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Bautista says military experience 'advantage' in new DSWD post

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:05 PM

In his first official appearance as social welfare secretary, Bautista fends off criticism of 'growing militarization' in government

DSWD SECRETARY. Newly appointed DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista at the agency's forum on the Panatawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program on Friday, October 19. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

Military's intelligence chief is next army commander

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The current ISAFP chief who spent years fighting NPA rebels in the Davao region will soon take command of the Philippine Army

Drilon to Duterte: Rethink military general's appointment to DSWD

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says President Duterte may instead consider a civilian career official with extensive experience in social welfare for the job

FAST FACTS: Who is incoming DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista?

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:00 PM

From guarding the President to commanding the Philippine Army, retiring Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista continues to hold key positions in the Duterte administration

NEW DSWD SECRETARY. Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista was appointed as secretary of social welfare and development by President Duterte on Thursday, October 4. File photo by Rappler

Duterte says army chief Rolando Bautista will be DSWD secretary

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:26 PM

(UPDATED) But the President previously said he offered the post of National Food Authority administrator to Bautista

JAL1, 3 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Philippine Army (PA) Commander Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista on the sidelines of the 121st Founding Anniversary of PA at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on March 20, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Duterte offers NFA post to Army chief Bautista

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:33 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants Army chief Rolando Bautista to rationalize the 'idiotic' structure of the National Food Authority

NEXT NFA ADMINISTRATOR? Lieutenant Rolando Bautista, chief of the Philippine Army, was previously the overall ground commander in Marawi City. File photo by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Army celebrates 121st anniversary

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito Bautista, the ground commander during the Marawi siege, celebrates the heroism of his men during the 5-month battle with terrorists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a tour inside the Philippine Army (PA) Museum where artifacts and photos taken from the Marawi City seige were on exhibit on the sidelines of his attendance to the 121st Founding Anniversary of PA at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on March 20, 2018. Joining the President is PA Commander Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista. Malacañang Photo

CA okays appointment of AFP chief 11 days before retirement

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on December 17. There is no word yet if his term will be extended.

RETIRING. General Rey Guerrero will reach the mandatory retirement age on December 17, 2017. Rappler photo

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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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

WATCH: New PH Army chief says changes needed after Marawi

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'It is a challenge for the incoming leadership to make the Philippine Army adaptable and relevant to the dictates of time,' says Major General Rolando Bautista, new commanding general of the Philippine Army

NEW CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremony to install new Philippine Army chief Major General Rolando Bautista. Malacañang photo

Marawi general is next Army chief

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:24 PM

It's a fast rise for Major General Rolando Bautista under President Rodrigo Duterte. He is the overall commander of military operations in Marawi, where troops are fighting local terror groups linked with ISIS.

NEW ARMY CHIEF. Major General Rolando Bautista will assume his new post on Thursday, October 5. Rappler photo

WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:37 PM

The generals take time out of the battle area to spend time with Marawi residents affected by the war

Marawi generals cross critical bridges in battle area

Sep 24, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Major Generals Rolando Bautista and Danilo Pamonag cross the Bayabao Bridge and Masiu Bridge on Sunday, September 24

Major General Danilo Pamonag, commander of Task Force Trident, crosses a critical bridge in Marawi City. JTF Marawi photo

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

'Fathers are like soldiers': Marawi ground commander's Father's Day message

Jun 18, 2017 - 11:09 AM

As we do our best to protect our families we also exert our best efforts in fulfilling our duties to protect our land Major General Rolando Bautista tells troops

Government troops take position against enemy snipers as they escort rescued workers and trapped residents near the town center of Marawi on June 1, 2017 where heavy fighting between soldiers and the Maute Group have been raging. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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AFP chief Año details aborted Maute-ISIS 'grand plan' in Marawi

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Local terrorists planned to kill as many non Muslims as they can so they will prove to the world that they are able to establish an Islamic state here in Asia says Philippine military chief Eduardo Año

ABORTING ISIS ATTACK. Armed Forces chief General Año details the 'grand plan' of the Maute-ISIS group in Marawi City. Rappler photo

Terrorists in Marawi holding 'more or less 100' hostages – military

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub is still alive according to ground commander Major General Rolando Bautista

MAUTE CONTROL. Father Teresito Soganub issues an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte, apparently under the control of the terrorist Maute Group. Facebook screengrab

Marawi under siege: It's like 'looking at Aleppo'

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The footage that came out online we cannot recognize them looking at these pictures there is no semblance of Marawi in them

Military focuses on rescuing Marawi hostages

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The primary concern of the military right now is the rescue of hostages Eventually we will see to it that all the hostages will be rescued says Major General Rolando Bautista

FOCUS SHIFT. A soldier carry a child during rescue and evacuation operations in Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

How a military raid triggered Marawi attacks

May 29, 2017 - 12:53 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler sits down with Major General Rolando Bautista the commander who ordered the military to raid a village in Marawi City last Tuesday May 23

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes outgoing PSG Commander Brigadier General Rolando Bautista during the Change of Command Ceremony at the PSG Compound in Malacañang Park on March 23, 2017.

Army colonel is new Presidential Security Group chief

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Brigadier General Rolando Bautista the outgoing PSG chief is deployed to Mindanao to help in the fight against terror groups

GUARDING THE PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander Rolando Bautista during the launch of the PSG's vegetable garden program. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Presidential Security Group launches website

Feb 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

The elite group sworn to protect the President a group often in the background launches a website that informs citizens about the activities of the PSG and their Chief Executive

PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by officials of the Presidential Security Group at the PSG Compound on December 19, 2016 where he attended the Christmas party of the PSG. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: Turning over to the Duterte administration

Jul 02, 2016 - 7:57 PM

View the transition ceremonies of incoming Cabinet secretaries and other Duterte appointed officials in pictures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting being held at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malaca?±an Palace. The agenda focuses on disaster risk reduction and management status of the country.

PSG will 'rise to the challenge' of securing Duterte

Jul 02, 2016 - 7:20 PM

New PSG commander Colonel Rolando Bautista describes President Duterte as someone who detests any form of security But they are up to the challenge

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Incoming PSG chief Lt. Gen. Joselito D.Bautista (right) receives the command flag from outgoing commander Rear Admiral Raul Ubando during turnover ceremonies at the PSG Grandstand in Malacanang Park on July 2, 2016. Photo by Marcelino Pascua/PPD.

Duterte picks Rolando Bautista as PSG commander

May 23, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Bautista is described as a ‘well rounded officer’ with a knack for conducting counter terrorism operations and gathering intelligence

 Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler.com

4 soldiers hurt in Basilan clash with Abu Sayyaf

Apr 15, 2016 - 12:14 PM

The clash comes barely a week after gunmen killed 19 Army soldiers in Basilan

Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler