President Rodrigo Duterte said continued military rule on the southern island of Mindanao was needed to ensure the “total eradication” of militancy there.
More than 740,000 students have already received Dengvaxia vaccinations, which could pose health risks for people not previously infected.
The fighting came on the same day that the government closed the door on peace talks.
President Rodrigo Duterte decided to stop work on a sandbar in the disputed region before a regional summit meeting in Vietnam this weekend.
Even after the defeat of jihadist forces in the city of Marawi, people on Mindanao tell of fierce battles with other Islamist cells.
Jim Mattis, the United States defense secretary, said the Philippines had sent a “very necessary message” to militants in the war-torn southern city.
Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Marawi was free from “terrorist influence” a day after two militant leaders were killed, but gunfire could still be heard.
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.