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Sema not mastermind but helped plan Davao bombing – AFP chief

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:40 PM

General Eduardo Año says he wants Datu Mohammad Abduljabbar Sema back in the Philippines to answer accusations that he is behind the deadly blast

AFP IN ASEAN. General Eduardo Año attends the launch of the Philippines' chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Davao City on January 15, 2017. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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Oct 31, 2016 - 12:22 PM

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4 more Davao bombing suspects nabbed in Cotabato

Oct 29, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The suspects are reportedly members of the Dawla Islamiya Fi Cotabato Maute Group

DAVAO BLAST MEMORIAL. Davao City residents hold a memorial for victims of the September 2 Davao City blast. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

7 arrested in Cebu for making bomb jokes since Davao blast

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Since the September 2 Davao bombing where 15 people died authorities in Cebu have been stricter in implementing Presidential Decree 1767

Pagcor, Indian association donate P5.7M to Davao blast victims

Sep 20, 2016 - 2:52 PM

We are ready to help since we have been the beneficiary of the city’s development growth and the goodness of its people says Dr David Pillai of the Davao Medical Education Management Services

PAGCOR GIVES. PAGCOR gives P5M assistance to Davao's night market blast victims through Arnell Ignacio, assistant vice president for Community Relation and Services Department. Photo by CIO

Davao City to 'discourage' use of burqa, face coverings in public

Sep 15, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Citing the opinion of law enforcers Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says The general welfare of the majority takes precedence over religious tradition

19 Davao blast victims remain in hospital

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Of the 19 wounded still in care Julius Gallardo remains in intensive care The others have been transferred to hospital rooms though Junaib Usman is transferred to a private room in Ricardo Limso Hospital due to surgery

19 STILL IN CARE. Some of the injured blast victims were rushed to the San Pedro Hospital in Davao City following an explosion at a night market on September 2, 2016. Contributed photo

Police file murder, multiple murder charges vs Davao blast suspect

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED Multiple cases of murder and frustrated murder are filed against Abubakar Zulkifli and 8 others

Davao blast: Pregnant victim dies in hospital

Sep 13, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Vicenta Depalubos Asperin was 6 months pregnant Her death brings to 15 the number of victims killed in the explosion at the Roxas Night Market last September 2

MEMORIAL. Flowers and the Philippine flag are left at a memorial for the Davao blast victims. Photo courtesy of Saim Iluis

Homage to Davao

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:55 AM

I cannot help but think of all the women and men I value because we met in Davao They hold true to the values Davao nurtured for them and for me

VIGIL. Flowers, candles, and posters in solidarity with the victims and survivors of the blast that struck September 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte: 'PH is open for business'

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recounts telling businessmen in Laos that his administration will do its part in providing the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and prosper

'OPEN FOR BUSINESS.' President Rodrigo Duterte addresses business leaders at the 13th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

How cities, provinces are tightening security after Davao blast

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Rappler lists localities where authorities have added police patrols set up checkpoints and increased security measures

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Hindi naman siguro nila target in [mga] bata kasi mga kabataan ito Kung gusto nilang mag communicate bombing a school is not the best way to do it says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

VERIFY. Education Secretary Leonor Briones urges schools to carefully verify bomb threats they receive. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Reward for Davao blast suspects raised to P3M

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:30 PM

While the reward for information on the suspects stays at P1 million the reward for their arrest is now P2 million says the Davao City government

MAIN SUSPECT. Police are looking for this man, described by witnesses as slim and 5'7" tall

STAKEOUT: Signature ng IED, sentro ng imbestigasyon sa Davao blast

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Sa post blast investigation lumilitaw na ang signature ng IED na ginamit ay kahawig ng mga bombang gawa ni Abdul Manap Mentang

BLOODY. At least 14 people die while scores are injured after the Davao explosion. All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao blast: What we know so far

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Police are now hunting down one suspect and at least 3 persons of interest

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PH stocks dip over security concerns, political 'uncertainty'

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange index PSEi closes at 7 619 10 on Wednesday September 7 – its lowest since July 27

ANXIOUS INVESTORS. The recent terrorist attack and President Duterte's statement on US President Obama have some investors skittish

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Sep 07, 2016 - 8:26 PM

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PH state of lawlessness to have limited impact on credit rating – Moody's

Sep 07, 2016 - 7:10 PM

While the credit rating agency doesn t see any risk in the short term it warns that increasingly controversial law and order policies could detract attention from economic reforms

Police release sketch of suspect in Davao blast

Sep 07, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Police are now looking for this man

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:57 PM

UPDATED The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte s declaration of state of national emergency on account of lawless violence

STATE OF LAWLESSNESS. At least 14 people died while scores were injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Two mortar rounds used in Davao blast – police

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The IED used in the blast was made out of 2 mortar rounds says the Davao region police chief

BODY BAGS. Davao's 911 volunteers carry a body bag of one of the 14 people who died in the explosion.

Investors play wait-and-see on Davao blast, Duterte's ASEAN meet

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Analysts say investors are closely monitoring developments both inside and outside the country as President Rodrigo Duterte makes his international debut at the ASEAN Summit

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon his arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos on September 5 to participate in ASEAN Summit. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

DOJ forms 3-member team to probe Davao blast

Sep 06, 2016 - 1:41 PM

The members of the team are Regional Prosecutor Janet Grace Fabrero Davao City Prosecutor Nestor Ledesma and lawyer Ronald Rosales of the National Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Mindanao Regional Office

JUSTICE FOR DAVAO BLAST VICTIMS. Candles are lit at the site of the Davao City bombing during a memorial on September 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Saim Iluis

DOH releases P10M for Davao blast victims

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial reveals her department s plans for victims of other acts of terrorism and conflict

DAVAO BLAST MEMORIAL. The Philippine flag is draped over flowers for victims of the Davao City bombing at the blast site on September 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Saim Iluis

Palace releases proclamation on state of nat'l emergency

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:48 AM

2ND UPDATE In issuing Proclamation 55 Malacañang cites credible threats of further terror attacks and other similar acts of violence by lawless elements in other parts of the country including the metropolitan areas

SECURITY FORCES. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel patrol the streets of Manila on September 3, 2016 as Davao city and central Manila is placed on high alert following the Davao City blast. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Diplomatic issues mar Duterte int'l debut

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The diplomatic snub clearly shows growing tensions in bilateral relations an expert says after US President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

JUST ARRIVED. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on September 5, 2016 for the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related summit to be held September 6-8. Noel Celis/AFP

Dela Rosa: ‘We relaxed a bit and terrorists outplayed us’

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Terrorism is like a play off series Naisahan nila kami Maiisahan din naming sila and ultimately ang gobyerno ang magcha champion says the PNP chief

'WE SHALL PREVAIL.' Philippine National Police Director, General Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa (shown here with Police Regional Office 3 Director Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, R) during a press conference in Camp Olivas, Pampanga, on September 5, 2016, vows to get the perpetrators of the Davao City blast. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

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Sep 05, 2016 - 7:51 PM

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Nograles asks congressmen to donate to Davao blast victims

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles urges his fellow congressmen to each donate P5 000

Davao City 1st District Representative Karlos Nograles delivers a privilege speech on September 5, 2016, urging lawmakers to donate P5,000 each to a fund for the families of Davao blast victims

Duterte signs state of nat'l emergency proclamation

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:46 PM

UPDATED Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms President Rodrigo Duterte signed a proclamation declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

WATCH: Heightened security in Davao City after blast

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:15 PM

More law enforcers patrol the streets and conduct inspections on the first weekday since the deadly explosion

Tuguegarao native heads Davao public safety center

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:09 PM

A retired Army general is Mayor Sara Duterte s choice to head Davao City s public safety command center

NEW COMMAND CENTER BOSS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio talks with retired army general Benito de Leon (right), the new chief of the Public Safety and Security Command Center chief, on Monday, Sept 5, 2016. Photo by JFP Dalumpines/Rappler

Who's behind the Davao bombing?

Sep 05, 2016 - 4:22 PM

In 2016 the Abu Sayyaf s senior ideological leader pledged allegiance to ISIS and videos and statements about PH are spread by ISIS central propaganda groups

Arroyo: Duterte did 'right thing' by declaring state of lawlessness

Sep 05, 2016 - 2:55 PM

When I used to have those problems in Mindanao I used to ask President Duterte to handle it for me And he handled it very well for me says former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

DEJA VU. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who declared a state of lawless violence in 2003 in Davao City, backed President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a state of lawlessness in the Philippines. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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Sep 05, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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Sara Duterte: P2M for info, arrest of blast suspects

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:43 AM

3rd UPDATE The mayor says P1 million will go to those who provide information on the suspects while another P1 million will go to whoever could bring the suspects to authorities

A scene after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

De Lima on Davao blast: Don't paint picture of conspiracy

Sep 04, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The senator also urges the public to remind the government of the limits of its power and call out any abuse that could arise

House leaders condemn Davao City blast

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:20 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the leaders of the majority and minority blocs issue a resolution expressing outrage over the deadly attack

At least 14 people died while scores were injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

No curfew under 'state of lawlessness' – DND chief

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana s statement comes after Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says curfews will certainly be implemented in Davao City Sulu and Basilan

SECURITY BREACH. At least 14 people die while dozens are injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

WATCH: Robredo visits survivors, victims of Davao City blast

Sep 04, 2016 - 5:35 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo condoles with the families of those who died from the Roxas Night Market explosion

SPECIAL VISITOR. Vice President Leni Robredo visits survivors of the Davao City blast in Southern Philippines Medical Center. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Empty streets, full funeral homes on weekend after Davao City blast

Sep 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

On the Sunday after the blast roads and public places lack the usual crowds but memorial chapels are full of mourners

UNEXPECTED LOSS. The family members of blast victim Christian Denver Reyes attend his wake in Davao City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

A history of bombings in Davao City

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The city has endured a number of bombings in the past few decades

A national flag is placed among flowers as residents offer prayers for bomb blast victims at a night market, during a memorial at the site in Davao City, September 3, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Davao blast: 'We can, we must' stand up now

Sep 04, 2016 - 2:57 PM

It isn t fear that grips the streets of Davao City after Friday night It s shock uncertainty

VIGIL. Flowers, candles, and posters in solidarity with the victims and survivors of Friday's blast. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

How 'state of lawlessness' was miscommunicated

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The conflicting statements about the state of lawlessness declared by the President leave the public in a state of confusion Who s responsible?

AT THE BLAST SITE. President Rodrigo Duterte arrrives at the site of an explosion at a nigth market in Davao City on September 3, 2016. Photo by AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Countries issue travel warnings after Davao bombing

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:39 AM

At least 5 countries issue travel warnings after the Davao City explosion that killed 14 and left more than 60 others wounded

DAVAO BOMBING. Explosion at a night market in Davao City on September 2, killing at least 14 people and injuring at least 71. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Dela Rosa: Not time to point fingers

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Davao regional police assure locals that the city and its neighboring provinces are safe

NO BLAMING. PNP chief Ronald '€œBato'€ dela Rosa says during a press conference at Camp Crame on September 3 the PNP is on red alert. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Abe to Duterte: Japan stands in solidarity with PH

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Japan stands with the Philippines when Your Excellency and people of the Philippines are overcoming this difficulty in solidarity Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a message to President Duterte

SOLIDARITY. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) sends a message to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) condemning the attack on Davao City. He also condoled with the families of the victims.

PNP chief: IED caused Davao blast

Sep 03, 2016 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED Davao region police are tracking down 4 persons of interest – two men and two women – whose sketches have yet to be released to the public

DAVAO BLAST BRIEFING. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa responds to media queries at the PRO11 headquarters where he attended a Command Conference on September 3, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Police tighten security in Cebu, Central Visayas after Davao blast

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:50 PM

While there have been no specific threats made on the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines police officials say they will not be complacent in ramping up security in the region