Worrying news from Philippines

PHILIPPINES – ISLAMISTS PLOTTING ANOTHER MARAWI The Islamist group linked to Islamic State, which murdered Christians and destroyed churches when it seized Marawi city on the southern island of Mindanao in May 2017, is “regrouping, retraining and recruiting for another attack”, a Philippines’ army spokesmen told journalists on 5 March 2018. The city was devastated recently […]

May, a Tausug believer in Philippines

May is a Tausug believer, threatened with death by her brother. The Tausug are staunch Muslims among whom Jesus name is prohibited. May she be established and grow in grace and knowledge. The Tausug live in Mindanao and the islands off it to the south. Click on map to emlarge. Tausug people (sea Gypsies)

Government battle against Islamists in Marawi, Mindanao.

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
View image on Twitter (World Watch Monitor) UPDATE (25 May): Nine Christian civilians were reportedly shot dead at a militant-run checkpoint in the besieged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines on Tuesday (23 May). Filipino news site GMA News Online – one of the biggest news and…

PHILIPPINES – Church torched and Christians held hostage as Islamists rampage through city in Mindanao

Islamist militants have burnt a church and taken Christians hostage in Marawi, a city on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Around 100 armed men launched an assault on Marawi on Tuesday (23 May), prompting thousands of residents to flee and leading the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, to impose martial law […]

Pray for Naomi and Joseph, Whose Father Was Recently Killed

Sep. 30, 2016 | Philippines Perfecto Padilla, a church elder in the Philippines, was shot to death outside his home on Sept. 11 by two Muslim men. His daughter ran out to help him, but he died before a neighbor could get him to a hospital. Christians say that a mosque has been built in […]

PHILIPPINES – Church elder’s brutal murder leaves children orphaned

Naomi and her brother, Joseph, are all alone and in need of help. Their father has just been brutally murdered, leaving this 12-year-old girl and her ten-year-old brother as orphans. Their father, Perfecto, was apparently killed for his faith and his work as a church elder. Their mother left to work abroad years ago – […]

Islamists murder 7 farmers in Philippines

  (Voice of the Persecuted) 7 Christian farmers were killed during a series of attacks by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Christmas Eve. Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels in Christian villages in the southern Philippines left at least 14 people dead and may have been partly influenced by the notoriety of the Islamic State group, […]

Peace Deal Formally Ends Conflict in Southern Philippines

ICC Note: Christians living in Muslim areas of the Southern Philippines are hopeful that a new deal signed Thursday between the primary Muslim rebel group and the Philippine government will end decades of warfare. The conflict in Mindanao has left an estimate 120,000 dead and Christians, including foreign missionaries, were frequently targets of kidnappings and […]