Mindanao conflict - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mindanao conflict


The doctor healing the wounds of war in Basilan

Jun 14, 2020 - 9:36 AM

In her clinic in the province's capital, Arlyn Jawad Jumao-As heals children, rebels, soldiers. She's played a critical role in keeping the peace.

Dr. Arlyn Jawad Jumao-As checks patients in her clinic in Lamitan City, Basilan. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.

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Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

FAST FACTS: Poverty in Mindanao

May 28, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Decades of armed conflict have hampered development in Mindanao where most of the Philippines poorest regions are located

Experts meet in Manila for global forum on federalism

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The inaugural Global Autonomy Governance and Federalism Forum 2016 on October 19 and 20 features over 30 international experts who will share first hand experiences and programs from 15 countries

Presidential bets on Mindanao: Peace talks, dev't programs critical

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Mar Roxas and Rodrigo Duterte agree that the Bangsamoro Basic Law must be passed Three out of 5 candidates mention anti poverty programs are critical to peace in Mindanao

FACE-OFF. Presidential bets explain their solutions to conflict in Mindanao. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016 This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process

6 dead in Cotabato clash

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Police say least 6 people are killed after rebels clashed with farmers in Tulunan town

INFOGRAPHIC: From Marcos to Aquino: The cost of war in Mindanao

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:30 AM

In this infographic we show the cost of war in Mindanao spanning the administrations of Ferdinand Marcos Corazon Aquino Fidel Ramos Erap Estrada Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III

ANIMATION: War came to Mindanao

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The history of the armed struggle in Mindanao runs deeper than all the liberation fronts that have championed its cause

Insha'Allah: Muslim orphans hope for peace

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Abdul is one of the 57 Muslim orphans at a private institution helping orphans whose parents are killed in armed conflict in Mindanao

Most of the children's parents at the foundation are killed during armed encounters between AFP and MILF. Photos by Joan Cordero

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Jun 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Post-Mamasapano, sentiments on peace agreements clash – SWS

May 16, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The results of a nationwide survey show that people living in the Bangsamoro Core Territory are more hopeful than the rest of the nation on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

Mindanao tribes hold ritual to 'enlighten' Congress on BBL

May 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The panel has failed us and now we hope the Congress will be enlightened to hear our voices and pass a BBL that is truly inclusive and just

Football brings hope to kids from conflict areas

Apr 17, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Kids from Basilan Sulu and Zamboanga to play football in Manila for Football for Peace

Cardinal Quevedo defends MILF: 'They're not terrorists'

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The bottom line of the Mamasapano tragedy is mistrust – on both sides of the conflict Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says

RAISED IN MINDANAO. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo speaks about from experience about the Mindanao conflict. File photo courtesy of Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Army captain, 3 others killed in clashes with BIFF

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:37 AM

20 other troops are wounded in gun battles in central Mindanao

ASSAULT. Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Edralin, commander of 7th Infantry Battalion, stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Kabasalan, Pikit, North Cotabato, Monday, February 23, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

What the Maguindanao clash tells us

Jan 27, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Once and for all this violence has to end

2012 OPERATION. The site of the first operation against Marwan in Sitio Lanao Bato, Sulu Rappler

Soldier killed, 3 others hurt in BIFF attacks

Jan 03, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attack military detachments in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat

#ShareDavao Artist Kublai Millan: Art brings peace

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Rappler talks to Mindanao based artist Kublai Millan

Threat of BIFF attack sends Cotabato families fleeing

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:30 AM

UPDATED More than 250 families seek temporarily shelter at the municipal gymnasium of Kabacan town fearing a repeat of attacks by Muslim rebels years ago

Canada gives P32-M aid for Mindanao evacuees

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The International Organization of Migration says Canada s support will pay for camp management in evacuation centers for displaced persons among others

Cardinal Quevedo a 'prophet' in Mindanao

Feb 22, 2014 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED At the Vatican Pope Francis gives the red hat to Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

Q & A: Mindanao cardinal dreams 'like Pope Francis'

Feb 21, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo who becomes cardinal on February 22 says he wants a simple Church a poor Church a humble Church

New cardinal: 'Spokesman' from the poorest islands

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Pope Francis has pulled Cotabato from the fringes and newly named Cardinal Orlando Quevedo vows to speak out on the challenges facing southern Philippines

WHAT'S NEXT? Will the relationship between Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, officially a cardinal in February, and the Aquino administration change? File photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Mindanao cardinal fears 'crowning with thorns'

Jan 15, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The first cardinal from Mindanao Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo admits he feels some insecurity He asks himself: Am I equal to the task?

Quevedo: Mindanao's first cardinal

Jan 13, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Named a cardinal Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo can soon advise the Pope on Islam and inter religious dialogue

Securing Mindanao as home

Jun 29, 2013 - 10:28 AM

On World Refugee Day the UNHCR upholds its cause to help the displaced in the Land of Promise

RELIEF. Natural disaster is the leading cause of forced displacement in Mindanao, according to the UNHCR

Blast on bus injures 7 in Zamboanga City

Aug 16, 2012 - 10:24 PM

At least 4 people were injured after a bomb exploded on a bus in Zamboanga amid other rebel attacks in the South

Photo by Richard Falcatan.

Conflict displaces 24,000 in Maguindanao

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:24 PM

Scared that they will be caught in the middle gunfire Maguindanao residents flee their homes

GPH-MILF peace talks ‘substantive’ but consistency needed

Feb 04, 2012 - 7:20 PM

A lecture by the government s peace process chief prompts desire to end Mindanao conflict

HOPEFUL. Teresita Quintos Deles of the Office of the President on the Peace Progress believes the government and the MILF can come up with an agreement.