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Albay solon Salceda shares message of unity amid Marawi crisis

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Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda took to Facebook to show his support for the people of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur–the site of ongoing attacks from the ISIS-linked Maute group.

On Wednesday morning (May 24), the congressman joined many others in switching to a common profile picture on Facebook. The picture showed a lighted candle along with a message of unity: “We Are Marawi.”

Salceda then appealed to his friends and followers on the social media site for prayers even as Marawi residents try to avoid getting caught in the crossfire between the terrorists and the responding military.

“Let us all be united in offering prayers for the people of Marawi #PrayForMarawi#WeAreMarawi,” the House politiko wrote.

Black-clad and armed Maute members marched into Marawi on Tuesday afternoon. They reportedly blocked entry points to the city and set several buildings ablaze.

On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Mindanao region under Martial Law.