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Day of National Protest, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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The final push: Inside the Marawi battle area

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena joins the first group of journalists allowed to enter the heart of the battle area. Watch her report.

WAR ZONE. Clashes with local terror groups linked with Islamic State nears 4 months. Screenshot of military handout video

Maute ratholes, trenches revealed as troops gain ground in Marawi

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:23 PM

In one area ratholes that can fit 5 people cut through adjacent buildings says the military

RAT HOLES. Networks of rat holes are found in former strongholds of the Maute Group. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Possible surrender by Maute recruits could end war sooner

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Intense fighting and heavy bombardment trigger surrender feelers from the enemies according to the military

BLACK SHIRTS. The Maute Group was able to recruit among Marawi residents to fight for a caliphate in Mindanao. Photo from @RickoDima

Military files rebellion complaint vs suspected Abu Sayyaf member

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

24 year old Millham Saham is also facing a complaint for illegal possession of explosives

The Department of Justice on Padre Faura, Manila

TNI bantah bayar uang tebusan untuk pembebasan WNI dari Abu Sayyaf

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Gatot menyebut pembebasan dua WNI bisa terealisasi berkat upaya diplomasi antara TNI dengan angkatan bersenjata Filipina

TEBUSAN. Panglima TNI Jenderal Gatot Nurmantyo membantah Indonesia memberikan uang tebusan kepada kelompok Abu Sayyaf. Foto oleh Indrianto Eko Suwarso/ANTARA

Militer Filipina selamatkan dua sandera Indonesia dari kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Kedua nelayan asal Indonesia dalam keadaan baik usai menjalani pemeriksaan medis

DIBEBASKAN. Dua sandera asal Indonesia berhasil diselamatkan militer Filipina pada Kamis, 7 September. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Midday wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Abu Sayyaf operative arrested in Malaysia – military

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Hajar Abdul Mubin is allegedly the right hand man of Furuji Indama the notorious leader of the Abu Sayyaf faction in Basilan

Troops retake 2nd bridge in Marawi, 3 soldiers killed

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Three soldiers are killed and 52 others are wounded as troops push forward against local terrorists to end the war that has dragged on for over 3 months

MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Military kills armed men trying to enter Marawi battle zone

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Joint Task Force Marawi says 10 armed men attempted to sneak into the city through Lake Lanao on Monday August 28

LANAO LAKE. The military says it killed 10 armed men who attempted to enter the battle area on Monday, August 28. JTF Marawi photo

Aquino on Duterte, Kian delos Santos, Isang | Evening wRap

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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9 civilians killed in Abu Sayyaf rampage in Basilan

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The attack is believed to be a tactic to divert the attention of the military from its operations in nearby areas

ABU SAYYAF ATTACK. Bandits under Furuji Indama attack the village of Tubigan in Maluso, Basilan. All photos from Richard Falcatan/Rappler

PH Navy rescues Vietnamese hostage of Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Vietnamese Do Trung Huiqe is a crew member of MV Royal 16 that the bandits attacked in November 2016

Notorious Abu Sayyaf sub-leader killed in Sulu, says military

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Badong Muktadil is behind the recent sea jacking of a Vietnamese vessel of Tawi Tawi and the February 2013 abduction of a Taiwanese national in Malaysia

MILITARY MERIT MEDALS. Joint Task Force Sulu commander Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana congratulates his men for successful operations versus the Abu Sayyaf

3 Zamboanga workers escape Abu Sayyaf

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Jason Pon Vailoces Joel de Meza Adanza and Filemon Francisco Guerero Jr were taken from their construction barracks on July 15 and threatened with beheading

Duterte: AFP needs 20,000 more troops due to greater threats

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the President wants more troops deployed in Marawi and other areas in Mindanao

STRENGTHENING AFP. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to soldiers deployed in Marawi City on August 4. Photo by Alber Alcain/Presidential Photo

Abu Sayyaf beheads 7 loggers in Basilan

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Police say senior Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama may have targeted the loggers over a dispute stemming from his rubber plantation

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

Pacquiao visits troops in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao a reserve officer of the Philippine Army visits the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi City

Marawi crisis, Alvarez, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED Samira Gutoc Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations unburied bodies and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown

VOICE OF MARAWI. Samira Gutoc-Tomawis tearfully faces pro-Duterte lawmakers on July 22, 2016k to talk about human rights abuses under the Mindanao martial law. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana faces a joint session of Congress on July 22, 2017. Photo from the office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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More dangerous union: Abu Sayyaf Sulu and ISIS East Asia finally align

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Why is this significant?

Claims for the 25 May 2017 Sulu attack. Image courtesy TRAC

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

'NEUTRALIZED.' Ibno Moro, who has a standing warrant for murder, is neutralized on July 15. Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps construction workers in Jolo ahead of Duterte visit

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit wounded soldiers and address the troops in Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus bus in Jolo Saturday afternoon

Vietnamese hostage killed in Philippine clash

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:46 PM

He the Vietnamese was hit by a bullet Two things may have happened: he was hit during the encounter or he may have tried to take advantage of the situation to escape and then his abductors shot him Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana says

New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM

UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a battle dress attire during a visit to Marawi. Rappler file photo

2 kidnapped boat crewmen recovered in Sulu

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:27 PM

The two are among the 4 men kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in December 2016 in the Celebes Sea

Patikul, Sulu

Supreme Court, Duterte, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Duterte condemns Abu Sayyaf for beheading Vietnamese

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The Philippine President again threatens to eat members of the bandit group with salt and vinegar

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They extremists are creating intrigues and are sowing terror They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

#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

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 Vietnamese hostages

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED Hoang Trung Thong and Hoang Va Hai were among the crew members of a Vietnamese cargo vessel attacked by the Abu Sayyaf off Sibago Island in Basilan in November 2016

Gov't retakes Maute stronghold, Dansalan College, in Marawi

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:13 PM

The Philippine military claims it retrieved the cadaver of a foreign fighter believed to be from Singapore

LAKE LANAO. Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lorenzana, Marcos, Pacquiao vs Horn | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City

Duterte, China, Travel ban | Midday wRap

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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Manankil, Dela Rosa, Wroblewitz | Midday wRap

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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17 decomposing bodies of civilians retrieved in Marawi

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The military believes these are Christians executed by the terrorists during the clashes The fighting is now on its 37th day

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. The remains of 17 civilians killed in Marawi City have been brought to a funeral parlor in Iligan City on June 29, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte, Soganub, Harry Potter | Evening wRap

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf medics undergo inquest for rebellion

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

One of the suspects is a nurse from Jolo Sulu who was supposedly on his way to treat wounded Abu Sayyaf members

MARAWI CLASHES. A convoy of Philippine Marines passes through Barangay Saduc on June 6, 2017 as clashes continue in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Isnilon Hapilon may have fled Marawi City – army

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

2nd UPDATE These people are suicidal Our assessment is that they will really fight to the end says Brigadier General Restituto Padilla

Screenshot of a video showing Isnilon Hapilon pledging allegiance to the Islamic State

Calida, Dalquez, Fisher | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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'Peace-loving' Muslims included in Calida terror list – expert

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Balik Islam Group in the Philippines is very peaceful very democratic and very tolerant and linking them with ISIS is in fact providing them an injustice says terror expert Rommel Banlaoi

Solicitor General Jose Calida, in a press briefing at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on May 26, 2017, announces that the state of Marital Law and the suspension of the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Mindanao should not be a cause for alarm to all law-abiding citizens. He also confirmed that foreign jihadists are now trying to establish a caliphate Mindanao. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO