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'You are enough and you are worth it': Gab Valenciano talks mental health

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:53 PM

A day after World Suicide Prevention Day, the actor talks about his own mental health struggles and attempts at taking his own life

Abu Sayyaf terrorist killed in Sulu clash was planning suicide attack – military

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The military says Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of ISIS' leader in the Philippines, would have become a suicide bomber if he had not been killed in a raid on Tuesday, September 10

FOCUSED OPERATIONS. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has launched a series of operations targeting the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nephew of pro-ISIS Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Sulu – military

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, is killed in a firefight with government troops. His death is a 'great loss' to the Abu Sayyaf Group, says the military.

TERRORIST CAMP. Philippine Army troops overran a lair of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu, after a firefight on Tuesday, September 10. Photo courtesy of AFP Western Mindanao Command

More CCTVs, AI monitoring proposed to prevent suicides on Cebu bridges

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Traffic and monitoring analyst Leo Bacus says the team prevented 17 suicide attempts, with 3 others surviving their attempts. Four others, meanwhile, died.

PREVENTION. The Mactan Cebu Bridge Monitoring Board Monitoring Board tackled how to prevent suicides on the two Cebu bridges. Photo from Rabosajr/Wikimedia Commons

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,' says the World Health Organization, insisting that 'every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues'

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Female ‘suicide bomber’ in Sulu blast was from Abu Sayyaf – military

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command says terror groups in Mindanao could be weakening, while an analyst says they are evolving and could launch devastating attacks in the future

LESSONS LEARNED. Philippine Army soldiers survived a terror attack in Indanan, Sulu on Sunday, September 8, because of tactics drawn from past deadly bombings. File photo of soldiers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Paris attacks suspect charged over Brussels suicide bombings

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Salah Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who hails from the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood, is charged with 'participating in the activities of a terrorist group'

CHARGED. In this file photo, prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (2nd R) sits beside his alleged accomplice Sofiane Ayari (R) as they are surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the 'Palais de Justice' courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on February 5, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Lorenzana: 7 ‘foreign terrorists’ may be in Jolo

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The country's defense chief confirms an earlier report that the suspects may be training suicide bombers for an ISIS-linked faction of the Abu Sayyaf

FOREIGN TERRORISTS. The war-torn city of Marawi was an example of the impact of foreign terror groups' influence on local extremists. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP confirms report: Indonesian couple behind Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:26 PM

ISIS terrorists looking to carve out a territory in Southeast Asia present a challenge to the region's security forces, especially in the Philippines

JOLO ATTACK. Policemen and soldiers stand outside bomb-hit church in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao, on January 27, 2019. - At least 18 people were killed when two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said on January 27, days after voters backed the creation of a new Muslim autonomous region. (Photo by NICKEE BUTLANGAN / AFP)

Dismay, questions as Duterte SONA reduces Marawi terror siege to a drug issue

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:32 PM

President Duterte's framing of the Marawi siege as rooted in illegal drugs distracts from the real causes of terrorism, which are extremist ideology and social injustice

STILL DISPLACED. A Maranao woman walks by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4, 2019. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

AFP reports 7 'foreign terrorists' in Sulu, Basilan, Maguindanao

Jul 23, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The commander of the Armed Forces in Western Mindanao says the 7 suspects are grooming suicide bombers among local extremist groups

AT LARGE. This image from the main battle area of the 2017 siege of Marawi City is a grim reminder of the lingering terrorist presence in the Philippines. Rappler photo

Female suicide bomber kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The attack occurs at the entrance of a hospital in Kotlan Saidan village on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan

Netflix removes suicide scene from '13 Reasons Why'

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:48 PM

"We believe this edit will mitigate any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers,' the show's producer says

5 dead in suicide blast at Afghan wedding – official

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:22 PM

The Taliban, who have pledged to try to reduce civilian casualties, denies responsibility for the blast in Nangarhar province

AFP, PNP: Filipino suicide bomber behind Sulu attack

Jul 10, 2019 - 5:35 PM

This is the first officially confirmed case of a suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by a Filipino, and marks an escalation in terror tactics by local extremists

SUICIDE BOMBER. On July 10, 2019, the AFP and PNP announced that Norman Lasuca, a Filipino, was one of the suicide bombers behind the twin blasts in Indanan, Sulu on June 28, 2019, which killed at least 7 people. Photo from AFP WESTMINCOM

