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Maute doctor, 53 others charged for kidnapping, beheading sawmill workers

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Dr Russel Langi Salic, along with his co-accused, are charged with kidnapping, serious illegal detention, and murder before the court in Malabang, Lanao del Sur

EXTRADITION. Filipino doctor Russell Salic (in orange) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents following a court hearing in Manila on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Indonesian among 15 killed in airstrikes vs terrorists

Jan 29, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año says the latest offensive in Butig Lanao del Sur resulted in a significant success for the military that made an ambitious commitment to crush local terror groups by June 2017

SITE OF MILITARY OPERATIONS. File photo of Army troops arriving in Butig, Lanao del Sur in early 2016 for the offensive against an ISIS-inspired armed group. Photo by Rappler

PH military deploys new fighter jets vs local terrorists

Jan 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The South Korean FA 50s were among those deployed to drop bombs in Butig Lanao Del Sur They are believed to have killed over a dozen terrorists and seriously wounded Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon

File photo of FA-50s acquired from South Korea

PH Army suffers 1st death in 'Butig 3'

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:48 AM

The military says 63 members of the Maute Group have been killed while 17 others are wounded

3RD OFFENSIVE. The latest attack against the Maute Group in Butig, Lanao Del Sur is the 3rd military offensive against the local terror group this year. Photo by Pat S. Roque/Rappler

Maute group, Duterte, Trump meets Gore | Midday wRap

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Maute group taking refuge near MILF areas in Butig

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:29 AM

The military says the Maute group is taking advantage of the peace process confident that the military will not attack MILF areas

Arm Butig residents to fight Maute? Mayor says no

Dec 04, 2016 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED Butig Mayor Dimnatang Pansar instead wants a permanent military station inside the town occupied by the ISIS inspired terrorist organization

Philippine flag replaces ISIS black banner at Butig town hall

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:23 AM

Rappler s Carmela Fonbuena gives us a quick look at the situation in Butig Town

Butig mayor vows to help Duterte fight Maute group

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Butig Mayor Dimnatang Pansar tells his townmates Let us not support those who sow discord

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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On day of Duterte visit, AFP retakes Butig town hall from Maute

Nov 30, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Clashes continue however as soldiers clear the area of remaining Maute group members

Duterte to Maute group: Don't force my hand into war

Nov 30, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Wala naman nagpapakita ng sincerity diyan so the fight goes on says Duterte after visiting an army command post in Lanao del Sur where the military is fighting the Maute terror group

FIGHT GOES ON. President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want war with the Maute group but the group appears not ready to talk to government. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Duterte visits troops fighting Maute group in Lanao

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The commander in chief meets with troops in Lumbanayague town less than kilometers away from area of clashes

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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Duterte 'considering' talks with Maute group – Palace

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will try to exhaust all possibilities to achieve peace and order

SECURITY CONCERNS. President Duterte speaks with AFP chief of staff Ricardo Visaya during the inauguration of a drug rehabilitation facility in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

Maute's main force leaves Lanao town, 49 dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The military says the situation is fluid but it aims to drive away the remaining members of the terror group from the abandoned municipal hall within the day

Philippine troops fire their 105mm howitzer cannons towards enemy positions from their base near Butig town in Lanao del Sur province on the southern island of Mindanao on November 27, 2016. Troops on November 27 fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city. / AFP PHOTO / RICHEL UMEL

Maute attacks: Lorenzana says no reason to suspend habeas corpus

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will advise against any move to suspend the writ of habeas corpus as the situation in the country is still under control

UNDER CONTROL. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the offensive against the Maute terror group is normal military operation against lawless elements. Rappler photo

1,955 families displaced amid Butig clashes

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:40 AM

The local government is expecting more residents to be displaced as the military continues its offensive against the local terror group

DISPLACED. Social workers from the provincial government of Lanao del Sur attend to the need of displaced families in Butig town after armed skirmishes between government forces and the Maute terror group. Photo courtesy of Jennie Tamano, Lanao del Sur PIO

Clashes with Maute group: Over a dozen soldiers wounded

Nov 28, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The troops are now near Butig town hall the abandoned building that members of the Maute terror group are occupying

MILITARY OFFENSIVE. AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla says military offensives continue to flush out members of the Maute terror group from Lanao Del Sur. Photo by JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

AFP sends elite troops to retake Lanao town from Maute

Nov 28, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The mission is to flush out the group and neutralize the enemies and to bring back normalcy to the area says military spokesperson Major Filemon Tan

CANNONS. Philippine troops fire their 105mm howitzer cannons towards enemy positions from their base near Butig town in Lanao del Sur province on the southern island of Mindanao on November 27, 2016. Troops on November 27 fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city. RICHEL UMEL / AFP

Army seizes Islamic militant camp in Lanao del Sur

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The offensive against the Maute group a Filipino Muslim armed organizations which have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS leaves 4 soldiers dead and 15 others wounded

SMALL VICTORY.This photo taken on June 3 shows Philippine soldiers displaying the flag used by the Islamic State group after overrunning a militant camp at a remote village in Butig town, Lanao del Sur province after a 10-day battle. Photo by Richelle Umel/ AFP

2 Philippine soldiers killed in Lanao del Sur clashes – army

May 30, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Ten soldiers are also wounded and about 2 000 residents are displaced during the clashes with gunmen from the Maute group which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State ISIS group

FIGHTING TERROR. This photo taken on May 29, 2016 shows Philippine soldiers firing mortar rounds toward enemy positions from Butig town, Lanao del Sur province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP

200 teachers boycott polling duties in 5 Lanao del Sur towns

May 08, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The Comelec deploys cops to conduct the voting and counting proceedings in these towns

Super Tuesday, terrorists in Lanao, refugee crisis | 12PM wRap

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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PH troops regain control of town attacked by terrorists

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The town of Butig in Lanao del Sur is the site of a 10 day battle between soldiers and an ISIS inspired militant group

Troops attend flag raising ceremony Tuesday, March 1, 2016 as they end their operation against Jemaah Islamiyah-affiliated Maute in Butig, Lanao del Sur after capturing their three camps. The military claimed 24 rebels, three soldiers killed in the more than 10 days offensive. Residents affected by the firefight can now return.

Solar panels bring hope to Haiyan-hit Guiuan

Feb 12, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Three months after super typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan residents of an island in Samar receive a gift of hope to power up their hard hit community