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Bishops visit Marawi church before demolition

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017

Photos courtesy of DUYOG MARAWI

LOOK: Cardinal Tagle washes feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The 12 chosen migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples cry as Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wash their feet on Maundy Thursday 2018

WASHING OF THE FEET. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washes the feet of rescued Marawi priest Father Chito Soganub on Holy Thursday. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marawi priest Chito Soganub says captivity a ‘test of faith’

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi

TEST OF FAITH. Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub says in a press conference on March 23, 2018, that his life in captivity tested his 'spiritual sanity.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 26, 2017

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

A family's tale of terror, hope, faith during the Marawi siege

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

'It took almost 5 minutes to cut through. I screamed inside my head, holding back my tears as they commanded us to shout, Allah Wakbar,' says Ronnel Samiahan, recalling the beheading of a fellow hostage that they were forced to watch

BACK TO BUKIDNON. Ronnel Samiahan (right) with his family in their home in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Photo by Linus Escandor

'Bring him back alive,' kin of Maute hostage pleads

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:53 PM

'Masaya po kami na malaman na buhay siya, na malungkot, na natatakot sa sitwasyon niya doon ngayon,' says Anaidah Rascal, sister of Maute hostage Jalal Rascal

'HAVE MERCY.' Anaidah Rascal asks the military to rescue her brother, Maute hostage Jalal Rascal. Rappler photo

The life of a Maute hostage in Marawi

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Omar Maute tells his hostage Lordvin Acopio: 'Gawin mo na lang itong trabahong ito na parang humanitarian [work]. Dahil kapwa mo sila tao. Huwag mo gawin ito dahil captors mo sila.'

MAUTE HOSTAGE. Dansalan College teacher Lordvin Acopio was held captive for 117 days. Rappler photo

Catholic priest rescued from Marawi holds first Mass after freedom

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub hopes to return to Marawi and celebrate Mass again at the Saint Mary's Parish, where he was taken by armed men when the war erupted on May 23

Marawi priest Chito Soganub speaks of 'one God' for Christians, Muslims

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:35 PM

On a plane to Manila, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub shares his views on the similarities between Christians and Muslims

COMMONALITIES. Father Teresito Soganub speaks about his faith. Screenshot of a sourced video

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña also urges Christians 'to continue caring for the Maranaos' by sending help through government, NGOs, or the Catholic Church

MARAWI CRISIS. Marawi Bishop Edwin Dela Peña requests President Rodrigo Duterte on September 19, 2017, to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi bishop can't confirm if Soganub is now Muslim

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Referring to conversions, Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says, 'There is no substance to it if you are under duress. You cannot give your full consent'

NOW FREE. Former Maute Group hostage Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub appears in a press conference on September 18, 2017, after 117 days in captivity. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marawi priest Chito Soganub jokes: 'I am physically strong and handsome'

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Despite being held captive for more than a hundred days in Marawi City, Fr Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is still able to crack a joke as he faces the media

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued from Maute

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:14 AM

(4th UPDATE) Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is rescued along with another hostage near Bato Mosque, one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is flown to Manila two days after his rescue. Photo of Father Chito

Chito Soganub: Hostage-priest in Marawi often mistaken for a Muslim

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) The priest rescued from terrorists in Marawi City, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, is loved by both Christians and Muslims as he works for peace

EVERYONE'S FRIEND. Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub has been one of the hostages by local terrorists in Marawi City since May 23. File photo by PIA Lanao del Sur on Facebook

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 9, 2017

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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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

WATCH: A prayer for Marawi's hostaged priest

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Rappler sits down for an interview with Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña about the abduction of his right hand man and friend Father Teresito Chito Soganub

PRESSURED. Bishop Edwin dela Peña worries about Father Teresito Soganub, who was kidnapped by the Maute Group. Rappler photo

Kidnapped priest made video message 'under duress,' says bishop

May 31, 2017 - 11:39 AM

When you are a captive you are not free to speak your mind I hope the netizens would consider that says Bishop Edwin dela Peña

MESSAGE TO NETIZENS. Bishop Edwin Dela Peña believes Father Chito Soganub was under duress when he appeared in the video. Rappler photo

Propaganda shows Marawi priest echoing kidnappers' demand

May 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Do not be happy Mr President that we are the collateral damage of war Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City

Marawi bishop in 'frustrating' wait for updates on hostages

May 28, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Frustrating sa amin na maghihintay ka ng wala the bishop says as the military has not updated him about a kidnapped priest and at least 12 companions

'FRUSTRATING WAIT.' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says he cannot reach the military for updates on his kidnapped right-hand man and at least 12 companions. File photo from www.msp.org

Marawi bishop: Priest, 4 others held hostage by Maute

May 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Bishop Edwin dela Peña says the local terror group has also torched the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Marawi