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Gov't spent over P6 billion for Marawi crisis – DND

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:08 AM

During budget plenary deliberations in the Senate, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the Marawi crisis is a 'wake-up call' for government to improve the capabilities of the military

COST OF MARAWI. The Department of National Defense says the almost 5-month Marawi crisis has cost the government around P6.03 billion. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Price tag for war in Marawi: P3B and counting

Aug 11, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will ask Congress to refund the amount that was taken from other projects in his department for the war in Marawi

BURNED HOUSES. A Philippine Marines truck speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi on May 30, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Troops push to rescue Marawi hostages in 'last lap' operations

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año

HOSTAGED. Catholic priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob was taken on May 23, the day clashes erupted in Marawi City

Troops advance in Marawi as another Maute stronghold falls

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año visits the war zone in Marawi to mark the fall of Safrullah Hospital a multiple storey building that served as headquarters for the local terror groups

CLEARED. Troops flush out enemies from the well-fortified Safrullah Medical Hospital. Sourced photo

Pacquiao visits troops in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao a reserve officer of the Philippine Army visits the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi City

9 soldiers killed, 41 wounded in bloodbath in Marawi

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The casualties are recorded on Saturday July 22 from several incidents in the battle zone

MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

100th soldier killed in Marawi day after gov't takes key bridge

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The death toll reaches the 3 digit mark a day after troops scored a major triumph in the battlefield They gain control of Mapandi Bridge

URBAN WARFARE. The military has been fighting a difficult urban warfare in Marawi City. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM

UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a battle dress attire during a visit to Marawi. Rappler file photo

Muslim-Christian unity to build 'new Marawi' – Tagle

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Kung sino man ang nagplano na hatiin ang mga Kristiyano at Muslim mukhang inis na inis ngayon kasi hindi nagtatagumpay lagi says Cardinal Tagle

'SIGNS OF HOPE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says on July 4, 2017, that a sense of 'common humanity' is one of the 'building blocks of a new Marawi.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gov't retakes Maute stronghold, Dansalan College, in Marawi

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:13 PM

The Philippine military claims it retrieved the cadaver of a foreign fighter believed to be from Singapore

LAKE LANAO. Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi children need our help

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support They are starting to live in constant fear with a decreasing sense of normalcy

CHILDREN. Rescue workes load children onto a truck after government troops evacuated trapped residents from their homes in the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Death and destruction in Banggolo, heart of Marawi

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Lost in words It s beyond evil

MSU-Marawi determined to open in August for 2nd semester

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:16 PM

MSU president Habib Macaayong says everything is under control at MSU main the country’s 2nd largest state university with the Philippine marines securing the compound

MSU RESIDENT. A Maranao woman and resident of Mindanao State University Campus in Marawi City awaits news about the war in her city. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippines Indonesia and Malaysia will also study a proposal to stop the flow of terrorist financing after a rare security meeting

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marawi tanks with graffiti are talk of the town

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Photos of these tanks have become viral online dubbed as Filipino soldiers do it yourself armor

IMPROVISED. The Philippine military puts additional protection for its armored personnel carriers. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rapper

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

62 soldiers, cops killed in 4-week Marawi clashes

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:06 PM

A total of 26 civilians have been killed

Slain Marines in Marawi

Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings

MINDANAO CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (right) urges inter-religious dialogue in the face of terrorism. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

The Maute Group and rise of family terrorism

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:03 PM

ISIS encourages terrorism in families experiencing frustrations marginalization and deprivation

I met a former Maute soldier. He’s a child.

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier Cayamora and Farhana Maute promise his parents he will study Koran but they turn him into a fighter instead

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

Duterte's historical revisionism: A settler hijacks Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Mindanao is a national issue and requires national discussion For President Duterte to use I am from Mindanao is hijacking Mindanao’s narrative

PRESIDENT FROM THE SOUTH. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leaders of various labor organizations on May 1, 2017, in Davao City. Malacañang Photo

ISIS praises terror attacks in Philippines, Iran

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Philippine troops are battling ISIS-linked terrorists in Marawi City, while last week's attacks in Iran left 17 dead

'THIS FLAG IS NOTHING.' The Marines recover ISIS black flags and high-powered firearms from the Maute Group. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler  'THIS FLAG IS NOTHING.' The Marines recover ISIS black flags and high-powered firearms from the Maute Group. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Dureza to Zamboangueños: Support martial law, but remain vigilant

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Jesus Dureza leads the Independence Day celebration in a city that knows like Marawi how it is to be besieged by terrorists

VIGILANCE. OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza receiving a miniature vinta from Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar as token of appreciation for gracing the city's commemoration of 119th Philippine Independence. Photo by Bong Santisteban/Rappler

Duterte: No denying it, PH soldiers are pro-U.S.

