- On Tuesday, May 23, as everybody prepare to sleep unmindful of what was going on in other parts of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte, via his spokesman Ernesto Abella, declared Martial Law in Mindanao
- The announcement sparked mixed reactions - from support to disgust - from the leaders down to the unnamed netizens
- Two days after this unexpected declaration of Martial Law, Kami.com.ph checked on the goings on in Mindanao
According to a report spotted by Kami.com.ph, in Marawi City, where the Maute group had been so concentrated in their attacks, the evacuation of the residents has started
Reports from Marawi City also stated that attack helicopters are overhead, in light of the ongoing firefight between AFP and Maute group members in Brgy. Kilala and Brgy. Malutlut.
In Brgy. Gadungan, still in Marawi City, the Maute group has reportedly taken control of LASURECO (Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative) compound.
Yet one report from an activist and commentator covering Islamic affairs posted a very disturbing yet unverified information:
In a press briefing, the AFP provided updates about what is happening: