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Reports on Sri Lankan terrorists in PH doubtful – AFP

Aug 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Reports of terrorists from Sri Lanka slipping into the Philippines and preparing for attacks in Luzon appear to be a family feud 'gone awry'

AFP Spokeperson BGEN. Edgar Arevalo at a press briefing at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, November 29, 2018, on issues of Mandatory ROTC and Martial Law extension. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

AFP verifying reports of Sri Lankan terrorists in PH

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The military is on heightened alert as it verifies pieces of information about alleged terror threats to churches and other establishments in Luzon

ON ALERT. Military and police personnel at a ceremony on May 7, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media' – expert

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'The Islamic State has shrunk in the physical space, but in the cyberspace, it is still very capable,' says terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna on Rappler Talk

Davao City does anti-terror drills for possible Maute attacks

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:18 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the terrorist Maute group wants to retaliate for the setback it got in Marawi City, that's why it is targeting other cities in Mindanao

SIMULATED HOSTAGE-TAKING. The Philippine National Police launches Southern Storm, a series of an anti-terror drills, in Davao City on February 28, 2018. The drills, which will be done in other Mindanao cities, aims to strengthen inter-agency cooperation. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Dela Rosa's Undas request: Be vigilant vs terrorist threat

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public to report suspicious activities as the nation observes All Saints' Day

Maute Group spillover to Visayas unlikely – army official

May 25, 2017 - 2:51 PM

They have no bases they have no sympathizers here It’s not good for them to go to unfriendly areas says Major General Jon Aying commander of the 3rd Infantry Division

3IB COMMANDER. Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Capiz, Panay, talks to troops. Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Army Spearhead Troopers

Trade, tourism chiefs downplay impact of martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the isolated incident that prompted the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not counter the country s growth momentum

With Cebu City cell sites down, Sinulog revelers switch to FireChat

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Cebuanos turn to the popular app to send and receive messages as the city shuts down its cellular network over terrorism concerns

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 9, 2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:21 AM

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DEVOTION. The Black Nazarene procession moves in front of the National Museum as of 9:30 am on Monday, January 9. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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Dela Rosa: PNP under 'terror alert level 3'

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:36 PM

2ND UPDATE PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa who says checkpoints around the country will be restored makes the announcement days after the bomb try on the US Embassy

SUSPECTS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa presents 2 suspects in the US embassy bomb try at Camp Crame on December 1, 2106. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Jokowi on terror threat, saving Indonesian hostages: It's difficult

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:46 PM

The Indonesian president reacts to the beheading of the Canadian hostage and shares plans on how to save his countrymen held captive by the Abu Sayyaf

NOT EASY. President Jokowi admits the terror threat in the region is a difficult situation. File photo by AFP

ISIS recruiting in Central Mindanao, says MILF

Jan 26, 2016 - 2:24 PM

The MILF says some students and young professionals are encouraged to join ISIS out of frustration

WATCH: Indonesian Counter terrorism chief says more terrorists can strike anytime

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The head of the counter terrorism agency speaks to Rappler about the terror threat in Indonesia what the government is doing to combat terrorism and appeals to the public to their part

#AnimatED: Terror threat closer to home

Jan 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Countering extremism should be part of campaign discourse

PH firecracker injuries, Dubai fire, New Year in Paris | 6PM wRap

Jan 01, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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German police warn 'terror attack' planned in Munich

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Although two train stations have been evacuated a police spokeswoman says it could not be ruled out that the attackers could seek another target

TERROR THREAT. Armed German police stay on duty at the main railway station in central Munich, Germany, on December 31, 2015. Police evacuated Munich's main train station and a second station in the city's Pasing district in response to a credible terrorist threat to the Bavarian capital, authorities say. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