Tunisia says suspected mastermind of June 27 bombings dead

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tunisian interior ministry say police tracked the suspect down to the working class suburb of Intilaka where he detonated a suicide vest

Tunisian security forces tighten security measures outside a metro station near the bus stop where a man reportedly wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the early hours of July 3, 2019 in the capital Tunis, after being chased by police. The Tunisian interior ministry said a jihadist, on the run for two days, was killed on July 3 in the western Tunis neighbourhood of Cité Intilaka while security forces were chasing him to detain him. The official sources said the suspect blew himself up during the police operation. AFP

Suicide attacks emerge in Philippines under ISIS influence

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Security analysts say the apparent suicide bombings in the country over the past 12 months are a worrying escalation of militancy driven by the influence of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia

RUBBLE. A bombed-out mosque stands in what was the main battle area in Marawi City. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

AFP: 'High possibility' Sulu blasts were suicide attacks

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:54 PM

(UPDATED) Investigators have also yet to determine whether any of the attackers were Filipino

STILL HESITANT. AFP Spokeperson BGEN. Edgar Arevalo at a press briefing at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, November 29, 2018, on issues of Mandatory ROTC and Martial Law extension. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Suicide bombing? Attack on Sulu military camp similar to Jolo Cathedral blast

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The military identifies Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Sawadjaan as the mastermind of the attacks. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

BLAST SITE. Twin bombings hit a military camp in Indanan, Sulu, on June 28, 2019. Sourced photo

Tunisia president in 'critical condition,' attacks rock capital

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) The violence revives fears for the stability of the North African state, which is seen as a rare democratic success story of the Arab Spring uprisings but has been hit by repeated Islamist attacks

AFTERMATH. Tunisian security forces cordon off the site of an attack in the Tunisian capital's main avenue Habib Bourguiba on June 27, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

DOH withdraws support to Hopeline after launching national crisis hotline

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The Department of Health says it will continue to support advocacies upholding the rights of Filipinos living with mental health conditions, despite its withdrawal of support to Hopeline

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Three bombers detonate their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV

4 Afghans killed, 4 U.S. troops wounded in Kabul suicide blast

May 31, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The blast, claimed by the Taliban, occurs around 8:40 am (0410 GMT) when an explosives-laden vehicle drives into the convoy travelling in eastern Kabul, according to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi

Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

May 22, 2019 - 7:34 AM

A Sri Lanka police spokesman says the government's main forensic laboratory matched Hashim's daughter's DNA with the remains of one of the bombers at the hotel

TRAGEDY. Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Possible suicide pact in macabre German crossbow murders

May 14, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Police probing the initial triple death say they found the last wills of two of the victims in a hotel room, and no signs of a struggle or involvement of other people

GERMANY CROSSBOW DEATHS. Undertakers carry a body bag on May 13, 2019 out of a cordoned off house in Wittingen, northern Germany, where two bodies were found during investigations into the deaths of 3 people discovered in a Bavarian hotel room and killed by crossbow bolts. Photo by Christophe Gateau/dpa/AFP

4 dead, several injured in Somalia suicide bombing

May 14, 2019 - 8:09 PM

'A suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the entrance of Wardhigley District offices,' says security official Mohamed Samow

Spike in U.S. teen suicides after Netflix release of '13 Reasons Why' – study

May 01, 2019 - 3:12 PM

According to the new study, researchers estimate there were an additional 195 suicide deaths – an increase of nearly 29% – among 10 to 17 year-olds in the 9 months after its release

A promotional image for the Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'. Image courtesy of Netflix

Saudi prince agrees to step up anti-terror 'pressure' with India

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The promise comes as fallout from a suicide bomb attack that India has blamed on Pakistan overshadows the latest leg of the crown prince's tour aiming to boost his country's image

AGREEMENT. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks on during a joint press briefing at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 20, 2019. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

India rebuffs Pakistan PM's bomb attack inquiry offer

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

'The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse,' says an Indian foreign ministry statement

TENSION. An Indian student lights a candle to pay tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed, in Chennai on February 18, 2019, following an attack on a CRPF convoy in the Lethpora area of Kashmir. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:46 PM

An Iranian official at the ministry calls on Pakistan to quickly take the necessary steps for the identification and arrest of the attack's perpetrators

Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harboring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high,' says Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice)

