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Q&A: Is General Sobejana the one to end the Abu Sayyaf?

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In this wide-ranging interview, Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana talks to Rappler about foreign fighters in Mindanao, suicide bombers in Sulu, and the prospects for peace

FOCUS ON BANGSAMORO. Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana promises to focus on the Bangsamoro region in the remaining two years of his military career. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Ateneo de Manila campus gets bomb threats

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:15 AM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo de Manila University and the PNP conduct an evening and morning sweep of the campus, and find no irregularities

Mapua suspends classes due to 'bomb threat'

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Mapua University declares 'digital day' – all classes will be done online today

BOMB SCARE. Manila cops secure the vicinity of Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila, after a bomb scare on September 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:58 AM

A Google online post says we 'disabled 210 channels on YouTube when we discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong'

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

Chinese government hackers targeted video game industry in attacks – cybersecurity firm

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The group reportedly injects malware in video game software from third-parties that then gets distributed to their victims through game updates.

APT41. Advanced Persistent Threat 41 targets the video game industry for money when not on the clock. Screenshot from YouTube video

Reports on Sri Lankan terrorists in PH doubtful – AFP

Aug 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Reports of terrorists from Sri Lanka slipping into the Philippines and preparing for attacks in Luzon appear to be a family feud 'gone awry'

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

AFP verifying reports of Sri Lankan terrorists in PH

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The military is on heightened alert as it verifies pieces of information about alleged terror threats to churches and other establishments in Luzon

ON ALERT. Military and police personnel at a ceremony on May 7, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Quezon City prosecutor junks Falcis' grave threats case vs Kris Aquino

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The Falcis brothers had claimed Kris threatened the life of Nicko

Actress Kris Aquino files a Counter-Affidavit for the grave threats case filed against her by brothers Nikko and Jesus Falcis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over false bomb threat

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'It was finally determined that the threat was false. Everything goes back to normal,' the police say after searching the building

FALSE THREAT. Spanish police remove a cordon outside the Torre Espacio skyscraper at the Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) business park in Madrid on April 16, 2019. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Caloocan diocese prays for Bishop David's safety: 'Sasamahan namin siya'

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:06 PM

'Huwag tayong matakot na tumayo sa ating pananampalataya, ipaglaban natin ito at lalo nating paigtingin ang ating pagmamahal sa ating Panginoon,' Fr Jay de Leon says

PEACE AND SECURITY. Catholic devotees attend a prayer vigil for the safety and peace of bishops, priests, lay faithful, and the nation, at the San Roque Cathedral on Friday, March 1. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Kris Aquino files counter-affidavit in grave threats case

Feb 22, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The media mogul responds to the charge of grave threats earlier filed by her former business manager Nicko Falcis and his brother Jesus

COUNTER AFFIDAVIT. Kris Aquino submits her counter affidavit to the grave threats case filed against her by brothers Nicko and Jesus Falcis. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Facebook has a 'be on the lookout' or 'BOLO' list which tracks people who have made threatening statements against the company or its workers, CNBC reports


[ANALYSIS] Global threat forecast 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Harnessing both the physical and virtual space, ISIS continues to present an enduring threat worldwide

Next case for Trillanes: Charged with grave threat in Pasay

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:55 PM

‘Like all the other harassment cases filed against me, I will face this squarely,’ says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

NEW YEAR, NEW CHARGES. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces new charges, this time for grave threat before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Facebook's California campus evacuated due to bomb threat

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The evacuation is temporary – no suspicious packages or other devices are found by the San Mateo bomb unit

BOMB THREAT. The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

CNN's New York offices evacuated after bomb threat, no explosive found

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The roughly 90-minute drama recalls a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's New York headquarters

China's surveillance system coming to the Philippines?

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:16 PM

'Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,' says an official of the Chinese tech giant

U.S. embassy in DR Congo warns of 'possible terrorist threat'

Nov 25, 2018 - 12:33 PM

American authorities urge its citizens to 'keep a low profile' as crucial election in the crisis-gripped central African nation approaches

43 areas in Davao Region on election watchlist

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Category 4 areas are those affected by intense political rivalry that could trigger violence, presence of private armed groups, and also of more organized groups

Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally – study

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House

IN NUMBERS: Global threats to press freedom in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world

CENSORSHIP. The brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just one among many other violent threats to press freedom in 2018. Left photo by Ozam Kose/AFP; Right photo from Shutterstock

Police file criminal complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar at DOJ

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Police complete gathering their digital evidence against Mocha Uson’s co-vlogger who spread a fake bomb threat during rallies that remembered Martial Law

BOMB THREAT. Blogger Drew Olivar faces a criminal complaint over a fake bomb threat posted on Facebook. Screenshot from Olivar's video blog

Metro Manila police to file complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar over bomb scare

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We will prepare appropriate charges before the City Prosecutor,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO CHIEF. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says in a news briefing on September 22, 2018, that a complaint will be filed against blogger Drew Olivar for making a bomb scare post on social media. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

2 deadly bombings in a month demonstrate ISIS tactics

Aug 30, 2018 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr says ISIS is the biggest security threat in the Philippines

ISULAN BLAST. Scene at the blast site on August 29, 2018. Photo by AFP

U.S., U.K. warn vs kidnapping threat in Palawan

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The United States cites information from the Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 'on probable kidnapping' in Palawan

SECURITY ALERT. The United States warns its nationals against possible kidnapping in Palawan. File photo by AFP

Next on kill list? Mayor Osmeña shrugs off death threats

Aug 11, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'I’m like a security guard – that’s all I am, okay? When there’s a robbery, I have to stay there,' says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña

WARNED. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña receives death threats, saying cops are out to kill him. Rappler screenshot

Jing Paras sues 'liar' Trillanes over Senate confrontation

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Labor Undersecretary Jacinto 'Jing' Paras accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of threatening to kill him

LIAR. Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a liar in a media interview on June 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

1.2 billion children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination – study

May 31, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Save the Children study entitled 'Many Faces of Exclusion,' ranks 175 countries in terms of the threat of child labor, exclusion from education, child marriage and early pregnancy

DISPLACED. In this photograph taken on May 30, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan girl looks on at her inside temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Women can’t stand threats? Netizens tell Duterte to ‘go back to the last century’

May 25, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Social media users point out that it's already 2018 and the President's 'sexist stereotyping' and misogynistic remarks are not acceptable

Duterte lifts Kuwait deployment ban, Senators on Sereno ouster, Trump on North Korea | Midday wRap

May 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Angeline Quinto reports Twitter threats to police

May 07, 2018 - 12:02 PM

The singer had been under attack over the weekend over rumors she had 'mocked' Sarah Geronimo

U.S. Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

May 06, 2018 - 12:30 AM

'Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex,' says Admiral John Richardson, chief of US Naval Operations

US BASE. This file image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (left) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise east of the Korean peninsula. Photo by Ryan Harper / US NAVY / AFP

Here's how staying home for the summer can be exciting too

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:33 PM

We got you, Team Bahay!

Intel's new threat detection tech will use GPU to scan for malware

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The threat detection technologies aim to make safer computing environments for the enterprise sector

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Cryptocurrency mining hijackings up 8,500% – Symantec

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Stealth cryptocurrency mining is the latest craze in lucrative cybercrime

Blotter shows another suspect threatened Ateneo de Davao teacher

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:15 PM

‘Family of killers’ line came from the Comelec director's sister, Walina Tambuang, says the new blotter based on the report of professor Neil Ryan Pancho

NO WAITING. Walina Tambuang has reportedly said of his Comelec official brother, ‘Kahit mayor o president naghihintay sa kanya, [pero] pinaghintay mo siya nang liming oras1’ Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Parent threatens Ateneo de Davao professor 'with gun' over child's low grade

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Parents should never verbally abuse nor threaten teachers especially with a gun. We are willing to die for the grades we give our students!' says one Ateneo de Davao professor in a Facebook post condemning the attack on his colleague

'Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media' – expert

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'The Islamic State has shrunk in the physical space, but in the cyberspace, it is still very capable,' says terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna on Rappler Talk

Cybercriminals pivot to cryptomining, fileless malware – McAfee

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Increasing cybersecurity threats linked to cybercriminals' ability to use open-source tools and shared, accumulated information within their community

Rappler to NBI: Why revive case you already dismissed?

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation in February junked a libel complaint filed against Rappler, finding it to be 'without basis. In a bizarre twist, the agency revives the case.

North Korea lambasts U.S. for attaching preconditions for talks

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Pyongyang has long expressed its desire to talk without preconditions, while Washington insists that the isolated regime disarm first

PRECONDITIONS? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reports works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR

Afghan man held after bomb threat near Bern station

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Two suspicious objects found in the man's possession are rendered harmless. There is no explosion or any injuries or damage.

Davao City does anti-terror drills for possible Maute attacks

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:18 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the terrorist Maute group wants to retaliate for the setback it got in Marawi City, that's why it is targeting other cities in Mindanao

SIMULATED HOSTAGE-TAKING. The Philippine National Police launches Southern Storm, a series of an anti-terror drills, in Davao City on February 28, 2018. The drills, which will be done in other Mindanao cities, aims to strengthen inter-agency cooperation. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Malacañang summons U.S. envoy over intel report

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim meets with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea over the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Duterte a 'regional threat'

SUMMONED. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim is summoned to Malacañang to explain the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Rodrigo Duterte a 'regional threat.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Medialdea on Rappler, PSG Commander on Ranada, Worldwide Threat Assessment | Midday wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

U.S. intel agencies say Duterte a 'regional threat' in Southeast Asia

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The CIA and 16 other US intelligence agencies cite President Rodrigo Duterte's suggestion to declare a 'revolutionary government' and impose nationwide martial law as a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia

'REGIONAL THREAT.' President Rodrigo Duterte visits government troops in war-torn Marawi City on July 20, 2017. Duterte's decision to extend martial law in Mindanao due to the Marawi siege is one of the reasons why he is considered a 'regional threat' by US intelligence agencies. Malacañang file photo