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IN PHOTOS: Marawi's evacuees

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This is their story as they try to live normal lives in an abnormal situation

IN PHOTOS: Marawi's evacuees

When the PH opened its doors to Jewish refugees

Jun 24, 2017 - 2:31 PM

'We would not be alive today if not for the Philippines,' says Lotte Hershfield, one of the thousand Jews who came to the country during World War II

When the PH opened its doors to Jewish refugees

Australia gives P34-M aid for Marawi clash victims

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Australia vows 'to work with the Philippine government to combat terrorism in our region,' Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

Australia gives P34-M aid for Marawi clash victims

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Many Rohingya are turning to complex smuggling operations to escape Bangladesh

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2017

In Bicol, military spearheads relief drive for Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'We might be sleeping soundly here but our brothers in Marawi City are in miserable condition,' Colonel Alden Juan Masagca, commanding officer of the Army's 901st Infantry Brigade, says in his appeal to Bicolanos

In Bicol, military spearheads relief drive for Marawi

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) More than 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

One person is displaced every 3 seconds. By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will have been displaced.

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Where are these people coming from, where are they going, how many have died, and how many will be allowed to stay?

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

'I want to help the victims because I was also a victim,' says MSU-Marawi student Edward Borres who fled his city with fellow students two days after the clashes began

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The assistance is being conducted in Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Iligan City schools where most of the displaced students are enrolled

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea win millions of dollars in compensation for 'degrading and cruel' treatment

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM

A key problem is getting aid supplies to the relatively remote desert region in Syria's north, with just a trickle of assistance currently crossing from neighboring Turkey and Iraq

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel's blockade

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Dire living conditions, lack of proper food, stress, and depression affect the breastfeeding ability of mothers who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

House starts probe into Resorts World attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers hold a hearing at NAIA-3 Wednesday, June 7, and plan to conduct an ocular inspection at the crime scene from across the street

House starts probe into Resorts World attack

Terrorists wound 2 soldiers during Marawi 'humanitarian pause'

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:05 PM

During the 4-hour humanitarian pause, 179 civilians are rescued from Marawi City

Terrorists wound 2 soldiers during Marawi 'humanitarian pause'

Trapped in Marawi, Muslims shield Christians from terrorists

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Dozens of Christian civilians trapped in Marawi City survived 11 days, thanks to the protection by Muslims

Trapped in Marawi, Muslims shield Christians from terrorists

Maranao student helps build Muslim-Christian understanding in evacuation site

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:46 PM

A young Maranao student-volunteer in an evacuation center in Iligan City builds a bridge of solidarity between Muslim and Christian evacuees and responders

Maranao student helps build Muslim-Christian understanding in evacuation site

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

May 31, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries had rushed relief supplies and medicine to assist more than 600,000 people driven from their homes

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

May 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A total of 58 awards will be given to individuals and groups from various sectors in the 18th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

May 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors' or relatives' houses

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

May 28, 2017 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy rains on Friday, May 26, triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern and western parts of the island

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

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

EU defends aid with conditions: It's our taxpayers' money

May 27, 2017 - 9:41 PM

'If people think that other donors would be without conditions, I would like to see those providers of assistance who have no conditions,' an EU official says

EU defends aid with conditions: It's our taxpayers' money

How a father fled Marawi to save kids, wife in labor

May 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Through social media, Agos, Tabang Sibilyan, and government help, a father brings his wife to a hospital in Iligan City, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy

How a father fled Marawi to save kids, wife in labor

EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

May 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The EU says there 'is no lack of other countries' to help if Europe is 'not welcome to provide money' to the Philippines

EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

May 22, 2017 - 7:57 PM

The two-day summer camp teaches kids from 8 to 17 years old about fire safety, first aid, and firefighting techniques

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

May 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

May 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH and EU, Princess Mako, Chris Cornell | Evening wRap

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

May 18, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'If DFA is unaware, then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy,' says a former ambassador

DFA, NEDA clueless as PH rejects new EU grants

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

May 18, 2017 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants, like humanitarian aid, that will not come with 'objectionable' conditions

Palace clarifies: PH not accepting EU grants 'with conditions'

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'We're supposed to be an independent nation,' says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration's decision

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

May 17, 2017 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen says the Philippines' decision will affect up to 250 million euros in EU grants

PH refuses new EU grants; P13 billion at stake

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

May 10, 2017 - 11:45 PM

'Between 100,000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen,' says Shabia Mantoo, Yemen spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 09, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement "de-escalation zones" where the government and opposition will halt hostilities

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M/V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center, cargo transport vessel, and evacuation ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

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

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The first Balikatan exercises under Duterte will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and counter-terrorism

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The national comptroller, Edgardo Maya, ordered a probe to determine whether authorities in the town of Mocoa correctly enforced building codes and planned adequately for natural disasters

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Ambassador Nikki Haley: 'When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action'

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines. From April 1-15, 2017, help name that vessel

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:25 AM

In the town cemetery, men are busy digging graves in the red soil for dozens of the 273 people so far counted as dead

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest