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Decapitated boatman found on Tawi-Tawi beach

May 02, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Authorities suspect the dead man was Ruihan Yu, who tried to row across the Pacific Ocean by himself, and was last spotted in distress on November 27, 2019, near the Marshall Islands

BEACHED VESSEL. This ocean rowboat was found on the beach on Kinapusan Island in Tawi-Tawi on April 24, 2020, near a dead body suspected to be the adventurer Ruihan Yu, who had been missing since the end of November 2019. Photo from AFP Western Mindanao Command

President's surprise: Duterte gifts January celebrants among Marines P50,000 each

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte promises a deadline for the gift: no later than January 15

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. President Rodrigo Duterte gifts marines celebrating their birthdays in January with P50,000 each. Malacañang photo

LOOK: PH Marine Corps firing ranges prepped for SEA Games 2019 shooting meet

Nov 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, are renovated before the shooting competitions begin on Monday, December 2

HELPING HAND. This photo taken on November 26, 2019, shows members of the Philippine Marine Corps helping to prepare the firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to host the shooting competition of the 2019 SEA Games. The first round is scheduled on December 2. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Marine Corps

WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Osprey aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles, and Howitzer guns rock the Crow Valley Gunnery Range as the two countries' marines engage in joint exercises

OSPREY AIRCRAFT were among military assets featured in the live fire and air defense drills of the KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises of the Philippine and US marines on October 17, 2019, in Capas, Tarlac. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

WATCH: New PH amphibious assets join U.S., Japan in military drills

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises between the Philippine and US marines marks a significant leap forward in the country's amphibious assault capability with the deployment of its brand new assets

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine Marines along with their US and Japanese counterparts participate in the Amphibious landing exercise during the KAMANDAG 2019 drills at Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite on October 12, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Silence as PH marines pay tribute to fallen men on 67th year

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Philippine Marine Corps also celebrates the living heroes who led its operations not only in Marawi but in other conflict areas in the country

67TH. The Philippine Marine Corps celebrated its 67th year anniversary on November 7, 2017

Football for Peace continues to live up to its mission on 6th year

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'We want to empower the children to become leaders someday,' says Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Cabanlet, founder of the Football for Peace Movement

FOR PEACE. Around 700 students participated in the 6th Football for Peace Festival in Luuk, Sulu. Photo courtesy of Col. Stephen Cabanlet

Marines' Football for Peace brings hope to Southern Mindanao

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:08 PM

In far flung Tawi Tawi the beautiful game is making a difference in a war torn region

Sparks' Anthony Putrus-Schnell and Yves Ashime play with Tawi-Tawians

Peace one day: Celebrating cooperation and unity through football

Sep 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The Peace One Day football cup will be held on September 26 at the Bonifacio Naval Station football grounds

Train like the Philippine Marines at Karera Lakas Pilipinas

Aug 17, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Press release: Do you have what it takes to run and race alongside the Philippine Marines?

 Photo from the Philippine Marine Corps website.

Graft raps filed vs ex-Marine chief, 4 others

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:04 PM

Former Marine commandant Major General Renato Miranda and 4 others are accused of pocketing over P36 million in clothing and equipment allowances of Marine personnel in 2000

ROBBED? Some members of the Philippine Marine Corps reportedly failed to get their clothing and equipment allowance in CY 1999. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

4th Football for Peace Festival: Not all wars are won with guns

Mar 13, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The Philippine Marine Corps is set to hold their 4th Football For Peace Festival Cup on April 18

#FootballForPeace: Kids from conflict areas visit Manila

May 04, 2014 - 4:07 PM

The objective of the Football for Peace program has remained the same over the past 3 years – opening the children’s minds to a life where violence is not the answer

NEW LEARNINGS. Football for Peace delegates listen to their tour guide in the Mind Museum. Photo from the Philippine Marines

#FootballForPeace: Indestructible balls for indestructible dreams

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:29 PM

The indestructible footballs will be distributed to various NGOs across the country

TURNOVER. Different partners receive the indestructible balls from One World Futbol and Chevrolet Philippines. All photos from Rappler.

A football field of dreams

Apr 21, 2013 - 1:29 PM

On its second year Football for Peace festival welcomes more children who will for the first time play with proper football shoes

PH Marines: From fighters to coaches

Feb 23, 2013 - 10:48 PM

‘Football for Peace’ brings out the nurturing side of the Marines

MARINES AS COACHES. Beyond training, Marine Corps in Palawan inspire their players to become better students and children.

Tausug girl dreams of becoming first 'Maldita' from Sulu

Sep 28, 2012 - 6:08 PM

If a kid is able to play ball build his self confidence just with that ball then it will go a long way with the sport and in developing the kid s character

Balls for Peace: 994 more balls to go

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:34 PM

With 2 weeks to go the Balls for Peace campaign needs over 900 soccer balls more to hit its 2000 target

Ending the cycle of war in Sulu

Aug 02, 2012 - 8:31 PM

The cycle of short period of peace and longer period of tension and violence made me realize that our method of winning was no different from patching the hole in a roof beyond repair

Azkals support Balls for Peace

Jul 21, 2012 - 8:51 AM

The Azkals support Balls for Peace a youth program led by the Philippine Marine Corps to promote football among kids in Sulu

Rappler, foundations donate balls to Sulu youth

Jul 12, 2012 - 9:38 PM

Rappler and 3 foundations donate soccer balls to the Philippine Marine Corps Football for Peace program which promotes football among kids in Sulu