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Filipino, 2 others in ISIS beheading video blacklisted by U.S.

Aug 26, 2018 - 10:52 AM

A US Treasury official says the June 2016 video was 'part of a propaganda campaign to attract radicals to join militant terrorist groups in Southeast Asia'

 ISIS VIDEO. An Indonesian, Filipino, and Malaysian behead 3 Caucasians and call Muslims to fight the jihad in Syria and the Philippines (screenshot)

AFP lists 5 people who could be next ISIS emir in SE Asia

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Defense and security officials appear before Supreme Court justices to defend the second extension of martial law in Mindanao

'THIS FLAG IS NOTHING.' The Philippine Marines recover Islamic State black flags and high-powered firearms from the Maute Group in Marawi City. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PNP, CHR to probe death of Abu Sayyaf in Bohol

May 05, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Saad Samad Kiram is killed by police after an apparent escape attempt less than 24 hours after his arrest

CAUGHT, DEAD. Alleged ASG member Saad Samad Kiram upon his arrest on Thursday, May 4. Police photo

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May 05, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt

May 05, 2017 - 8:27 AM

The alleged member of the terrorist group is killed less than 24 hours after his arrest in Bohol

ALIAS SAAD. The alleged Abu Sayyaf member after his arrest in Tubigon, Bohol. Source photo

Abu Sayyaf member captured in Bohol

May 04, 2017 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED Saad Samad Kiram is captured by authorities in Tubigon Bohol on Thursday morning

CA confirms ex-soldier tagged in Olalia murder case as envoy

Feb 08, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms the appointments of 4 other Philippine ambassadors

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DSWD readies 'action plan' for 7,000 PH deportees from Sabah

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Thousands of undocumented Filipino workers are expected to be brought back to the Philippines in February

12 Filipinos found guilty in 2013 Malaysia standoff

Jul 25, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Nine of these Filpinos are also found guilty of warring against the Yang di Pertuan Agong in Lahad Datu a charge punishable by the death penalty or life in prison

LAHAD DATU INTRUSION. Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. File photo by AFP.

Alma Moreno to Pacquiao: Religious beliefs not basis to insult others

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:35 PM

While she s against same sex marriage Parañaque Councilor Alma Moreno says fellow UNA bet Manny Pacquiao is wrong in saying that gay couples are worse than animals

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VIEWS. UNA's official candidates are dominated by those against legalizing same-sex marriage in the country

Race to the Senate: The women who want your vote in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

What do Leila de Lima Nariman Ambolodto Risa Hontiveros Alma Moreno Princess Jacel Kiram Lorna Kapunan and Susan Toots Ople promise to do if elected?

FUTURE SENATORS? These women candidates vow to bring various issues and advocacies to the Senate floor if elected in 2016. Image by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Women candidates: Make psych tests for annulment cheaper

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:26 PM

So ‘yung binubugbog nang binugbog ng asawa who wants out of the marriage already titiisin na lang na kasal pa rin siya kasi wala naman siyang P100 000 says vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

HARD BREAK-UP. In a country that bans divorce, annulment is one available option for Filipino couples who want to end their marriage. But it comes with a hefty price.

Women candidates: Employment will empower Pinays

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Si nanay ang nag aaruga sa bawat isa Pero si nanay ay may mga sariling pangarap din senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros says

WOMEN IN GOV'T. From left to right: Iloilo District 4 representative candidate Mitch Monfort-Bautista, senatorial candidates Princess Jacel Kiram and Toots Ople, broadcaster and forum moderator Ces Drilon, Senate bets Lorna Kapunan and Risa Hontiveros, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Binay finally completes UNA Senate slate

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Binay s senatorial slate is composed of celebrities current and former lawmakers and labor and security advocates Only 6 are official UNA candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay fills his senatorial slate with 6 UNA bets, and 6 guest candidates.

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

UNA open to guest senatorial candidates, but Binay cautious

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Less than 2 weeks before deadline for filing of candidacies the Vice President says he prefers bets who ask UNA to accommodate them not the other way around

STILL LOOKING. Days away from the filing of candidacy, the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay continues in search for its vice presidential and senatorial candidates. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II dies

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Kiram s brother Datu Phugdal Kiram will succeed him as the leader of the Sulu sultanate

SABAH CLAIM. Sultan Bantilan Esmail Kiram II gestures during a press conference on the 2013 Lahad Datu, Sabah standoff. The briefing was held in Makati in March 2013. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Sabah standoff leader dies in Tawi-Tawi

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram dies of cardiac arrest police say

On Jamalul Kiram III, Nur Misuari and colonial mentality

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:38 AM

Kiram s death the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga siege serve as reminders of how colonial our mentality about our nation can sometimes be

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III dies

Oct 20, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Kiram 76 dies of organ failure

Kiram fears 'plan' to hand them over to Malaysia

Jun 10, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Abraham Idjirani says information about a plan to bring the Kirams to Malaysia came from a reliable source within the government

'WE ARE FILIPINOS': Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III says they are concerned about reports government will hand them over to Malaysia. Photo by Arcel Cometa

2 Kiram 'soldiers' post bail

Jun 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

PAO chief Percida Acosta says the accused who cannot afford the P82 000 bail will wait for the results of the DOJ re investigation of their cases

DETAINED: A total of 38 supposed members of the Royal Security Force were captured at the height of the Sabah incident. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Nothing final about findings on Sabah standoff – NBI

Jun 05, 2013 - 4:03 PM

NBI clarifies that there is nothing final about its report on the Sabah standoff since it still has to be consolidated with reports from the CIDG and DOJ

NBI submits final report on Sabah standoff

Jun 04, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The report has reached President Aquino who will give the clearance to make the findings public

Sabah police: Don't believe claims of more Sulu fighters

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The situation in Lahad Datu remains normal Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib says

SECURED. A state security force guards outside Camp Dayang of the Royal Security Force in Tubig-Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. The government is closely monitoring any reinforcements that would try to cross the border of Sabah. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

DOJ to re-investigate Kiram's alleged followers

Apr 09, 2013 - 10:41 PM

They alleged members of the Royal Security Force will under remain even as the re investigation is ongoing

ROYAL ARMY. Suspected members of the Royal Security Force are detained at a naval facility in Tawi-Tawi. File photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

'400 armed sultanate supporters arrive in Sabah'

Apr 09, 2013 - 4:56 PM

Princess Jacel Kiram says they are volunteers who are not members of the Royal Security Force

ARMED. A captain of the Royal Security Force displays his bladed weapon inside their camp in Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Detained 'royal army' can't afford reduced bail

Apr 08, 2013 - 3:21 PM

The Public Attorney s Office files a motion the detainees can only afford P9 000 each

ROYAL ARMY: 35 suspected members of the Royal Security Force are detained at a naval base in Tawi-Tawi. File photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

Malaysia charges 7 more Pinoys over standoff

Apr 02, 2013 - 12:55 PM

A Malaysian police officer is also facing charges for refusing to dislose information

SABAH CRISIS. This picture taken on March 8, 2013 shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen are locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduo in Sabah.AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

Kiram seeks Vatican support on Sabah

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Kiram meets with Cebu Archbishop Palma a few hours before the archbishop left for the Vatican

TWO RELIGIONS. Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III meets with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. Photo from CBCP News' Twitter account

Malaysia forms Eastern Sabah Security Command

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:20 PM

The security command will be activated on April 1 following the appointment of Sabah Immigration Director Datuk Mohammad Mentek as its head

Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Thousands flee Sabah

Mar 30, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Close to 5 000 Filipinos flee Sabah to escape the ongoing fighting

Kiram kin killed in Sabah

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Princess Jacel Kiram says Malaysian authorities killed a cousin of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III in Sabah

STILL IN SABAH. Princess Jacel Kiram insists her uncle and standoff leader Agbimuddin is still in Sabah and has not escaped to the Philippines. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

DOJ opposes P3-K bail for Kiram's men

Mar 25, 2013 - 1:41 PM

While the motion for the reduction of bail is pending Chief Public Attorney Percida Acosta said the court granted their motion for reinvestigation

Agbimuddin still in Sabah - Kirams

Mar 25, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Princess Jacel Kiram insists her uncle and standoff leader Agbimuddin is still in Sabah and has not escaped to the Philippines

STILL IN SABAH. Princess Jacel Kiram insists her uncle and standoff leader Agbimuddin is still in Sabah and has not escaped to the Philippines. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

4 dead, 2 hurt in fresh Sabah clash

Mar 25, 2013 - 12:43 AM

4 people including two children die as Malaysian security forces and suspected followers of the Sulu sultan clash in Lahad Datu

MORE DEATHS. Four are killed in another firefight in Sabah

Palace: Kiram's commander to be given legal aid

Mar 24, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Datu Amir Bahar Hushin Kiram and his wife were captured on March 23

CAPTURED. One of the commanders of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (seen in photo) was arrested by Malaysian authorities on March 23. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Malaysia grants PH access to detainees

Mar 22, 2013 - 3:22 PM

The Philippines has been making this request for 3 weeks now

EXCLUSION ZONE. The whole east coast of Sabah is now heavily militarized after the incursion led by the sultan's brother.

Agbimuddin in PH, Malaysia insists

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Malaysia insists that the Sabah standoff leader is now hiding in the Philippines where no one has seen him

IN PH OR MALAYSIA? Malaysia claims that the Sabah standoff leader is now hiding in the Philippines, where no one has seen him. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

US will stay out of Sabah issue

Mar 21, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Washington will not respond to the Sulu sultan s request for protection under a 1915 agreement the US ambassador says

SABAH NOT OUR PROBLEM. US ambassador Harry Thomas (center) takes questions from the media during the annual Kapihan sa Embahada informal chat with defense reporters. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Standoff leader a Malaysian citizen?

Mar 20, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram is a Malaysian civil servant since the 1980s according to a Malaysian newspaper

PINOY OR MALAYSIAN? Agbimuddin Kiram's citizenship is not clear. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

ASEAN will stay out of Sabah dispute

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Most of ASEAN considers this a bilateral issue says former ASEAN Secretary General Rodolfo Severino

UNRESOLVED ISSUE. Malaysia joined Asean alongside the Philippines in 1963 with Sabah as part of its territory recognized by fellow members of the regional bloc. Graphic by Matt Hebrona

Shadows of Sabah

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:29 AM

History repeats itself because Sabah remains the promised land to many Muslims

Kirams ask DFA for legal help in Sabah

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:36 PM

With or without that request the government wants to give legal assistance to all detained Filipinos in Sabah the DFA says

EXCLUSION ZONE. The whole east coast of Sabah is now heavily militarized after the incursion led by the sultan's brother.

No sightings of Raja Muda in PH

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:33 PM

ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman reveals Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram wanted to be fetched from Sabah when the first round of hostilities erupted

NO SIGHTINGS. ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman reveals Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram wanted to go home when the hostilities in Sabah erupted. File photo

Detained Kiram soldiers may be released soon

Mar 18, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Detained in a navy base in Tawi Tawi the charges filed against them are bailable

MEDICAL ATTENTION: A PAO doctor examines a member of the Royal Sultanate Force (Photo by Carmela Fonbuena)

Kiram relatives nabbed in Sabah

Mar 17, 2013 - 10:52 PM

The so called mopping up operations continue against 50 remaining gunmen according to Malaysian police

SULU 'RULER.' Sultan Jamalul Kiram III says his followers have a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

2,631 Filipinos flee Sabah as of March 13

Mar 17, 2013 - 5:09 PM

272 more Filipinos arrived in Taganak island in Tawi Tawi on Sunday March 18

DSWD processing center in Mampang, Zamboanga City (DSWD photo)

Aquino calls for talks on Sabah

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:26 PM

We need sincere and deep discussion if we are to arrive at a correct solution Aquino told graduating military cadets

TALKS ON SABAH. President Benigno Aquino III attends the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2013 graduation ceremony in Baguio on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Photo by Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino hits Kiram before new soldiers

Mar 17, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Aquino says the masterminds of the Sabah standoff put the lives of 800 000 Filipinos in danger