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Lorenzana not inclined to recommend Mindanao martial law extension

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The defense chief says he is waiting for the military and police to give their input, and President Duterte will still have the final say on the matter

DEFENSE CHIEF Delfin Lorenzana doesn't feel the need to put Mindanao under martial law for another year. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MISLEADING: ‘Photos’ of relief operations in earthquake-hit Mindanao

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Not all of the photos in Samonte's Facebook album were taken after the quakes in Cotabato, and not all are Del Rioz's own

DOLE to provide employment aid to victims of Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says cash assistance will also be given to families of overseas Filipino workers in affected areas

EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH. Residents displaced by a series of strong earthquake that struck the province of Cotabato stay int temporary shelters. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FALSE: Photos of 'whirlwind, tornado' in Cotabato after earthquakes

Nov 04, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The photos are from Mexico, not the Philippines

Don't donate infant formula milk to disaster victims – nutrition council

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:38 PM

This is to avoid diarrhea among evacuees. In cases when it's absolutely necessary to feed babies with formula milk, these must be prepared by health and nutrition workers.

BREAST MILK ONLY. The Department of Health and National Nutrition Council discourage donations of infant formula milk to disaster and crisis victims. Photo by AFP

Foreign leaders send sympathies to Philippines after Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The United States, European Union, and China condole with victims of the strong earthquakes that struck Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao in the span of 16 days

HOMES LOST.  A man stands over a damaged home lost in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[OPINION] Building social capital with the Bangsamoro is a must

Nov 03, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Civil society must do its part by offering much-needed support, because we all know that criticizing from a distance can only do so much

1 arrested in Davao City condo earthquake damage

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also orders a probe into the city's engineering and city building offices, and Ecoland 4000 Residence's building administration

DAMAGED. Ecoland 4000 Residences in Davao City sustained greater damage among the structures. Photo from Davao City government

NDRRMC: Cotabato earthquakes death toll rises to 21

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:31 PM

At least 16 people were killed in Cotabato

TOTALLY DAMAGED. A man walks on the collapsed wall of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Study shows Mindanao residents don't have 'go bags' for disasters

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Money is the biggest barrier to disaster-preparedness for the households in Mindanao, the study shows

QUAKE, Patients and residents rest outside a hospital in Makilala, North Cotabato on October 17, 2019, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island. Photo by Geonarri Solmenaro/AFP

'Beyond repair': Dread and anxiety in Kidapawan after strong earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Like others in earthquake-struck communities, the people of Barangay Ilomavis in Kidapawan City are still coming to terms with the destruction caused by the strong tremors

EVACUEES. A mother and child in an evacuation center in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LGUs send help to earthquake-hit communities in Mindanao

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(6th UPDATE) Here are some of the local governments and officials who have extended a helping hand to Cotabato and other affected areas

EVACUEES. Evacuees in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi local chiefs too dependent on soldiers due to martial law – civic leader

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding cautions Marawi residents from getting too used to the 'abnormal' situation of martial law and suggests alternative security measures

AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler  AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

At least 17 dead in Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 9:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says nearly 146,745 people are affected in Soccsksargen and Davao region

COLLAPSED. Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, collapses following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on October 31, 2019. Photo by Genghis Manero

Angel Locsin and Neil Arce join relief efforts for Mindanao earthquake victims

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:19 PM

This isn't the first time the actress participated in relief efforts

VOLUNTEERS. Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, seen here at the Sine Sandaan red carpet in September, join relief efforts for the victims of the recent Mindanao earthquakes. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Where do we go from here?' Families flee landslide-buried villages in Makilala

Nov 01, 2019 - 7:20 PM

A resident of Barangay Luayon in Makilala, Cotabato, says that after the October 31 earthquake, 'nothing was left of our of village'

EVACUEES. Thousands have evacuated in Makilala, Cotabato, following the strong earthquakes that caused landslides in the area. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

In Davao del Sur, only few visit the dead after the earthquake

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Residents of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, are more concerned about their situation – limited food and water, and having to temporarily stay in tents – than going to the cemetery

A FEW SHOW UP. In this portion of the Magsaysay Public Cemetery, less than 50 people are around in the early afternoon of All Saints Day, unlike in the past years. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

