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IN PHOTOS: Australia, PH armies grow closer after Marawi

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The two armies hold the 3rd iteration of the Philippines-Australia Army to Army Exercise at the 10th Infantry Division headquarters in Compostela Valley

Australian Army trains with Philippine troopers March 5 2018. Photos courtesy of the Philippine Army 10ID

End martial law? Lorenzana warns vs another Marawi

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is rebellion in Mindanao. Until the rebellion is quelled, there is reason to extend Martial Law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus,' Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the Supreme Court

CONTINUING REBELLION. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the government is preparing to defend the extension of martial law before the Supreme Court

Marawi shows PH 'woefully inadequate' vs terrorism – Lorenzana

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Terrorism is among the top security concerns that ASEAN leaders are expected to discuss in regional meetings in Vietnam and the Philippines this week

URBAN WARFARE. Filipino troops are accustomed to jungle warfare. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Marawi after the war

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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

Comelec, Solano, Maute funder | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 16-22, 2017

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Marawi City liberated – Duterte

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, however, says the war in Marawi continues. 'It will continue until armed elements are dealt with. But terrorists no longer have complete control.'

MARAWI DESTRUCTION. President Duterte announces the liberation of Marawi City but the war continues. Rappler photo

Zamboanga siege veteran is new Marawi ground commander

Oct 06, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Major General Danilo Pamonag has been in Marawi since the start of the war, tapped to bring in his experience in the first big war in urban terrain that the military faced

MARAWI GROUND COMMANDER. Major General Danilo Pamonag, chief of the Philippine Army Special Operations Command. JTG Marawi photo

Over a dozen Marawi hostages rescued

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:07 PM

(UPDATED) The hostages are believed to have been separated after the terrorists were forced to abandon Bato Mosque when they were overwhelmed by troops

The final push: Inside the Marawi battle area

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena joins the first group of journalists allowed to enter the heart of the battle area. Watch her report.

WAR ZONE. Clashes with local terror groups linked with Islamic State nears 4 months. Screenshot of military handout video

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:01 PM

In his letter to Congress President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22

REQUEST FROM CONGRESS. President Rodrigo Duterte explains in a letter to Congress why he is requesting for an extension of martial law until December. Malacañang file photo

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires

DUTERTE'S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte (center, in white) is flanked by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at Malacañang on July 17. Photo from Malacañang

Lorenzana thought Marawi clashes over in 3 days

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Ayaw ko nang magbigay ng deadline dahil 3 beses na akong nakuryente dahil sa kade deadline ko Nahihiya na ako

DND CHIEF. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the ground commanders in Marawi are aware of the urgency of ending the crisis

Maranaos want dialogue with Duterte after his apology

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Through a dialogue the President may hear the pain suffering and the voices of ordinary Maranaos so that he may take guidance from it in future decisions says local government spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong

VISITING THE EVACUEES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo