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Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Subsequent clashes prompt the Nduga district government to evacuate more than 400 students to the neighboring Jayawijaya district

VIOLENCE IN PAPUA. Indonesian police officers and airport officials push a stretcher with a survivor after they arrived in Timika, Papua province on December 6, 2018. File photo by Joseph Situmorang/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Remembering #SAF44, 4 years later

Jan 25, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It has been 4 years since the tragedy jolted the national police and the entire nation, but the pain brought by this loss has lingers in our hearts,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but that may not happen because of a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine

-- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2018 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.  Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

150 killed in battle for Yemen's Hodeida as global alarm grows

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from the strategic Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis at risk of starvation

YEMEN'S HODEIDA. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 10, 2018. Photo by AFP

3 Marines, 1 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu clash

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Troops from the 61st, 62nd, and 64th Marine Companies clash with the Abu Sayyaf in Barangay Timpook, Patikul

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip after border protest bloodshed

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Army 'fighter jets targeted an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip,' says Israeli military

STRIKE. Smoke from a tire fire rises as Palestinians protest near the border with Israel east Gaza City on July 13, 2018 against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel.  Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Nicaragua clashes leave 8 dead including baby – rights group

Jun 24, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The rights group says more than 200 people have been killed in protests that started just over two months ago demanding President Daniel Ortega step down

UNREST. A man stands near the coffin of Jose Maria Orozco, 69, who died during an attack by riot police and members of the Sandinista Youth, in an empty room, as people avoids attending the wakes of riot victims for fear of retaliation, in Managua on June 23, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

'League of Legends,' 'Starcraft II' to debut at 2018 Asian Games

May 16, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Also debuting are 'Hearthstone,' 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2018,' 'Clash Royale' and 'Arena of Valor.' The Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.


Graft or homicide? SC stops Aquino’s Mamasapano case at Sandiganbayan

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Relatives of some Special Action Force commandos who died have asked the Supreme Court to charge the former president with 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide instead of just graft.

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the Vin d’ Honneur attended by the members of the Diplomatic Corps headed by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the Papal Nuncio His Excellency Guiseppe Pinto, in commemoration of the 115th Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan Palace Tuesday June 13, 2013. (Lauro Montellano Jr./ Malacanang Photo Bureau).

Mamasapano survivor killed on SAF 44 Day of National Remembrance

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'Magaling na bata 'yan at palaging concerned sa kasama niya,' says Mamasapano veteran and newly installed SAF chief Director Noli Taliño

KILLED. Carlos Bocaig was among the casualties of the plaza explosion in La Paz, Abra. Sourced photo

Malacañang tells police on Mamasapano anniv: Embody integrity of SAF 44

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Honor their memory by reliving their values of integrity and courage as you perform your duty to serve and protect the nation,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

SAF 44 widow: Duterte revived our hope for justice

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:31 PM

'When President Rodrigo Duterte had finally sat on that powerful throne, we now feel that we are able to see the sun shining upon us,' says SAF widow Julie Cayang-o

JUSTICE NEARING? SAF widow Julie Cayang-o speaks to the media at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

3 NPA fighters, 1 soldier killed in Cotabato town clash

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) Makilala Mayor Rody Caoagdan says his office has sent a team to rescue people who may have been injured as they were caught in the crossfire

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'It was heartbreaking,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says

HEARTBREAKING VISIT. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña visits the destroyed Marawi Cathedral for the first time since the Marawi siege. All photos courtesy of ACN

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Clashes also erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians marked another "day of rage" following US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

PROTEST. A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone through the smoke of burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 11, 2017. Photo by Thomas Coex / AFP

Clashes erupt in Davao Oriental despite holiday ceasefire

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The military accuses the communist New People's Army of violating its own ceasefire

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo of NPA guerillas inside their camp in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kerr says it would be 'irresponsible' to play Curry on Christmas

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Steph Curry continues to recover from his sprained ankle and will miss the Christmas day clash with the Cavs

TO MISS OUT. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr backs up Curry in choosing to rest his sprained ankle. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

RAW Deal: Predicting Clash of Champions 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:40 PM

SmackDown Live wraps up the year with Clash of Champions, with AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal

STYLES CLASH. Could the title come off 'The Phenomenal One' and go back to the 'Modern Day Maharajah?' It wouldn't shock the columnist. Photo from WWE.com

To friends, Jo Lapira was a tiny UP activist with big dreams

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 22-year-old student from UP Manila is one of the 15 fatalities in a clash between government troops and suspected members of New People's Army in Nasugbu, Batangas

Negros Occidental honors Marawi soldiers

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Some 81 soldiers of the 31st Division Reconnaissance Company of the 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz are honored at the provincial capitol grounds

HEROES' PARTY. Some soldiers based in Negros Island are honored on November 3, 2017, in rites held at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

WATCH: First batch of Marawi soldiers come home

Oct 20, 2017 - 6:24 PM

They were the first in when clashes broke out in May

Displaced 95-year-old person with disabilities sells potatoes to support family

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:13 PM

People who have met Datu Mangontra Sultan do not see him as a person with disabilities and an internally displaced person, but as a strong and committed individual who wants to continue providing for his family

CAPABLE. Datu Mangontra Sultan, 95 years old, works hard despite his old age and disabilities. Photo by Jamilia Taha

U.S. hails AFP for killing Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:13 PM

