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Marvel heroes Winter Soldier and Falcon to star in own TV show

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are expected to reprise their bad-ass roles for the TV series on Disney's upcoming streaming service

Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:27 PM

An official of the local military says soldiers had now been given orders to shoot people spotted stealing from shops

Indonesian soldiers bury quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. The Indonesian government on October 2 said the death toll from a devastating quake-tsunami on the island of Sulawesi had risen to 1,234 people, up from the previous count of 844. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

100-year-old Filipino WWII veteran tears up receiving U.S. medal

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Thirteen Filipino World War II veterans are awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal on September 13, the first of among many who will be given long-overdue recognition for fighting alongside the Americans during the war.

OVERDUE RECOGNITION. Technical Sergeant Sixto Navidad is the oldest Filipino veteran to receive the US Congressional Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, bestowed on a person or a group that performed an 'outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the US.’ Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

On the Trillanes case: Who is Judge Elmo Alameda?

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste

'HIGH-PROFILE' CASES. Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati City RTC Branch 150 is no stranger to high-profile cases. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Myanmar releases 75 more child soldiers

Sep 01, 2018 - 1:53 PM

There are no concrete figures on how many children are still among the estimated 500,000 troops that serve in Myanmar's military or the ethnic rebel armies

SOLDIERS. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on August 28, 2017 accused Rohingya fighters of burning down homes and using child soldiers during a recent surge in violence in troubled Rakhine state, allegations denied by the militants themselves. File photo by STR/AFP

AFP creates 3 court martial tribunals

Aug 17, 2018 - 3:48 PM

AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr issues a stern warning against corruption as he reveals that another officer faces jail

MILITARY CHIEF. General Carlito Galvez Jr vows to clean up the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Photo from Armed Forces of the Philippines Facebook page

HOAX: 'Slain Filipino soldiers' photo in military 'cover-up'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It is an April 2010 photo of fallen Indian police officials after being ambushed by local insurgent forces

‘Soldado: The Soldier’ review: Grim and gripping

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:29 PM

'Soldado' is clearly a vicious film

Norway wants to double U.S. troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in the center of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia

BALTOPS. A US soldier takes part in a massive amphibious landing during the Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), a NATO maritime-focused military multinational exercise, on June 4, 2018 in Nemirseta on the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

LA Tenorio thrilled to see another Pinoy-inspired LeBron shoe

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The PBA star says it's a big deal to have someone like LeBron James give a nod to Filipinos' on-court toughness

AGIMAT. LA Tenorio gives the LeBron Soldier 12 'Agimat' a try as the head coach of the winning squad in the media trialing hosted by Nike last June 7. Photo from Nike


Gilas 3x3 squad hopes to walk the talk

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine 3x3 team gets to wear the early-release LeBron 'Agimat' shoes

NATIONAL PRIDE. Philippine 3x3 players (from left) Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy vie to keep up with the world’s best.

LOOK: LeBron James gets another PH-inspired shoe with Soldier 12 'Agimat'

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Carrying the line 'Mula Mandirigma Sa Mandirigma,' the LeBron Soldier 12 'Agimat' is LeBron James' gift to Filipino warriors on the basketball court

PHILIPPINE-INSPIRED. The LeBron Soldier 12 'Agimat' features unique symbols that give a nod to Filipinos. Photo from Nike


Senate honors soldiers for defending, maintaining peace in Marawi

May 28, 2018 - 5:36 PM

'The supreme sacrifice of our fallen soldiers and police officers in order to fulfill their duty to defend and protect the country from terrorists should not be forgotten and deserves the highest commendation'

generals involves in liberating Marawi City, (L-R), Lt. General Arnel de la Vega, commander of Western Mindanao Command, Lt. General Danilo Pamonag, former Special Operations Commander, Lt. General GALILEO GERARD KINTANAR JR Philippine Air Force commanding General, Lt General Rolando Joselito Bautista, Commanding General, Philippine Army. the Generals returned to Marawi City to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers in the liberation for Marawi City on May 24, 2018 inside Camp Ranao, the headquarters of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Battalion in Marawi City on May 24, 2018. with the generals are their subordinate generals who were also instumental in the liberation of Marawi City. (Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Soldiers who fought in Marawi promoted one rank higher

May 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 641 soldiers earn the promotion nearly a year after war erupted in Marawi City

PROMOTED. Soldiers who fought in the war in Marawi are promoted one rank higher. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Philippines, Japan to repatriate Japanese WWII soldiers' remains

May 09, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Since 1958, the remains of only 100,000 out of 518,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines have been returned to Japan

PHILIPPINES-JAPAN TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seek to boost ties between the Philippines and Japan. Malacañang file photo

PH Army needs 6,100 recruits to fill up 10 new battalions

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Louie Villanueva says at least 5% of these new recruits will be female and another 5% will be indigenous peoples

SELFIE. Thousands of soldiers are deployed to fight local armed groups in Marawi City.

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

WATCH: Marawi soldier takes battle footage with GoPro from Anne Curtis

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The camera was part of a care package the actress sent to him after she met him while training for 'Buy Bust'

SALUTE. Anne Curtis salutes First Lieutenant Bala Tamayo, who borrowed her GoPro to take footage of the Marawi Battle. Screengrab from Facebook.com/official.AnneCurtis

Living heroes: 5 Filipino soldiers who won the Medal of Valor

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here are awe-inspiring stories of how 5 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines risked their lives in the battlefield to save their missions from failure and their men from certain death

House OKs on 3rd reading pay hike for cops, soldiers

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The lowest-ranked uniformed personnel will see a nearly 100% increase in their basic salaries should the measure turn into law

SALARY HIKE SOON? Police, soldiers, and other uniformed services might just see a salary hike by January 2018. Malacanang file photo

Who is the most 'doting' Philippine Commander-in-Chief?

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers what he believes to be the correct answer during a visit to Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu, where he is joined by Hollywood actor Steven Seagal

GIFT-GIVING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives his wrist watch to a soldier who celebrated his birthday during the President's visit at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu, on December 1, 2017. Presidential Photo

Robredo eyes prosthetics-making course for wounded soldiers

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the course can serve as a livelihood opportunity for wounded soldiers who will no longer be able to return to service

HELPING HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before wounded soldiers admitted at V Luna Medical Center. Screenshot by Rappler

Duterte sets aside P500M for treatment, housing of injured soldiers

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:27 AM

The Philippine leader tells soldiers who lost their limbs that they should aspire to be like South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the first double-leg amputee to compete in Olympic track events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the wounded soldiers who are among the beneficiaries of the Karne, Isda Supply Suporta sa Masa at Ekonomiya (KISS ME) Project during its launching at the Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on November 7, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Negros Occidental honors Marawi soldiers

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Some 81 soldiers of the 31st Division Reconnaissance Company of the 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz are honored at the provincial capitol grounds

HEROES' PARTY. Some soldiers based in Negros Island are honored on November 3, 2017, in rites held at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte brings top Marawi soldiers to Japan to 'unwind'

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The Philippine President brings along top commanders who served in Marawi 'for a respite'

ALCAIN1 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City following a successful two-day visit to Japan on October 31, 2017. Accompanying the Preisdent is Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of Staff Rey Guerrero. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The story of a Marawi officer nominated for the highest combat award

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:33 PM

First Lieutenant Geraldo Alvarez saves 15 of his men from certain death. He is nominated to receive the Medal for Valor, the highest and most rare combat award.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

VIRAL: Soldier proposes to girlfriend after Marawi war

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:28 PM

During the heroes' welcome for those who fought in Marawi, PO1 Alexis Tagapulot stands out and awes the crowd by proposing to his girlfriend

Rappler Talk: Marawi after the war

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:27 AM

What's next for Marawi now that the war is over?

Soldier home from Marawi shot dead by riding-in-tandem

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Corporal Rhufel Alvarez Lihay-Lihay of Pagadian City was with the Civic Miltary Operation Battalion based in Zamboanga del Sur

The war in Marawi: 153 days and more

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:23 PM

This page puts together Rappler's reports on the longest and bloodiest Philippine military operation since World War II

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

Trump told soldier's widow 'he knew what he signed up for' – lawmaker

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Frederica Wilson, a Democratic congresswoman from Florida, says she listened in to part of a group phone call between the president and the grieving family of Sergeant La David Johnson

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump gives a speech on tax reform at the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting at a hotel in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2017.  Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

165 soldiers and cops give life to 'liberate' Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:54 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute are among 847 fighters the military says troops killed since the war erupted on May 23

HERO. The body of Captain Rommel Sandoval is brought home to Manila a day after his death. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

VIRAL: 3 Marines dance to nursery rhyme 'Baby Shark'

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:53 PM

The video has over 130,000 views, almost 6,000 reactions, and 4,000 shares

Troops killed in attack on U.S.-Niger patrol

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The attack marks the first US combat casualties in Niger, where Washington provides training and security assistance

13 Maute terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in Marawi push

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:02 PM

'Despite yesterday's casualties, today the government forces will fight harder,' says Colonel Romeo Brawner, Task Group Ranao deputy commander

MARAWI PUSH. Troops continue to advance in the battle area in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Palace endorses DBM resolution on pay hike for police, soldiers

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:41 PM

A Police Officer 1 can enjoy a 100% increase – from the current P14,834 base pay to P29,668 – should the resolution be signed by both houses of Congress

SALUTE. In this file photo, President Duterte visits the wake of slain Captain Clinton Capio at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacañang

A happy ending to a mother's 7-year search for her missing son

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabbar celebrates the return of her son Ram ram who went missing in 2010

'Is he my son?' Maute child soldier resembles missing boy

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabar appeals for information about a Maute child soldier who she said resembles the son she lost in July 2010

MISSING BOY. A mother begs for information about a Maute child warrior who resembles the son she lost in 2010

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Bautista, Duterte, China and ASEAN | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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LOOK: Pacquiao visits military camp in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao is the first incumbent senator to visit Marawi since fighting between government forces and local terrorists began on May 23

Gorio, Morales, Calida | Evening wRap

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Soldier's death in Marawi prompts family to leave Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sergeant Antonio Pareja who was killed in a military airstrike in Marawi is buried in his wife s home province the new home of his family

HERO'S WELCOME. Army Sergeant Antonio Pareja is given a hero's welcome in Legazpi City, Albay on July 20, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

DILG urges gov't: Hire dependents of injured, fallen of Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The DILG projects that a total of P28 2 million is needed every 6 months to fund the salaries of the 261 dependents of injured and fallen soldiers and cops

WATCH: Help soldiers, civilians in Marawi through #OgopMarawi

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The Philippine Army s Civil Military Operations Group launches OgopMarawi its relief operations drive for affected civilians and troops in Marawi

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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I met a former Maute soldier. He’s a child.

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier Cayamora and Farhana Maute promise his parents he will study Koran but they turn him into a fighter instead

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

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Netizens show support for Marawi soldiers, cops

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Responding to MovePH s callout social media users share words of encouragement and gratitude for security forces battling terrorists in Marawi City