Armed Forces of the Philippines – West Mindanao Command statement as of 9:00PM (May 23, 2017)
The situation in Marawi is under full control of the City Officials. Our soldiers continue to conduct mopping up operations to clear Marawi from remnants of the Maute in order to protect our citizens.
There are data that are coming out from different social media platforms and via text message that are far from the truth and are clearly disinformation to paint an atmosphere of chaos in the city in order to sow fear and panic among the populace at the national level and put the country in deep embarrassment internationally.
We strongly advise the public to be wary of such disinformation and listen only to authorities and respectable media outfits in order to know the truth.
Let us not propagate such disinformation and let us help Marawi City to full recover the soonest time possible.