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Daniel Quizon captures Kidapawan Chess Open title

Feb 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The 13-year-old Quizon's win is a fitting follow-up to his second place finish in an international youth chess tournament in China last week

PRODIGY. Daniel Quizon, in the file photo, is poised to becoming the next big thing in Philippine chess. Photo from the FB account of Daniel Quizon

Can you help Palaro athlete's family get home to Kidapawan?

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Matthew Jade Tapang s family is going back to Kidapawan after his quest for gold in Palarong Pambansa ends abruptly

Abrupt end of Palaro journey for boxer whose parents drove via tricycle

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Matthew Jade Tapang hit his head during the weigh in for bronze His parents who traveled 1 000 km via tricycle need money to go home

LITTLE MANNY. Matthew Jade Tapang, a young boxer from Kidapawan City, aspires to become the next Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Palaro Movers from Region XI

From Kidapawan to Antique: Palaro boxer's parents drive tricycle

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Parents of young boxing athlete Matthew Jade Tapang drive more than a thousand kilometers from Kidapawan to Antique to support him at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

LITTLE MANY. Matthew Jade Tapang, a young boxer from Kidapawan City, aspires to become the next Manny Pacquiao.

A year after Kidapawan clash, groups condemn killings of farmers

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Since June last year 16 farmers Lumad and land rights defenders have already been killed says Pedro Arnado chair of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas Southern Mindanao Region

STOP. Groups protest against the killings of farmers under the Duterte administration. All photos c/o Kilab Multimedia

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced

FALLEN. A photo of Wilerme Dorado Agorde is placed on his front door during his wake. Photo by Edwin Gariguez

50 recaptured, over 100 still on the run in PH's biggest jailbreak

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED The BJMP says 13 high value targets – 7 Muslim rebels and 6 organized crime gang members – were not among the 158 inmates who bolted a North Cotabato jail

RECAPTURED. A photo of some of the recaptured inmates from the North Cotabato District Jail jailbreak. Photo from Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Pork barrel, Kidapawan jailbreak, Marcelino | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:12 PM

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Trump inauguration, Kidapawan jailbreak, Marcelino | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Zak Yuson

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 4, 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Over 100 inmates escape in Kidapawan jail attack

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:10 AM

UPDATED At least one jail personnel is killed during the attack

The North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City. Photo courtesy of BJMP Community Relations Service Office

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police

DISPERSAL. Activists clash with police while protesting alleged US presence in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

A Filipino farmer’s plea: ‘Support us, love us’

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:56 PM

In a forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank farmers talk about the problems they face and the possible solutions that government and public sector can do

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

May 24, 2016 - 1:40 PM

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

RITUAL. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt. Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

People’s lives have practically worsened says Wilhelmina Pelegrina Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

The time has come to break free from fossil fuel

May 17, 2016 - 3:06 PM

While we have been so active in climate change negotiations we have to match it with actually protecting and conserving our environment We have all the progressive laws and policies but the problem is implementation

Pumili ka: The Philippines beyond the 2016 elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:29 PM

The future of this nation is neither in the hands of one man nor in the hands of 54 4 million voters It is in the hands of 100 million Filipinos

Image courtesy Jez Aznar/Greenpeace

#PHVote: Mindanao after May 9

May 06, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Decades of neglect violence and impunity in Mindanao have widened inequality in the country spurring a loathing for imperial Manila

SUFFRAGE. A Filipina votes at Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. Graphic courtesy Ernest Fiestan / Rappler. Image of voting Filipina courtesy EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote rich province in the Philippines with about 2 7 million registered voters

Image courtesy Nico Villarete. Base image of female courtesy Apple Grace Danuco

Young, old Sumilao farmers march for Leni Robredo

May 04, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Nanay Linda Ligmon and Bajekjek Orquillos are two of the Sumilao farmers who returned to the streets to support Leni Robredo

MANILA MARCH. The Sumilao farmers reach Metro Manila after travelling for 19 days. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler.com

Call for justice: Prevent a repeat of the Kidapawan bloodshed

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Now is the time to support each other fight for what is right and change society for the better

Duterte’s lead, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Prince | 6PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:20 PM

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Court orders arrest of North Cotabato governor

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The 3 graft charges against Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza are bailable

Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Kidapawan farmers file charges vs Aquino allies, police

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Our struggle for food land and justice is legitimate and we will pursue justice in every possible way one of the complainants vows

Farmers and their families file cases against officials over the Kidapawan dispersal.

Sumilao farmers march for Leni Robredo, hungry Kidapawan farmers

Apr 23, 2016 - 12:55 AM

On April 22 the farmers from Bukidnon reach Cebu their 8th stop on the journey to Manila

Data leak, Aquino on Kidapawan, Prince | 12PM wRap

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:58 PM

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President Aquino: Police not at fault in Kidapawan clash

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:38 AM

He says the government should run after organizers who rallied the farmers to exploit the drought issue

NO FAULT. President Benigno Aquino III puts the blame on suspected organizers who enticed the farmers of Kidapawan City to unite and protest last March 30.

Comelec rules, Kidapawan probe, Great Barrier Reef | 12PM wRap

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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Gov't should be blamed for hunger, violence in Kidapawan – senators

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:23 AM

Government agencies reiterate that they had done what they could

WATCH: Senate hearing on Kidapawan drought protest

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Watch the recording of the Senate hearing on the Kidapawan protest on Wednesday April 20

El Niño drying up Cebu’s 'Little Amsterdam'

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

Philippine Red Cross marks 69 years, looks to the future

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:48 PM

The Philippine Red Cross recounts what it has done over the years and strives to further live up to its vision of providing service to humanity

76 Kidapawan farmers released, 2 more to post bail

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Police release the farmers over two weeks after their arrest

Kidapawan dispersal showed 'breakdown' of protocols – De Lima

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The former justice secretary says the first responders to disperse the protesting farmers on April 1 were armed personnel – violative of existing protocols

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gordon on Kidapawan protest: ‘That’s all lack of vision’

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:42 PM

The problem with this government is they have all the laws and they don’t enforce the law ’ Richard Gordon says at Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ senatorial debate‬

KIDAPAWAN PROTEST. Former senator Richard Gordon talks about the government's role in the Kidapawan protest at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kidapawan and the rice riots

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Negotiations were cut short Riot police were unprepared and outnumbered Cops carried long arms This is the story behind the deadly protests in Kidapawan City

Field in Mindanao during the El Niño drought. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / Rappler

Money raised for detained Kidapawan farmers, but no ID, no bail

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Human rights lawyer Gregorio Andolana tells MindaNews that barangay certifications would have sufficed as IDs but some officials in government demand other government issued valid ID

DISPERSAL. A farmer grimaces in pain after police dispersed a protest in Kidapawan City. Photo by Kilab Multimedia

#BigasHindiBala: An outpouring of global support for drought protest

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Here s a roundup of protests held in various cities around the globe since the bloody Kidapawan dispersal on April 1

Cops 'may have used unnecessary lethal force' in Kidapawan

Apr 09, 2016 - 3:58 PM

An international human rights group is calling on the Philippine government to conduct transparent and impartial investigations

Graft charges, Myanmar prisoners, Mayweather Sr | 6PM wRap

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Kapunan: Address drought to avoid another Kidapawan incident

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The human rights lawyer says the farmers protest that turned bloody was a result of the government s failure to address the effects of drought and climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says the Kidapawan dispersal may be repeated if the government fails to address the effects of climate change. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kidapawan tragedy, Brussels blasts, Forbes power women | 12PM wRap

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:01 PM

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North Cotabato governor indicted for graft

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:53 AM

Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza used provincial funds to buy diesel from the Taliño Shell Station which is owned by her mother says the Ombudsman

We asked for rice, not bullets, Kidapawan protester tells Senate

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Arlyn Oti Amar a mother of two cried before a Senate hearing as she recounted how the farmers protests for rice turned into a bloody dispersal

KIDAPAWAN HEARING. A public hearing was held on Thursday, April 7, regarding the violent dispersal of farmer-protesters in Kidapawan. Screenshot

Cotabato police chief sacked as PNP probes bloody clash

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine National Police has formed a special team headed by a 2 star general to probe possible lapses that led to the bloody clash in Kidapawan on April 1 2016

KIDAPAWAN CLASH. Police and farmers face off in Kidapawan City. File photo from the PNP Facebook page

Kidapawan protest: Can police use guns to disperse violent rallies?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Inconsistencies between the police manual and the Public Assembly Act create confusion on whether or not the police should have used guns to disperse protesters

KIDAPAWAN CLASH. Police and farmers face-off in Kidapawan. File photo from the PNP's official Facebook page

From Tacloban to Kidapawan: Blaming the victim

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

In perilous times like these anger and a sense of urgency are virtues Anything less is a denial of justice

DA Region 12 office 'received no complaints' vs El Niño measures

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The chief of DA Soccsksargen says the office worked with LGUs and municipal agriculturists prior to the weather disturbance and even as El Niño hit the region

Police in Kidapawan protest: Are we not human?

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Police claim that their use of guns was justified because of the likely presence of active shooters among the protesters based on intelligence reports

VIOLENT DISPERSAL. Video shown by the PNP supposedly shows a small group of police (middle of photo) being surrounded by protesters. Screenshot

'I have no regrets' – Kidapawan mayor

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Joseph Evangelista says SWAT forces only reacted after they saw protestors mauling cops who had been caught in the melee If the police hadn’t used maximum tolerance they wouldn’t have been pinned down

I DID MY JOB. Kidapawan Mayor Joey Evangelista. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / Rappler.com