From GMA News (Jun 11): Authorities verifying authenticity of photo showing Madie Maute still alive
Authorities are working to verify the authenticity of a photo that purports to show Madie Maute still alive as of June 10, amid reports that he and brother Omar had been killed in clashes between government troops and terrorist forces in Marawi City.
In an exclusive photo obtained by GMA News' Jun Veneracion, Maute can be seen holding a phone which indicates that the photo was taken at 9:13 (a.m. or p.m. not specified) on June 10, 2017.
Task Force Marawi spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Jo-ar Herrera has confirmed that Madie Maute is the person in the photo, but did not provide other details.
To recall, Herrera on Saturday said the military is still validating reports that the Maute brothers were killed in recent clashes in Marawi City.
A report on 24 Oras on Sunday also stated that authorities are not ruling out the possibility that the photo has been doctored.
The Maute brothers' parents have already been arrested by authorities: father Cayamora Macaraya Maute was nabbed at a checkpoint in Davao City, while mother Ominta Romato Maute, alias Farhana, was nabbed in Lanao del Sur.