War in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on War in Mindanao


Agnes Callamard backs two Filipino UN experts hit by Malacañang

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard defends fellow experts Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

UN EXPERT. In this photo dated October 20, 2016, UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard addresses an event on the death penalty and terrorism-related offenses. File photo by Kim Haughton/UN 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

Mindanao a laboratory again?

May 25, 2017 - 11:23 AM

As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity it is once again Mindanao – yes his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st century version of Marcos’ war

Checkpoint in Iligan City, May 24, 2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Son of a rebel

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Mobarak Hadji Yahya now 33 and a father of 11 is in awe as soldiers help MILF rebels fix schools at Camp Bilal Fifteen years ago he took up arms against these forces

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, in the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

Soldiers help fix schools in MILF camp

Jun 12, 2015 - 8:53 PM

The durability of peace in the conflict areas in Mindanao is being tested in Congress where the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is being discussed

Mindanao tribes hold ritual to 'enlighten' Congress on BBL

May 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The panel has failed us and now we hope the Congress will be enlightened to hear our voices and pass a BBL that is truly inclusive and just

Thousands gather to support Bangsamoro bill

May 11, 2015 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED As the House panel votes on the future of the Bangsamoro Basic Law BBL thousands rally their support to the bill that will free the Mindanao people from decades of poverty and underdevelopment

Thousands of supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 11 2015, as they call for the immediate passage of the law in the congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

AFP chief: 'Illogical' to go back to war with MILF

Mar 06, 2015 - 11:08 AM

We don t want to repeat history Going back to war with the MILF is quite absurd says Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

NO TO WAR: General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Imagine: 31,400 people now displaced in Maguindanao

Mar 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The peace process was a way out of this violent madness Where is all this taking us in Mindanao?

War and chicken hawks

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

They act like hawks calling for war because they do not understand the inhumanity of war

Muslim migrants in Manila: BBL best option for peace

Feb 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM

We are devoted Muslims We don’t want war Hajji Moh’d Ersad Malli says

The widow of Mamasapano

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:54 PM

While the country celebrates its soldier’s bravery the Moro civilians’ pleas for justice almost always go unheard

Sarah Langalen, 19, mother of 2 and widow of Badrudin Langalen.

How to build lasting peace

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Why does it seem so easy for hawks to whip up public support for another all out war?