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AFP, PNP on heightened alert after Jolo Cathedral explosions

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'We will use the full force of the law to bring to justice the perpetrators behind this incident,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

THE WOUNDED. Hospital staff attend to the wounds of the Jolo cathedral bombing victims. Photo courtesy of PTV

MILF's Iqbal: We expect 'landslide victory' in 4 provinces, 2 cities

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:40 PM

It's 'all systems go' for the Bangsamoro plebiscite, says MILF peace panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal, hopeful that his years of negotiating with the government will culminate in the creation of a new autonomous region

Rappler Talk with Mohagher Iqbal. Screenshots by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Mohagher Iqbal on the Bangsamoro plebiscite and beyond

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

MILF peace panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal is hopeful for a 'landslide victory' for the Bangsamoro Organic Law

In Al Barka, MILF members train to keep the peace

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:48 PM

These new members are not trained to fight, but they are trained to understand the Bangsamoro law, says a veteran commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Former MILF rebels in Basilan. Photo by Richard Falcatan

How heightened emotions, stress define bicam on proposed BBL

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Tensions flare as lawmakers finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is expected to continue, especially as they try to break the impasse on the most crucial issues of territory and plebiscite.

BBL BICAMERAL. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday met in a bicameral conference to reconcile their respective proposals, House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717, on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas headed the House panel while Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri led the Senate panel. The House delegation is composed of Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, and Representatives Juan Pablo Bondoc, Arthur Defensor Jr., Johnny Ty Pimentel, Eugene Michael De Vera, Pedro Acharon Jr., Mauyag Papandayan Jr., Ruby Sahali, Rodolfo Albano III, Amihilda Sangcopan, Wilter Wee Palma II, Celso Lobregat, Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, Abdullah Dimaporo, Romeo Acop, Seth Frederick Jalosjos, Shernee Abubakar Tan, and Rodante Marcoleta. The Senate panel includes Senators Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva, Francis Escudero, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was also present for the deliberations. (P Camero/CMB Engracia)

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

May 07, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Ahsan Iqbal, 59, is shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province late Sunday, May 6

In this handout photograph released by the Press Information Department (PID) Punjab on May 6, 2018, injured Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (C) is evacuated from a helicopter on their arrival in Lahore. Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, his aide and officials said. / AFP PHOTO / PID / Handout

Pakistan interior minister shot, wounded in suspected assassination bid

May 07, 2018 - 12:15 AM

(UPDATED) The shooting comes as Pakistan gears up for its second ever democratic transition and follows a series of blows to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (C) speaks to media outside an accountability court where sacked prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared to face corruption charges in Islamabad on October 2, 2017.   Sacked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a second appearance before an anti-corruption court on October 2, as officials said he would be indicted at a later hearing on corruption charges that could ultimately see him jailed. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with ISIS links

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Mohammad Iqbal is arrested on January 14 in a Bangkok suburb in possession of Singaporean and Indian fake passports as well as plates and laminates to forge entry visas to France, Italy and Spain

2018 best time to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law – MILF

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front also cautions against making changes in the proposed measure that are not consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Lumad on equal footing with Moro in proposed entity – Iqbal

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:12 AM

Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity

LUMADS' WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

MILF's peace deal with PH gov't different from NDF's, says Iqbal

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:01 AM

'For us, what we’re asking is political settlement. We don’t care about the system of government. We don’t care who is running the government.'

TALKING PEACE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Executive Order reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Malacanang on November 7, 2016. Also in the photo are Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, and GPH Peace Implementing Panel Chair Irene Santiago. Malacanang Photo

Gov’t, MILF call on public, lawmakers to support new Bangsamoro law

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The Duterte government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front launch a joint communications roadmap to pass the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law

COMMUNICATION ROADMAP. Government's Irene Santiago and MILF's Mohagher Iqbal ink Implementing Panels for Bangsamoro Peace Accords Joint Communication Plans in Manila, Philippines on Juky 17, 2017. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte to certify new Bangsamoro law as urgent

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:27 PM

UPDATED I have requested both the Senate President and the Speaker to consider it immediately Duterte says during a media interview on Monday July 17 in Malacañang

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried It s also where the ISIS linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi City is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Huang, Iqbal, Facebook | Midday wRap

