AFP asks for cooperation on reported ISIS recruitment in Marawi
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) appealed for cooperation from citizens to help the military in stopping the reported recruitment of supporters being conducted by the Islamic State in Marawi City.
“Kailangan po natin dito ang pakikilahok at tulong ng mamamayan lalo na ng nasa local na pamahalaan na nakakakita sa mga tao sa kanilang lugar, mga aktibidad na hindi karaniwan, mga bagong mukha na umiikot sa kanilang mga lugar, mangyaring magbigay kaalaman sa hukbong sandatahan upang magawa ng karampatang verification at attention,” AFP public affairs chief Col. Edgard Arevalo told reporters Wednesday.
(We need the participation and assistance of the public especially in the local government to identify people in their area who are new and suspicious; those who are new to them that they see roaming their locality, kindly alert the Armed Forces so we can do the appropriate attention.)
While he said they have received reports of the recruitment, he said it was something they already expected.
“Inaasahan natin ang kanilang pagre-recruit sapagkat they will not settle sa kanilang naging pagkatalo sa Marawi subalit handa po tayo dyan,” Arevalo said.
(We are expecting the recruitment of new members because they will not settle for that Marawi defeat, but we are ready.)
The Maute-ISIS laid siege in Marawi City last May 23. The fighting lasted five months, leaving about a thousand, mostly terrorists, killed. Hundreds of thousands were also displaced. /jpv
Inquirer calls for support for the victims in Marawi City
Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the attacks in Marawi City
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.
Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, email@example.com.
For donation from overseas:
Inquirer Foundation Corp account:
Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.