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Senate bet Mangudadatu uses 'SAF 44' to promote his ballot number

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Administration bet Dong Mangudadatu says he will be the 'SAF 44 in the Senate'

The coalition of senatorial bets under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicks off their campaign for the May electionsin San Fernado Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Remembering #SAF44, 4 years later

Jan 25, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It has been 4 years since the tragedy jolted the national police and the entire nation, but the pain brought by this loss has lingers in our hearts,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Malacañang tells police on Mamasapano anniv: Embody integrity of SAF 44

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Honor their memory by reliving their values of integrity and courage as you perform your duty to serve and protect the nation,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Duterte, death penalty, Lorenzana | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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Pulse Asia survey, Ombudsman, Snapchat | Evening wRap

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes to star in new Erik Matti film about Mamasapano clash

Dec 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Pintakasi looks into the events that led to the 2015 Mamasapano clash

ERIK MATTI. Erik Matti is set to direct a film about the Mamasapano clash, titled 'Pintakasi.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Mamasapano: Aquino's 'compartmented' plan, 'detached' SAF chief?

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Administration allies say Senator Juan Ponce Enrile failed to pin down President Benigno Aquino III in the controversial Mamasapano clash

REOPENED PROBE. Former PNP chief Alan Purisima during the Senate's January 27, 2016 probe into the Mamasapano clash. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe on Mamasapano probe: Someone lied

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Presidential bet Grace Poe reassures the public that she won t allow grandstanding when the probe re opens

WHO LIED? Senator Grace Poe says one resource person wasn't honest during the Senate's executive sessions. File photo by Mark Cristino

WATCH: 2015 in Moods

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Watch Rappler s 2015 yearender

Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos

JPE to Grace Poe: What happened to Mamasapano report?

Oct 08, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Every single public official is accountable to the people at all times election season or not says Poe when asked for her assurance that she will not use the SAF 44 in her political campaign

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Palace: Up to Senate to decide on Mamasapano probe

Sep 12, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the Palace s focus now is to reach out to stakeholders and hear their concerns regarding the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas leads the welcoming of SAF members who were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

MH370 debris, Binay vs Malacañang, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Palace: Aquino ready to face 'consequences' after 2016

Jul 23, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Malacañang is confident that President Benigno Aquino III will not share the fate of his two immediate predecessors who faced criminal charges after they left office

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (C) looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. Philippine President Benigno Aquino pledged justice on January 30 for the families of 44 police commandos killed by Muslim rebels during a botched anti-terror operation, as he led tributes on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Purisima, ex-SAF chief face criminal raps over Mamasapano

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The Ombudsman s special fact finding panel on the Mamasapano incident recommends filing administrative and criminal charges against 11 police officers led by former National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima

JUSTICE FOR SAF44. A young boy carries a placard outside the hall at Villamor Airbase where the remains of the 44 SAF were brought for necrological services. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

4 months on, probe into Purisima admin case 'continues' – Roxas

Jun 09, 2015 - 4:18 PM

The police s Internal Affairs Service the Napolcom DOJ and Ombudsman are leading the probe into possible administrative cases against former PNP chief Alan Purisima and other officers over the bloody Oplan Exodus

Photo by Mark Cristino

Cop quits alumni group over SAF 'sympathy march'

May 06, 2015 - 5:26 PM

The PNPAAAI had earlier announced the suspension of their Camp Crame and National Capital Region Police Officer heads for withdrawing support from the alumni group led Sympathy March for SAF 44

SAF MARCH. Members of the PNPA Alumni association with relatives and widows of the fallen 44 PNP-SAF commandos leads other sympathizers in a unity walk from Cavite Province to Quezon City on March 8, 2015 to call for justice and accountabilty for the fallen heroes. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

Aquino has no regrets over Purisima's role in Mamasapano

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III maintains his position on why he decided to tap the then suspended top cop in a major police operation

'WRONG JUDGMENT.' Senator Francis Escudero says President Aquino made a 'lapse in judgment' in consulting suspended police chief Alan Purisima on the Mamasapano operation. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

‘The President has taken responsibility for Mamasapano’ – Palace

Mar 17, 2015 - 2:55 PM

In the face of falling trust and approval ratings Malacañang says the President will continue to explain details of the incident to regain people s trust

ORDERS DISOBEYED? President Benigno Aquino III says he gave instructions to former police chief Alan Purisima regarding 'Oplan Exodus' but Purisima did not follow him. Malacañang file photo

Aquino’s word vs BOI: Contradictions on Mamasapano

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:09 PM

After the release of the Board of Inquiry report on Mamasapano contradictions surface between the findings and past statements made by Malacañang and the President

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. File Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malacañang questions BOI report on Mamasapano

Mar 14, 2015 - 8:39 PM

The Palace cites contradictions and lack of due process in the BOI s investigation and findings; but calls the report thorough and independent

Palace backs SAF 44 march, warns vs 'opportunistic' groups

Mar 05, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Malacañang supports the March for Justice for SAF 44 planned by the police but calls for public vigilance against groups with a different agenda

'MY RESPONSIBILIY'. President Benigno Aquino III says he will never forget the death of the 44 troopers who died in a deadly clash with Moro rebels. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Roxas on Binay's jab: So you knew of Makati corruption?

