rebels in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on rebels in Mindanao


Army deploys 500 troops to Surigao

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:13 PM

A battalion based in Luzon moves to Surigao del Sur to fight the communist New People s Army

LUZON TO MINDANAO. Troops from the 2nd Infantry Division based in Rizal arrive in Surigao del Sur on January 20. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Cayetano: Disarm MILF before passing Bangsamoro bill

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano wants to reverse the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

ANTI-MILF TIRADE. Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano delivers a privilege speech accusing the MILF of betraying the peace talks. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

1 dead in MILF-BIFF clash

Feb 10, 2015 - 1:21 PM

A military official says the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters suffer a casualty in a clash with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao

CHARGES BEING PREPARED. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says her department is collating reports from agencies and gathering evidence to back the case against rebel commanders.  Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Military apologizes: No MILF-BIFF firefight in North Cotabato

Feb 06, 2015 - 6:19 PM

While apologizing for the inaccurate report Army Captain Joan Petinglay 6th Division spokesperson confirms civilians in Pikit have evacuated out of fear

FALSE ALARM. The military says what they announced as a clash between BIFF and the MILF (shown in this AFP file photo at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town) turned out to be just sniping fire from both sides.

Clashes erupt between BIFF and MILF

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Petinglay says MILF and BIFF members have been monitored in the area since Tuesday forcing civilians to flee and seek refuge in nearby villages

18 dead in Agusan del Sur clashes

Jul 15, 2014 - 2:52 PM

New People s Army rebels attack the house of a certain Datu Calpit in Prosperidad town

At Bangsamoro signing, Muslims tearful, speechless

Mar 28, 2014 - 9:04 AM

At the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the people of Muslim Mindanao have difficulty finding words to explain their emotions as the promise of peace was sealed

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau