Rappler's latest stories on Marawi crisis
A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report
The Department of the Interior and Local Government is stepping in to provide a permanent solution to water problems in Marawi City's temporary shelters
Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives
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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
'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
'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
'Kararating ko lang. Hindi ko pa alam kung ilang years ba 'yung kwan,' the visibly fazed top cop tells reporters, when asked why he favored an extension of martial rule in Mindanao
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
(UPDATED) The recommendation is based on two things: security and rehabilitation
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
Vice President Leni Robredo says the course can serve as a livelihood opportunity for wounded soldiers who will no longer be able to return to service
May 23, 2017 starts as a normal day for residents living on Abu Musa al-Ashari Street in Marawi City. Little do they know their street will be the site of the city's biggest crisis.
According to International Alert Philippines, gender-related violence and clan feuds are the 3rd biggest cause of conflict in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
'Are they treating this simply as a matter of building, constructing infrastructure? I hope not,' says International Alert Philippines country manager Francisco Lara Jr
Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City
The military remains committed to upholding international humanitarian law and protection of human rights, says AFP spokesman Major General Restituto Padilla
During budget plenary deliberations in the Senate, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the Marawi crisis is a 'wake-up call' for government to improve the capabilities of the military
Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will continue to help Marawi, which was among the beneficiary cities even before the war began
During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns
Up to 30 firearms are recovered from Lake Lanao, and Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner says there could be more
In his bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, US President Donald Trump also vowed assistance in rehabilitating Marawi and in fighting remaining terrorists in the country
Terrorism is among the top security concerns that ASEAN leaders are expected to discuss in regional meetings in Vietnam and the Philippines this week
The military on Sunday pounded Amin Baco's supposed hide out inside the main battle area in Marawi, where clashes with stragglers continue
'Ang unang ginawa niya, pinatay niya 'yung kan'yang buddy, para makalayas siya, at doon siya sa Lanao lake lumangoy, at nagtago for 3 hours,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa
(UPDATED) Police also recover blasting caps, detonating cords, and a time fuse from the residence of Minhati Madrais
The military is also still determining the actual number of enemy combatant stragglers
The Philippine military, however, says the stragglers are only fighting for survival and pose no threat to Marawi's overall security
'We saw with the recent campaign in the Philippines in Mindanao and Marawi how important it is to work together,' says US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster
(3rd UPDATE) 22-year-old Indonesian Muhammad Syahputra is detained in Camp Crame in Quezon City for inquest proceedings. Rebellion charges have been recommended.
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(UPDATED) Philippine police say the 22-year-old Indonesian fighter told them that his group was involved in a 2016 suicide attack that killed 8 people in Jakarta and was claimed by ISIS
The Philippine President brings along top commanders who served in Marawi 'for a respite'
Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner maintains the military does not tolerate looting and claims it's an isolated incident
The President explains that all Secretaries are to report to HUDCC chief Eduardo Del Rosario in matters concerning Marawi, including financing concerns, but the Defense Department remains the 'overall' entity for rehab
'Captain Sandoval left behind a wife who was anxiously waiting for a long overdue vacation abroad with her husband. She will instead stand vigil at the cemetery.'
The Marines fought fiercely to clear 3 critical bridges in the Marawi battle area, while the fleet patrolled Lake Lanao to make sure enemies could not escape and reinforcements were not able to go in
They are fathers, brothers, sons, friends, and as their comrades in the PNP know them, heroes
Some local leaders wonder if its physical destruction – mostly from military aerial bombings – could have been avoided
'Because of the fight for peace, they sacrificed their lives,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
'We are urging them to surrender to the Philippine National Police or the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology for continuing detention,' BJMP spokesperson Senior Jail Inspector Xavier Solda says
AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla says the military is supposed to treat its captives decently and respectfully
Cops arrested Rasdy Malawani alias 'Rasdi Macabangkit/Makabanket' for illegal possession of firearms
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