Soldier, Civilians Crying As PH Flag Raised In Marawi On Independence Day
Soldier and civilians cry as the Philippines flag was raised at the provincial capitol in Marawi City during 119th Independence Day celebration.
On Monday (June 12, 2017), the Independence Day was celebrated on its 119th anniversary, which makes a soldier and some of the residents in Marawi City to be emotional. The tears fell from their faces seeing the Philippine flag raised at the provincial capitol grounds.
A Twitter user named Cedric Castillo has uploaded the photos of a soldier and civilians in Lanao del Sur Capitol who can’t contain their emotions during the flag raising ceremony on Independence Day. The photos have a caption of:
“Emotional moment in Lanao del Sur Capitol after Independence Day flag ceremony as Maranaos vow Marawi will rise from the rubble.”
The flag raising ceremony during the 119th celebration of Independence Day was the first held at the provincial capitol after the Maute group attacked the city last May 23, 2017. The exchange of deafening gun fires turned the entire city into a chaotic scenery.
The sporadic firefight between the Maute terror group and the government forces in Marawi City prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law throughout the entire region of Mindanao Islands.
Over 13 Marines died and 40 others were injured during the clash against the terrorist group in Barangay Lilod Madaya. Around 58 members of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines died in the Marawi clash.
Militaries reported that around 138 members of Maute terror group were killed, but unfortunately, 21 civilians have been also killed by the terror group. Some of the residents were temporarily residing at the provincial capitol grounds due to the current situation of Marawi City.
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