Duterte visits troops in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY—President Duterte made an unannounced visit to the headquarters of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade (MB) in Barangay Maria Cristina here on Friday, Malacaang said.


The surprise visit came amid reports he was going to Marawi City where 85 soldiers had already been killed in the clashes between the military and the Maute group.


The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) confirmed that Mr. Duterte was supposed to visit Marawi, some portions of which were still occupied by Maute terrorists, but the trip was canceled.


“The President was supposed to go to Marawi City … but decided not to push through because of inclement weathe…

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