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Marawi City votes in special barangay, SK elections

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls

MARAWI POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel monitors the conduct of the special barangay and SK elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

ISIS operatives, Tito Sotto, World Cup 2018 | Midday wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Airstrikes, clashes between military, ISIS-Maute group in Lanao del Sur towns

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) According to Colonel Romeo Brawner, current reports indicate 5 members of the Maute-ISIS group led by Abu Dar, have been killed. The military is still verifying these reports.

Ex-Lanao mayor indicted for non-disclosure of assets in SALNs

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says former mayor Mohammadali Abboh Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, did not declare firearms and a vehicle in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth from 2007 to 2012

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Longing': Images of Marawi evacuees

May 26, 2018 - 8:07 AM

An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict

No date set for Marawi residents to rebuild their homes

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Based on the timetable of Task Force Bangon Marawi, clearing of debris is yet to happen on May 10, 2018

Task Force Bangon Marawi Field Office Manager Assistant Secretary Felix Castro gestures as he explains that residents of Most Affected Areas will be allowed to reconstruct, rebuild their homes. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Young Maranao advocate says empathy key to promoting peace, dev't

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:52 AM

After leaving his hometown to study in Cebu, 21-year-old peace advocate Jamil Faisal Adiong says he realized the potential of Mindanao to prosper if only peace reigns in the region

Maute doctor, 53 others charged for kidnapping, beheading sawmill workers

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Dr Russel Langi Salic, along with his co-accused, are charged with kidnapping, serious illegal detention, and murder before the court in Malabang, Lanao del Sur

EXTRADITION. Filipino doctor Russell Salic (in orange) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents following a court hearing in Manila on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Ex-Lanao del Sur mayor on Duterte’s drug list indicted for non-filing of SALN

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Rasmia Macabago, former mayor of Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur, says she didn't file her SALNs from 2007 to 2010 because she didn't know of any local official who did

INDICTED. The Ombudsman charges Rasmia Macabago for failing to file her assets list during the 3 years she was mayor of Siguran, Lanao del Sur. In this file photo from August 2016, she surrenders to the CIDG Major Crime Investigation Unit at Camp Crame after President Rodrigo Duterte includes her name on the drug list. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Fighting erupts between troops, Maute group in Lanao del Sur

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The military says this is the first encounter of government troops with the Maute Group remnants since Marawi City was liberated from terrorist influence on October 17, 2017

U.S. aid for Marawi rehab reaches more than P1B

Jan 09, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The additional P330 million will be used to provide livelihood trainings and opportunities for young people

LIFE IN AN EVACUATION CENTER. A Maranao child cuts open an icepop with a knife inside a dilapidated classroom that serves as their evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, neighbouring province of Marawi. The lack of water and sanitation facilities adds to their burden as they try to cope with life in crowded evacuation centers. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP won’t tolerate warring clans under martial rule in Mindanao

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong says clan disputes must be resolved to maintain peace and stability under martial law in Mindanao

WARRING FAMILIES. The military recovers 4 rifles after the Amanodin and Dipatuan clans exchanged gunfire on January 5, 2017. Photo from AFP

Vinta kills 7 in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The town of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur reported landslides and massive flooding

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

LOOK: Heavy flooding hits Lanao del Sur due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:57 PM

In the photos taken by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, residents are seen staying on top of their submerged houses

Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Napocor asked to open Agus 1 gates, ease flooding in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Agus 1 hydroelectric power plant controls the flow of water from Lake Lanao to Agus River, which flows through provinces in Lanao Del Sur and Lanao Del Norte

MASSIVE FLOODING. Parts of Bubong town in Lanao Del Sur are submerged in floodwaters. Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

LOOK: Mayor Sara Duterte visits Marawi, gives P5-M donation

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The presidential daughter is accompanied by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, who also gives her city government's pledge of P5 million to Marawi City

FULL TEXT: 'After the war, let's not forget the toil that lies ahead'

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:51 PM

Read the full statement made by Marawi crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong on Monday, October 23, after the military declares the end of combat operations

APOLOGY ACCEPTED. Marawi spokesman Zia Alonto Adiong says they understand why 'strong actions' are necessary in Marawi City

IN PHOTOS: Marawi soldiers fight the biggest battle of their lives

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Here are some of the images captured by Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa's since the beginning of the war in the southern Philippines

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: First batch of Marawi soldiers come home

Oct 20, 2017 - 6:24 PM

They were the first in when clashes broke out in May

Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Mahmud Ahmad dead – Duterte

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla also confirms the Malaysian terrorist who helped finance the Marawi siege was killed by troops

Malacanang Photo

Solano, Lacson, Hefner | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH military conducts air strikes outside Marawi

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Unidentified armed men with boats are reportedly camping on Balt Island in Lanao Lake

Marawi general to evacuees: 'I really apologize for the delay'

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:22 AM

'Until now they are suffering. I really apologize for the delay. Hopefully within a few days [it's over].'

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Lanao del Sur

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Phivolcs says no damage is expected, but there are aftershocks

Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

NEW MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte presents a new matrix that links the terrorist Maute Group to illegal drugs.

Black-clad armed men harass towns outside Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The military says it is investigating the presence of 5 to 7 armed men in the town of Bayang in Lanao del Sur

HARASSMENT. Mayor Aslani Pangarungan Balt says about 20 black-clad armed men harassed a military detachment in his town Bayang. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: Military opens Mapandi bridge to media amid heavy fighting in Marawi

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Mapandi Bridge is one of 3 bridges that separate the so called safe zone and the battle area It is the military’s main supply route

PASSING THROUGH. A military ambulance speeds past the Mapandi Bridge which is covered with laminated sacks to prevent the IS-inspired Maute Group from getting visual intelligence on the movement of troops. the Mapandi bridge is witness to some of the bloodiest battles at the on-going Marawi siege which started on May 22, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi fights to open MSU as war drags on

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr says they want to make sure that the crisis does not force students and professors to leave the Mindanao State University for other schools

Lanao town water chief indicted for graft over P10-M ghost project

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Tugaya Water District Acting General Manager Jamaloden Faisal received the funding in 2011 but the Ombudsman says the project remains non existent

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

17 decomposing bodies of civilians retrieved in Marawi

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The military believes these are Christians executed by the terrorists during the clashes The fighting is now on its 37th day

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. The remains of 17 civilians killed in Marawi City have been brought to a funeral parlor in Iligan City on June 29, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines

Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov't troops clear Marawi

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Brigadier General Ramiro Manuel Rey commander of Task Force Ranao says they are now coordinating with the local government unit leaders for the recovery and rehabilitation plans of Marawi

DEPLOYMENT. Marines are deployed to the frontline from their command post on June 21, 2017, in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Dela Rosa: Martial law to thank for Maute arrests

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the hunt for local terrorists is easier under martial law

MAUTE ARREST. Cayamora Maute, father of the Maute Group founders, is arrested in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Becoming Maranao

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family

Foreign journalist covering Marawi survives stray bullet

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Adam Harvey of the Australian TV network ABC is hit by a stray bullet as he took photos inside the provincial capitol compound

BULLET HOLE. A sniper's bullet pierces through a wall of a mosque near a military camp in Marawi City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dela Rosa on Russia trip: We didn't know 'exact date' of Marawi terror plot

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Top defense officials – the PNP and AFP chiefs among them – are in Russia when the Marawi siege begins

MARAWI CLASH. Police man a checkpoint in Iligan City as Marawi residents make their way out of the city on May 24. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP finishes probe into Marawi 'friendly fire' incident

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The military declines to make public its findings now citing security

MILITARY OPERATIONS. Government troops continue to flush our armed men in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

5 trapped cops rescued in Marawi

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The policemen are rescued in a joint operation by the AFP PNP local government and civil society groups

DANGER IN MARAWI. A police shows a .50mm caliber bullet from the Maute Group sniper that fired on them. File phot by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines marks Independence Day 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED From touching scenes in crisis hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country s independence

PANATANG MAKABAYAN. A soldier takes an oath during a flag raising ceremony. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Tearful flag-raising in Marawi as PH celebrates Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The provincial capitol and the city hall in Marawi hold simultaneous flag raising ceremonies for the first time since May 23

Independence Day flag raising ceremony in MArawi City. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Lawyers to Duterte: Stop martial law abuses in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Lanao del Sur says it is utterly shocked by the sheer magnitude of abuses against innocent civilians in Marawi

UNDER ATTACK. In this photo, a Philippine Marines armored personnel carrier speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi City, May 30, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

‪U.S. special forces back PH troops in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:53 PM

3rd UPDATE Marawi based military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo ar Herrera says there are strong indications that Omarkhayam and Madie Maute two leaders of the Marawi attack were killed in separate operations

MARAWI CLASH. Using their V-300 Commando Fire Support Vehicle, the Philippine Marines patrol Barangay Saduc in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. Photo by Bbobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi crisis and the long road to normalcy

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:12 PM

The war continues the people soldier on

Over 2,000 Marawi students back in schools, says DepEd

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Whatever their religion whatever their belief kung kanino man silang anak lahat po ng bata ay tatanggapin natin sa ating eskwelahan says Education Assistant Secretary G H Ambat

CONFLICT. A resident of Marawi City flee from the danger zone onboard a motorcycle. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

Lanao del Sur top cop relieved of post

Jun 06, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The relief is triggered by orders from the national headquarters in Camp Crame Quezon City

RELIEVED? Senior Superintendent Oscar Nantes, Lanao del Sur police chief. Photo from the Facebook page of Oscar Nantes

Martial law in Mindanao: School opening to bring 'sense of normalcy'

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones: Schools should not be made as battlegrounds between and among contending parties engaged in violence with or without martial law

CONFLICT. Internally displaced persons pass thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.