Pres. Duterte declared Martial Law for the whole of Mindanao on May 23 to quell the armed fighting between government forces and combined elements of Islam terror groups, Maute and the Abu Sayyaf.
The fighting was sparked by the attempt of the military to arrest ASG leader Isnilon Hapilon.
A quick solution was not achieved as the extremists’ network in Marawi turned out more entrenched than expected.
The nation mourns the loss of so many lives. More than 300,000 have been displaced.
Photojournalist Luis Liwanag captures Marawi City today, on the 30th day of the crisis.