From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (May 24): Security forces in control of vital Marawi facilities — spokesman
Government forces have been deployed to secure several vital installations in Marawi City as operations to flush out the Maute terror group and the Abu Sayyaf continue.
Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesperson for the Philippine Army’s 1st Division, also reported late Tuesday that reinforcements from nearby towns arrived in the city to secure entry and exit points.
“We are now occupying vital installations as well exit and entry points around the city to contain the situation,” Herrera said.
“The military and LGU (local government unit) are on the top of the situation. We are doing our best in flushing out remaining Maute men and Abu Sayyaf,” he added.