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De Lima staff, family barred from visiting her in Camp Crame

May 28, 2020 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) Even phone calls to detained Senator Leila de Lima have to be first approved by PNP chief Archie Gamboa

Camp Karingal placed on lockdown as coronavirus hits headquarters

May 11, 2020 - 4:25 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office makes the announcement two full days after it placed Camp Karingal on lockdown and got confirmation of the infections

LOCKDOWN. Camp Karingal is placed under lockdown. File photo from QCPD Public Information Office

Extensive damage at Greek migrant camp after fire, protests

Apr 19, 2020 - 5:12 PM

A local police source says 3 persons had been detained in relation to the unrest, which erupted after a 47-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq died in the camp

VIAL CAMP. In this file photo, a woman eats her lunch as she sits on a hill overlooking the Vial refugee camp, on Greek the island of Chios on December 10, 2019. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Second Greek migrant camp under coronavirus lockdown

Apr 05, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Officials say the camp in Malakasa, located northeast of Athens, had been placed under 'full sanitary isolation' for 14 days, with no one allowed to enter or leave

Coronavirus patient visited public places in Baguio City

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:11 PM

(UPDATED) Despite being a person under investigation, the patient still attends a conference at Camp John Hay

CAP BUILDING. File photo of the CAP-John Hay Building in Baguio City. Shutterstock.com

LOOK: Artists flash 'Duterte wanted' poster on Camp Crame

Feb 26, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The 'Duterte wanted' poster is flashed on the national police headquarters on the eve of the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution

WANTED. The artist group Concerned Artists of the Philippines flashes a wanted poster of President Rodrigo Duterte on the eve of the People Power Revolution commemoration. CAP photo

California to apologize for World War II internment of Japanese

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:08 PM

More than 120,000 Japanese-Americans were sent to 10 concentration camps throughout western states and Arkansas during World War II after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order

A sign explains the history of the WW II - era Manzanar internment camp, in Manzanar, California, approximately 230 miles (370 km) northeast of Los Angeles, August 2, 2015. Manzanar, which is now a National Historic Site, tells the story of the over 110, 000 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of which were American citizens, who were forcibly detained at ten such camps in remote and desolate parts of the US between 1942 and 1945. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo by ROBYN BECK / AFP)

LGBTQ+ groups hit Oplan X-Men’s ‘targeted harassment’ against transgender women

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces

Kai Sotto glad to have pursued U.S. stint: 'Dami kong natutunan'

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:09 PM

Kai Sotto, who seeks to become the first Filipino-born player to reach the NBA, has come a long way since deciding to train in the United States

BIG ACHIEVEMENT. Kai Sotto is the only Filipino in the 64-player selection in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Chicago. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler


Kai Sotto selected for Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:27 PM

Basketball Without Borders has produced a number of up-and-coming NBA players, among them Pascal Siakam, Deande Ayton, and Jamal Murray

PRODIGY. Kai Sotto has been selected by the NBA and FIBA among the top 64 high school players from 32 countries. File photo from fiba.basketball


'Domestic spat' behind Camp Aguinaldo grenade blast – AFP

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The soldier's wife and their 11-year-old son sustain shrapnel wounds from the blast

GRENADE BLAST. A grenade blast reportedly due to a domestic altercation happens inside the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Rappler file photo

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack U.S.-Kenya military base

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The Somali jihadists have staged several large-scale attacks inside Kenya, in retaliation for Nairobi sending troops into Somalia as well as to target foreign interests

China took their parents: The Uighur refugee children of Turkey

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:03 PM

One school in Istanbul turns into an impromptu orphanage for Uighur child refugees, whose parents disappeared in China

CHINA TOOK THEIR PARENTS. Uighur childen attend an English lesson in a school of Silivri district in Istanbul on November 29, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

De Lima hits alleged ban on visits to political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the alleged ban is a 'blatant violation of the rights of these persons deprived of liberty'

BAN? Senator Leila de Lima slams the alleged visitation ban in Camp Bagong Diwa imposed on families of political prisoners. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At the US-Mexican border, migrants give up hope of crossing

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:31 AM

60% of displaced people in camps wait their turn in tents, but more than a quarter are sleeping in the open air

LOSING HOPE. In the mud and biting cold of a makeshift camp in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, more than 1,000 Mexican migrants had been waiting for weeks, some for months, for a chance to file for asylum in the United States. Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP

Camp Bagong Diwa now on lockdown for Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The lockdown is expected to stretch for hours, as a kilometric decision is read involving over a hundred suspects facing over 50 cases each

LOCKDOWN. Heightened security outside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City for the verdict of the decade long Maguindanao massacre trial on December 19, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bangladesh starts fencing Rohingya camps

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further

FENCES. Rohingyas laborers carry a concrete pillar as authorities prepare erecting pillars for barbed-wire fences around Balukhali refugee in Ukhia on December 10, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Faulty Pacific Gas & Electric powerlines are blamed for sparking Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state's history

PG&E. The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a hard hat at a work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Lanao del Sur gov't urges Duterte to reconsider new military camp in Marawi

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Echoing the sentiments of Marawi residents, the provincial government urges President Duterte to review or modify the plan 'taking into account the social and cultural sensitivities of the community'

MARAWI. The view of Marawi City from the old City hall. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Fearing escape as verdict nears, DOJ wants Zaldy Ampatuan back in jail

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'In deference to this Honorable Court, it should now stop extending so much grace, sympathy, or concern to accused Zaldy Ampatuan,' says the prosecution

MASSACRE DEFENDANT. Zaldy Ampatuan is confined at the Makati Medical Center weeks before the verdict is read on him, his 2 brothers and 98 others in the Ampatuan massacre case.

Duterte creates group to study creation of new military camp in Marawi

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur strongly oppose the establishment of another military camp in the war-ravaged city

REHABILITATION. The Duterte Administration wants to put up a new military camp in Marawi City though most residents oppose this. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

100,000 Maranao sign petition to halt planned military camps in Marawi

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say

SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN. More than 100,000 residents of Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur signed a petition asking the government to scrap plans to build new military camps in the war-ravaged city. Photo of Marawi City by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler. Photo of signatures from Abo Hayyan Malomalo

Fact-finding team with 2 congressmen barred from entering Negros police HQ

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Congressman Carlos Zarate laments that Colonel Romeo Baleros, the Negros Occidental police provincial chief, 'did not extend basic courtesy ' due fellow government employees

Makabayan chair Neri Colmenares, along with the families of the detainees, was barred from entering the headquarters of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Police in Bacolod City on Wednesday, November 6. He was later able to enter the premises, along with the two progressive congressmen, after hours of negotiation with the police. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

U.S. paratroopers injured after botched night jump

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division are blown off target from their parachute jump above Camp Shelby into trees, camp commander Colonel Bobby Ginn says

Filipino kids shine at 2019 ASEAN Cyberkids Camp

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The team of Mandaluyong Grade 4 students Nico Al Larano and Lance Gabriel Cara win silver medals at the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp in Hanoi, Vietnam

WINNERS. Nico Al Larano and Lance Gabriel Cara show their trophies and citations from the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp. Photo from DICT

SAF commander shot dead by subordinate in Camp Bagong Diwa

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) Police say Master Sergeant Sanwright Lobhoy was blinded by jealousy when he killed Major Emerson Palomares during a heated confrontation

KILLED BY ALLY. Major Emerson Palomares is shot dead inside Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from Palomares' Facebook page

French 'climate camps' train activists in protest

Aug 04, 2019 - 2:41 PM

While the atmosphere is relaxed and good humored, the people at the camp, many of them new to activism, are all quite serious about their goal – to learn the techniques used by the new generation of climate campaigners

'CLIMATE CAMP.' People take part in a workshop to learn how to act during demonstrations, during an Alternatiba Climate Camp in Kingersheim, eastern France, on August 2, 2019. Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP

China says 'most' inmates in Xinjiang camps are out

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Alken Tuniaz, vice chairman of Xinjiang, says that 'most personnel who have received educational training have already returned to society and have returned home'

XINJIANG CAMPS. Alken Tuniaz, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee and vice chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, takes part in a press conference in Beijing on July 30, 2019. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Deadly monsoon destroys 5,000 shelters in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The International Organization for Migration says heavy rains triggered mudslides in the refugee camps, destroying some 4,889 tarpaulin and bamboo shacks

U.S. VP Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores 'crisis'

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Democrats bow to pressure as Congress approves $4.6 billion in emergency aid for Trump's border funding request

MIGRANT CAMPS. Protesters hold signs as they block a street in front of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office during a demonstration against migrant detention facilities on July 2, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

1 killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:14 PM

At least 26 landslides are reported in makeshift camps built on hills near the border with Myanmar

IN PHOTOS: Treating patients in world's largest refugee settlement

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42 PM

How do you address the needs of 900,000 Rohingya refugees, who are vulnerable to serious health risks like infections, outbreaks, and psychiatric conditions?

