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ISIS makes direct contact with Abu Sayyaf, wants caliphate in PH

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the public that the military will not allow ISIS to establish a caliphate in the Philippines

Joint gov't, MILF anti-drug operation leads to arrest of 13

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The men are believed to be followers of Samad Masgal alias Commander Madrox leader of an armed group involved in the drug trade in North Cotabato

Dozen hurt in explosion at Sultan Kudarat festival

Nov 22, 2015 - 8:53 AM

No one claims responsibility in the attack which comes as the province celebrates the end of the Kalimudan Thanksgiving Festival

2 Marines killed, 5 wounded in battle with BIFF

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:11 AM

Fighting continues to rage in central Mindanao as government forces suffer another wave of casualties in their offensive against the BIFF

ENCOUNTER. Armed Muslim rebels line up in their headquarters Maguindanao.

Army captain, 3 others killed in clashes with BIFF

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:37 AM

20 other troops are wounded in gun battles in central Mindanao

ASSAULT. Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Edralin, commander of 7th Infantry Battalion, stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Kabasalan, Pikit, North Cotabato, Monday, February 23, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Blackout hits Mindanao

Feb 27, 2014 - 6:57 AM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said the power disturbance started at around 3:53 in the morning

File photo by John Javellana/Rappler

24 hurt in North Cotabato school blast

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED The explosion happened inside the campus of Cotabato College Foundation of Science and Technology CCFST at around 8 pm Sunday

8 soldiers killed in North Cotabato ambush

Oct 21, 2013 - 2:45 PM

3rd UPDATE In a separate incident in a nearby town 3 other soldiers are wounded

BIFF warns N. Cotabato residents of attacks

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Abu Misry Mama spokesman of the BIFF hints at intensified attacks most especially in the province of North Cotabato

BIFF rebels face raps for roadside ambush

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:12 AM

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF are now facing charges after admitting the attack on a miilitary convoy last August 7

More bomb incidents in Cotabato

Aug 12, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Two separate blasts another powerful bomb defused in latest spate of bombings in Central Mindanao

5 BIFF rebels killed in Cotabato fighting - military

Aug 11, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Fierce fighting broke out after soldiers encountered around 50 heavily armed BIFF men

EVACUATED. Around 2,000 residents from 3 villages in the towns of Aleosan and Pikit vacated their houses as BIFF rebels arrived in the area. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera

Civilians flee fighting between army, rebels in N. Cotabato

Aug 10, 2013 - 7:41 PM

4th UPDATE 2 are killed while another 2 are left wounded after gov t forces launch ground offensives against renegade Muslim rebels

EVACUATED. Around 2,000 residents from 3 villages in the towns of Aleosan and Pikit vacated their houses as BIFF rebels arrived in the area. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera

Soldiers hurt in Maguindanao IED blast

Aug 07, 2013 - 11:27 AM

UPDATED The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF a breakaway faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF claims responsibility for the bombing

Bomb explodes near radio station

Aug 07, 2013 - 7:04 AM

There were no reported casualties in the second bombing incident to hit the Cotabato area this week

ANOTHER EXPLOSION. Scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) gather pieces of evidence at the site of an explosion in Midsayap, North Cotabato, at the ground floor of a local radio station. Photo courtesy Karl Ballentes

'Cotabato bombers deserve wrath of Allah'

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:23 PM

The MILF condemns the bombing where civilians were deliberately targeted as means to deliver message for an evil agenda

Aquino vows arrests as Cotabato blast toll rises

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Aquino brands perpetrators as terrorists ; I m sure that we ll be able to get all these culprits in due time

Cotabato blast toll rises to 8

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED Local officials say a big fish connected to terrorists is behind the blast

Cotabato City blast kills 6

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The explosion occurred at Sinsuat Avenue a very busy street

State of calamity in Carmen after twin quakes

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The municipality of Carmen North Cotabato has been placed under a state of calamity after two magnitude 5 7 earthquakes struck the town

LANDSLIDE. Residents check a landslide in a road in North Cotabato on June 2, 2013, caused by the magnitude 5.7 quake centered in Carmen town, June 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of the North Cotabato provincial government

Early morning quake rocks North Cotabato

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:40 AM

UPDATE Days after a magnitude 5 7 quake jolted North Cotabato leaving at least 5 people hurt another magnitude 5 7 quake hits the town of Carmen

Bridge, homes damaged in Carmen quake

Jun 02, 2013 - 11:53 AM

UPDATE Two barangays in North Cotabato were affected by the earthquake including Barangay Kimadzil and Barangay Kibugtongan

LANDSLIDE. Residents check a landslide in a road in North Cotabato on June 2, 2013, caused by the magnitude 5.7 quake centered in Carmen town, June 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of the North Cotabato provincial government

Survivors need water, food, clothes - gov't

Dec 06, 2012 - 8:16 AM

3rd UPDATE Rescuers scramble to find at least 300 missing people as the death toll from Pablo continues to rise

'Pablo': Flooding, landslides in Lanao del Sur

Dec 04, 2012 - 12:40 PM

A bridge was washed out and two landslides were monitored in the town of Kapay Lanao del Sur early morning Tuesday December 4 as Pablo Bopha threatens to cause flooding in several other towns in the province

Muslim rebel leader dies of heart attack

Sep 26, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Musanip Sulaiman commander of the MILF s 106th base command dies of a heart attack

Rebel groups say no clash in Maguindanao

Sep 11, 2012 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED Senior officials from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement BIFM clarified that there was no armed encounter between the two rebel groups