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(UPDATED) Unday Macadato is arrested in Quezon City after Cubao locals reported him to the police
The government is poised to spend P17.2 billion to rehabilitate the former battle area in Marawi City. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in June.
The Swiss Challenge may be scheduled next week, where other companies may 'challenge' the project design of a Chinese-led consortium. The P17.2-billion contract will be awarded by May 31, based on the government timeline.
This brings to nearly P1.4 billion the total US government contributions to humanitarian aid in Marawi City, says US Ambassador Sung Kim
'The success or failure of rehabilitation will depend on the quality of participation and representation of communities in both planning and implementation,' says a paper published by Asia Foundation
The contractor at the Sagonsongan relocation site has been drilling for deep wells but so far can't find enough water. Alternatives are now being considered but it may take time.
(UPDATED) The house is where dozens of Christians were hidden from the local terrorist groups, protected by their Muslim employers. It was one of Rappler's most memorable stories during the siege.
The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017
Even if he fled Marawi City during the months-long war, 13-year-old Prince Langitao continued playing the sport he loves. Now, he is eyeing gold at the Palarong Pambansa 2018.
Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo del Rosario speaks to Rappler about rehabilitation plans for the former Marawi siege battle area
Vietnamese Ambassador Ly Quoc Tuan hands over the rice donation to Social Welfare Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan in Dalipuga, Iligan City
'We were hoping for something better, but now the reality just hit us. This is really sad, but this is life,' says Muktar Usman Apon as he gathered scrap metal and other items in their destroyed home that they can sell to the junkyard
Based on the timetable of Task Force Bangon Marawi, clearing of debris is yet to happen on May 10, 2018
Here's a list of the companies that form the Bangon Marawi Consortium, whose rehabilitation proposal was chosen by the government and will be subjected to a Swiss challenge
(UPDATED) Organizers secure a permit from Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra but he says he didn’t know they planned to enter the ground zero. The military says it was generally peaceful.
The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi
Maria Ressa talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna
Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa calls for calm, saying cops will hold simulation exercises nationwide to prepare for terror attacks
The SC majority says safeguards remain, and cites legal remedies for human rights like writs of amparo and habeas data
(5th UPDATE) The Supreme Court votes 10-5 after oral arguments in January, where petitioners tried to argue that the 1987 Constitution does not provide any legal basis for a re-extension
Former Bangsamoro Transition Commissioner Samira Gutoc-Tomawis: 'Though defense is a power by the President/Commander-in-Chief holding the AFP, the civilian sentiments must be reminded as per the constitution's emphasis on civilian authority over military'
The Lumad will be relocated to temporary shelters that will be modeled after those units the government built in Lanao del Sur for the evacuees from the war-torn Marawi City, the President says
The P30-million Siyapen Center is the first community-based drug rehabilitation center in the ARMM
Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario says it may take 4 years to completely rehabilitate the war-torn city
Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.
The latest confirmed fatality is Philippine Marine Private Alejandro Balean, who went missing during the fierce battle over the Mapandi Bridge on June 9, 2017
Over 500 AFP engineers are in Marawi to clear the city of explosive devices and pave the way for rehabilitation efforts to commence
The war on drugs, the Marawi siege, the ASEAN Summit, and global disinformation gripped the nation this year. Rappler’s yearender video takes you through 20 of 2017's top stories
(UPDATED) Nearly 140,000 Vinta victims are expected to welcome the new year homeless
Officials also report on the ongoing efforts to bring back livelihood and jobs in Marawi City
'Alalahanin natin ang mga kapatid nating nasa Marawi. Nagsisimula pa lamang silang bumangon mula sa gulo ng hidwaang naganap ngayong taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reiterates the supposed need to extend martial law to allow the military to address the remnants of ISIS-inspired groups
This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created
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'Let us pause and remember our countrymen who have lost their lives fighting for the integrity of our country, and for those who lost their homes and loved ones in the recent war,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his Christmas message
'We should never, never, never make children weep....Our duty and obligation, [as a] government in this world, is to make them happy now, is to give them all the opportunities for learning, whatever backgrounds we have,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year
Buhay Representative Lito Atienza argues that the request goes against the 'intention' of the framers of the 1987 Constitution 'that never again should any president be allowed to utilize martial law indefinitely'
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law
The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte once again wants martial law in Mindanao extended
Martial law is supposed to expire on December 31 but the military and the police submitted last week separate reports recommending its extension
'As security forces reign supreme during martial law, would not military rule actually get in the way of a people-centered rebuilding and rehabilitating of the once vibrant city?' they ask
The livelihood assistance may be availed of via the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program
The Department of Health says among the common causes for the deaths from May to December are pneumonia, sepsis, cardiovascular diseases, and acute gastroenteritis
Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario says there are companies pledging to give housing assistance to residents affected by the Marawi siege
Prosecutors say Karen Hamidon, widow of the late founder of Ansarul Khilafa Philippines, used messaging apps Telegram and WhatsApp to promote IS activities