DAILY WORK. Healthcare workers from Médecins Sans Frontières walk along a bamboo bridge to start their work of providing medical care to refugees. All photos courtesy of Médecins Sans Frontières

27 youth campers rushed to Benguet hospital due to severe diarrhea

May 30, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The campers reportedly ate champorado for their afternoon snack

ADMITTED. Twenty-seven youth campers have been admitted to the Benguet General Hospital after suffering severe diarrhea. File photo from Benguet province's website

Bingbong Crisologo votes after release

May 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City mayoral bet Bingbong Crisologo, who was arrested for obstruction of justice then later released, is able to cast his ballot

Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PNP flaunts P1.8-billion new assets in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 06, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine National Police exhibits its new equipment worth P1.8 billion in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine National Police procures P1.8-billion worth of equipment for its local police stations and national support units. PNP photo

Water battles with elephants kick off Thai New Year

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight

SONGKRAN. Revellers and elephants splash water at each other during a ceremony to celebrate the Buddhist New Year, locally known as Songkran, in Ayutthaya on April 11, 2019. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Blaze hits Camp Aguinaldo as fire prevention month begins

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The fire hits a one-story warehouse at the military camp

FLATTENED. A one-story Camp Aguinaldo warehouse is brought to the ground after flames spread in the afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of DWDD Radio

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

South Koreans fearful of 'nightmare' U.S. troop withdrawal

Feb 24, 2019 - 3:03 PM

South Koreans dependent on US troops to make a living worry over the prospect of American soldiers withdrawing from the country

US TROOPS IN KOREA. This picture taken on February 21, 2019 shows US soldiers crossing a road at a shopping zone outside the US Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Ex-MILF camp to become banana plantation – Piñol

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the 7,000-hectare Camp Abubakar will be transformed into a production area for Cavendish bananas

Photo from Piñol's Facebook page

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Jan 25, 2019 - 8:57 PM

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Ancajas draws foreign pugs to Survival Camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Southeast Asian fighters drop by the famed Survival Camp this December

BOXING DESTINATION. Jerwin Ancajas' Survival Camp attracts foreign boxers around the world to train there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At least $9 billion in insurance claims from California fires

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:23 PM

'The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," says California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:08 AM

A total of 153,336 acres are affected by the fire, with nearly 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed

A FIRE TAMED. Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Military rolls out red carpet for Murad before crucial plebiscite

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:25 PM

In a historic first, the military welcomes MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to Camp Aguinaldo two months before the January 21 Bangsamoro plebiscite

HISTORIC FIRST. Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr welcomes MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, November 19. This is a return visit after MILF welcomed Galvez in Camp Darapanan in October. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena / Rappler

PH officials checking condition of Filipinos in wildfire-hit California

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry Bensurto Jr says at least one Filipino in Butte County lost his home

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea emphasizes that their list of missing is constantly fluctuating and that not everyone on it is presumed dead

PARADISE, CA - NOVEMBER 10: A Butte County sherriff deputy stands by at a destroyed home where a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 100,000 acres and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses in a matter of hours. The fire is currently at 20 percent containment. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Thousands of firefighters spend a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, while search teams are on a grim mission to recover the dead

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

AFP chief Galvez makes 'historic' visit to MILF's Camp Darapanan

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Philippine military chief Carlito Galvez Jr goes to Camp Darapanan a few months after Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders visited Camp Aguinaldo

PEACE PROCESS. AFP Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr visited the MILF's Camp Darapanan.

Palparan's continued military detention smacks of 'VIP treatment'

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Opposition lawmakers say the convicted retired general should be immediately sent to the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. Former Army Major General Jovito Palparan with military escorts at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court during the promulgation of his case on kidnapping for serious illegal detention on September 17, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler