terrorism in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on terrorism in Mindanao


Duterte tells PH Air Force: More terror threats to fight in Mindanao

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:51 PM

As the Philippine Air Force welcomes a new commanding general, President Rodrigo Duterte recognizes the 'valor and sacrifices' of PAF personnel who were killed and wounded in the war in Marawi

Lorenzana: ‘We're not talking about lifting martial law yet’

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The defense secretary says they will assess the lifting of martial law in Mindanao once troops have cleared the Marawi battle area of terrorists

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they have yet to discuss if they can lift martial law in Mindanao. File photo

3 Maute fighters surrender in Marawi

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:07 PM

'I believe hindi na nila kaya ang intense fighting,' says Westmincom chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez

ISIS-LINKED GROUPS. Marawi City is attacked by ISIS-inspired militants belonging to the Maute Group on May 23, 2017. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi

Troops retake 2nd bridge in Marawi, 3 soldiers killed

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Three soldiers are killed and 52 others are wounded as troops push forward against local terrorists to end the war that has dragged on for over 3 months

MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MORE THAN 100 DAYS. Troops cross the Mapandi Bridge in Marawi City to mark a significant win against local terrorist groups as the crisis reached its 100th Day on Wednesday, August 30. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

I met a former Maute soldier. He’s a child.

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier Cayamora and Farhana Maute promise his parents he will study Koran but they turn him into a fighter instead

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Terrorists in Marawi holding 'more or less 100' hostages – military

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub is still alive according to ground commander Major General Rolando Bautista

MAUTE CONTROL. Father Teresito Soganub issues an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte, apparently under the control of the terrorist Maute Group. Facebook screengrab

Becoming white: A letter to all Filipinos

May 27, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The people of Mindanao are tired We are tired of daily conflicts and of being told that Mindanao is a dreadful place We are tired of telling ourselves that this war will soon come to an end

Filipino millennial joins ISIS in Syria

Jan 27, 2017 - 6:13 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Classified documents obtained by Rappler identify the Filipino millennial who beheaded a Caucasian in an ISIS video released in June 2016

Duterte and Arroyo, Maute group, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

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PH military: 35 members of Maute terror group killed

Nov 27, 2016 - 2:08 PM

The military chases the local terror group in Butig town in Lanao del Sur after they occupied a portion of the municipal hall Saturday morning and raised the black flag of the Islamic State

SITE OF MILITARY OPERATIONS. File photo of Army troops arriving in Butig, Lanao del Sur in early 2016 for the offensive against an ISIS-inspired armed group. Photo by Rappler

Leni Robredo, Duterte on Abu Sayyaf, Ambo | 12PM wRap

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

ISIS supporting local terrorist groups? Not true, says Malacañang

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Malacañang stands by the statement of the Armed Forces denying the link between local terrorist groups and ISIS

9 dead as Philippine troops clash with kidnappers

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:54 PM

The regional military spokesman however refuses to speak on the status of the hostages thought to be held by the gunmen

Global terrorism index: PH ranked 9 in 2013

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Terrorism in the Philippines is tied with national and separatist claims by people living in southern Philippines a deviation from the world trend showing religion as the driving ideology for terrorism

MOST INCIDENTS: A car bomb in August 2013 killed 8 civilians in Cotabato City, the city that recorded the highest number of terrorist attacks. Photo by Zainudin Malang/MinHRAC

Kidnapped university employee released in Jolo

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Abductors release Alrashid Maha Roxas a staff member of the Western Mindanao State University in downtown Jolo

AFP seeks MILF help in destroying Abu Sayyaf

Jul 15, 2013 - 7:28 PM

The military claims to have neutralized a total of 175 members of the terrorist group

STRONGER ALLIANCE. AFP public affairs chief Lt Col Ramon Zagala sees MILF help in destroying ASG

Troops capture senior Abu Sayyaf militant

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:52 AM

Muktar Ladjafirma who is facing six counts of abduction charges was arrested after he arrived at the Zamboanga City airport