News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the retaking of the Masiu Bridge

Government troops’ control of the Masiu Bridge is a significant development in our goal of ending the rebellion in Marawi.

The Masiu Bridge is the bridge said to be closest to Lake Lanao and is a possible escape route of the remaining terrorist rebels still holed up in the main battle area.

Government troops are now in the final push and despite the enemy’s continued resistance, our recent successes would hopefully lead to the eventual liberation of the entire city and pave the way back to normalcy.