Isnilon Hapilon and the group he led, Abu Sayyaf, have occupied parts of the southern city of Marawi since May. He was wanted by the F.B.I. for hostage-taking.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning to European ambassadors was based on condemnation by a group he thought represented the bloc.
The president appeared to be reacting to criticism from European lawmakers, but the bloc said their recent visit was not an official one.
An archbishop said several officers wanted to go public about their roles in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody campaign. “Their consciences are troubling them,” he said.
The two Vietnamese fishermen were shot as a navy patrol boat pursued them in Philippine waters, the authorities said.
The Rev. Teresito Suganob, who had been held in the war-town city of Marawi since May, escaped amid heavy fighting, an admiral said on Sunday.
Thousands of Filipinos joined a march on Saturday for a 17-year-old boy whose death has fueled opposition to the president’s brutal war on drugs.
Kian Loyd delos Santos, 17, is just one of thousands of Filipinos fatally shot by the police since last year, but the Senate has ordered an investigation into his killing.
The “one-time, big-time” raids in Manila and its suburbs show the police are “not relenting” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent, monthslong campaign.
Critics of the government have suggested that a police operation that left 15 people dead was a summary execution disguised as legitimate law enforcement.
Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz in the southern Philippines, was killed in a firefight at his home, along with his wife and 10 other people, the police said.
President Rodrigo Duterte had asked for an extension as military troops struggled to crush a siege by Islamist groups in southern Marawi City.
To quell the rebellion in the Philippine city, President Rodrigo Duterte asked lawmakers to allow martial law on the island of Mindanao through the end of the year.
Former President Benigno S. Aquino III has been accused of “criminal negligence” after a botched raid in 2015 left 44 police commandos dead.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law not just in Marawi, the city where Islamist militants are holed up, but across the large southern island of Mindanao.
The grisly discovery comes as troops struggle to retake the city from Islamist militants, whose numbers are believed to have dwindled to between 150 and 200 fighters.
Islamist militants seized an elementary school and took hostages before escaping, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.
Christians who have escaped Marawi, where ISIS-inspired militants are entrenched, tell of a genocidal nightmare and the Muslims who protected them.
A Philippine official said American forces had no combat role in the fight against Islamist rebels, but his statement was the first confirmation of their presence.
The death toll may be the deadliest for government forces since they began battling to retake the city of Marawi, seized by groups linked to ISIS.