Rappler's latest stories on Mindanao
By naming the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, President Rodrigo Duterte kickstarts the governance of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Murad Ebrahim, who led the Moro Islamic Liberation Front through peace talks with 3 administrations, now faces the daunting task of governing the autonomous region whose creation he fought for
‘Accuracy is not the question here,’ says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, one of the 9 justices who outvoted original member in charge Justice Caguioa
The ceremony heralds the creation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the interim government of the newly-created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The en banc votes 9-4 to dismiss 4 petitions that questioned the third extension of martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan is ready to 'expand' support for the Mindanao peace process
The museum opens as the second round of voting for the Bangsamoro takes place
(UPDATED) Troops engage in an 'intense firefight' with Abu Sayyaf members under Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, believed to be involved in the Jolo cathedral bombing
In the February 6 plebiscite, should the votes of the 6 municipalities and their mother province differ, the municipalities will not become part of the new Bangsamoro region
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida insists 23 factions of Moro rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS
But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term
Here are our collective aspirations: what we need, what we want, and what we could get rid of
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge
The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines points out that safety is a top concern of companies eyeing investments in the country
The Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player plans to start its commercial rollout by late 2020
The two recent major bombings in Mindanao are 'too little' to prove martial law has been ineffective, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The new autonomous region will be in place after President Rodrigo Duterte forms the 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority
(3rd UPDATE) '1.5 million said yes to peace, yes to Bangsamoro,' says lawyer Maisara Dandamun Latiph of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission
The historic vote creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a more powerful political entity that allows the Bangsamoro people a chance at genuine self-governance
Justices want to assess whether the report can be tackled in the upcoming oral arguments, or if it warrants an executive session
The same SWS survey shows 79% of Muslims nationwide wanted the Bangsamoro Organic Law approved in the plebiscite
Wala nang lalayas sa sariling tahanan upang umiwas sa bala, wala nang baryong maglalagablab sa apoy, wala nang barilang pupunit sa katahimikan
Christians 'must engage positively' under the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, says Catholic priest Father Clifford Baira
Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani Sayadi says her constituents have been harassed by combatants from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Expert Ben Bacani tells us his predictions on whether Cotabato City will vote to join the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The support of the BOL now should not end with the final vote count of the mid-term elections. The success of the Bangsamoro is our success as a nation.
Rappler identifies the key groups and clans that have shaped and influenced the region over the years. What's in store for them in the future Bangsamoro autonomous region?
(3rd UPDATE) What petitioners can hope for are new views from the new justices
But across the Philippines, the United States remains the most trusted country, says a Pulse Asia survey
The greatest danger in the repeated and poorly justified extension of martial law is that it’s a slippery slope to a similar declaration nationwide. Will Congress continue to throw all economic sense out the window?
(UPDATED) The hearings are scheduled for January 22 and 23
(UPDATED) The new Bangsamoro government is within grasp. Will there be last-minute hitches?
The opposition bloc in the House of Representatives tell the High Court that the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 'mocks' the 1987 Constitution
I am telling this story because this is how I finally understood how I came to truly appreciate identifying as a Bangsamoro
How can an election conducted under martial law in Duterte's own home region be free or fair at all?
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman recalls the long road to peace, thanking both former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte for their commitment to the Bangsamoro peace process
In a historic first, Sulu Food and Beverage Corporation is the first outside investment for the archipelagic province to register with the Regional Board of Investments
Restricting 'the freedom of many because of the radical minds of [a] few is too much,' says one Mindanaoan
Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Margie de Leon
The Commission on Human Rights says the government can 'quell any threats without the need to invoke the extraordinary powers of martial law'
Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Quita Chuatico
Extended military rule in Mindanao will allow the government to make 'substantial progress' in quelling 'rebellion' there, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'If there are indeed abuses as what other sectors claim to, why are we, Mindanaons, still craving for the continued implementation of martial law?' asks Misamis Occidental 2nd District Representative Henry Oaminal
Likening martial law to an antibiotic, Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says, 'It is resorted to only when ordinary over-the-counter drugs have ceased to work'
(UPDATED) This is the third extension of martial law in Mindanao granted to President Rodrigo Duterte
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro recalls her arrest in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, and what she described as 'laughable' charges of child abuse, human trafficking, and kidnapping were filed against her
Minority senators slam the government's reasoning that martial law makes it easy for the military, police, and local government units to carry out their mandate
Military chief Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr says there is also no allocation in the proposed 2019 budget for another year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Duterte's request to extend martial law