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The President before thanking the United States for aid in Marawi City says he can t ignore the rapport between Filipino and American soldiers

Tearful flag-raising in Marawi as PH celebrates Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The provincial capitol and the city hall in Marawi hold simultaneous flag raising ceremonies for the first time since May 23

Independence Day flag raising ceremony in MArawi City. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Maute matriarch also arrested

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:08 AM

UPDATED Her two sons – Abdullah and Omar – are the known leaders of the notorious terrorist Maute Group that joined forces with the Abu Sayyaf faction of Isnilon Hapilon to seize Marawi City

Hapilon is still in Marawi – military

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Tunnels underneath houses and buildings are also found during clearing operations They yield caches of arms and ammunition

'EMIR' OF ISIS? Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon in an old video where he pledged allegiance to the ISIS

Heroes of Marawi: List of soldiers, cops killed in action

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:56 PM

President Duterte honors the 45 men who were killed in action in Marawi

HERO'S WELCOME. Army Private First Class Reymart Carloto receives a posthumous hero's welcome, accompanied by his family and fellow soldiers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Why the needless and remorseless violence?

Jun 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

What the fundamentalist seeks is something we must all heed because it is something common to our quest: stability

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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AFP chief Año details aborted Maute-ISIS 'grand plan' in Marawi

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Local terrorists planned to kill as many non Muslims as they can so they will prove to the world that they are able to establish an Islamic state here in Asia says Philippine military chief Eduardo Año

ABORTING ISIS ATTACK. Armed Forces chief General Año details the 'grand plan' of the Maute-ISIS group in Marawi City. Rappler photo

Terrorists in Marawi holding 'more or less 100' hostages – military

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub is still alive according to ground commander Major General Rolando Bautista

MAUTE CONTROL. Father Teresito Soganub issues an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte, apparently under the control of the terrorist Maute Group. Facebook screengrab

Duterte cancels Marawi visit due to 'foul weather'

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to address troops at the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi

CANCELLED VISIT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana speaks to troops at the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Marawi City

Marawi under siege: It's like 'looking at Aleppo'

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The footage that came out online we cannot recognize them looking at these pictures there is no semblance of Marawi in them

BSP to probe cash, checks found in Marawi house

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Experts from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will scrutinize the money being linked to the Maute Group

Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Marines recover P52.2M cash in house occupied by Maute

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Checks amounting to P27 million were also recovered

Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Bicolano soldier who died in Marawi clashes given hero's honors

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Army Private First Class Reymart E Carloto receives a posthumous hero s welcome accompanied by his family and fellow soldiers

HONOR. Army Private First Class Reymart E. Carloto is posthumously given honors by his fellow soldiers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Army general denies 1,200 ISIS fighters in PH

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez says the hundreds of fighters are in Syria not here

Cardinal Tagle: 'What has happened to humanity?'

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of a modern world that throws away its values

PENTECOST RECOLLECTION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle holds a recollection on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Saving the Christians in Marawi

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:59 PM

On Day 12 of the Marawi Crisis the provincial capitol celebrates the heroism of Muslims who helped shield Christians from terrorists

179 rescued during 4-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Marawi

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED The military declares a unilateral ceasefire from 8 am to noon on Sunday June 4 to allow humanitarian workers to save residents trapped inside the combat zone

DISPLACED. While most of the Marawi City residents have fled, many are still trapped inside the combat zone

Duterte confident Marawi siege to end in '3 days'

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:02 AM

A day after the military s missed deadline to end the siege the President says clashes will be over soon

Members of the police special forces manueover as they assault Muslim militants' hide out near the city hall in Marawi City on May 28, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

'200 to 250' terrorists hold out in Marawi City

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año – martial law administrator and implementor respectively – visit Marawi City on the 12th day of the crisis

16 suspected Maute Group members arrested

Jun 03, 2017 - 6:22 PM

An intelligence officer of the Philippine Marines says the men who claimed to be construction workers were arrested along the Agus River near the Banggolo Bridge

UNDER ARREST. Suspected Maute Group members are arrested by authorities on June 3, 2017, after they swam across the Agus River in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

182 Marawi residents escape combat zone

Jun 03, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The rescued Marawi residents include 38 teachers trapped inside Dansalan College and separate groups totalling 144 Christians and Muslims

General in Marawi crisis relieved of post

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Brigadier General Nixon Fortes is replaced by his deputy commander Colonel Generoso Ponio

ISIS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Soldiers walk past Islamic State (IS) group graffiti in Marawi on on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Military loses 2 armored vehicles to local terrorist groups

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The government fails to meet its self imposed deadline to finish the Marawi Crisis on June 2 but it says 85 to 90 of the city is now under military control

CLASHES. The military says it won't meet the June 2, 2017, deadline it imposed on itself to flush local terrorist out of Marawi siege. Clashes has not stopped since last week, when this photo was taken. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lorenzana on Marawi crisis: 'We still have 36 hours'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is so far sticking to his self imposed deadline to finish the Marawi crisis by Friday June 2

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is the administrator of Martial Law. Rappler photo

Soldiers killed in military air strike in Marawi

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:24 AM

UPDATED AFP chief General Eduardo Año is leading a probe into the incident Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Rappler pilot error is a possible cause

BURNING. In this photo, a Philippine Marines armored personnel carrier speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi City on May 30, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: A prayer for Marawi's hostaged priest

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Rappler sits down for an interview with Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña about the abduction of his right hand man and friend Father Teresito Chito Soganub

PRESSURED. Bishop Edwin dela Peña worries about Father Teresito Soganub, who was kidnapped by the Maute Group. Rappler photo