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2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos' request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) Napolcom points to the local executives' ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in Basilan

Jun 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages, including several foreigners, in Sulu and Basilan

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in Basilan

#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

May 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It makes us lose sight of the true nature of the new threat of terror: that it is ubiquitous, knows no boundaries, and is not only Mindanao's cross to bear

#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

Abu Sayyaf 'relative' nabbed in Negros Occidental

May 18, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Absner Kudarat is found in possession of firearms and explosives after he was arrested for allegedly threatening residents in a village in Silay City

Abu Sayyaf 'relative' nabbed in Negros Occidental

Abu Sayyaf temporary camp in Basilan captured

May 13, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Colonel Juvymax Uy of the Joint Task Force Basilan says it is only a matter of time before the Abu Sayyaf group succumbs as government forces continue to be on the offensive

Abu Sayyaf temporary camp in Basilan captured

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

Kidnapped boat captain, engineer rescued in Basilan

Mar 25, 2017 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) The rescue comes two days after the Abu Sayyaf kidnaps boat captain Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engineer Laurencio Tiro from the MV Super Shuttle Roro 9

Kidnapped boat captain, engineer rescued in Basilan

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:13 PM

They were taken on Thursday, March 23, the same day the Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

How Duterte's adviser Joey Concepcion is helping micro, small enterprises

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship says the biggest challenge of micro and small enterprises is growing their business beyond a certain scale

How Duterte's adviser Joey Concepcion is helping micro, small enterprises

Rescue teams rush to Basilan capital as floods hit villages

Mar 10, 2017 - 9:29 PM

The flooding, caused by heavy rainfall, affects 11 barangays in Lamitan City

Rescue teams rush to  Basilan capital as floods hit villages

Basilan mayor survives explosion

Feb 04, 2017 - 5:37 PM

The driver of Mayor Durie Kalajal is reported to be in critical condition. It remains unclear what caused the explosion and whether it was part of a deliberate ambush attempt.

Basilan mayor survives explosion

2 children killed, 3 injured in Basilan explosion

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The military blames the Abu Sayyaf for the explosion, saying the terror group meant 'to sow fear' in the area

2 children killed, 3 injured in Basilan explosion

Mother injured, daughter dead in Lamitan blast

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Witnesses say the mother and her 11-year-old daughter were gathering coconuts for dinner when an improvised explosive device went off

Mother injured, daughter dead in Lamitan blast

Army captain killed, 4 others wounded in Basilan firefight

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Their identities are being withheld as of this posting, pending notice to their families. The firefight is ongoing as of 5 pm Thursday.

Army captain killed, 4 others wounded in Basilan firefight

IED blast strikes Lamitan City hall

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:10 AM

No injuries or casualties are reported in the blast

IED blast strikes Lamitan City hall

Isabela, Basilan deputy police chief, policeman shot by riding-in-tandem

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Supt. Esteban Agcaoili, Isabela City's deputy police chief, and a certain PO2 Pamposa, were shot by unknown suspects riding a motorcycle

Isabela, Basilan deputy police chief, policeman shot by riding-in-tandem

Coast Guard eyes armed escorts for foreign ships plying Basilan Strait

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:31 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard is also looking into the publication of a notice to mariners on critical areas, following the abduction of crewmembers of a Vietnamese-flagged vessel off Basilan

Coast Guard eyes armed escorts for foreign ships plying Basilan Strait

Basilan congresswoman Jum Jainudin Akbar dies

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Congresswoman Akbar succumbs to cardiac arrest

Basilan congresswoman Jum Jainudin Akbar dies

Gunmen abduct 6 Vietnamese, seize vessel off Basilan

Nov 11, 2016 - 12:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Coast Guard identifies the Vietnamese crew on board the seized foreign vessel spotted on Saturday, November 12, in the vicinity of Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga

Gunmen abduct 6 Vietnamese, seize vessel off Basilan

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Pro-ISIS groups in PH, gender equality, Apple sales | 12PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Watch the noontime edition of Rappler's newscast with Zak Yuson

Pro-ISIS groups in PH, gender equality, Apple sales | 12PM wRap

4 PH terror groups link up with pro-ISIS fighters in region

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:27 PM

A Jakarta-based think tank warns of 'cross-border extremist operations,' citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia

4 PH terror groups link up with pro-ISIS fighters in region

What it's like living in fear of the Abu Sayyaf

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The life and prosperity of residents in places like Basilan are at stake in the Duterte administration's efforts to destroy the Abu Sayyaf

What it's like living in fear of the Abu Sayyaf

Army officer sacked over Al Barka clash now a general

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:04 PM

'We all make mistakes but General Macario performed well. The unfortunate incident did not stop him from performing his duties.'

Army officer sacked over Al Barka clash now a general

Duterte pleads for peace in Mindanao, even with Abu Sayyaf

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:15 PM

'Alisin 'nyo yung galit, 'yung hate, kasi hate would drive you to kill,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Basilan

Duterte pleads for peace in Mindanao, even with Abu Sayyaf

18 Abu Sayyaf killed in Basilan – military

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:07 PM

This comes after days of military attacks in the province

18 Abu Sayyaf killed in Basilan – military

1 soldier, 9 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:04 PM

A running gun battle is also happening in two towns in Basilan

1 soldier, 9 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu

3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper, Silangkum, and Baguindan

3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan

Project Shoebox: It's Basilan soldiers' turn to get gifts

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The PH Army has 'Project Shoebox: Shoebox ko, Para sa Pag-aaral Mo' for school children. A UPLB sorority decides that soldiers should receive the gifts this time.

Project Shoebox: It's Basilan soldiers' turn to get gifts

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

May 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A peek at just a few of Mindanao's most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai, the crystal clear waters of Sulu, Basilan's beautiful beaches, and more

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

Time to stop kidnap for ransom in Sulu

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:51 PM

'Clearly, the strategy the Philippine government has adopted with regard to the ASG is not working. It is time to take more aggressive measures.'

Time to stop kidnap for ransom in Sulu

US aircraft carrier, Basilan clash, Pia Wurtzbach | 6PM wRap

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

US aircraft carrier, Basilan clash, Pia Wurtzbach | 6PM wRap

4 soldiers hurt in Basilan clash with Abu Sayyaf

Apr 15, 2016 - 12:14 PM

The clash comes barely a week after gunmen killed 19 Army soldiers in Basilan

4 soldiers hurt in Basilan clash with Abu Sayyaf

ISIS on Basilan clash, Zika virus, Kobe’s farewell | 6PM wRap

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

ISIS on Basilan clash, Zika virus, Kobe’s farewell  | 6PM wRap

ISIS claims Basilan attack, but army skeptical

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) ISIS says in a statement that it was 'able to detonate 7 trucks carrying soldiers' during the deadly 10-hour encounter in Basilan on April 9

ISIS claims Basilan attack, but army skeptical

Officer killed in Basilan quit teaching to join army

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A cum laude graduate, slain lieutenant Remigio Licena was a teacher for two years in Isabela province before joining the military

Officer killed in Basilan quit teaching to join army

Duterte’s lead, ISIS in PH, SpaceX Dragon | 6PM wRap

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte’s lead, ISIS in PH, SpaceX Dragon | 6PM wRap

ISIS behind Basilan killings, says terror expert

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:29 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The gun battle that killed at least 18 soldiers in Basilan over the weekend is the handiwork of ISIS, its first major attack in the Philippines, according to Rohan Gunaratna

ISIS behind Basilan killings, says terror expert

18 personel militer Filipina tewas saat menyerbu kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Nasib 10 WNI saat ini masih dalam keadaan baik walaupun terjadi penyerangan di Provinsi Basilan pada Sabtu kemarin.

18 personel militer Filipina tewas saat menyerbu kelompok Abu Sayyaf

18 soldiers killed in 10-hour clash with Abu Sayyaf

Apr 09, 2016 - 9:20 PM

(UPDATED) Up 120 Abu Sayyaf gunmen clash with soldiers following the release of a retired Italian priest held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf

18 soldiers killed in 10-hour clash with Abu Sayyaf

Alleged IED explosions injure 1 in Basilan

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:37 PM

Maswal Mahilul, a resident of Upper Cabengbeng, is reported injured in one explosion

Alleged IED explosions injure 1 in Basilan

Meeting the Yakan people in Zamboanga City

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:56 PM

'I decided to come to the Philippines when I realized that there was a limited amount of resources available online about Filipino tribes, but substantial evidence that there was much to be discovered,' writes traveler Donna Bramhall

Meeting the Yakan people in Zamboanga City

From Basilan to Forbes: The young scientist behind biodegradable plastic bags

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Forbes Magazine's young game-changers under 30 include Amin Hataman, the ARMM governor's 15-year-old son who invented biodegradable bags made from coconut by-product

From Basilan to Forbes: The young scientist behind biodegradable plastic bags

Presidential polls, Abu Sayyaf, Miss Universe | 12PM wRap

Dec 21, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Presidential polls, Abu Sayyaf, Miss Universe | 12PM wRap

Soldiers capture Abu Sayyaf camp after week-long assault

Dec 20, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Casualties are reported on both sides as a military assault on an Abu Sayyaf camp in Basilan ends

Soldiers capture Abu Sayyaf camp after week-long assault

3 soldiers killed in assault on Abu Sayyaf camp

Dec 16, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The Philippine military says clashes are ongoing in Basilan, with 15 Abu Sayyaf members reported dead

3 soldiers killed in assault on Abu Sayyaf camp

Abu Sayyaf leader killed while facing arrest

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:04 PM

The encounter to arrest the Abu Sayyaf leader, whose alias is 'Bullet,' left 3 military personnel wounded

Abu Sayyaf leader killed while facing arrest

Typhoon Lando, 2016 presidential bets, nuclear deal | 6PM wRap

Oct 22, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Typhoon Lando, 2016 presidential bets, nuclear deal | 6PM wRap