After hotel collapse, Kidapawan mayor urges businesses to inspect buildings

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:14 AM

(UPDATED) Post-earthquake, Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista admits the city does not even know how to demolish the 6-story Eva Hotel

ASSESSMENT. Kidapawan City engineers take a closer look at the collapsed Eva Hotel along Quezon Boulevard in Kidapawan City on Thursday, October 31,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

After 3 Mindanao earthquakes, Duterte not visiting affected areas

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The President 'deems it appropriate to refrain from personally inspecting the disaster-stricken areas' because government agencies are already dealing with the situation, says Malacañang

AFTERMATH. The Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, after it collapsed following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday, October 31 Photo by Genghis Manero

LOOK: Buildings destroyed by magnitude 6.5 quake that struck parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM

This happened just two days after a stronger magnitude 6.6 tremor rocked the same area that killed at least 6 people and injured hundreds in the region

A building damaged by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake is seen in Kidapawan town in the southern island of Mindanao on October 31, 2019. - A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on October 31 sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings. (Photo by EDWIN BADILLES / AFP)

LOOK: Davao City condo damaged by strong earthquake

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:18 PM

At least 9 people, including a Korean resident, are injured at Ecoland 4000 in Davao City

DAMAGED. The Ecoland 4000 condominium in Davao City sustains serious damage after a another strong earthquake rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 31, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao del Sur residents traumatized by earthquakes, aftershocks

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

'I don't feel safe in my house anymore,' says Lala Enamoria of Magsaysay town, a sentiment shared by many others traumatized by the strong earthquakes and continuous aftershocks in parts of Mindanao

EVACUEES. Families feel safer outside their homes after strong tremors and aftershocks rocked their community in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Photo courtesy of Anthony Allada

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:40 AM

(7th UPDATE) The strong earthquake happens just two days after a magnitude 6.6 tremor struck Cotabato and affected other provinces in Mindanao

EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake detroyed this structure and other infrastructure in Tulunan, Cotabaot, and other parts of Mindanao on October 29, 2019. A strong magnitude 6.5 aftershock hit the same area two days later. Photos courtesy of the Tulunan Municipal disaster risk reduction and management office

'We were screaming.... Everyone was crying': Tulunan residents recall earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Residents are reeling from two massive earthquakes that hit Tulunan, Cotabato, in a span of two weeks. They say the latest earthquake was 'scary' and 'traumatic.'

Tulunan, Cotabato earthquke. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: How you can help affected communities of the Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Affected communities in Mindanao need your support. This page shows how you can extend help

Over 8,000 people displaced by Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Two people remain missing after a landslide in Barangay Upper Bala in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

CRACKED. A pathway is cracked in Cental Mindanao after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks the region on Octobr 29, 2019. Photo from DSWD XII

Kidapawan church welcomes evacuees after magnitude 6.6 earthquake

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also urges other churches from various dioceses to lend a helping hand to communities in need

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended to by colleagues after she faints following an earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

Northern Mindanao police chief sacked, suspended from service

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Jr is ordered suspended from service for 6 months, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

SACKED. Rafael Santiago Jr (center) is sacked from his post as he faces administrative complaints when he was a provincial director. PNP photo

At least 6 dead as magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks Mindanao

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(5th UPDATE) Dozens of people in various parts of Mindanao are hurt following the tremor, the second strong earthquake to hit Mindanao in just two weeks

TREMOR. An office worker is carried on a stretcher after she fainted following an earthquake that rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 29, 2019.Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Cotabato

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:03 AM

(10th UPDATE) The earthquake strikes Tulunan town and affects other parts of Mindanao just two weeks after a strong earthquake hit the same area

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended by colleagues after she fainted following an the earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

Marawi rehab czar Del Rosario wants 4th martial law extension

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Martial law creates a 'peace and order situation' that has helped with the pace of rehabilitation, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario

MARKED BY CONFLICT. Marawi's Ground Zero is still in ruins in this photo taken on May 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Esperon says no need to extend martial law if Human Security Act is amended

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Security officials are also considering the opinion of local government units in assessing whether another extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed

MILITARY RULE. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says amendments to the Human Security Act are among the factors being eyed when considering an extension to military rule in Mindanao. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Businesses thank responding firefighters with freebies after mall fire

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:08 PM

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera says the earthquake is a reminder that a lot has to be done to improve the city's disaster preparedness and resiliency against natural and man-made calamities

At least 5 dead, dozens injured in Mindanao earthquake

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The fatalities include a mother and her baby in Maysaysay town, Davao del Sur, near the earthquake's epicenter

CASUALTIES. Residents cover the bodies of Argen Lakay and her 10-month old baby in Barangay Malawanit in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Rappler file photo

MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

Military supports 'selective martial law' in Mindanao

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law

MILITARY SPOKESMAN Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA Northern Mindanao nabs Bukidnon public school teacher in drug bust

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Law enforcers arrest Grade 9 teacher in a buy-bust operation

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Duterte urged to form Bangsamoro intergovernmental relations body

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to create an intergovernmental relations body deemed critical to the success of the new Bangsamoro region in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr. and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Interim Chief Minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during the launch of the second phase of the decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatants and weapons at the Old Provincial Capitol Compound in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on September 7, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Phivolcs says there is no damage expected from the earthquake in Mindanao on Sunday, September 29, but there are aftershocks

Military taps sardine fishing crews as 'reserve force' in Sulu Sea

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military

RESERVE FORCE. The military has enlisted the fishing crews of some big sardine companies as a paramilitary force to help guard against security threats in the Sulu Sea. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP to probe Murad’s claim that military is ‘main source’ of Mindanao loose firearms

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:07 PM

The interim chief minister of the new Bangsamoro autonomous region earlier said that many loose firearms in Mindanao bear the markings of the Department of National Defense

LOOSE FIREARMS. Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim, BARMM interim Chief Minister and MILF Chairman, said the military is the 'main source' of illegal firearms in Mindanao. In this photo, Presidential Peace Process Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr inspects guns submitted by the MILF for decommissioning in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat on September 7, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Mindanao lawmakers seek creation of 'National DPWH' in BARMM

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'

NEW GOVERNMENT. BTA members gather for BARMM's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

Duterte names ex-ARMM official, youth activist as Bangsamoro gov't members

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Rasol Mitmug Jr and Jam Disimban Ramos are appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, bringing its membership to 78 out of the required 80

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the inauguration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City on March 29, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Abu Sayyaf terrorist killed in Sulu clash was planning suicide attack – military

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The military says Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of ISIS' leader in the Philippines, would have become a suicide bomber if he had not been killed in a raid on Tuesday, September 10

FOCUSED OPERATIONS. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has launched a series of operations targeting the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nephew of pro-ISIS Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Sulu – military

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, is killed in a firefight with government troops. His death is a 'great loss' to the Abu Sayyaf Group, says the military.

TERRORIST CAMP. Philippine Army troops overran a lair of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu, after a firefight on Tuesday, September 10. Photo courtesy of AFP Western Mindanao Command

Foreign embassies required to get DFA clearance before donating to BARMM

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 'there'll be hell to pay' if foreign embassies bypass the Department of Foreign Affairs

BANGSAMORO REGION. In January 2019, majority of voters in the Bangsamoro region voted to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Photo by Red Santos/Office of Senator Miguel Zubiri

Duterte's advice vs Western Mindanao investments a 'wake-up call'

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Zamboanga del Norte business leader Rolando Soliva responds to the Chief Executive's statement urging investors to 'stay away' from the western part of Mindanao due to peace and order problems

BUSINESS LEADER. Rolando A. Soliva is the president of the Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also chairs the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office Advisory Council. Photo by Bert Laput

6 new railways to look out for

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?

Can't afford to fail: Bangsamoro region weathers birth pains

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:45 PM

In its first 5 months, the new Bangsamoro government gets past birth pains as its Parliament and Cabinet struggle to make an impact on the daily lives of the region's people

Female ‘suicide bomber’ in Sulu blast was from Abu Sayyaf – military

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command says terror groups in Mindanao could be weakening, while an analyst says they are evolving and could launch devastating attacks in the future

LESSONS LEARNED. Philippine Army soldiers survived a terror attack in Indanan, Sulu on Sunday, September 8, because of tactics drawn from past deadly bombings. File photo of soldiers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler