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Suspected Abu Sayyaf sub-leader arrested in Zamboanga

Dec 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Hairulla Asbang, who was wounded in a previous encounter with government troops, is captured inside a hospital

Suspected Abu Sayyaf sub-leader arrested in Zamboanga

Filipina kidnap victim released in Sulu

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:34 AM

According to intelligence reports reaching Rappler, Marites Flor is released in front of the house of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in Jolo, Sulu, at around 4:30 am on Friday

Filipina kidnap victim released in Sulu

Waiting to be freed: 22 foreign hostages in Sulu

Apr 26, 2016 - 10:53 AM

They include 14 Indonesians and 4 Malaysians

Waiting to be freed: 22 foreign hostages in Sulu

Aquino orders rescue of foreign hostages

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:11 PM

President Aquino orders the AFP and PNP to rescue the 4 hostages after the Abu Sayyaf announced the possible beheading of one of the kidnap victims

Aquino orders rescue of foreign hostages

Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:11 PM

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Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

CoC filing, Samal kidnapping, Indonesian crash survivor | 12PM wRap

Oct 14, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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

CoC filing, Samal kidnapping, Indonesian crash survivor | 12PM wRap

Kidnapped foreigners now in Sulu

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Mayor Duterte says two kidnap-for-ransom groups are holding the 3 foreigners and one Filipina hostage

Kidnapped foreigners now in Sulu

Possible boat used in Samal kidnapping found in Jolo

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Officials are mum if the discovery pointed to possible Abu Sayyaf involvement, even as President Aquino earlier said it is likely a new rebel group is behind this

Possible boat used in Samal kidnapping found in Jolo

Police search outside Davao for kidnapped foreigners, Pinay

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte debunks reports that the New People's Army was behind the incident

Police search outside Davao for kidnapped foreigners, Pinay

Binay’s campaign, Aquino on Torres, Gilas vs Hong Kong | 6PM wRap

Sep 24, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Binay’s campaign, Aquino on Torres, Gilas vs Hong Kong | 6PM wRap

Philippine tourism: Held hostage again?

Sep 24, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Beyond the brand campaigns, a focus on strengthened security and basic law and order will be fundamental to the sustained growth of any ASEAN member state’s tourism sector

Philippine tourism: Held hostage again?

Samal resort owners urged: Boost security, let police in

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:49 AM

The resistance of resort owners to give access to police remains a problem, but this time, authorities will do what needs to be done, says PNP Region 11 director Chief Superintendent Wendy Rosario

Samal resort owners urged: Boost security, let police in

Aquino: New group likely behind Samal kidnapping

Sep 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) The President assures the public that rescue operations are ongoing and that the security sector is continuously on the hunt for the suspects. Authorities release a cartographic sketch of one of the suspects.

Aquino: New group likely behind Samal kidnapping

Statistical tie, Xi’s US visit, Gilas vs Palestine | 6PM wRap

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:16 PM

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Statistical tie, Xi’s US visit, Gilas vs Palestine | 6PM wRap

Presidentiables meet, Mamasapano case, jailed for sedition | 6PM wRap

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Presidentiables meet, Mamasapano case, jailed for sedition | 6PM wRap

3 foreigners, 1 Filipina abducted in Samal Island

Sep 22, 2015 - 10:12 AM

(UPDATED) The victims include a Norwegian resort executive, two Canadian guests, and a Filipina. Two Japanese nationals are hurt after they fought off the armed men who tried to kidnap them as well.

3 foreigners, 1 Filipina abducted in Samal Island

DavNor athlete finally bags gold in tennis in 5th Palaro stint

May 06, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Christian Lopez plans to achieve more success on the tennis courts of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP), where he will represent the University of Sto Tomas

DavNor athlete finally bags gold in tennis in 5th Palaro stint

#ShareDavao: Holidays in Davao: Where to go, and what to do

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Should you find yourself spending the holidays in Davao, the Marco Polo Hotel is the gateway for your choice of adventure

#ShareDavao: Holidays in Davao: Where to go, and what to do

A man-made sanctuary for bats in Samal

Nov 26, 2014 - 1:11 PM

The Monfort Bat Sanctuary, in the Island Garden City of Samal, houses a bat population that has now boomed to 2.5 million

A man-made sanctuary for bats in Samal

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler's new travel show, #SharePH, as it explores Davao city. Share your own Davao memories

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

The beautiful Island Garden City of Samal: 16 things to do

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Samal has so many things to offer to its guests and visitors. Three days may not be enough to explore its serene surroundings and wildlife treasures

The beautiful Island Garden City of Samal: 16 things to do

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Getting around Manila, Cebu, and Davao is now less of a hassle with GrabTaxi. So here’s a list of places to visit for an atypical day

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Olongapo City, parts of Bataan to experience power outage

May 24, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Customers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and the general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this scheduled interruption

Olongapo City, parts of Bataan to experience power outage

Monsoon rain batters Bataan

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Flood water rises in Bataan, submerging several barangays and rendering some roads impassable

Monsoon rain batters Bataan

Bataan towns submerged; thousands of families affected

Sep 23, 2013 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) Nearly 20,000 families affected. In 4 towns – Hermosa, Abucay, Dinalupihan, and Samal – floodwaters have reached 5 feet high or submerged entire houses.

Bataan towns submerged; thousands of families affected

No excuse not to dive in Davao

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:51 PM

With around 25 dive sites scattered around Samal and Talikud islands, Davao is a dream destination for first time divers

No excuse not to dive in Davao

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

May 23, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Time to whip out your bucket list and add these pristine beaches

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

(UPDATED) The typhoon, with international codename Bopha, made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday, December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Samal boat tours suspended

Dec 03, 2012 - 1:11 PM

Samal and Davao del Norte are under storm signal #1 for typhoon 'Pablo'

Samal boat tours suspended

6 LGUs recognized for citizen engagement programs

Apr 28, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Six LGUs were recognized as models of good governance for their initiatives in engaging citizens in government monitoring