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Gov’t troops 'neutralize' 2 Abu Sayyaf members in Mindanao

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Ibno Moro is in Tawi-Tawi's list of most wanted, while Abdulmubin Kudalat Salamuddin is a 'bomb expert,' says the military

Gov’t troops 'neutralize' 2 Abu Sayyaf members in Mindanao

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

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

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government's livelihood and education program for the country's sea gypsies

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Anti-graft court allows Tawi-Tawi rep to go to Rome for peace talks

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The congresswoman faces charges for filing her statement of assets 3 months beyond deadline for 4 consecutive years when she was vice governor

Anti-graft court allows Tawi-Tawi rep to go to Rome for peace talks

DA to ask Badjao magna cum laude to lead sea steward project

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the Bantay Laut program will tap the seafaring Badjaos as guardians of the seas

DA to ask Badjao magna cum laude to lead sea steward project

Ombudsman Morales, Abu Sayyaf, US gun control | 12PM wRap

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Ombudsman Morales, Abu Sayyaf, US gun control | 12PM wRap

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a 'natural jacuzzi,' pink sand, and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it's well worth the magical sights that await

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

[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

VCMs tested and sealed nationwide

May 06, 2016 - 9:36 PM

From Bacolod City to Tawi-Tawi, citizens participate in the testing and sealing of vote counting machines

VCMs tested and sealed nationwide

Unprecedented rice price hike in Tawi-Tawi due to Sabah embargo

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Most of the goods in Tawi-Tawi come from Sabah due to its proximity and cheaper cost, but a trade embargo is causing prices to spike

Unprecedented rice price hike in Tawi-Tawi due to Sabah embargo

Group urges Malaysia to end suspension of barter trade

Apr 16, 2016 - 3:19 PM

The Malaysian government's response to kidnapping cases in the area between the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia is also causing locals in Tawi-Tawi and Sulu to face a spike in food prices

Group urges Malaysia to end suspension of barter trade

How to save our mountains from fires

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Firebreaks and education can save Philippine summits

How to save our mountains from fires

Tawi-Tawi town mayor wounded in Zamboanga City shooting

Feb 07, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Authorities are not ruling out politics even if Bongao Mayor Jasper Que, an administration ally, is not running for reelection

Tawi-Tawi town mayor wounded in Zamboanga City shooting

Why did Binay, Poe, Roxas, Santiago snub #TheLeaderIWant forum? – voters

Jan 21, 2016 - 3:47 PM

'Masyado nilang binabalewala ang kapangyarihan ng social media'

Why did Binay, Poe, Roxas, Santiago snub #TheLeaderIWant forum? – voters

Human trafficking: A game of cat and mouse in a vast Celebes sea

Dec 06, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The Philippines is a source country, while Tawi-Tawi serves as the transshipment point for most trafficking cases

Human trafficking: A game of cat and mouse in a vast Celebes sea

Plight of the Badjao: Forgotten, nameless, faceless

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Sama Dilaut, the formal name of the Badjao, are among the most obscure, misunderstood and marginalized among the Filipino ethnic-linguistic groups. Their story needs to be told.

Plight of the Badjao: Forgotten, nameless, faceless

Of Moro martyrs and muted celebrations

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The Moro of Mindanao have much to celebrate, but they know that they still have to combat the effects of bigotry in the country and the world

Of Moro martyrs and muted celebrations

Who is running in ARMM | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler's list of candidates for local positions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Who is running in ARMM | 2016 Elections

Marines' Football for Peace brings hope to Southern Mindanao

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:08 PM

In far-flung Tawi-Tawi, the beautiful game is making a difference in a war-torn region

Marines' Football for Peace brings hope to Southern Mindanao

Women’s group protects turtles by turning trash into eco-purses

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The recycling project of a women’s group is not only providing livelihood, it is also helping Tawi-tawi's green sea turtles thrive

Women’s group protects turtles by turning trash into eco-purses

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

Sep 24, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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

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

Petition vs abusive Tawi-Tawi trike drivers launched

Sep 11, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Many tricycle drivers, youth in Tawi-Tawi claim, ask for unreasonable prices and disrespect passengers who refuse to pay their overcharged fares

Petition vs abusive Tawi-Tawi trike drivers launched

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

The problems in Tawi-Tawi, according to its youth

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The youth of Tawi-Tawi are mad, but you'll never guess what they're mad about.

The problems in Tawi-Tawi, according to its youth

In Tawi-Tawi, football is a way to achieve dreams

Jul 08, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Watch how football inspires the youth of a remote island-village in Tawi-Tawi

In Tawi-Tawi, football is a way to achieve dreams

How the Tawi-Tawi youth are fighting for the environment

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:17 AM

'Standing alone, one can only do so much, but together we can make a difference. This holds true for the project implementation of Youth4Nature in Tawi-Tawi'

How the Tawi-Tawi youth are fighting for the environment

Is Tawi-Tawi ready for tourism?

