Moropreneur: Weaving a brighter future for Maguindanao

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:13 PM

By carefully weaving together the natural gifts of the people and the region’s rich culture interventions anchored on empowering communities and the common aspiration to uplift lives a better Maguindanao is possible

Ampatuan brothers plead not guilty to corruption charges

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Do you know how much the government is spending for his escorts? Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Rafael Lagos says in reference to Andal Ampatuan Jr as he denies the motion to postpone the arraignment

CORRUPTION CHARGES. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

Aquino's Mamasapano indictment 'bad precedent' – Trillanes

Jul 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano another former military man says the top commander can t possibly usurp a lower commander s powers

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. Then-president Benigno Aquino III attends the necrological services for the slain SAF troopers on January 30, 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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?

Mamasapano town earns COA praise for women-friendly programs

Jul 09, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The Commission on Audit says the local government managed to make the most out of its meager funds by implementing projects that made a big impact

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’

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May 16, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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2nd arrest order issued vs Sajid Ampatuan

May 16, 2017 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED Sajid Ampatuan has to pay a P 4 million bail covering two sets of corruption charges; another is pending with the anti graft court

CORRUPTION CHARGES. After securing temporary freedom from massacre charges, Sajid Ampatuan is ordered arrested for multiple counts of corruption over millions of pesos worth of ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009 when he was governor. Photo by Jef Maitem

Sajid Ampatuan charged anew for P16M in ghost food purchases

May 15, 2017 - 4:05 PM

This adds to the 161 counts of corruption filed against him in early May for ghost construction and repair projects

NEW CHARGES. Sajid Islam Ampatuan, who is photographed here in Cotabato City on May 10, 2015 during his welcome party after being granted bail for massacre charges, faces new charges in court for corruption. Photo by Jef Maitem

3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

An improvised explosive device attached to a police vehicle goes off in Mamasapano Maguindanao

IED BLAST. 3 cops are injured in Mamasapano, Mindanao as a result of an IED explosion. Photo courtesy of CSupt Reuben Theodore Sindac/PNP

2 children among killed in Maguindanao drug raid

May 03, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two other minors are wounded including a 12 month old boy after men of suspected drug lord and BIFF member Willie Akil Utto fired upon the raiding team

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects

May 01, 2017 - 4:15 PM

12 construction projects in Maguindanao approved in 2009 turned out to be fake says the Office of the Ombudsman

CHARGED. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

CA affirms conviction of 2 Indonesians in 2003 airport blast

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court verdict that found 2 Indonesians guilty of bombing the Awang Airport in Maguindanao in 2003

Military attacks BIFF in Maguindanao

Mar 19, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The military s spokesman cites intelligence sources as saying 21 extremists were killed and 26 wounded although no bodies were recovered

ENCOUNTER. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Simeon Datumanong, ex-Maguindanao rep, dies

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:34 AM

UPDATED Simeon Datumanong former lawmaker and member of the Arroyo Cabinet will be laid to rest in Shariff Aguak Maguindanao on Wednesday March 1

Duterte declares Jan 25 'Day of National Remembrance' for SAF 44

Feb 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

I ask all our countrymen to remember the heroism of the SAF 44 and recall the daily sacrifices of our uniformed personnel for the sake of the continued peace and security of our nation says the President in a proclamation

Remembering his dead father, the boy in the photo wears a ‘SAF 44’ haircut as he and his mother attend the meeting with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte a day before the second death anniversary of the fallen 44 Special Action Force troopers at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 24, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Maguindanao massacre: CA affirms bail for Ampatuan son

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms that the evidence against Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan is not strong enough to deny his right to bail

TEMPORARY FREEDOM. Sajid Islam Ampatuan is shown here during a grand welcome by supporters in Cotabato City last May 2015 after posting an P11.6 million bail. Photo by Jef Maitem

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Jan 27, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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Ombudsman wants to seize Ampatuan Sr's P54.9M illegal wealth

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The elder Ampatuan liked to buy houses and lots cars and firearms but the Ombudsman says he spent so much more than he earned

File photo of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center). File photo by Noel Celis/EPA/Pool

Maguindanao vice mayor killed inside home

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Anwar Sindatuk is the newly installed vice mayor of Datu Saudi Ampatuan whose mayor Samsudin Dimaukom was killed last month in an alleged shootout

Justice chief assures conviction of Ampatuans in Maguindanao massacre

Nov 23, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the prosecution team will ensure that Andal Ampatuan Jr and Zaldy Ampatuan are convicted in the next few years over the Maguindanao massacre

MASS GRAVE. Seven years after the politically motivated murder of 58 persons in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009, not one of the 197 accused has been convicted. Rappler file photo

Lawmaker: Declare Nov 23 nat’l commemoration day for EJK victims

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:52 PM

If passed into law HB 4502 will direct DepEd CHED and PCOO to organize consciousness raising activities on the freedom of the press and the elimination of all forms of violence or impunity

END IMPUNITY. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is joined by widows of the some of the Maguindanao massacre victims on November 23. Photo from Roque's office

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Will the worst case of election related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

ONGOING CASE. Justice remains elusive for victims of the Maguindanao massacre. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate to probe killings of mayors on Duterte drug list

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:36 PM

The committees on public order and on justice and human rights will investigate the deaths of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr of Albuera Leyte and Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan Maguindanao

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

Ombudsman suspends Vice Governor Sinsuat over SALNs

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Sinsuat is found guilty of simple negligence for the misdeclaration of properties in his 2007 2008 2011 and 2012 SALNs

DOJ probes Maguindanao town vice mayor linked to drugs

Sep 10, 2016 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Abdul Wahab Sabal’s elder brother Montasir Sabal mayor of Talitay is likewise on Duterte’s drug list

Justice dep't eyes new office focused on EJK cases

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The Department of Justice gets a P2 051 billion boost in its proposed budget for 2017

SOLVING EJKs. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why Dela Rosa wants ARMM cops to 'be careful'

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The PNP chief wants cops in Muslim Mindanao to be careful in anti drug operations lest they risk a repeat of the bloody Mamasapano clash

TALK TO THE TROOPS. PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to police in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto

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Aug 26, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Maguindanao massacre trial now in the homestretch – Chief Justice

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:15 AM

After the defense panel rests its case which they vowed to do soon the case will be up for decision says the Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno

Duterte: Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat will be priority for dev't

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The 2 provinces are on record as having among the highest incidences of hunger

Task force on media killings to also tackle Maguindanao massacre

Jul 17, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the draft of the EO for the task force on media killings is already up for review

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Jun 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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[Where I've Been] The hypnotic 'Blue Lagoon' of Maguindanao

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The water is an aquamarine color so pure it looks Photoshopped The waters are so crystal clear that you can see the waterbed even in the deepest parts

Panelo vows justice in Maguindanao massacre

May 27, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo a former Ampatuan lawyer quells fears that he can influence the incoming president on the Maguindanao massacre case

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo speaks during a press conference on the second day of canvassing of votes for president and vice president at the House of Representatives, Quezon City, on May 26, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

May 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A peek at just a few of Mindanao s most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai the crystal clear waters of Sulu Basilan s beautiful beaches and more

LAKE DAPAO. Often overlooked, Lake Dapao is an enchanting spot in Pualas. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

NUJP: Ex-Ampatuan lawyer as Duterte’s spokesperson could affect case

May 19, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Other journalists want lawyer Salvador Panelo to be dropped as Duterte s spokesman

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo and his high-profile cases

May 18, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Salvador Panelo serves as the legal counsel of Andal Ampatuan Jr before quitting in 2015

4 dead in Maguindanao post-election clan battles

May 15, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Fighting has flared between Sabal and Buisan clans in the province over the vote on May 9

VIOLENCE. Killings have transpired during the day of the Philippine Elections

At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

May 09, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Authorities describe the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections is peaceful

Explosions rock 5 Maguindanao schools

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:32 AM

The explosions cause minor damage to school buildings

At an LP rally, politician campaigns for Duterte

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

It s an awkward moment for LP candidates led by reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman when a Mangudadatu clan member declares support for Duterte during a rally

LP, YES? Local candidates flash the L sign of the administration party, except a Duterte ally, former Buluan mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu, during an April 26 rally. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Brother of LP's Governor Mangudadatu supports Duterte

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Jong Mangudadatu former mayor of Buluan in Maguindanao announces his support for Duterte even if members of his family are members of the Liberal Party

CAMPAIGNING IN ARMM. Rodrigo Duterte is joined on stage by former Buluan mayor Jojo Mangudadatu (in green) during a sortie in Maguindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Binay defends Ampatuan son in UNA ticket

Apr 08, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Sajid Ampatuan a Maguindanao massacre suspect is out on bail because the evidence against him is weak

UNA CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) defends UNA mayoral candidate Sajid Ampatuan (right), one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.

3 dead in Maguindanao bomb blast as troops, BIFF clash

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Authorities say Muslim rebels booby trapped a highway to target military convoys but it detonated when a van with 6 civilians drove through it late Tuesday

3 soldiers wounded, 3 Muslim rebels dead in Maguindanao fighting

Feb 07, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The fierce gun battle occurred simultaneously in the villages of Butilen Andabit and Tee the military says

3 BIFF killed in Maguindanao clashes over bridge project

Feb 06, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Intense fighting resumes early Saturday hours after a dozen BIFF members attack the site of a bridge construction project in Barangay Butilen

CLASH.Army troops take cover as tanks open fire in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/Rappler

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Jan 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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DOJ resolution on Mamasapano clash out 'in 3 to 4 weeks'

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:04 PM

The justice department asks the public to give the prosecutors more time to come up with a resolution considering the number of respondents involved in the very sensitive case

FALLEN. Philippine police commandoes load body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, onto a truck in the town of Mamasapano, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on January 26, 2015. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP