Islamic State in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Islamic State in the Philippines


ISIS has 'safe havens' in Metro Manila – NCRPO chief

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Director Oscar Albayalde says they have monitored ISIS safe havens in the Philippines' capital region

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Amin Baco is new ISIS Southeast Asia leader – PNP

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) Amin Baco is seen as 'one of the most experienced terrorists' in the Philippines

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa holds his regular press conference at Camp Crame, November 6, 2017. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Are Marawi residents ready to see their homes?

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Many residents will have no more homes to go back to, but the government commits to rehabilitating the city

BATTLE FOR MAPANDI BRIDGE. Houses in Lilod Tolali bear the brunt of fierce firefights between the military and local terror groups. Rappler photo

Singapore minister warns ISIS will target Southeast Asia

Dec 02, 2016 - 10:40 PM

While ISIS is rapidly losing territory in Iraq and Syria this may increase the risk of revenge attacks in Southeast Asia – and certain pockets of the region are receptive to radical Islamic ideology

TALKING ABOUT TERRORISM. Singapore's Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam speaks to journalists during the Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore luncheon in Singapore on December 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP