President Rodrigo Duterte has set one other three-day deadline to flush out ISIS-backed terrorists who took over Marawi City 18 days in the past.

“From the looks of it, by government, it would just be in a matter of days na lang siguro. Tingin ko lang. Three remaining — Nandoon na ang mga sundalo natin,” stated Duterte in an interview in Sultan Kudarat.

“Kailangan i-raise ang flag (on June 12, Independence Day),” he added.

Just hours earlier than, Armed Forces Spokesperson Restituto Padilla ‎introduced the army’s plan to raise the Philippine flag in Marawi City’s authorities middle on Monday to sign the deliberation of Marawi City.

This is the second three-day deadline introduced by Duterte in the final 5 days. Last June four, Duterte declared in a speech ‎that Marawi could be again in authorities palms in three days.

Originally, the army estimated that it will solely take every week to drive the terrorists out of Marawi City however the city warfare has turned out to be tougher than what the generals had anticipated. Marawi City could be in the palms of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf for 20 days by June 12.

‎Padilla stated that the return of presidency management in Marawi City wouldn’t routinely lead to the lifting of martial regulation in Mindanao.