News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Masjid Abu Bakr Mosque

Contrary to news reports, the Masjid Abu Bakr Mosque is not yet open as it is in the main battle area.

Government forces have significantly gained grounds by the recovery and complete control of the areas where the following are located: Grand Mosque, Jamiatul Philippines Al-Islamiya School, Bayabao (Bangolo) and Masiu (New) Bridges, Pacasum Square and other prominent Mosques in Brgy Marinaut.

These recent successes will hopefully lead to the quick resolution of this conflict, and eventually, the total liberation of Marawi.