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas also tells Vice President to keep politics out of the Mamasapano issue

NO POLITICS, PLEASE. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas sits beside President Benigno Aquino III during the Assumption of Command Ceremony for the new SAF commander at Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

SAF survivor kills unarmed rebels, civilian

Feb 23, 2015 - 6:00 PM

An MILF fighter tells Rappler that SAF commando Christopher Robert Lalan killed rebels who were asleep in a mosque the day after the January 25 clash in Mamasapano Maguindanao

Coalition demands resignations to 'overhaul' gov't

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Members of the 2 22 15 Coalition converge at the historic EDSA Shrine and demand the President to step down along with other top government officials

'WASTED TAXES' A protester holds a poster saying 'Politiko Pasarap, Taong Bayan Naghihirap, Sayang ang Buwis' (Politicians enjoy, people suffer, taxes wasted) as policemen look on at an anti-government rally at the EDSA Shrine, February 22, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cordillerans and Muslims: Not so worlds apart

Feb 22, 2015 - 4:43 PM

When we put our desire for peace above what we are currently feeling on the Mamasapano incident we will achieve a sense of peace within ourselves as Christians and the way we look at our Muslim Filipinos

#PugadBaboy: The U.S. connection

Feb 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Combat Training

Feb 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Capt. Stupid punchline 2

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Capt. Stupid punchline 3

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Capt. Stupid

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The widow of Mamasapano

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:54 PM

While the country celebrates its soldier’s bravery the Moro civilians’ pleas for justice almost always go unheard

Sarah Langalen, 19, mother of 2 and widow of Badrudin Langalen.

Isang liham mula sa #Fallen44

Feb 12, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Hindi kami ang unang nagsakripisyo nguni t sana kami na ang huli

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Palace on Purisima: Aquino can consult anyone he wants

Feb 11, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Malacañang defends President Benigno Aquino III s decision to speak with former top cop Director General Alan Purisima on the Mamasapano operation despite his suspension

TRUSTED. PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Mamasapano: What I wish Aquino said as president

Feb 11, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Through its military and police forces the state has the monopoly of organized violence That’s why they are given a commander in chief who’s not only a civilian but an elected one too

Palace evades questions on Mamasapano hearing

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:53 PM

It may be inappropriate to give comments at this time because the testimonies given by individual resource persons need to be understood in proper context Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says

President Benigno Aquino III announces that a National Day of Mourning will be observed for members of the PNP Special Action Force who were killed in Maguindanao. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Mamasapano probe, Purisima on SAF, Jokowi state visit | The wRap

Feb 09, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Napenas admits he gave the go signal for Mamasapano Purisima claims he gave advice not orders Joko Widodo is in the Philippines for a state visit

SCUAA athletes salute ‘Fallen 44’ in National Olympics opening

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The Fallen 44 were honored with 44 seconds of silence at the opening ceremonies of this year s 8 day SCUAA National Olympics

The Ilocos region marches during the opening of the SCUAA National Olympics. Photo by Maricris Mendez

Aquino on Napeñas, Revilla’s assets, TransAsia pilot | The wRap

Feb 07, 2015 - 4:00 PM

President Aquino blames the SAF commander for the carnage Senator Revilla’s 5 million dollar assets to be seized The TransAsia pilot died clutching the plane’s controls

Aquino: Mamasapano unforgettable, 44 of my children died

Feb 06, 2015 - 8:46 PM

The President says the deaths of the SAF troops is a tragedy he will carry to the end of his days

WIDOWED WOMEN. Many of the 44 who died in Maguindanao leave behind their wives. Malacañang Photo Bureau

FULL TEXT: Mamasapano tragedy will never happen again

Feb 06, 2015 - 8:14 PM

English version of President Aquino s February 6 national address on the Mamasapano incident

FULL TEXT: Matapos ang Mamasapano, magkakaroon ng pagbabago

Feb 06, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Filipino version of President Aquino s February 6 national address on the Mamasapano incident

2ND SPEECH. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers on February 6, 2015, his 2nd televised speech on the Mamasapano tragedy. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

#PugadBaboy: Stereotypes punchline 2

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Stereotypes

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Stereotypes punchline 3

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:00 AM