Around 300 Isis-linked militants stormed a primary school in the Philippines, taking civilians as human shields as they engaged government troops in a gunbattle.
The pro-Isis militants, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), stormed the school in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province on Mindanao island.
It wasn‟t until 1582 that Miguel de Loarca wrote about a place called Masbate.
President Rodrigo Duterte visited a school where people who fled from Marawi are being housed and apologised for their plight, especially since it was Ramadan.
"I will help you, I will rehabilitate Marawi, it will be a beautiful city again," he said at the school in Iligan City, about 40km (25 miles) from the battle zone.
Some Muslim residents of Marawi said other groups could join the fighting after Ramadan.
"As devout Muslims, we are forbidden to fight during Ramadan so afterwards, there may be new groups coming in," said Faisal Amir, who has stayed on in the city despite the battle.