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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

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

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

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

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

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Show your support for Marawi soldiers, cops

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Let us show our support for Filipino soldiers and cops deployed to Marawi City Thank them for their sacrifices and selflessness using the hashtag SalamatSaSerbisyo

NPA releases 2 soldiers held captive for 2 months

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:38 PM

It s a fulfillment of one of the commitments made by the National Democratic Front to the government in their talks

PH Army teaches students about ill effects of drugs

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:33 PM

More than a thousand students at the Tenement Elementary School graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education DARE Program of the Philippine Army in partnership with DARE Philippines Association

SOLDIER TEACHER. Members of the Philippine army moonlight as teachers for almost two months under the DARE program. Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Gary Alejano, mutineer and ex-Marine, leads impeach bid vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The Marine soldier who once turned against a president he was tasked to secure leads another fight – this time in Congress

Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo Party-list group announce the filling of Impeachment charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 16, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

Death March survivor relives WWII experience in book's new edition

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Cadet Soldier Guerrilla Fighter will be presented at Ayala Museum s First World War II Film Festival on Saturday March 4

Successful Fil-Am chaplain urges Filipino women to follow her lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling has broken barriers by becoming the first female chaplain of the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard

PINAY CHAPLAIN. US military chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Leah Boling shares her thoughts in a forum with Philippina chaplains in Manila. Photo courtesy of the US Embassy

#PugadBaboy: JK the Writer and Actor

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

2 soldiers abducted by NPA in Sultan Kudarat

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:33 AM

2ND UPDATE The incident happens a day after the New People s Army announced that it would terminate its ceasefire with the government

4 dead as Palestinian plows truck into Israeli soldiers

Jan 08, 2017 - 11:00 PM

3rd UPDATE The attack takes place after hundreds of soldiers arrive at a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the site of a vehicle-ramming attack in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017. A truck ploughed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem in what police said was a "possible terrorist attack" in which at least four were killed and a number of people injured. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA

Ivory Coast soldiers end mutiny after deal

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

UPDATED The soldiers reach a deal with the government regarding their demands for higher salaries housing and faster promotion

A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast's defence minister Alain-Richard Donwahi (C-front) speaking to journalists after negotiations, on January 7, 2017 in Bouake. Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara announced on January 7, 2017, he has reached an agreement with soldiers who seized the second city Bouake in an angry pay protest that spread to the economic capital Abidjan. "I confirm my agreement to take into account the demands relating to bonuses and improving the living conditions of soldiers," Ouattara said in a brief declaration broadcast on television.   / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU

Obama signs law honoring Filipino WWII veterans

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The US is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260 000 Filipino veterans as a fitting tribute to their dedicated service during the last war

After Marcos burial decision: Heroes’ cemeteries per region?

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:00 AM

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe argues that a person regarded as a hero by one region may not be recognized by other regions Case in point former president Marcos

REGIONAL HEROES' CEMETERIES. A legislator suggests creating a Libingan ng mga Bayani per region as dispute continues whether or not former President Ferdinand Marcos deserves to be buried at the national shrine for heroes. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Human rights abuses under Martial Law? Ask Ramos – Imee Marcos

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos points out that Fidel Ramos headed the Philippine Constabulary which conducted arrests and other abuses during Martial Law

'ASK HIM.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (right) tells her father's critics to direct their questions to former President Fidel Ramos (left). File photos by Rappler

Bongbong, Imee: How about a heroes' cemetery in Laoag?

