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PNP nabs alleged Maute Group sniper ahead of Marawi siege anniversary

May 08, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) Unday Macadato is arrested in Quezon City after Cubao locals reported him to the police

NABBED. Alleged Maute Group sniper Unday Macadato is presented in Camp Crame. PNP Photo

Maute assets probed as AMLC focuses on terror financing

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue investigates an unnamed individual who tried to claim the P52-million worth of Maute loot

TERROR MONEY. The Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) puts focus on investigating terrorism financing as they probe assets of the Maute terror group.

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Maria Ressa talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

Cha-Cha proposal, Omidyar donates PDRs, DOLE eyes Middle East deployment ban | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

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U.S. tags 'ISIS-Philippines' as foreign terrorist group

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) The US State Department cites videos showing the late Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon and the leaders of the Maute Group pledging allegiance to ISIS

This file photo shows Filipino extremists who are allegedly linked to ISIS. File/Rappler

Davao City does anti-terror drills for possible Maute attacks

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:18 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the terrorist Maute group wants to retaliate for the setback it got in Marawi City, that's why it is targeting other cities in Mindanao

SIMULATED HOSTAGE-TAKING. The Philippine National Police launches Southern Storm, a series of an anti-terror drills, in Davao City on February 28, 2018. The drills, which will be done in other Mindanao cities, aims to strengthen inter-agency cooperation. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

'Marawi part 2' possible in major Mindanao cities – Dela Rosa

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa calls for calm, saying cops will hold simulation exercises nationwide to prepare for terror attacks

MARAW PART 2? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks at a press conference in Camp Crame. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

9 Abu Sayyaf, Maute inmates moved from Davao to Taguig

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The inmates face various charges, including terrorism, multiple murder, and kidnapping with homicide

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

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

Marawi rehab: The work ahead

Jan 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario says it may take 4 years to completely rehabilitate the war-torn city

GHOST TOWN. A once busy street littered with war debris. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[WATCH] 20 stories in 2017: War, impunity, and disinformation

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM

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

Why 1-year martial law extension? Security officials give different answers

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:33 AM

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'

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Officials from the executive, including the security sector, defend their request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot from the House livestream

PH gov’t to look into report that AusAID money went to Maute terrorist

Dec 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

'Definitely, I think we will look into this. The Anti-Money Laundering Council has to be informed,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

STICK TO TRUTH. Incoming Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque trusts President Duterte will stick with facts. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Marawi rehab: 'Build communities resilient to threat of extremism'

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Are they treating this simply as a matter of building, constructing infrastructure? I hope not,' says International Alert Philippines country manager Francisco Lara Jr

MARAWI CITY. This screenshot shows the battle area inside Marawi City. Screenshot from Rappler

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

Amnesty International report, PH population, Google, FB join Trust Project | Midday wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

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Did terrorists escape? Firearms cache found in Lake Lanao

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Up to 30 firearms are recovered from Lake Lanao, and Task Group Ranao deputy commander Colonel Romeo Brawner says there could be more

I LOVE MARAWI. The final battle happened near Lake Lanao. Sourced photo

New ISIS emir? Get to know Malaysian terrorist Amin Baco

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The alleged new head of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia is a former member of Darul Islam Sabah network, according to a report by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

Indonesian 'terrorist' killed his Maute-ISIS 'buddy' to escape – PNP

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:14 PM

'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

ARRESTED. Indonesian Muhammad Ilham Syahputra is detained in Camp Crame, Quezon City after his capture in Marawi. PNP Photo

New ISIS leader in Southeast Asia, SWS survey on Duterte, Texas shooting | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

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Amin Baco is new ISIS Southeast Asia leader – PNP

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) Amin Baco is seen as 'one of the most experienced terrorists' in the Philippines

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa holds his regular press conference at Camp Crame, November 6, 2017. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Omar Maute's Indonesian wife arrested in Iligan

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) Police also recover blasting caps, detonating cords, and a time fuse from the residence of Minhati Madrais

MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

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Marawi still 'dangerous place' due to Maute stragglers

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine military, however, says the stragglers are only fighting for survival and pose no threat to Marawi's overall security

Marawi battle area. Rappler file photo

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

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Dela Rosa's Undas request: Be vigilant vs terrorist threat

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public to report suspicious activities as the nation observes All Saints' Day

PH military probes alleged beating of terrorist by soldiers in Marawi

Oct 27, 2017 - 3:09 PM

AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla says the military is supposed to treat its captives decently and respectfully

Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla announces that the government forces have already taken control of Marawi City during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Manager of mall bazaar funding Maute Group arrested

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Cops arrested Rasdy Malawani alias 'Rasdi Macabangkit/Makabanket' for illegal possession of firearms

MAUTE FAMILY. Authorities arrest the manager of a mall bazaar which funded the Maute group. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Rappler Talk: Marawi after the war

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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

Documentary | Marawi: 153 days of war

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM

(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months

PH has most ISIS-claimed attacks outside Iraq, Syria – report

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Of 222 ISIS-claimed terror attacks all over the world in the last 5 months, 99 happened in the Philippines

MOST ATTACK CLAIMS. A global research group counts 99 of 222 IS-claimed attacks to be in the Philippines. Rappler file photo of Marawi City

Comelec, Solano, Maute funder | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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PNP captures suspected Maute group funder

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Aminkisa Macadato is included in the Martial Law Arrest Orders of the Department of National Defense

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

Tapang at Malasakit, Lorenzana, DOTr vs Abaya | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

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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

42 bodies retrieved after final assault in Marawi

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The military maintains they were all Maute Group terrorists because all hostages have been rescued

WAR IS OVER. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declares the end of military operations in Marawi on October 23, 2017. Rappler photo

Marawi combat operations over – Lorenzana

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:11 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'We now announce the termination of all combat operations in Marawi,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday, October 23

 WAR IS OVER. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announces on Monday, October 23, 2017, that government security forces – both the armed forces and the police – have 'nipped the budding infrastructure and defeated terrorism in the Philippines.’ Rappler file photo of Marawi’s main battle area

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Oct 23, 2017 - 12:54 PM

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Duterte tells public to prepare for 'any eventuality' amid terrorism

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'I'm not trying to scare you, but let's just be prepared for any eventuality,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during his attendance to the 38th MassKara Festival at the Bacolod City Public Plaza in Negros Occidental on October 22, 2017, urges the Negrenses to show their gratitude to the government troops who have risked their lives to maintain peace and order. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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TIMELINE: The 'liberation' of Marawi

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Look back at the government's actions and the military's challenges and triumphs to retake Marawi City from terrorists

LIBERATED. Soldiers raise the Philippine flag in Marawi on the day President Rodrigo Duterte announced the liberation of the city from terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

A family's tale of terror, hope, faith during the Marawi siege

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

'It took almost 5 minutes to cut through. I screamed inside my head, holding back my tears as they commanded us to shout, Allah Wakbar,' says Ronnel Samiahan, recalling the beheading of a fellow hostage that they were forced to watch

BACK TO BUKIDNON. Ronnel Samiahan (right) with his family in their home in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Photo by Linus Escandor

More than a dozen terrorists killed in Marawi

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

(UPDATED) At least 27 terrorists have been killed thus far in heavy fighting. Colonel Brawner says that because they 'don't have all the cadavers yet', they could not confirm if Malaysian militant Dr Mahmud is among them.

Marawi terrorists raped 15-year-old hostage in front of mother

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Another female hostage fears the terrorists killed her husband because he worked for the government, according to a documentary of the government

BATTLE AREA. Local terrorist groups in Marawi used hostages as human shield. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: 148 days of war in Marawi City

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Islamic city of Marawi was a beacon of peace and prosperity in Mindanao, untouched by strife until the afternoon of May 23, 2017

Robredo lauds military for Marawi liberation

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also calls for cooperation and unity to ensure genuine and lasting peace

HEALING STARTS. Vice President Leni Robredo says the liberation of Marawi City marks the start of rehabilitation and healing of the war-torn area. File photo by the Office of the Vice President