Jun 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

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MILF 'cautious' about proposal to negotiate with Mautes

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:34 AM

UPDATED I think that is too much for us The issue in Marawi especially in relation to the Maute Group is so sensitive says MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal

CAUTIOUS. MILF peace implementing panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal says the situation in Marawi is 'so sensitive.' Rappler photo

Duterte discusses Marawi crisis with MILF leaders

May 30, 2017 - 4:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help bring bring humanitarian assistance to civilians still trapped in Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte views the presentation being showed by Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año related to the current developments on the terror crisis in Marawi City during a meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2017. With them is Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Lawrence Go. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Myanmar police fire kills Bangladeshi fisherman

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Local police chief Iqbal Hossain says the guards fired on the boat after it allegedly strayed into Myanmar territory on Monday morning

Berita hari ini: Selasa, 15 November 2016

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Rangkuman berita yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Demonstran bergerak menuju Istana Merdeka dari Masjid Istiqlal, pada 4 November 2016. Foto oleh Sakinah Haniy/Rappler

Duterte signs EO creating new Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The MILF hopes Congress can enact the law creating the Bangsamoro region in time for the 2019 polls when leaders of the new region could be elected

De Lima vs Duterte, Nur Misuari, Clinton vs Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

2 separate peace panels for MILF, MNLF-Nur

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:37 AM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says the group is not opposed to Nur Misuari s participation in the peace process

TWO PANELS. Philippine government will allow Misuari to draft a law creating a Bangsamoro region, separate from the proposal of the MILF-led Bangsamoro Transition Council

West Philippine Sea, Bangsamoro Transition Council, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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Duterte set to sign EO on new Bangsamoro Transition Council

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Representatives of the Moro National Liberation Front MNLF are expected to join the body that will draft a revised law creating the new Bangsamoro region

FIRST PRESIDENT FROM MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte wears a conical hat during the launch of the Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other Conflict-Affected Areas in Regions 9, 10, and 12 at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City on October 29. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

'Go to hell Philippines': Indonesian workers ask Duterte to act on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings

Jul 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Frustrated workers hold rally in front of the Philippine embassy decrying what they perceive as a lack of action from the Philippine government regarding the Abu Sayyaf

'GO TO HELL.' Protesters express their frustration over Abu Sayyaf kidnappings. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

4 tuntutan kaum pekerja pada Hari Buruh 2016

Apr 29, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Menolak upah murah hentikan kriminalisasi buruh menolak reklamasi dan deklarasi ormas buruh

HARI BURUH: Ratusan ribu buruh berkumpul di Jakarta memperingati Hari Buruh Internasional 2015. Foto oleh Rappler

Next president: No choice but to pursue peace with MILF

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Despite obstacles peace panels from the Philippine government and the MILF say there s reason to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the peace deal with the MILF

Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

Indonesia detains 14 people allegedly heading to Syria

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:39 PM

Hundreds of Indonesians many in families have traveled to join the jihadists since they seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq and proclaimed a caliphate

ISIS recruitment in PH, Trillanes vs Binay, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:42 PM

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Empat jenazah terduga teroris belum dipulangkan dari RS Polri

Jan 20, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Belum diketahui kapan rencana pemulangan jenazah tersebut

BELUM DIPULANGKAN. Pos polisi yang menjadi sasaran penyerangan para terduga pelaku teror. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/

Indonesia wRap: polisi ungkap jumlah teroris Sarinah hingga semi final Piala Jenderal Sudirman

Jan 18, 2016 - 8:06 AM

Polisi meralat jumlah terduga teroris Sarinah dari semula lima menjadi empat pelaku Begitu juga dengan korban tewas dari tiga menjadi empat orang

TEWAS. Polisi forensik sedang menutup jenazah korban yang tewas dalam serangan bom Sarinah, Jakarta, pada Kamis, 14 Januari lalu. Foto oleh Roni Bintang/EPA

Misteri serangan teror Sarinah: ada pelaku yang berhasil kabur?

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Pernyataan kontradiktif dari pihak yang berwenang semakin mengaburkan kebenaran tentang serangan teror di Jalan Thamrin Kamis 14 Januari lalu

An Indonesian forensic police officer places body bags over victims' bodies at the scene of a bomb blast in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Seven people, including four suspected attackers, died in bomb blasts and gunfire in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on 14 January, police said, in what the country's president described as an act of terrorism. Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA

Jakarta attacks: Did other terrorists escape?