Nov 14, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Take the moral high ground and don t bury former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

JUST A SUGGESTION. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe makes a suggestion to the Marcos family. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Petitioners to SC: Advise Marcoses to put on hold preps for burial

Nov 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The petitioners explain they have yet to receive a full copy of the SC decision thus preventing them from filing their motion for reconsideration

APPEAL. A protester holds a sign protesting against the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Imee Marcos wants ‘simple soldier’s burial’ for father

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:11 PM

AFP rules however indicate that burial privileges of a former president and commander in chief like Marcos are not the same as those of other soldiers at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SIMPLE CEREMONY. A loyal supporter of former President Ferdinand Marcos holds a sign calling for his interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 US soldiers killed during operation in Afghanistan's Kunduz

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:44 PM

The soldiers came under fire as they were assisting Afghan troops to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group s operations in Kunduz US forces say in a brief statement

UN says 145 child soldiers released in South Sudan

Oct 26, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Freed children are disarmed given civilian clothes and drafted into a reintegration program They receive counselling and efforts are made to trace their families

Duterte, De Lima, Visaya | 6PM wRap

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte bares P1-B donation to Philippine government

Sep 17, 2016 - 7:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will use part of the donation – given by someone who doesn t want to be identified – to build field hospitals for soldiers

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte poses with members of the Philippine Army during a presidential trip to Gamu, Isabela, on September 17, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

PH military: No pullout of US soldiers pending orders

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was merely concerned about the US soldiers safety in Mindanao says the military spokesman

SEA EXERCISE. Mark V or 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats operated by members of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) comb the waters of Basilan and Zamboanga City in this file photo. (Photo from JSOTF-P)

VP Robredo honors outstanding Filipinos as 'modern day heroes'

Sep 09, 2016 - 3:13 PM

It is befitting then that we pay tribute to these noble men and women who have lit up our way with their stories that burn ablaze with courage with hope with determination and with persistence

VP Robredo, Metrobank Chairman Arthur V. Ty, and the board of judges with the awardees | Photo from Metrobank Foundation (MBFI)

AFP sacks 13 civilian militias, 1 soldier over illegal drugs

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:32 PM

This comes after a random drug test

Duterte to Abu Sayyaf: How can you kill in Allah's name?

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:26 PM

President Duterte visits the wake of soldiers killed in a recent encounter with the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

LOVE FOR SOLDIERS. President Duterte kisses the photograph of a slain soldier in Western Mindanao Command as he visits the wake of fallen soldiers. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Abu Sayyaf, Lacson, Yasay on China | 6PM wRap

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

IN PHOTOS: Duterte dines with soldiers wounded in action

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:20 PM

President Duterte gives the soldiers electric wheelchairs and laptops and says he wants to reinvent them after their sacrifice for the country

LISTENING EAR. President Rodrigo Duterte tries to comfort 2nd Lieutenant Jerome Jacuba, who lost his eyesight during a fellowship dinner in Malacañan’s Heroes Hall on August 29, National Heroes’ Day. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte: P4.7B to be released for soldiers' widows, AFP retirees

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The amount was approved for release by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III but was held back due to the election related ban on fund disbursements

HEROES' DAY. President Duterte attends his first National Heroes' Day ceremony as Philippine president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

AFP: 4 soldiers in Duterte list no longer in service

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the 4 were already discharged prior to the announcement on August 7

Project Shoebox: It's Basilan soldiers' turn to get gifts

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The PH Army has Project Shoebox: Shoebox ko Para sa Pag aaral Mo for school children A UPLB sorority decides that soldiers should receive the gifts this time

'Captain America' bromance: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie on Cap's 'greatest love'

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Who really is Captain America s BFF – Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier or Sam Wilson Falcon? Stars of Captain America: Civil War weigh in

Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Book takes girl's story from Quiapo to Makati gallery

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Those in the know see Quiapo in a different light: as a haven for strong hearted hardworking individuals tenaciously trying to overcome life’s obstacles for their dreams

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Almost 60 000 Australian military personnel fought alongside the United States in Vietnam with 521 losing their lives

WATCH: Team Iron Man takes on the Winter Soldier in 'Civil War' clip

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Bucky Barnes goes mano a mano against Iron Man Agent 13 Black Panther and Black Widow

Officer killed in Basilan quit teaching to join army

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A cum laude graduate slain lieutenant Remigio Licena was a teacher for two years in Isabela province before joining the military

Photo courtesy of Richard Falcatan