Philippine soldiers clash with militants from the ISIL-affiliated Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), in the southern province of Maguindanao. The fighting began when BIFF militants attempted to occupy a town center, and lasted for 12 hours until the BIFF militants withdrew to the hills. Four militants were killed, while two militants, a Philippine soldier and a local militiaman were wounded.
The Google Maps website removes the Chinese name for the Scarborough Shoal bitterly disputed by China and the Philippines from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-international-world-news-google-removes-chinese-name-for-south-china-sea-shoal-on-map-after-philippine-furore-articleshow-48064190.cms (The Economic Times)]date=August 2019