terrorists in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on terrorists in the Philippines


QC court sentences alleged Maute terrorist to 40 years in jail

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Quezon City RTC Branch 92 Presiding Judge Eleuterio Bathan convicts Unday Macadato of illegal possession of a hand grenade

'MAUTE TERRORIST'. Unday Macadato is presented to the media in Camp Crame on May 8, 2018. Photo from PNP

Suspected Al Qaeda member arrested in Zambales

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:32 PM

A police report links the Kenyan national to the Al Shabaab terror group affiliated with Al Qaeda, and which operates mainly in East Africa

SUSPECTED TERRORIST. Kenyan national Cholo Abdi Abdullah was arrested on July 1, 2019 in Iba, Zambales, for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Photo from PNP-CIDG

Philippines deports alleged ISIS commander

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Egyptian Fehmi Lassoued is also placed on the Bureau of Immigration's blacklist to prevent him from reentering the Philippines

Photo by PNP/PIO

Basilan car blast: Furuji Indama unleashes terror even in hiding

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Does the blast indicate the Abu Sayyaf has now trained local suicide bombers in Basilan?

Screenshots from video of Richard Falcatan

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Airstrikes, clashes between military, ISIS-Maute group in Lanao del Sur towns

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) According to Colonel Romeo Brawner, current reports indicate 5 members of the Maute-ISIS group led by Abu Dar, have been killed. The military is still verifying these reports.

U.S. tags 'ISIS-Philippines' as foreign terrorist group

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) The US State Department cites videos showing the late Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon and the leaders of the Maute Group pledging allegiance to ISIS

This file photo shows Filipino extremists who are allegedly linked to ISIS. File/Rappler

Presence of foreign terrorists remains a challenge in PH

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:19 AM

At least one faction of the Maguindanao-based Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is coddling foreign terrorists

BLACK FLAGS. A number of local armed groups in the Philippines have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

ISIS threats and followers in the Philippines

Aug 05, 2014 - 1:19 PM

The Philippine government has to implement a strong preventive counter measure before this threat develops into a many headed monster that is hard to defeat

PH military launches elite unit vs terrorist attacks

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Terrorist attacks are a stark reality in a post 9 11 world The Philippine military launches an elite unit to respond to chem bio emergencies

Canada issues travel warning vs Mindanao

Jul 03, 2013 - 4:09 PM

A day after Australia barred its diplomats from travelling to Mindanao Canada advises its citizens about the serious threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping

2 JI leaders now in MILF territory - reports

Jul 17, 2012 - 3:59 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Two top terrorist leaders are said to be hiding in Lanao del Sur a known MILF stronghold This poses a new challenge to the peace process

How 2 JI terrorists survived bomb attack

Mar 21, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Intelligence reports from at least 3 different countries contradict the Philippine military s claim that 2 top Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists died in Sulu

BOMBED.The blast site at Sitio Lanao Bato, Sulu. Photo taken by authorities at 12:12 pm, February 2.