The mayor of General Tinio town was shot and killed outside a government office.
Two soldiers were wounded and, according to local reports, the gunmen also took five local residents as hostages.
Antonio Halili was fourth mayor slain in President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war.
Activists also urge the government to let two United Methodist Church colleagues leave the country.
Rebel chief orders intensified attacks until the end of the Duterte government.
Rodrigo Duterte says government will supply heads of villages nationwide with handguns.
Lawmakers from the left file resolution calling for probe.
Two other members of the church have been barred from leaving the country.
Suaib Hayudini allegedly took part in kidnapping 30 hostages from a Malaysian island in 2001.
The Duterte government should stop making excuses, opposition senator says.
Nine others were wounded in shooting incident in central Samar province, officials say.
One victim might have been gunned down by pro-IS sympathizers, investigators said.
Abu Dar is believed to be one of the likely successors to Isnilon Hapilon
More deaths have been reported in overcrowded jails.
Stepmother and stepsister freed after military launches manhunt on Jolo island.
Military launches offensives after suspected guerrillas wounded six soldiers with bomb.
Destruction after the accident in Sarangani Bay is said to be extensive.
New People’s Army rejects offer to hold peace talks in Manila.
President Rodrigo Duterte had branded Maria Lourdes Sereno as his “enemy.”
Maj. George Anikow was killed during a fight in Manila’s Makati district.
Statement declares deportation order did not have legal basis.
Military says troops are targeting remaining members of groups that fought in Marawi.
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to expose alleged intelligence information about a slain priest.
Presidential spokesman says such action would reverse diplomatic gains.
Peter Gerard Scully fled from Melbourne in 2011, Philippine investigators say.
Fighting between Philippine forces and pro-IS militants has claimed 23 lives since Sunday.
Father Richmond Nilo is the third priest killed since December.
But Manila takes moves to minimize diplomatic impact from incident near disputed shoal.
Military says it destroyed a bomb plant operated by BIFF militants in Maguindanao province.
Video taken by local television station shows Chinese coast guard confiscating catch.