US warns of possible attack on Tunisian mall

Dec 20, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The United States urges its citizens to avoid a shopping center near the Tunisian capital

epa04669549 Members of the Tunisian security services stand guard outside the damaged entrance way to the National Bardo museum, Tunis, Tunisia, 19 March 2015. According to local reports 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed while others remain in hospital, when gunmen opened fire at the museum close to the Tunisian parliament 18 March, in response to which the Tunisian President has order the armed forces to deploy to cities throughout the country, vowing to crack down on militant activity. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

Indonesia increases airport security after terror threat, Paris attacks

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:19 AM

Elite anti terror police and military personnel had already been deployed to the main airport serving Jakarta as a security measure after the Paris attacks

SECURITY. An Indonesian police officer and airport security personnel check passengers at Jakarta's International airport in Cengkareng on the outskirts of Jakarta on November 25. Photo by AFP

Duterte-Cayetano 2016, Poe's case, France vs ISIS | 12PM wRap

Nov 24, 2015 - 12:56 PM

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PH-Chile ties, APEC security, Rousey’s career | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:39 PM

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US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:26 AM

New York State is ratcheting up its monitoring of celebrations and events on Saturday July 4 expected to draw large crowds to America s biggest city

Europe migrant terror threat 'overblown'

May 21, 2015 - 11:31 PM

But analysts say extremist groups are more interested in holding territory in the Middle East than risking their men in flimsy dinghies

MIGRANT CRISIS. A handout picture provided 10 February 2015 by the Italian Coastguard shows migrants arriving to Lampedusa, 09 February 2015. Photo by Italian Coast Guard/EPA

Terror threat against Pope Francis in the PH

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Was the Philippine government justified in shutting down cell networks that can trigger explosives?

'Daily typhoons' to welcome Pope in Philippines

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Still Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle stresses: There is always a Resurrection And I hope the Holy Father will see that among those who have suffered and continue to suffer

ALL SET. A policeman stands guard as the Popemobile passes outside the Manila Cathedral during a dry run of the papal motorcade  on January 13, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Terror scenarios in Pope visit

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Authorities identify at least 7 threat groups during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

SECURE THE POPE. President Benigno Aquino III conducts a personal inspection underneath the LRT Quirino station during the dry run of the papal convoy on January 13, 2015, two days before the visit of Pope Francis. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Terror threat' in US, gov't buildings secured

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:43 AM

UPDATED The Homeland Secretary calls it a precautionary step

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Britain raises terror threat level on Iraq, Syria fears

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED The threat level is now at the second highest level out of 5 possible categories and the highest since July 2011

On a scale of 1 to 10, terror threats are just 3 – Duterte

Jun 30, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Still Davao City responds with the highest form of security measures the mayor says ‘If you will fart we will immediately know it’

NOT TO CAUSE ALARM. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas (right) holds a press conference on June 29 on what the local and national governments are doing to counter terror threats. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler.com

Aquino warns of terror threats, Davao on high alert

Jun 27, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says President Aquino called him to say that unidentified groups might attack the cities of Davao Cagayan de Oro Koronadal and Kidapawan

ON ALERT. Security forces guard Davao against possible terror threats. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

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

Al-Qaeda magazine back, calls for firebombs in US

May 03, 2012 - 8:05 AM

Al Qaeda s English language magazine has reappeared with calls for firebomb campaigns in the US

PNoy and the Power Distance Index

Jan 11, 2012 - 9:45 AM

What happens when the boss is wrong?

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Gov't defends warning on terror plot

Jan 09, 2012 - 5:11 PM

It s the President s duty to warn the public it says

Terror threat report: The inside story

Jan 09, 2012 - 3:19 PM

The announcement of a terror threat was based on a raw report whose credibility other intelligence units have dismissed

Group alarmed at govt decision to suspend cell signal

Jan 09, 2012 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Open cellphone lines would in fact enable citizens to respond to terror threats group says


Raids on 'terror' hideouts yield nothing

Jan 09, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Intelligence units still verifying terror threat

US warns citizens vs terror threats in PH

Jan 06, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Terrorist attacks could be indiscriminate says the State Department in its advisory to citizens