'The U.S. is proud to support the AFP's counterterrorism efforts in Mindanao,' embassy spokesperson Molly Koscina says

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AFP, Duterte and Trump, neutron stars | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:39 PM

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DSWD to give early recovery interventions to Batangas Clash victims

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The DSWD Calabarzon field office already responded by sending non-food items, composing of 500 pieces of malong, sleeping mats, and kitchen utensils

EARLY RECOVERY. DSWD will provide early recovery interventions to the Batangas Clash IDPs

WATCH: Troops show Duterte how to build Marawi shelter in 10 minutes

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:39 PM

On President Duterte's sixth visit in Marawi, the troops show him how to build a house in 10 minutes

MARAWI SHELTER. Troops will build this temporary shelter for 50 families displaced by the war. Rappler photo

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Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Troops retake 2nd bridge in Marawi, 3 soldiers killed

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Three soldiers are killed and 52 others are wounded as troops push forward against local terrorists to end the war that has dragged on for over 3 months

MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Military opens Mapandi bridge to media amid heavy fighting in Marawi

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Mapandi Bridge is one of 3 bridges that separate the so called safe zone and the battle area It is the military’s main supply route

PASSING THROUGH. A military ambulance speeds past the Mapandi Bridge which is covered with laminated sacks to prevent the IS-inspired Maute Group from getting visual intelligence on the movement of troops. the Mapandi bridge is witness to some of the bloodiest battles at the on-going Marawi siege which started on May 22, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte: Military can bomb Marawi mosques with terrorists, hostages

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:35 PM

After earlier asking the military to wait it out President Rodrigo Duterte now says they have the option to bomb the remaining hideouts of terrorists even if these also hold hostages

Photo by Alber Alcain/Presidential Photo

All-women military, police contingent deployed to assist in Marawi

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:03 PM

The 102 women in uniform – 62 from the army and 40 from the police – will provide psychosocial support to internally displaced persons across Lanao del Norte and and Lanao del Sur

WOMEN POWER.  Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, chief of the AFP Western Mindanao Command, talks to the all-women team on their important mission upon their arrival at the Laguindingan Airport on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Duterte returns to Marawi as clashes enter 4th month

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte makes his 3rd visit to Marawi City after troops regained a key terrorist stronghold – one of the mosques inside the battle zone

Accompanying the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. Malacañan Photo

There will be a valor awardee from Marawi – Duterte

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

President Duterte promises to give the awardee one of his most special guns – a model used by the US Marines – that may be used even under water

VALOR. The Medal for Valor was last awarded in 2013, posthumously, to the late Private First Class Ian Pacquit. Rappler file photo

Duterte on Aquino 'belittling' drug war: Masakit naman 'yan

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Hindi maganda yang sabihin niya walang nangyari At the cost of so many lives walang nangyari? President Rodrigo Duterte says during his second visit to a military camp in Marawi City

Duterte in Marawi: Never allow terrorists' ideology to spread

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:42 AM

With the war entering the critical stage Duterte hopes for less heartaches and that the government troops can clean up Marawi City and get rid of the terrorists

PH military chief Año visits Marawi's main battle zone

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:25 PM

UPDATED General Eduardo Año visits troops stationed only 300 meters away from the most forward position of the military in the conflict hit area

MAIN BATTLE AREA. AFP chief General Eduardo Año visits the main battle area in Marawi City. All photos from JTF Marawi

Death toll among local terrorists in Marawi passes 500 – military

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The war continues to rage in the city s commercial district Banggolo and adjacent barangays Raya Madaya and Marinaut

MARAWI SIEGE. Marawi City attacked by suspected ISIS inspired militants belonging to the Maute group on May 23, 2017. Photo from @RickoDima

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

PH Air Force gets weapons from U.S.

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The munitions and weapons will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines including Marawi the US embassy says

US SUPPORT. Members the US and Philippine armies unload and inspect a delivery of  rockets from the US to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Photo from the US Embassy

Gov't to build 1,000 temporary homes for Marawi evacuees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says the primary objective is to decongest evacuation centers

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Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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9 soldiers killed, 41 wounded in bloodbath in Marawi

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The casualties are recorded on Saturday July 22 from several incidents in the battle zone

MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo wants gov’t attention on martial law abuse claims

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:39 AM

With the 5 month extension of martial law in Mindanao safeguards should be put in place to deter human rights violations says Vice President Leni Robredo

VISIT. Bangsamoro women visits Vice President Leni Robredo to raise their concerns on the crisis in Marawi City. Photo by Office of the Vice President

Soldier's death in Marawi prompts family to leave Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sergeant Antonio Pareja who was killed in a military airstrike in Marawi is buried in his wife s home province the new home of his family

HERO'S WELCOME. Army Sergeant Antonio Pareja is given a hero's welcome in Legazpi City, Albay on July 20, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Duterte finally visits Marawi

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:24 PM

3RD UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte visits the war torn city on the 9th week of clashes between government troops and local terrorists

MARAWI VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi City on July 20, 2017. Photo from Malacañang Photo

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict For 30 days they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300

DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP chief: 5-month martial law extension 'enough'

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:41 PM

General Eduardo Año supports President Rodrigo Duterte s recommendation for a 5 month extension of martial law

PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President s request to extend martial law citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte wants martial law extended till December

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:24 PM

UPDATED The President wants martial law over the entire Mindanao extended for 5 more months