Kidapawan protest - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Kidapawan protest


LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police

DISPERSAL. Activists clash with police while protesting alleged US presence in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte’s lead, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Prince | 6PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:20 PM

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Gordon on Kidapawan protest: ‘That’s all lack of vision’

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:42 PM

The problem with this government is they have all the laws and they don’t enforce the law ’ Richard Gordon says at Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ senatorial debate‬

KIDAPAWAN PROTEST. Former senator Richard Gordon talks about the government's role in the Kidapawan protest at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman on April 15, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kidapawan and the rice riots

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Negotiations were cut short Riot police were unprepared and outnumbered Cops carried long arms This is the story behind the deadly protests in Kidapawan City

Field in Mindanao during the El Niño drought. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / Rappler

Kidapawan tragedy, Brussels blasts, Forbes power women | 12PM wRap

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:01 PM

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Kidapawan protest: Can police use guns to disperse violent rallies?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Inconsistencies between the police manual and the Public Assembly Act create confusion on whether or not the police should have used guns to disperse protesters

KIDAPAWAN CLASH. Police and farmers face-off in Kidapawan. File photo from the PNP's official Facebook page

From Tacloban to Kidapawan: Blaming the victim

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

In perilous times like these anger and a sense of urgency are virtues Anything less is a denial of justice

Police in Kidapawan protest: Are we not human?

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Police claim that their use of guns was justified because of the likely presence of active shooters among the protesters based on intelligence reports

VIOLENT DISPERSAL. Video shown by the PNP supposedly shows a small group of police (middle of photo) being surrounded by protesters. Screenshot

'I have no regrets' – Kidapawan mayor

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Joseph Evangelista says SWAT forces only reacted after they saw protestors mauling cops who had been caught in the melee If the police hadn’t used maximum tolerance they wouldn’t have been pinned down

I DID MY JOB. Kidapawan Mayor Joey Evangelista. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera /

Kidapawan protester: I was shot by sniper on firetruck

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:25 AM

Roughly 1 500 protesters remain inside the UMC compound in Kidapawan Police manning checkpoints had been pulled out

SHOT. Arnel Takyawan on the bench that serves at his bed at the Kidapawan gymnasium. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera /

Kidapawan and why the Philippines is always short of rice

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Kidapawan is a failure of agriculture policy where the inability of the agriculture department and other parts of the government to come clean on El Niño resulted directly in lives being lost

ENDURING DROUGHT. Farmers demand assistance from the North Cotabato local government saying drought has crippled their farmlands. Photo from Kilab Multimedia Facebook page

Cayetano, Pimentel to hold public hearing on Kidapawan

Apr 04, 2016 - 8:29 PM

The two senators both allies of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte will be holding the hearing in Davao City

Davaoeños lead donation drive for protesting Kidapawan farmers

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:58 PM

UPDATED The spirit of volunteerism starts with an April 1 post on Facebook that says 5 kilos of rice would be donated to the farmers of Kidapawan

Beyond the noise: Establishing facts, accountability in Kidapawan

Apr 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The challenge is to get the facts and verify these There are so many pieces in the jigsaw puzzle on accountability that are still missing

WOUNDED. One of the 13 hurt during a violent dispersal of a farmers' protest on April 1 in Kidapawan City. DISPERSAL. A farmer grimaces in pain after police dispersed a protest in Kidapawan City. Photo by Kilab Multimedia