Marawi soldiers - updates

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Soldiers who fought in Marawi promoted one rank higher

May 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) A total of 641 soldiers earn the promotion nearly a year after war erupted in Marawi City

PROMOTED. Soldiers who fought in the war in Marawi are promoted one rank higher. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi soldier takes battle footage with GoPro from Anne Curtis

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The camera was part of a care package the actress sent to him after she met him while training for 'Buy Bust'

SALUTE. Anne Curtis salutes First Lieutenant Bala Tamayo, who borrowed her GoPro to take footage of the Marawi Battle. Screengrab from

Duterte sets aside P500M for treatment, housing of injured soldiers

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:27 AM

The Philippine leader tells soldiers who lost their limbs that they should aspire to be like South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the first double-leg amputee to compete in Olympic track events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the wounded soldiers who are among the beneficiaries of the Karne, Isda Supply Suporta sa Masa at Ekonomiya (KISS ME) Project during its launching at the Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on November 7, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Negros Occidental honors Marawi soldiers

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Some 81 soldiers of the 31st Division Reconnaissance Company of the 3rd Infantry Division based in Capiz are honored at the provincial capitol grounds

HEROES' PARTY. Some soldiers based in Negros Island are honored on November 3, 2017, in rites held at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Duterte brings top Marawi soldiers to Japan to 'unwind'

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The Philippine President brings along top commanders who served in Marawi 'for a respite'

ALCAIN1 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City following a successful two-day visit to Japan on October 31, 2017. Accompanying the Preisdent is Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of Staff Rey Guerrero. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The story of a Marawi officer nominated for the highest combat award

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:33 PM

First Lieutenant Geraldo Alvarez saves 15 of his men from certain death. He is nominated to receive the Medal for Valor, the highest and most rare combat award.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

VIRAL: Soldier proposes to girlfriend after Marawi war

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:28 PM

During the heroes' welcome for those who fought in Marawi, PO1 Alexis Tagapulot stands out and awes the crowd by proposing to his girlfriend

Soldier home from Marawi shot dead by riding-in-tandem

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Corporal Rhufel Alvarez Lihay-Lihay of Pagadian City was with the Civic Miltary Operation Battalion based in Zamboanga del Sur

Marawi soldiers 'excited' for Hong Kong trip promised by Duterte

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The military units first to arrive in Marawi have been sent off to rest and then train after 5 months of battle

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165 soldiers and cops give life to 'liberate' Marawi

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:54 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute are among 847 fighters the military says troops killed since the war erupted on May 23

HERO. The body of Captain Rommel Sandoval is brought home to Manila a day after his death. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

VIRAL: 3 Marines dance to nursery rhyme 'Baby Shark'

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:53 PM

The video has over 130,000 views, almost 6,000 reactions, and 4,000 shares

LOOK: Pacquiao visits military camp in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao is the first incumbent senator to visit Marawi since fighting between government forces and local terrorists began on May 23

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

DILG urges gov't: Hire dependents of injured, fallen of Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The DILG projects that a total of P28 2 million is needed every 6 months to fund the salaries of the 261 dependents of injured and fallen soldiers and cops

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Netizens show support for Marawi soldiers, cops

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Responding to MovePH s callout social media users share words of encouragement and gratitude for security forces battling terrorists in Marawi City