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Conflicting statements from government officials sow confusion on what exactly happened on the morning of January 14 when a series of bombs went off in the Indonesian capital including how many terrorists were involved

ATTACKS. A pedestrian runs for safety during an exchange of gunfire between suspected terrorists and the police in Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA

Tiga WNI tewas dalam bus pariwisata yang terguling di Malaysia

Jan 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Dua korban tewas di tempat sedangkan satu korban tewas usai dirawat di rumah sakit Polisi belum merilis pernyataan resmi soal penyebab kecelakaan

Kondisi bus yang disewa oleh 40 warga Indonesia untuk berlibur di Malaysia. Foto oleh Santi Dewi/

Hashim Salamat: The militant and the moderate

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The founding chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was an odd combination of the pragmatic and the naive the militant and the moderate the careful organizer and the failed supplicant

Jelang penetapan UMP 2016, buruh tolak PP Pengupahan

Oct 29, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Formula perhitungan upah minimum dalam PP No 78 tahun 2015 ini dinilai tak menguntungkan buruh

BONGKAR MUAT. Pekerja membongkar muatan berisi gula dari sebuah kapal di Tanjung Priok, 2 May 2007. Foto oleh Jurnasyanto Sukarno/EPA

Ferrer: Pass Bangsamoro Basic Law before APEC, not December

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Beating the deadline by a month will send a positive message to the international community says the government s chief peace negotiator

Group pushes for 'realistic and doable' Bangsamoro plan

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance calls on the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to accept the hard reality that a full implementation of the agreement is not possible now

Amid Bangsamoro bill uncertainty, Japan continues aid in Mindanao

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Japan s comprehensive development institution has been supporting peace and development projects in the conflict ridden southern Philippines since 2002

JICA President Tanaka (seated, 2nd from right) shakes hands with a pupil from Kibleg Elementary School in North Upi, Maguindanao. Photo from JICA

Marcos appeals for trust after criticism of new Bangsamoro bill

Aug 16, 2015 - 9:28 PM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr explains that the substitute bill will still undergo a period of fine tuning and amendments under the legislative process

MORE INCLUSIVE? Senator Bongbong Marcos files his substitute measure to the Bangsamoro Basic Law, calling it more inclusive. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

NPC-Poe talks, Iqbal on BBL, China devaluates yuan| 12PM wRap

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:31 PM

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MILF's Iqbal says Bangsamoro bill reaching plenary is 'progress'

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Despite the overhaul done by Senator Marcos to the original draft the MILF negotiator says: That is already an achievement by itself It is a good indication that we are moving forward

'OPTIMISTIC.' MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Rappler photo

Lalu lintas Jakarta dan sekitarnya kembali padat

Jul 27, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Masa liburan sudah selesai lalu lintas Jabodetabek kembali padat

Lalu lintas kembali padat di daerah Ciputat. Foto dari Twitter TMC Polda Metro Jaya

Aktor utama pembunuhan wartawati Nurbaety ditangkap

Jul 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Tersangka merupakan dalang pencurian di rumah korban

Rumah korban di Depok. Foto oleh Christian Saudale/Rappler

Pembunuh Nur Baety ditangkap di Depok

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Tiga orang pembunuh Nur Baety ditangkap di Depok satu lagi masih dalam pencarian

Aquino swears in Garin, Hontiveros, 32 others

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:27 PM

President Benigno Aquino III also administers the oath taking of new Commission on Elections commissioners Rowena Guanzon and Sheriff Abas

NEW APPOINTEES. President Benigno Aquino III administers the oath of office to new officials o June 30, 2015. Photo by Lauro Montillano/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Declare Bangsamoro peace deals unconstitutional – Philconsa

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Philconsa leads a group in filing a petition against the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the basis of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

DEAL IN PERIL? Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witness the exchange of documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

'Old comrades' return to civilian life

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:06 AM

What does the decommissioning process for members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front entail?

Arms turnover, Duterte on MRT, TRO on Torre de Manila | 6PM wRap

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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