Iranian mourners gather around the coffins of Revolutionary Guards who were killed in a suicide attack, during their funeral in southeastern city of Isfahan on February 16, 2019. - Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on February 13, in remarks state TV aired. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

While welcoming the overall downwards trend, the team behind the paper warns that in several regions of the world suicide was still among the leading causes of years of lives lost

‘The Batman’ movie and ‘Suicide Squad’ reboot coming in 2021

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'The Batman' moves forward without Ben Affleck, while the new 'Suicide Squad' will have 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn at its helm

Duterte says wife, husband suicide bombers behind Jolo bombing

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says a woman wearing a cross blew herself up inside the Jolo Cathedral while her husband was behind the second blast in the church's entrance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conducts an inspection inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu on January 28, 2019 where two explosions occurred inside and outside the church last January 27. Accompanying the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Islamic State group claims twin suicide bombings of Jolo Cathedral – SITE

Jan 28, 2019 - 7:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The website of SITE Intelligence Group says the Islamic State's East Asia province issued a formal communique for the dual suicide bombing

AFTERMATH. Two bombs exploded at the Jolo, Sulu cathedral Sunday, January 27. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Some 40 people are killed and 60 wounded in the blast in Kabul which targeted a gathering of religious leaders to mark the Prophet Mohammad's birthday

CITY UNDER SIEGE. An Afghan woman wearing a burqa walks at the Wazir Akbar Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul in this file photo. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

WATCH: What can you do to prevent suicide?

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Getting rid of the stigma towards mental illness starts with you

Death toll in Afghan suicide attack soars to 68

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:13 PM

It is the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January

AFGHAN ATTACK. An Afghan victim receives treatment at a hospital following a suicide attack in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar Province, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

A cry for help: Mental illness, suicide cases rising among youth

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased

Philippines condemns Kabul school terror attack

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'The Philippines joins the international community in the call for all parties in Afghanistan to 'adhere to and respect humanitarian principles,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

At least 37 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:54 PM

Police Spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai: 'In the explosion 37 people were killed, more than 40 injured.' Most, he added, were students.

SUICIDE ATTACK. An Afghan resident (R) weeps for his relative following a suicide attack in Kabul on August 15, 2018.  Photo by AFP

Amnesty International launches external probes after second staff suicide

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Roz McGregor, 28, from London, took her own life earlier this summer, following the May 26 death of Gaetan Mootoo, a well-known researcher for West Africa.

SUICIDE PROBES. The logo of NGO Amnesty International is projected onto the Palais Bourbon, the seat of the French national assembly, late on June 18, 2018. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

Death of 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder ruled suicide

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

'Ms Kidder's family urges those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment,' says Montana's Park County coroner's office

LOIS LANE. 'Superman' actress Lois Lane died at age 69 on May 15,2018. Photo by Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0

Basilan blast 'looks like a suicide bombing' – Lorenzana

Aug 01, 2018 - 7:50 AM

(4th UPDATE) The first reported suicide bombing in the Philippines occurred in Cotabato City in 1997

ON BASILAN BLAST. In this file photo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana delivers his speech during the flag raising ceremony at the DND headquarters on Monday, June 11, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Man blows himself up on empty Belgium football field

Jul 31, 2018 - 11:35 PM

The victim, 65, whose name was not made public, 'was quickly identified as a local resident and a former career soldier,' a statement from the public prosecutor's office says

Record suicides of elderly people in aging Singapore

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), which focuses on preventing suicides, says fear of becoming a burden to family, social disconnection, physical impairment, and deteriorating mental health are the most common challenges faced by the elderly

Pakistan votes as suicide blast kills 30

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) '[The bomber] was trying to enter the polling station. When police tried to stop him he blew himself up,' says a local administration official

ELECTIONS. Women stand in a queue as they wait to cast their vote during Pakistan's general election at a polling station in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Kabul suicide attack death toll rises to 23

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

At least 107 others are wounded in Sunday's powerful explosion

SUICIDE BOMBING. Afghan security forces place victims on the back of a pickup truck following a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Jul 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

(UPDATED) Newspapers brand the blast – one of the deadliest in Pakistan's history – a 'massacre'

MOURNING. Relatives identify the bodies after a bomb blast at a election rally, at a hospital in Quetta on July 13, 2018. Photo by Banaras Khan / AFP