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Marawi family pays P100 for water daily in gov't relocation site

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:56 AM

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.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The house that saved Christians in Marawi

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(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.

LOOK: Oblation run calls to end wars, not lives

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:07 PM

It's been 40 years since the first Oblation Run happened in front of Palma Hall

Members of the Alpha Phi Omega hold its 40th annual Oblation Run with the theme "End Wars, Not Lives" on Friday inside the University Campus. The group call for Stop Killings, Bangon Marawi, No to Martial Law, Stop Lumad Killings and Resume Peace Talks. Photo by Darren Langit

Harry Roque headed to Marawi for cases vs Maute group

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he will go to Marawi City to gather information on cases that can be filed against Maute group members for violation of international humanitarian law

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The ruins of Marawi

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Between November 6 to 10, Rappler joined soldiers patrolling the ruins of Marawi City. This is what we saw.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gov't spent over P6 billion for Marawi crisis – DND

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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

COST OF MARAWI. The Department of National Defense says the almost 5-month Marawi crisis has cost the government around P6.03 billion. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Brothers, soldiers

Nov 15, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Gregorio Mainar has been taking care of his kid brother, Ondoy, since he was born. Now, as Ondoy lies in a coma, Gregorio and his family prepare to take care of him for the rest of his life.

SPECIAL CARE. Gregorio Mainar and his wife, Sheryle, feed Arvin through a tube. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Trump congratulates PH military for Marawi liberation

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:23 PM

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

FACE TO FACE. US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacanang photo

Fallen Marawi deputy police chief gets hero’s welcome in Pampanga

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Inspector Edwin Placido was among the first to sacrifice his life to defend Marawi from local terrorists. His remains were only recovered on September 15, and identified through the nameplate attached to the policeman's uniform.

MARAWI HERO. Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus (back) and other police officials give a hero’s welcome to the late Inspector Edwin Placido. Photo from PRO3 Public Information Office

Marawi shows PH 'woefully inadequate' vs terrorism – Lorenzana

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Terrorism is among the top security concerns that ASEAN leaders are expected to discuss in regional meetings in Vietnam and the Philippines this week

URBAN WARFARE. Filipino troops are accustomed to jungle warfare. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 soldiers charged for looting in Marawi

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner maintains the military does not tolerate looting and claims it's an isolated incident

BATTLE AREA. The war displaced almost all of Marawi City's 200,000 residents. Rappler photo

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A soldier’s wife doesn’t cry

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Wives were told: Seeing you cry will make him feel sorry for himself. It will make him lose hope. It will weaken his resolve to get well.

Marawi in 360: The Cost of War

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.

MASS BURIAL. Bodies were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi city where IS-linked Maute Group are holding ground. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Marawi after the war

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:27 AM

What's next for Marawi now that the war is over?

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

Marawi in 360: Inside the War Zone

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary

ON THE GROUND. Soldiers at the battle zone. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The war in Marawi: 153 days and more

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:23 PM

This page puts together Rappler's reports on the longest and bloodiest Philippine military operation since World War II

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi fully taken back before November – military

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Around 10 hostages remain in 5 buildings still held by enemies

LIBERATED. Soldiers hold up a Philippine flag on October 17, 2017 on President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of liberation of Marawi City. Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 16-22, 2017

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday.

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi City liberated – Duterte

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, however, says the war in Marawi continues. 'It will continue until armed elements are dealt with. But terrorists no longer have complete control.'

MARAWI DESTRUCTION. President Duterte announces the liberation of Marawi City but the war continues. Rappler photo

Lorenzana: ‘We're not talking about lifting martial law yet’

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The defense secretary says they will assess the lifting of martial law in Mindanao once troops have cleared the Marawi battle area of terrorists

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they have yet to discuss if they can lift martial law in Mindanao. File photo

'Bring him back alive,' kin of Maute hostage pleads

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:53 PM

'Masaya po kami na malaman na buhay siya, na malungkot, na natatakot sa sitwasyon niya doon ngayon,' says Anaidah Rascal, sister of Maute hostage Jalal Rascal

'HAVE MERCY.' Anaidah Rascal asks the military to rescue her brother, Maute hostage Jalal Rascal. Rappler photo

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Sep 27, 2017 - 12:20 PM

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Catholic priest rescued from Marawi holds first Mass after freedom

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub hopes to return to Marawi and celebrate Mass again at the Saint Mary's Parish, where he was taken by armed men when the war erupted on May 23

Maute fighters abandon Bato Mosque in Marawi

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) The Bato mosque is one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days as troops continue to press forward in the battle area

MARAWI WAR. Government forces have been fighting the Maute local terror group in Marawi City for nearly 4 months now. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Price tag for war in Marawi: P3B and counting

Aug 11, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will ask Congress to refund the amount that was taken from other projects in his department for the war in Marawi

BURNED HOUSES. A Philippine Marines truck speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LOOK: Pacquiao visits military camp in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao is the first incumbent senator to visit Marawi since fighting between government forces and local terrorists began on May 23