Jun 27, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Its residents are eager to shed the image of a conflict-ridden province and introduce its beauty to tourists. But is it advisable to visit Tawi-Tawi?

Is Tawi-Tawi ready for tourism?

Trash threatens tradition in Tawi-Tawi

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Locals go up Bud Bongao to make their wishes come true

Trash threatens tradition in Tawi-Tawi

Changing the stigma against Tawi-Tawi

Jun 18, 2015 - 7:05 PM

It’s a long and rough road ahead before Tawi-Tawi escapes the negative perception on the region and on Islam. But the people of Tawi-Tawi believe it is time for the province to open up to the world

Changing the stigma against Tawi-Tawi

Mat weavers of Tawi-Tawi face the waves of change

Jun 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The Sama Dilaut weavers struggle to preserve the tradition of mat weaving despite the changing times

Mat weavers of Tawi-Tawi face the waves of change

A letter to the youth of Tawi-Tawi

Jun 13, 2015 - 5:31 PM

'Be brave, my fellow youth in Tawi-Tawi, and never underestimate the things our young minds and hearts can accomplish! Change, even the most radical ones, started when a few people decided to make a stand'

A letter to the youth of Tawi-Tawi

With or without BBL, ‘Tawi-Tawi moves forward’

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Tawi-Tawi representative Ruby Sahali fears the Bangsamoro Basic Law will have little impact on her province like what they experienced under ARMM

With or without BBL, ‘Tawi-Tawi moves forward’

#MoveTawiTawi: Fighting stereotypes, moving forward

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Around 1,500 Tawi-Tawi youth join Rappler's workshop to tackle their province's biggest challenges with the help of social media

#MoveTawiTawi: Fighting stereotypes, moving forward

Rappler to hold #MoveTawiTawi workshop

May 31, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Rappler is set to hold a workshop in Tawi-Tawi on June 8

Rappler to hold #MoveTawiTawi workshop

Looking back: the Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area

May 31, 2015 - 4:30 PM

On May 31, 1996, the Philippines and Malaysia declared the Turtle Islands a protected area

Looking back: the Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area

IN PHOTOS: 5 places to see in breathtaking Tawi-Tawi

May 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

'Venice of the South,' the first mosque in the Philippines, unspoiled beaches, and more

IN PHOTOS: 5 places to see in breathtaking Tawi-Tawi

Illiterate? Inferior? Badjao is MSU magna cum laude

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The first Badjao to graduate with honors from the Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi, Roben Abdella, 22, has strived against discrimination

Illiterate? Inferior? Badjao is MSU magna cum laude

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Tawi-Tawi

Jan 20, 2015 - 2:25 PM

No casualties or damages are reported but aftershocks are expected, says Phivolcs

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Tawi-Tawi

Sabah standoff leader dies in Tawi-Tawi

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram dies of cardiac arrest, police say

Sabah standoff leader dies in Tawi-Tawi

The sea gypsies of Tawi Tawi

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

'If in Manila, Badjaos are a street nuisance, in Tawi Tawi they are the baby’s breath that compliments the beauty of a bouquet of roses'

The sea gypsies of Tawi Tawi

Tawi-Tawi: Rivendell of the south

Sep 28, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Elrond, the elf owner of the vilya ring, protected Rivendell so there will be a place for those who seek refuge. It is now the Philippine Marine Corp’s (PMC's) thrust to be the Elrond of Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi: Rivendell of the south

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Tawi-Tawi

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The quake, which is tectonic in origin, strikes 51 kilometers Southeast of South Ubian in Tawi-Tawi

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Tawi-Tawi

Captain of fishing vessel shot dead off Tawi-Tawi waters

Jul 07, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the armed men who attacked a 10-man crew that departed from Palawan

Captain of fishing vessel shot dead off Tawi-Tawi waters

DOST to map ARMM for hazard-prone areas

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A plane carrying laser scanners will fly over Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi starting August to determine what areas are prone to flooding and other natural hazards

DOST to map ARMM for hazard-prone areas

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community-administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

Hundreds of Filipinos deported from Sabah

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:31 AM

An ARMM official says they are expecting it to swell to 200,000 if the massive deportation campaign of the Malaysian government would continue

Hundreds of Filipinos deported from Sabah

Youth from conflict areas find refuge in football

Feb 11, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Youth from war-torn areas in Mindanao find refuge in football. A group of Marines finds a way to use sports as an instrument of peace.

Youth from conflict areas find refuge in football

Abu Sayyaf member arrested on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2013 - 1:00 PM

PNP spokesperson Reuben Theodore Sindac says the member is still under custodial debriefing

Abu Sayyaf member arrested on Christmas Day

Celebrating successes in the fight vs poverty

Dec 21, 2013 - 7:30 AM

All in all, not all hope is lost in the country’s overly protracted fight against poverty

Celebrating successes in the fight vs poverty