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Rappler's latest stories on security threats


Q&A: Is General Sobejana the one to end the Abu Sayyaf?

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In this wide-ranging interview, Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana talks to Rappler about foreign fighters in Mindanao, suicide bombers in Sulu, and the prospects for peace

FOCUS ON BANGSAMORO. Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana promises to focus on the Bangsamoro region in the remaining two years of his military career. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:58 AM

A Google online post says we 'disabled 210 channels on YouTube when we discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong'

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

43 areas in Davao Region on election watchlist

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Category 4 areas are those affected by intense political rivalry that could trigger violence, presence of private armed groups, and also of more organized groups

2 deadly bombings in a month demonstrate ISIS tactics

Aug 30, 2018 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr says ISIS is the biggest security threat in the Philippines

ISULAN BLAST. Scene at the blast site on August 29, 2018. Photo by AFP

Cryptocurrency mining hijackings up 8,500% – Symantec

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Stealth cryptocurrency mining is the latest craze in lucrative cybercrime

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on terror cooperation

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:47 PM

'We agreed to cooperate in fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and without any distinctions of any sort,' says Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani

TERROR COOPERATION. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (L) and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (R) join hands at the end of a joint press conference after the first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue in Beijing on December 26, 2017. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Terror groups and clan wars: Mindanao's security threats

May 31, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Maute Group is in the spotlight for its attack on Marawi City but Mindanao has seen other security threats in its 27 provinces

SECURITY THREATS. The troubled southern island of Mindanao has a long history of conflict and violence. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler and Ted Aljibe/AFP

US practically declares Mindanao no-go zone for Americans

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:51 AM

In its latest advisory the State Department says US citizens will need to reckon with the high threat of kidnapping of international travellers in the vicinity of the Sulu archipelago

THREAT. File photo of Muslim rebels in Central Mindanao. Photo by Rappler

Brussels cancels NYE celebrations as Turkey holds ISIS 'plotters'

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Belgian authorities say a firework display and festivities to welcome the New Year would not go ahead after revealing an alleged jihadist plan to attack Brussels

SEARCH. Police officers are pictured as police conduct new searches linked to the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, on December 30, 2015, in Molenbeek, Brussels. Photo by Thierry Roge/Belga/AFP

Palace received info on 'threat' vs Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Malacañang says the information is raw and unverified but was relayed by security officials out of prudence

GOODBYE, POPE.Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the Villamor Airbase as he boards his flight to Rome on January 19, 2015. Rappler screengrab

When the Pope visits, it will be different from 1995

Dec 26, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr who organized both trips compares the 1995 and 2015 papal visits

ISIS threat to Philippine security

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Videos showing a few Muslims in the Philippines expressing allegiance to ISIS with the use of the Black Flag demonstrate that ISIS threat to Philippine security is real rather than imagined

Terror to come?

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ISIS advances Terrorists in Mindanao have incentives to join the rebellion Can the Philippine government prevent them?

No 'specific' threats vs embassies, PH says

Aug 05, 2013 - 7:11 PM

The DFA says the Philippines has not received specific security threats but has beefed up security nonetheless

NO ENTRY. A checkpoint leading to the US embassy compound in the Yemeni capital Saana is seen on August 3, 2013. Photo by AFP/Mohammad Huwais

Australia issues travel warning

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Citing terrorist activities Australia advises its citizens here to avoid all travel to southwest Mindanao and Sulu

BLACK FLAG. Filipinos carry the black flag in southern Philippines. It symbolizes the apocalypse that would bring about the triumph of Islam. File photo

N. Korea deploys new guns along border: report

Jun 30, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Artillery units from the North were spotted replacing older multiple rocket stations with an upgraded version of the 240mm guns

AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

US warns vs Manila security threat

Sep 28, 2012 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED The US advises its citizens to exercise extreme caution amid an unspecified threat in Metro Manila