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the arrest of the Maute financier

Although fighting in Marawi has ended, some Maute Group supporters remain at large.

Authorities recently arrested Aminkisa Romato Macadato, alleged financier and member of the Maute Group, in Valenzuela City. He is the nephew of the Maute matriarch Farhana Maute and is included in the Martial Law Arrest Order of the Department of National Defense.

We ask our people to continuously remain vigilant in their respective areas and cooperate with police and soldiers to hunt down all remaining terrorists and other lawless elements who are out to destroy the peace prevailing in our communities.