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Marawi's silent heroes: Scout Rangers remember their days on the battlefield

May 25, 2018 - 6:25 PM

New recruits to the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Army write journals about their drastic transition from training to actual combat – against terrorists at that

 Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 Scout Rangers killed in Sulu rescue mission

May 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

10 Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have been killed as the military steps up its offensive after the group kidnapped two female cops

KIDNAPPED. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

WestMinCom awards scout rangers for gallantry in Marawi City fighting

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The 5th Scout Ranger Battalion troops are awarded Gold Cross Medals during their send-off

Photos courtesy of Wesmincom

WATCH: The Marawi war hero who received a Medal of Valor

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:09 AM

The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty

FAST FACTS: List of Medal of Valor awardees and their privileges

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Marawi hero Army Captain Rommel Sandoval is the latest recipient of Medal of Valor. He is only the 41st to receive the award since 1935.

Scout Rangers play Filipino games for peace

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:19 AM

'Through sports diplomacy, we engage with non-state actors like the MILF, MNLF, secessionist groups, and their supporters. We need to give peace a chance. I don't have to kill more people to win against insurgents,' says Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Undas 2017: PH military remembers Marawi heroes

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:12 PM

'Captain Sandoval left behind a wife who was anxiously waiting for a long overdue vacation abroad with her husband. She will instead stand vigil at the cemetery.'

SPECIAL FORCES. Harold Mark Juan is a member of the Army Special Forces

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

IN PHOTOS: When Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 7th visit to Marawi City to declare the liberation of the city from terrorists. Here are photos from Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa.

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

How an army captain died saving his soldier's life in Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Company Commander Rommel Sandoval could not bear seeing any of his men wounded. For this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice.

'DAREDEVIL.' Caprain Rommel Sandoval's courage was 'above and beyond the call of duty,' said his superiors. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Army captain among killed in Marawi clashes

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to the fallen soldier on Monday September 11

LAST RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to Captain Rommel Sandoval, an officer killed in Marawi. Malacañang photo --

Rangers rescue women, children caught in Marawi crossfire

May 31, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Different units of the military and the police are conducting this kind of operation throughout the Lanao del Sur capital to rescue about 2 000 trapped residents

RESCUE. A Ranger carries a less than a year old baby to safety. Adrian Portugal/Rappler

AFP: Matobato not militiaman, didn't take Scout Ranger course

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine military rejects Edgar Matobato s claim that he was a militiaman who underwent Scout Ranger training

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

3 elite soldiers killed, 5 others hurt in Agusan del Sur ambush

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:38 AM

A cop is also wounded in a separate ambush by the NPA in Surigao del Sur

Army captain, 3 others killed in clashes with BIFF

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:37 AM

20 other troops are wounded in gun battles in central Mindanao

ASSAULT. Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Edralin, commander of 7th Infantry Battalion, stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Kabasalan, Pikit, North Cotabato, Monday, February 23, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Bloody Friday: 10 Abu Sayyaf killed protecting leader

Nov 15, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Radullan Sahiron is the Abu Sayyaf s most senior leader He is in the FBI s Most Wanted Terrorists list for kidnapping an American

Scout Ranger officer killed in Basilan

Oct 08, 2013 - 6:53 PM

A separate encounter also kills one soldier and 2 members of the Abu Sayyaf

KILLED IN ACTION: Scout Ranger officer Captain Harold Camazo

Basilan blast kills 1 soldier

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:21 PM

5 of 27 other soldiers wounded in the explosion are in critical condition

GROUND ZERO. One soldier died and 27 others were wounded in a land mine explosion in Mt Abong-Abong in Sumisip, Basilan on Tuesday (April 10) morning. (File photo)

Soldier in Basilan clash dies

Mar 16, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Local troops are pursuing a terrorist who s also being hunted by the US

PURSUIT OPERATION. Elite Philippine Army troops were pursuing a faction of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) led by Khair Mundos, among the US most wanted terrorists, when they clashed with armed groups in Basilan on Thursday, March 16. (Screengrab from Rewards for Justice)