Mindanao violence - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mindanao violence


Battalion commander settles land dispute in Central Mindanao

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc, commander of the Army 33rd Infantry Battalion, says it's important to understand the root causes of conflict and address them properly

FORGING PEACE. Captain Bryan Baumol of barangay Baumol in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat and Captain Jerry Kautin of barangay Pidtiguian in GSKP, Maguindanao settle their land dispute. Photos courtesy of 33rd IB

Another notorious Abu Sayyaf leader killed

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:04 AM

3RD UPDATE Alhabsy Misaya – the leader of an Abu Sayyaf subgroup in Indanan Sulu – is dead says the military

Duterte warns of martial law in Mindanao if violence escalates

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte who has made similar threats in the past tells Mindanao officials that if he is compelled to declare martial law in the region it may last for 20 days or one year

REGIONAL MARTIAL LAW? President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to contain violence in Mindanao through martial rule. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Cops kill foreign terrorist, Tokboy's 'partner'

Jan 08, 2017 - 10:18 AM

The Philippine police will continue pursuit operations against foreign terrorists who have joined local terror group Ansar Khalifa Philippines

SLAIN TERROR LEADER. Authorities circulate this mug shot of Mohammad Jaafar Maguid in Sarangani province in 2010 after he escaped from his jail cell. File photo from the Sarangani Information Office

PH Army suffers 1st death in 'Butig 3'

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:48 AM

The military says 63 members of the Maute Group have been killed while 17 others are wounded

3RD OFFENSIVE. The latest attack against the Maute Group in Butig, Lanao Del Sur is the 3rd military offensive against the local terror group this year. Photo by Pat S. Roque/Rappler

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Abu Sayyaf kidnaps German, kills female companion – report

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Reports show the body of the German s female companion was found in Sulu Sunday morning

DOJ wraps up probe into deaths of 35 SAF troopers

Jan 14, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The panel concludes the probe after most of the accused – members of the MILF BIFF and private armed groups – failed to show up despite being summoned

BLOODY SUNDAY. Body bags used in retrieving the remains of SAF members killed in a clash with Muslim rebels lay outside a morgue in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, after the bloody January 25, 2015, clash. Rappler file photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

2 Coast Guard personnel rescued from Abu Sayyaf

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Gringo Villaluz and Rod Pagaling were abducted in May in Dapitan City and brought to Sulu province They are now in the custody of Task Force Sulu

SULU ISLAND COMMANDER. Colonel Allan Arrojado of the Philippine Army

20 Abu Sayyaf militants slain in Mindanao clashes – military

Aug 20, 2015 - 8:44 AM

Basilan and Jolo on the country s southwestern tip are known strongholds of the Abu Sayyaf

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

MILF draws flexible timeline for Bangsamoro

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The MILF is counting on President Benigno Aquino III to deliver on his promises but the Muslim rebel group also recognizes the realities in Congress

STILL CONFIDENT. The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are aiming to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law before the 2016 elections

Palace: 'Obvious motive' in VP rant vs Ombudsman over Mamasapano

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Malacañang says Vice President Jejomar Binay s criticism against the Ombudsman s findings on the bloody January 25 clash is expected

QUESTIONABLE? Vice President Jejomar Binay said on July 24 that the Ombudsman's decision only raises more questions on the Mamasapano incident. Graphics by Ernest Fiestan

Cayetano wants Mamasapano probe reopened

Jul 24, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Six months after the deadly encounter the senator and Vice President Jejomar Binay criticize the Ombudsman s decision over who should be charged and spared

BLOODY SUNDAY. Body bags used in retrieving the remains of SAF members killed in a clash with Muslim rebels lay outside a morgue in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Rappler file photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

At least 15 hurt in twin Jolo explosions

May 29, 2015 - 11:39 PM

2nd UPDATE Authorities say the first explosion may have been set up to draw responders as the target

Inside story: SAF kept military out of the loop

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:51 AM

By the time the soldiers arrive in the area the task waiting for them is to carry the dead in the bloodiest one day clash in the recent history of the Philippine police

TOO LATE: Military reinforcement arrive on January 25, 2015 in the town of Mamasapano

Aquino in Zamboanga City after car bomb blast

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The President orders a thorough investigation of the blast and is scheduled to visit those injured

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the site where a car bomb exploded in Barangay Guiwan, Zamboanga City. Photo by Rappler.com

1 dead, 48 hurt in Zamboanga car bomb explosion

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:49 PM

UPDATED Most of the victims are owners or drivers of the vehicles parked near the exploding car and passersby who were going to and from a nearby terminal

Gazmin: No Zamboanga ceasefire

Sep 14, 2013 - 9:51 AM

3rd UPDATE The defense secretary denies implementation of a ceasefire Earlier Vice President Jejomar Binay says government and the MNLF had agreed on one

NO DEAL. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin (R) denies there was a ceasefire agreement with Nur Misuari. File photo Office of the Vice President

1 soldier hurt in Maguindanao highway bomb blast

Sep 08, 2013 - 11:13 AM

1 out of 2 bombs planted along the national highway in Datu Paglas town explodes

MILF joins hunt for Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

May 27, 2013 - 10:48 AM

MILF chief negotiator Mohaqher Iqbal says the move is normal under the adhoc joint action group a team created by the government and MILF

FALLEN COMRADE: Philippine Marines honor comrades slain in Sulu

Twin bombings in Basilan

Apr 18, 2013 - 10:24 PM

The explosions occurred Thursday night in Lamitan City

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Nov 23, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Three years after the murder of 58 in Ampatuan Maguindanao on November 23 2012 we ask the nation to remember

The Ampatuan massacre site two days after. 25 Nov 2009. Photo by Patricia Evangelista.

Soldier injured in Cotabato rebel attack

Aug 23, 2012 - 7:55 AM

A soldier was wounded in a dawn attack by rebels in North Cotabato