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U.S. lawmakers challenge Pentagon diversion of $1 billion for border wall

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Less than one day after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan authorizes moving the funds from existing Defense Department projects to border construction, the US House Armed Services Committee says it is not permitted

Picture of a section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on February 5, 2019. - United States President Donald Trump, is expected to talk on border security tonight during his State of the Union. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

1 soldier killed, another wounded in NPA ambush in Northern Samar

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:04 PM

NPA rebels attack two soldiers buying food in a market

AMBUSHED. Photo courtesy of DPAO, 8ID Photo courtesy of DPAO, 8ID

Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm 1945 GMT on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

911, Cagayan responders at work during Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Listen to how disaster responders help a household affected by Super Typhoon Lawin using the new national emergency number introduced by the Duterte administration

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Dela Rosa: Mobile checkpoints to replace fixed ones

Oct 31, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The chief of the PNP says the mobile checkpoints will be random and short lived

POLICE CHECKPOINTS. Quezon City police at a fixed checkpoints in September. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte orders 'unnecessary' checkpoints nationwide dismantled

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says checkpoints should be retained in areas where there is a probability or reliable information that wanted suspects are passing through

CHECKPOINT. Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita at a checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Jose Manuel Diokno dean of the De La Salle University College of Law also says the involvement of the military in the war on drugs is questionable with or without a state of national emergency

Palace taps Coast Guard to implement state of nat'l emergency

Sep 30, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Memorandum Order No 4 expands the implementing guidelines of the state of national emergency ordering the Philippine Coast Guard to intensify enforcement of maritime security

MARITIME SECURITY. BRP Tubbataha, an MRRV-4401, is leaving the Yokohama shipyard on August 11, 2016. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

Police checkpoints: What is and isn’t allowed

Sep 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Rappler visited a checkpoint in Taguig City and spoke to a police officer to find out what is – and isn’t – allowed at police and military checkpoints

Dela Rosa orders 24/7 nationwide checkpoints

Sep 09, 2016 - 5:21 PM

The Philippine National Police provides the public with a list of checkpoint procedures and reminds its personnel to observe the general guidelines

CHECKPOINT. Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita conduct a random checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima: Palace guidelines on state of nat'l emergency 'prone to abuse'

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Senator Leila De Lima – deemed the fiercest critic of President Duterte – expects the declaration to be questioned before the Supreme Court

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:57 PM

UPDATED The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte s declaration of state of national emergency on account of lawless violence

STATE OF LAWLESSNESS. At least 14 people died while scores were injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte on Obama, State of Emergency, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Palace releases proclamation on state of nat'l emergency

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:48 AM

2ND UPDATE In issuing Proclamation 55 Malacañang cites credible threats of further terror attacks and other similar acts of violence by lawless elements in other parts of the country including the metropolitan areas

SECURITY FORCES. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel patrol the streets of Manila on September 3, 2016 as Davao city and central Manila is placed on high alert following the Davao City blast. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Seized Boko Haram bomb kills 4 at NE Nigeria police station

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:13 PM

UPDATED The blast in the Jimeta area of the state capital Yola happens at 11:30 am 1030 GMT and sparks fears of another attack by Boko Haram

Deadly explosions rock Maiduguri, NE Nigeria

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:50 AM

The explosions happen in the Ajilari Cross area of the city which has been targeted by similar attacks twice in the last month including on September 20 when at least 117 were killed

18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Nigerian capital

Oct 03, 2015 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The explosions occur near a police station in Kuje and at a bus stop in Nyanya in an area previously targeted by the Boko Haram Islamist group

Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204 – official

May 01, 2015 - 11:07 AM

The National Emergency Operations Center says a further 13 932 are injured in the Nepal quake

An aerial view showing the destruction and damaged buildings and monuments at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, 27 April 2015 following the powerful earthquake on 25 April. Kishor Rana/Handout/EPA

NE Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 5

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:59 AM

Witnesses say the blast went off at 7:25 pm 1825 GMT in the packed market neighborhood of Kasuwar Arawa close to the public university in Gombe which is capital of Gombe state

Double female suicide bomb attacks kill 45 in Nigeria

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:15 PM

2ND UPDATE The explosions in the Borno state capital target the same Monday Market area where at least 15 people died July 1 in a blast blamed on Boko Haram

Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118

May 21, 2014 - 6:17 AM

Improvised explosive devices hidden in a truck and minibus are coordinated to explode one after the other for more damage when emergency workers tend to the wounded

EXPLOSION. Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos, Nigeria, 20 May 2014. EPA