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Roque and fishermen, Roilo Golez, Trump-Kim summit | Evening wRap

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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'Sailor, patriot, public servant': Lawmakers, officials mourn Roilo Golez

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:57 PM

(UPDATED) Former Parañaque representative and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez was supposed to give an interview on maritime disputes when he died Monday, June 11, due heart attack

ADVOCATE. Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez explains the Philippines' territorial claim on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) at a rally in 2013. File photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Roilo Golez: Defender of the West Philippine Sea

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The former national security adviser had consistently argued that the law is on the Philippines' side in the maritime dispute

Ex-national security adviser, congressman Roilo Golez dies

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) The former representative of the 2nd District of Parañaque City is rushed to the hospital due to vomiting. He died from an 'apparent heart attack,' according to his brother Ferdinand.

DEATH. Ex-national security adviser Roilo Golez dies on June 11, 2018. Photo of Roilo Golez from his Instagram account

Robredo gets national security briefing from military

May 08, 2018 - 4:58 PM

A military spokesman confirms the command conference in Camp Aguinaldo but refuses to give details, saying it is a 'regular' activity with Vice President Leni Robredo

SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo receives a national security briefing from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP chief of staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Photo by the OVP

China launches website to report foreign spies

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The website, www.12339.gov.cn, also urges anyone to report attempts by Chinese nationals or foreigners to bribe state or military officials, instigate armed riots or incite ethnic separatism

U.S. must act, but not rush decision on Syria – Haley

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:03 PM

'You don't rush decisions like this, says US Ambassador Nikki Haley about plan to launch military action on Syria

NO RUSH. File photo of US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley  Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Atio Castillo case, Carpio’s SALN, Catalan elections | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Trump names hawk Bolton as national security advisor

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(UPDATED) The announcement comes just days after US President Donald Trump moved to replace secretary of state Rex Tillerson with another Iran hawk, CIA director Mike Pompeo

Mining firms supplying communists with bombs to lose license – Duterte

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

President Duterte also orders that personnel of the military or police found violating rules on explosives 'face automatic expulsion'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is shown a pile of documents by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. prior to the start of the National Security Council (NSC) Executive Committee Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 19, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump to oust national security advisor HR McMaster – report

Mar 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

The Washington Post reports that US President Donald Trump is discussing potential replacements for National Security Adviser HR McMaster, but is willing to take his time

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. H.R. McMaster was a Lieutenant General in the US Army. Rappler photo

Strikes, clashes rock Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:10 AM

Fresh regime air strikes and heavy clashes shake rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, despite a UN demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war

VICTIMS. Doctors tend to ten-year-old Omar who was injured in an air strike that killed several members of his family on their home in Otaybah, in Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, as his father and 7-year-old sister, Manar, watch on at a make-shift hospital on February 25, 2018. Amer Almohibany/AFP

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

Feb 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The measure, however, did not specify when the truce would go into force beyond saying it should be 'without delay'

SECURITY COUNCIL. The UNSC unanimously votes to back a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. File photo by Kim Haughton/United Nations

Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) At least 29 civilians have been killed in fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

FRESH STRIKES. Smoke billows following a regime air strike on the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, late on February 23, 2018. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

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

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

Shooting outside US NSA headquarters, one hurt

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:42 PM

A black SUV appears to have crashed into a concrete barrier surrounding the site, and bullet holes were visible in the vehicle's front windows.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY. This undated handout NSA (National Security Agency)image received January 25, 2006 shows the National Security Agency(NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland. Handout by the NSA/AFP

Syria regime strikes kill 6 civilians in Ghouta – monitor

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:50 PM

President Bashar al-Assad's regime intensifies its bombardment of the besieged region outside Damascus

DESTROYED. Members of the Syrian Civil Defense search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed building following reported air strikes in the rebel-held Qatarji neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on October 17, 2016. Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Russian cyberfirm Kaspersky appeals ban in US court

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Kaspersky is appealing to a US federal court on the grounds the ban it was hit with is unconstitutional because it denied the company a right to due process regarding the validity of the accusation

Trump sends mixed message with 'America First' security strategy

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Previous national security strategies have been released without much fanfare and served as guideposts – but in this unorthodox administration, the document had taken on extra significance

'AMERICA FIRST' US President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, December 18, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Rappler Talk: U.S. national security adviser on Trump's PH visit

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines is the last leg of Trump's first Asia tour. US national security adviser HR McMaster talks to Rappler about US President Donald Trump and what he plans to discuss with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

RAPPLER TALK. US national security adviser H.R. McMaster speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa on President Donald Trump's visit to the Philippines. Rappler photo

Duterte's pivot from US will turn into a pirouette – Trump adviser

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:30 PM

US national security adviser H.R. McMaster says President Donald Trump will want to continue active involvement in the region. 'He wants to hear from the leaders in the region about how they would like the US to engage from a security perspective and from an economic perspective.'

US NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. H.R. McMaster was a Lieutenant General in the US Army. Rappler photo

Trump's top security aide hails global cooperation in Marawi

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:54 AM

'We saw with the recent campaign in the Philippines in Mindanao and Marawi how important it is to work together,' says US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

MARAWI WAR. The Philippine military fought urban warfare for 5 months against local armed groups linked with Islamic State. Rappler photo

Trump Asia tour to focus on actions 'short of war' vs North Korea

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:53 AM

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says countries should do more to increase the isolation of North Korea to send a message that 'they have no option but to denuclearize'

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster replaced Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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

Former UN chief Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Kofi Annan, who led an advisory commission to the Myanmar government, says world powers must work with the country's military and civilian leaders to end the refugee crisis

ROHINGYAS. Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan speaks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 14, 2016. File photo by Tomas Kienzle/AFP

Russians used Kaspersky program to hack US intel contractor's computer – report

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Wall Street Journal says the 2015 hack led to the Russians obtaining information on how the NSA itself penetrates foreign computer networks and protects itself from cyberattacks

Germany drops probe into mass NSA surveillance

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Germany's federal prosecution service says it had ended its inquiry into 'the possible mass collection of telecommunication data of the German population by British and US intelligence services'

SURVEILLANCE. A picture taken on April 3, 2014 in Berlin shows a man carrying files before the first session of the committee of inquiry investigating into the possible data surveillance by British and the US National Security Agency (NSA). Photo by Daniel Naupold/dpa/AFP

U.S. formally requests UN vote Monday on North Korea

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Washington has presented a draft UN resolution calling for an oil embargo on North Korea an assets freeze on Kim Jong Un a ban on textiles and an end to payments of North Korean guest workers

Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

In a surprise move against a key US ally Trump suggests Qatar is funding extremism as he tacitly backs the diplomatic blockade of the emirate

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Leaked intel report shows Russian hackers probed U.S. voting systems

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:39 AM

The alleged leak of the National Security Agency document by one of the tens of thousands of private contractors to US spy agencies becomes the newest embarrassment for the US intelligence community

SECRET VOTING. In this file photo, a man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Not caring about the lives of the people is one of the most important reasons for the destruction of this country Hussein Mahdi writes on the agency s webpage

Resorts World Manila confirms 35 dead, denies security lapse

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED Management says the cause of deaths is likely suffocation and that protocol dictated security personnel cannot have firearms

MOVING TO SAFER GROUNDS. Guests at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on June 2, 2017, evacuate after an unknown gunmen open fire and burn a part of the casino causing panic to guests and employees resulting to deaths and injuries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Manila police nab 3 suspects in Quiapo blast

May 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Halid Macatanong who is suspected of setting off the second bomb in Quiapo on May 6 is arrested in Subic Freeport in Zambales

HIDING. The three suspects are arrested in Subic Freeport, 3 hours away from Manila.

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 3:41 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea

MAYOR DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declares Davao as locked down until further notice due to the clash in Marawi. Rappler screengrab

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion – report

May 23, 2017 - 9:32 AM

The Washington Post report suggests that the White House sought to tamp down the Russia probe

US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

China's Xi calls for South Korea ties to get back on track

May 19, 2017 - 1:43 PM

We re willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard won results properly handle disputes put China South Korea relations back onto a normal track says Chinese President Xi Jinping

CHINA'S MOST POWERUL. Chinese President Xi Jinping in Belgrade on June 18, 2016. Oliver Bunic/AFP

Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

May 15, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith warns of the danger of exploits developed by governments falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage

LESSONS FROM A CYBERATTACK. Microsoft's Brad Smith warns governments against storing computer vulnerabilities. Image of Brad Smith from Twitter.

PH officials studying military drills with China

May 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping

DRILLS WITH CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte tours Chinese warship Chang Chun in Davao City. Presidential photo

U.S. NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep

Apr 29, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The powerful US spy agency says that although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications it would halt the practice to protect the privacy of US citizens

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Mattis makes the comments during a one day visit for talks with Israeli leaders who strongly supported a recent US strike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held town

MATTIS ON SYRIA. US Defense Minister James Mattis addresses the press during a NATO defence ministers' meetings at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2017. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Top U.S. official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack

Apr 16, 2017 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Washington s National Security Advisor General H R McMaster discusses security issues and counter terrorism efforts with Afghan officials

US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster looks on as US President Donald Trump announces him as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017.  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump strategist Bannon dropped from National Security Council

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:45 AM

UPDATED A White House official says the move resulted from a reorganization by Trump s new national security advisor Lieutenant General HR McMaster

STEVE BANNON. White House advisor Steve Bannon makes remarks during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017. File photo by Mike Theiler / AFP

Esperon, Floirendo, FA-50s | Evening wRap

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:17 PM

UPDATED The FBI is investigating the Russian government s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee

JAMES COMEY. FBI Director James Comey gestures as National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers looks on during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED His tweet comes just as FBI and NSA chiefs are to speak to Congress on what ties Trump may have with Russia and his shocking claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama

CALLING PUTIN. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Malacañang on Robredo, Flynn and Putin, Dwyane Wade | Evening wRap

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:33 PM

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Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55,000 by Russian entities

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has called for a probe into whether Mike Flynn broke Defense Department security rules in taking payments from Russian entities

OUT. In this file photo, Michael Flynn speaks at the US Institute Of Peace in Washington DC, January 10, 2017. Chris Kleponis/AFP

In speech to U.S. Congress, Trump promises 'renewal of the American spirit'

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:28 AM

UPDATED Transposing hardline campaign promises into a presidential key Trump offers the most restrained and detailed explanation yet of his America first world view

MAIDEN SPEECH. US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) applaud as US President Donald J. Trump (C) arrives to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP