MANILA – The town of Clarin in Bohol has been placed under a state of calamity amid the military’s pursuit against the remaining members of the Abu Sayaf Group (ASG) in the province.
Clarin Mayor Allen Piezas said the declaration took effect on Monday.
Peiza estimates that about 500 families are affected by the ongoing military operations.
Authorities said at least three members of the ASG are still hiding in Clarin.
The remaining ASG members were able to survive in their recent encounter with the military last April 11 in Bohol.
ASG’s recent clash with the military was led by Muammar Asakali.
Asakali and several of his men were killed in the said encounter. — UNTV News & Rescue
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