Since December 2015, the ISIS has been releasing videos showing a training camp, endurance exercises of the new recruits and pledging loyalty to the jihadist group ISIS in a forested area in the Philippines.
Daily Mail UK, a newsworthy international media, stated that the ISIS commanders were encouraging Filipino trainees to travel to Syria then exposed the terror camp in the Philippines.
Former President Benigno Aquino III said before that there is no imminent credible terrorist threat in the Philippines. “Is there a credible threat? Is there an identified threat? None. Is there a general threat? Yes. We are not immune to the problem of extremism,” said Aquino.
Colonel Restituto Padilla said that they are just “mere gangs” who rides on the ISIS’ popularity.
It was also reported that ISIS followers have killed 289 people since April 2015.
Last May 23, 2017 Maute group, another group who pledged allegiance to ISIS, attacked Marawi City.
A small group of recruits, each wearing similar black clothing and masks, are shown climbing up rope ladders, crawling under barbed wire and practicing with weapons. Photo by Daily Mail
Watch related video footage below that shows alleged ISIS group training camp in the Philippines. Video was released last 2015.