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Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

May 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, who visited wounded soldiers, says it is 'unjust' to imply that troops can commit crimes

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

Peace talks, Duterte, US Embassy | Midday wRap

May 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Peace talks, Duterte, US Embassy | Midday wRap

How a military raid triggered Marawi attacks

May 29, 2017 - 12:53 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler sits down with Major General Rolando Bautista, the commander who ordered the military to raid a village in Marawi City last Tuesday, May 23

How a military raid triggered Marawi attacks

Duterte accepts Misuari's offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

May 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF, MILF, and NPA rebels can become soldiers, complete with salaries and housing benefits

Duterte accepts Misuari's offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

Duterte: Only AFP, PNP can tell me to end martial law

May 28, 2017 - 11:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Congress and the Supreme Court cannot tell him what to do because they are 'not the ones risking their lives' on the battlefield

Duterte: Only AFP, PNP can tell me to end martial law

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

May 28, 2017 - 6:20 PM

'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

What can local governments do when terror strikes?

May 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

When terror strikes, the first responders are barangay officials, mayors, and governors

What can local governments do when terror strikes?

Marawi retrieves bodies on streets amid air strikes

May 28, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The Lanao del Sur crisis management committee says 2,000 civilians remain trapped in areas controlled by terrorists

Marawi retrieves bodies on streets amid air strikes

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

Urban warfare still a challenge for soldiers in Marawi

May 27, 2017 - 11:32 PM

'We have to clear one step at a time, house to house, block by block....It would take time before it could be cleared,' says AFP chief General Eduardo Año

Urban warfare still a challenge for soldiers in Marawi

PNP suspends permits to carry guns outside homes in Mindanao

May 27, 2017 - 10:48 PM

The announcement comes almost 5 days after martial law was declared in Mindanao

PNP suspends permits to carry guns outside homes in Mindanao

Lorenzana: Criminals, not NPA, target of martial law

May 27, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Despite the back-and-forth between the CPP-NDF and defense officials, peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF continue in the Netherlands

Lorenzana: Criminals, not NPA, target of martial law

Warrantless arrests begin at Mindanao checkpoints

May 27, 2017 - 6:00 AM

General Eduardo Año says a key aspect of martial law is allowing the military to use private utilities, but that the Armed Forces will exercise discretion in doing so

Warrantless arrests begin at Mindanao checkpoints

Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

May 26, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Isnilon Hapilon is still inside Marawi City. 'Hopefully, we will be able to get him,' he adds.

Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

Martial law, Marawi clash, Lebron James | Evening wRap

May 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

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Martial law, Marawi clash, Lebron James | Evening wRap

Who's who in Duterte's martial law

May 26, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have 'several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.'

Who's who in Duterte's martial law

Martial law fears? 'They're living in the past,' says AFP

May 26, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The military insists today's martial law has a different context

Martial law fears? 'They're living in the past,' says AFP

LOOK: Duterte's report to Congress on martial law

May 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM

In the report, the President explains that martial law over the entire Mindanao is necessary because of the Maute Group's intent to establish an ISIS province in the region

LOOK: Duterte's report to Congress on martial law

Robredo supports Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

May 26, 2017 - 3:22 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo, however, says there should be concrete measures to safeguard against abuse

Robredo supports Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

AFP to 'exercise right to censure' under martial law

May 26, 2017 - 2:47 PM

'[Kapag] alam ninyo na ito'y nakakasama at hindi nakakatulong, ‘wag 'nyo na ho i-post. Baka minsan na lang, kakatukin na lang kayo ng pulis at aarestuhin kayo,' says AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla

AFP to 'exercise right to censure' under martial law

Marawi clash, ISIS in Philippines, Manchester attacks | Midday wRap

May 26, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Marawi clash, ISIS in Philippines, Manchester attacks | Midday wRap

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

May 26, 2017 - 1:44 PM

But the military insists this 'does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS' in the Philippines

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

6 soldiers dead, 7 injured as PH troops clear Marawi

May 26, 2017 - 12:53 AM

At least 31 members of the Maute Group are killed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines says

6 soldiers dead, 7 injured as PH troops clear Marawi

Terror groups harass military camp in Marawi

May 25, 2017 - 11:19 PM

The military says the terror groups are pinned down, and resorting to these attacks to try to shift the military’s attention from their focus areas

Terror groups harass military camp in Marawi

Retired army general convicted again for corruption

May 25, 2017 - 10:40 PM

In a separate corruption case, Jose Ramiscal Jr is already convicted of malversation and the falsification of public documents

Retired army general convicted again for corruption

Fire, explosions in Marawi on 3rd day of battle

May 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Another fire breaks out in Marawi City Thursday morning as soldiers struggle to clear the city of Maute Group members

Fire, explosions in Marawi on 3rd day of battle

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

5 soldiers killed, 31 others wounded in Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Sporadic clashes continue, but the military claims the situation is already under its control

5 soldiers killed, 31 others wounded in Marawi clashes

AFP chief Año named martial law administrator

May 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte extends the tour of duty of AFP chief General Eduardo Año by 6 months following his martial law declaration in Mindanao

AFP chief Año named martial law administrator

How to implement martial law? No AFP, PNP guidelines yet

May 24, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Top defense and security officials were in Russia when supposed members of the Maute Group clashed with government forces in Marawi City

How to implement martial law? No AFP, PNP guidelines yet

3 fires break out in Marawi as clashes rage

May 23, 2017 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Residents call on the government to send fire trucks as 3 separate fires break out in the city

3 fires break out in Marawi as clashes rage

Military sending more troops to Marawi amid Maute attack

May 23, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who is in Russia with President Rodrigo Duterte, also says the President is 'keenly following' developments in Marawi City

Military sending more troops to Marawi amid Maute attack

Troops clash with terror groups in Marawi City

May 23, 2017 - 4:50 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The situation worsens towards evening as the Maute Group occupies a public hospital – the Amai Pakpak Medical Center

Troops clash with terror groups in Marawi City

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

May 19, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

May 19, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down his request to let General Eduardo Año serve as AFP chief until his retirement in October

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

Guerrero is ‘leading contender’ to replace Año – Lorenzana

May 18, 2017 - 7:08 PM

'He has the trust and confidence of the President,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says

Guerrero is ‘leading contender’ to replace Año – Lorenzana

Military increases visibility in Palawan, assures safety of tourists

May 18, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Soldiers as well as cops conduct foot, air, and sea patrols amid a supposed terror threat in the province

Military increases visibility in Palawan, assures safety of tourists

At Balikatan, Fil-Am Navy man fills communication gap

May 16, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Balikatan 2017 is also Hospital Corpsman Patrick Intal's first homecoming

At Balikatan, Fil-Am Navy man fills communication gap

Gov't, Reds to hold 5th round of talks in the Netherlands

May 16, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Talks to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency continue amid renewed clashes between the military and the New People's Army

Gov't, Reds to hold 5th round of talks in the Netherlands

No bells and whistles as Philippines, U.S. hold Balikatan

May 15, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Despite the Duterte administration's shift in foreign policy, officials deny the military exercises with the United States were downsized

No bells and whistles as Philippines, U.S. hold Balikatan

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

May 15, 2017 - 12:50 AM

In Beijing, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with representatives of Poly Technologies, one of China's most controversial defense firms

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

Tiamzons tailed after meeting Duterte, says NDF

May 14, 2017 - 2:05 PM

It's the 3rd time that the National Democratic Front protested the alleged surveillance of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon

Tiamzons tailed after meeting Duterte, says NDF

Chiefs of ASEAN militaries to meet in Manila

May 14, 2017 - 11:56 AM

'The meetings will bolster the ASEAN militaries' collective experience and resolve to combat modern global security challenges,' AFP chief General Eduardo Año says

Chiefs of ASEAN militaries to meet in Manila

Early retirement for AFP chief Año?

May 11, 2017 - 11:08 AM

The chief of staff may assume his new post as DILG secretary in June, 4 months before his scheduled retirement from the military

Early retirement for AFP chief Año?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

May 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Cimatu, Napoles, ISIS | Evening wRap

AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts

May 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año echoes earlier statements of the PNP and Malacañang that terrorists were not behind the explosions

AFP sees no ISIS, Maute links to Quiapo blasts

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

May 08, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) The annual activity adjusts to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders: Balikatan 2017 exercises will not focus on external defense or maritime security

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

4 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Basilan clashes

May 07, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The clashes happened in two barangays in Sumisip, Basilan on Saturday, May 6

4 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Basilan clashes