Until then here's another update:
*6 barangays are in the war zone.
Some stores are reopening.
Most are still in lockdown with no food.
Some hostages escaped others were freed by the army.Air strikes are ongoing.
AFP (Arm Forces of the Phil): Killed in action - 3, wounded in action - 46
PNP (Phil National Police) - Killed in action - 3, wounded in action - 10
Civilian - Killed in action - 4, wounded in action - 22
No. of hostages released or processed: 34
No. of arrested MNLF: 56
No. of MNLF killed: 26
Mayor Beng Climaco: Let me reiterate to all of our people. This crisis is not an issue of religion. This had been made clear since the first day when this crisis begun. Let us not speculate and push further this divide as this will not help in solving the current situation of this city. This is an issue of those misguided people whose ideologies had been founded with the use of arms, ultimately to inflict terror to our people.
*A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. In colloquial usage, the term often refers to an inner city neighbourhood, a suburb or a suburban neighborhood. Municipalities and cities are composed of barangays.