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Both sides in Marawi siege committed abuses – Amnesty Int'l

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:06 AM

An Amnesty International report says the civilian population in Marawi City suffered immensely from abuses of both members of the Maute Group and government forces

LOOK: Mayor Sara Duterte visits Marawi, gives P5-M donation

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The presidential daughter is accompanied by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, who also gives her city government's pledge of P5 million to Marawi City

Marawi still 'dangerous place' due to Maute stragglers

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine military, however, says the stragglers are only fighting for survival and pose no threat to Marawi's overall security

Marawi battle area. Rappler file photo

Esperon favors extension of martial law in Mindanao

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Martial law may be still be needed even after December 31 to help the military crack down on other terror groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.


WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Called out for sharing a misleading photo of Marawi City, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson says she only shared what a PCOO-run Facebook page posted

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

U.S.-backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Al-Omar oilfield in the province of Deir Ezzor had been a key source of income for the ISIS, reaping revenues up to $5.1 million per month

FUNDING. The Al-Omar oilfield in the province of Deir Ezzor produced 30,000 barrels per day before the start of Syria's conflict in 2011 and became a key source of income for the jihadists after they seized it in 2014.

Marawi soldiers 'excited' for Hong Kong trip promised by Duterte

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The military units first to arrive in Marawi have been sent off to rest and then train after 5 months of battle

Malacanang Photo

IN PHOTOS: Marawi soldiers fight the biggest battle of their lives

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Here are some of the images captured by Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa's since the beginning of the war in the southern Philippines

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Peso weakens, Mahmud Ahmad dead, DBM usec fired | Midday wRap

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Mahmud Ahmad dead – Duterte

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla also confirms the Malaysian terrorist who helped finance the Marawi siege was killed by troops

Malacanang Photo

After Marawi terror, military heightens alert on PH-Indonesia maritime border

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao says it's doing this 'to prevent possible spillover' of the threat since the Marawi terrorist leaders were killed

MARITIME COOPERATION. In this file photo, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (left) and then Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario finish signing a historic maritime deal between their countries. Behind them, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as witnesses. File photo by Rey Baniquet/PCOO/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malacañang urges remaining terrorists in Marawi to take 'road to peace'

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Malacañang says it is not alone in making the call, as Muslim leaders and groups have aired the same appeal

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

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

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Duterte: 'Alien' ideology, not Islam, root of PH terror problem

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:47 PM

'It is not Islam. I should know. I would be the last person to condemn the Moro people,' Duterte says at a gathering with reporters on Friday evening, September 22

President Rodrigo Duterte along with top military officials visits Camp Ranao, Headquarters of the 103rd Brigade on Marawi city on Thursday, Sept. 21,2017. Duterte reiterates his commitment to rebuild much of the city which is destroyed by the ongoing conflict between terrorists Maute and Abu Sayyaf Groups and government forces. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Football for Peace continues to live up to its mission on 6th year

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'We want to empower the children to become leaders someday,' says Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Cabanlet, founder of the Football for Peace Movement





FOR PEACE. Around 700 students participated in the 6th Football for Peace Festival in Luuk, Sulu. Photo courtesy of Col. Stephen Cabanlet

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Duterte defends need to wear boots in Marawi mosque

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:29 AM

The President says he and other government officials had to wear shoes inside the mosque to protect against rubble and other harmful debris on the religious building s floor

PH military believes 5 other Maute brothers killed

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The deaths of the 5 brothers and Abdullah Maute leave Omar as the only Maute brother fighting in Marawi says the Philippine military

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Ramon Magsaysay Awardee on healing the wounds of war

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:37 PM

MovePH editor talks to Gethsie Shanmugam one of the awardees of the prestigious 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards on Wednesday night August 30

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

Business confidence in PH plunges to 3-year low

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The BSP shows that overall business confidence index for the 3rd quarter of 2017 plunged to 37 9 from 43 in the previous quarter

LESS OPTIMISTIC. Business confidence in the Philippines during this quarter was the lowest percentage recorded since the 3rd quarter of 2014, when confidence index reached 34.4% Rappler file photo

WATCH IN 360º: The Marawi humanitarian crisis

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz and multimedia producer Adrian Portugal take you to the front lines of the Marawi humanitarian crisis in this 360 degree video

MARAWI HUMANITARIAN SITUATION. This immersive 360-degree video first takes you to Bubong, a remote town in Lanao del Sur which has been isolated due to the clashes between government forces and local terrorists in Marawi City

On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict violence and persecution

IDP. Disoma conducts Protection Monitoring at an evacuation camp in Balo-I, Lanao del Norte

Mindanao State University reopens on August 22

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Government troops will remain stationed near the campus to provide security

Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al Jazeera for 'incitement'

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED The Israeli communications ministry says it would demand the revocation of the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and cut the channel s cable and satellite connections

An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera is seen at the channel's Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Duterte returns to Marawi

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The President visits the city a second time to boost morale of government troops fighting Muslim extremists

WATCH: Marawi humanitarian crisis grows even as battleground narrows

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:11 PM

A Maranao asks government to send more doctors medicines and drinking water for her fellow evacuees whose number has already reached about 360 000 MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz reports from Marawi City

More rehab homes for child offenders to be built in 2018

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council is set to get the biggest budget among the attached agencies of the DSWD to build 4 more Bahay ng Pag Asa

Social Worker Board topnotcher from MSU: ‘No one deserves war’

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Paramisuli Aming advocates for unity both as a social worker and as someone who has directly been affected by armed conflict

TOPNOTCHER. Paramisuli Aming from Mindanao State University in Marawi City tops the 2017 Social Workers Licensure Examination.

Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The Catholic Church through Caritas Manila is planning to provide livelihood programs to help Marawi victims get back on track

Marawi, Pandesal Forum, Pandesal Forum sa Veritas, Caritas Manila, relief, rehabilitation, livelihood

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PBA to donate portion of ticket sales to conflict-stricken Marawi City

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:05 PM

General admission tickets will also be sold at a discounted price for the remainder of the Governors Cup elimination round beginning Wednesday August 2

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the live interview with the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict s director at 4:30 pm Tuesday July 25

Via Telegram, Western Union: How ISIS in Syria funded Marawi terrorists

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict details how funds are transferred from the Middle East to the Philippines and how foreign fighters are recruited to join the siege

CONFLICT. A Philippine Marines armoured personnel carrier speeds away in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 30, 2017, as fighting rages on the eighth day. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says the Marawi conflict has long term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia including greater cooperation among extremists and more violent attacks

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:05 AM

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REGULATED. The LTFRB has had difficulty in imposing rules over transport network companies as the Philippines is the first country to regulate app-based transport services.

Duterte gets record-high satisfaction rating

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Higher public satisfaction in Visayas and Balance of Luzon pulls up the Chief Executive s ratings and makes up for the sharp drop in his ratings in Mindanao which he had placed under martial law

TIMES OF CONFLICT. President Rodrigo Duterte visits a Sultan Kudarat military camp days after the start of Marawi clashes. Presidential photo

Duterte to CPP: Stop extortion first, then we talk

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The President also likens the New People s Army to a distracting mosquito pulling away much needed government forces from Marawi operations

President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Wilma Tiamzon, chairperson of the Reciprocal Working Group on End of Hostilities and Disposition of Forces (RWG-EHDF) of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), in a meeting held in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte denies seeking talks with Maute Group

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The President says he would never talk to the terror group given the number of soldiers and police they have killed in Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the seized firearms during his visit to the 1002nd Infantry Brigade headquarters in Malungon, Sarangani Province on July 5, 2017. Also in the photos is 1002nd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Roberto Ancan. Malacañan Photo

Children as combatants in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

To stop the recruitment of children the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter radicalization programs

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

Graft case vs Ozamiz City mayor, daughter junked with finality

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The Sandiganbayan affirms its earlier decision on the case against Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Becoming Maranao

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

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

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

U.S.-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The Syrian Democratic Forces says its fighters had liberated the neighborhood of Al Romaniya on the western front of Raqa

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, unloaded boxes of ammunition, supplied by the US-led coalition, in a village north of Raqa on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN