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25 suspects face criminal charges for Sultan Kudarat bombing

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Suspects are said to be members of a breakaway faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

BLAST. A police investigator (L) gathers evidence at the site of a bomb blast in Isulan town on the southern island of Mindanao on August 29, 2018. File photo by AFP

DSWD giving P245,000 in aid to victims of Sultan Kudarat blasts

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says P177,000 was given to those affected by the first blast, while P68,000 will be given to those affected by the second blast

FATAL. Scene at the blast site in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat, on August 29, 2018. Background Photo by AFP

PNP admits 'security lapses' in Sultan Kudarat

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'

PNP'S VOICE. Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at his office in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde relieves officials of Sultan Kudarat, warns Masbate chief

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also orders the relief of the provincial director of Sultan Kudarat and the chief of police of Isulan town

MASBATE BLAST. Patrol boats of the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Army are damaged by the explosion in the Masbate seaport. Photo by PNP Bicol

2 dead, 12 injured as another blast hits Sultan Kudarat

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:04 PM

(5th UPDATE) This is the second explosion to hit the province in less than a week

Isulan attack, NAIA, SEA games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:16 PM

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7-year-old boy among dead after Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Davy Shane Alayon was with his parents at the Isulan town proper during the bombing

INTENSIFIED. The PNP declares full alert status in Mindanao effective on Wednesday, August 29. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler; Photo by Ferdinand Cabre/Rappler

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Aug 29, 2018 - 8:27 PM

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Robredo: No to martial law extension in Mindanao

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Where's our assurance that if we extend martial law, it would prevent violence in Mindanao?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Vice President says martial law in Mindanao has so far been 'ineffective' in stopping terrorist activities there. File photo by OVP

PNP on full alert in Mindanao after Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:45 AM

'This is the response until martial law ends: We will maintain our full alert status in Mindanao,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

INTENSIFIED. The PNP declares full alert status in Mindanao effective on Wednesday, August 29. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler; Photo by Ferdinand Cabre/Rappler

Extending martial law 'an option' after Sultan Kudarat bombing

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(4th UPDATE)Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the deadly explosion is a worrisome development given that Mindanao is still under martial law

3 dead, 36 hurt in Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:23 PM

(6th UPDATE) The improvised explosive device detonates at around 8:34 pm in Barangay Kalawag 3, Isulan town

Bomb attack foiled in Tacurong City

May 29, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Authorities dismantle an improvised bomb left just outside an elementary school in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat

FOILED. Cops and soldiers prevent a bombing in Tacurong City. Shutterstock photo

Family inspires Palarong Pambansa 2018 arnis gold medalists from Tacurong City

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Both Princes Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Fritz Justine Alcarioto dedicate their multi-gold medal feats to their ailing fathers

Elementary grade school Princes Sherly Valdez of region XII show his action and grab 4 gold medals in Arnis Sports at the 2018 palarong pambansa 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Battalion commander settles land dispute in Central Mindanao

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc, commander of the Army 33rd Infantry Battalion, says it's important to understand the root causes of conflict and address them properly

FORGING PEACE. Captain Bryan Baumol of barangay Baumol in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat and Captain Jerry Kautin of barangay Pidtiguian in GSKP, Maguindanao settle their land dispute. Photos courtesy of 33rd IB

Cesar Montano gives update on planned 'Sultan Kudarat' movie

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Cesar Montano says the Tourism Promotions Board commits to produce one big historical film a year, and that his ultimate dream is to cast a 'Hollywood actor' in a project

Young Maranao advocate says empathy key to promoting peace, dev't

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:52 AM

After leaving his hometown to study in Cebu, 21-year-old peace advocate Jamil Faisal Adiong says he realized the potential of Mindanao to prosper if only peace reigns in the region

Finding no schools in NPA camps, 3 Lumad rebels surrender

Dec 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The former NPA rebels say their leader promised to provide them with licensed teachers, but this did not come true

THE CAUSE. New People's Army fighters in Mindanao. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Duterte promises expanded Bangsamoro region

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law

PRIORITY. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates to MILF leaders on Monday, November 27, 2017, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law remains a priority of his administration. Presidential file photo

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

7 hurt in twin blasts in Tacurong City

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Two suspects have been arrested but their identities and the motive for the attack were still under investigation police say

Cardinal condemns Sultan Kudarat church blast

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:49 AM

I voice my strong condemnation against this irrational act of terrorism Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says

'PURE TERRORISM.' Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo condemns as 'pure terrorism' the recent explosion outside a church in Sultan Kudarat. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

2 hurt in Sultan Kudarat church blast

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Two civilians are wounded in the incident

Duterte: Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat will be priority for dev't

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The 2 provinces are on record as having among the highest incidences of hunger

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

It takes a village to end poverty and empower leaders

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Can poverty be eradicated in our lifetimes? Oxfam believes it s possible by empowering communities to be advocates of change

JUST WORLD. Oxfam’s presence in the Philippines spans nearly three decades. Image courtesy of Oxfam.

Army foils bombing attempt in Sultan Kudarat town

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Authorities say no one was hurt in the incident considered the first of its kind in the town s recent history

Explosion hits Tacurong after Robredo visit

Feb 02, 2016 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo condemns the bombing that left two people wounded

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, Feb 1-7

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Interestingly Grace Poe a leading presidential bet does not have any sorties lined up for this week before the official campaign kickoff

Pope hits Christmas Eve attacks by BIFF

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Pope Francis ‘asks all believers to reject violence in the name of God as the BIFF claims the attacks as part of a holy war

CHRISTMAS SEASON. Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus near the central altar inside Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, on December 27, 2015, before presiding over a Mass for families. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

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Dec 24, 2015 - 7:19 PM

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BIFF kills 11 in Maguindanao, S. Kudarat on Christmas eve

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters a breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front owns up to the attacks as part of their Jihad or holy war

CHRISTMAS ATTACKS. Troops of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters,claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Isis and Iraq (ISIS) killed 11 people in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat after it launched attacks on Christmas Eve.

Indonesian bombmaker among 8 killed in Sultan Kudarat clash?

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Authorities suspect that the criminal group whose leader escaped is an ISIS sympathizer based on the presence of the signature black flags in the camp

ISIS FLAG? This flag was found hoisted in the camp of the captured bandits. Photo from Palimbang Facebook page

Dozen hurt in explosion at Sultan Kudarat festival

Nov 22, 2015 - 8:53 AM

No one claims responsibility in the attack which comes as the province celebrates the end of the Kalimudan Thanksgiving Festival

Laglag-bala probe, misused funds, South China Sea case | 12PM wRap

Nov 13, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Ombudsman sacks 3 Sultan Kudarat officials for P13-M fund misuse

Nov 13, 2015 - 10:44 AM

The 3 local government officials are also barred from re employment in government

Tacurong, the city of goodwill (and great eats!)

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:34 AM

My recent visit to the City of Goodwill brought me to places where locals usually dine Let s take a look at these great eats as well as the beautiful locations

FESTIVITIES. Participants wear colorful costumes during the Talakudong 2015 streetdancing competition. Photo by Ping Zerrudo

Who is running in Soccsksargen | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Soccsksargen

Death of Andal Ampatuan Sr not the end of clan rule in Mindanao

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The death of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr the alleged mastermind in the 2009 massacre of 58 in Ampatuan town is not the end of his clan s hold on local politics says his son Sajid

MOURNING. Sultan Kudarat Gov Suharto Mangudadatu (R) covers his face as he pays his respects at the graveyard of the late Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. July 21, 2015 in Shariff Aguak town. Beside Mangudadatu are former Maguindanao Congressman Simeon Datumanong and Sajid Ampatuan. Photo by Jef Maitem / Rappler

Unidentified plane crashes in Sultan Kudarat

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Residents of Esperanza town say they saw the plane explode in mid air before crashing

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May 05, 2015 - 4:58 PM

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Bomb attack on bus foiled in Sultan Kudarat

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Authorities discover the improvised explosive device when a Yellow Bus Line unit from Tacurong City stopped at a police checkpoint on its way to Isulan

2 hurt in Sultan Kudarat market blast

Feb 03, 2015 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Even before the incident Central Mindanao has been on high alert for possible retaliatory attacks over the reported death of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir better known as “Marwan”

Soldier killed, 3 others hurt in BIFF attacks

Jan 03, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attack military detachments in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits North Cotabato

Sep 20, 2014 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs records a total of 17 tremors in North Cotabato Sultan Kudarat Leyte Southern Leyte and Davao Occidental as of 2:17 pm on September 20 – but only 5 reported felt intensities

EARTHQUAKE. Kidapawan, North Cotabato. Image from PHIVOLCS officials website

In the company of mentors

May 12, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Soldiers help an orphaned child finish his high school education and learn about caring for the next generation in the process

Youth from conflict areas find refuge in football

Feb 11, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Youth from war torn areas in Mindanao find refuge in football A group of Marines finds a way to use sports as an instrument of peace

6.0-magnitude quake hits Sultan Kudarat

Nov 03, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Intensity 3 was felt in Malita Davao del Sur while Intensity 2 was experienced in Davao City

#TapatAko: Heroes and the choices they made

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:00 AM

In celebration of National Heroes Day Rappler has put together 9 of our national heroes How familiar are you with their acts of martyrdom and integrity?

8 suspected renegade rebels caught in Central Mindanao

Jun 25, 2013 - 8:56 AM

UPDATE Soldiers also captured the encampment of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF on the border of Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao