violence in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on violence in Mindanao


Lanao del Norte town mayor, 6 others arrested after firefight

May 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

2 Scout Rangers killed in Sulu rescue mission

May 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

10 Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have been killed as the military steps up its offensive after the group kidnapped two female cops

KIDNAPPED. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

4 kids among 6 killed in Zamboanga del Norte town

Apr 15, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The bodies are separately found in an abandoned house and a nearby quarry area

'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

3 explosions hit Maguindanao in a week

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Troops in Maguindanao are fighting the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, another ISIS-linked local terror group

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

The life of a Maute hostage in Marawi

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Omar Maute tells his hostage Lordvin Acopio: 'Gawin mo na lang itong trabahong ito na parang humanitarian [work]. Dahil kapwa mo sila tao. Huwag mo gawin ito dahil captors mo sila.'

MAUTE HOSTAGE. Dansalan College teacher Lordvin Acopio was held captive for 117 days. Rappler photo

WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:37 PM

The generals take time out of the battle area to spend time with Marawi residents affected by the war

Only a moron would say I 'surrendered' to Marcoses – Duterte

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Anti-martial law groups launch protests on Thursday comparing President Rodrigo Duterte to Marcos, who is also notorious for human rights violations under his regime

5TH VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte along with top military officials visits Camp Ranao, Headquarters of the 103rd Brigade on Marawi city on Thursday, Sept. 21,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robin Padilla visits Kidapawan City after farmers' rally

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Robin visits Kidapawan City where a farmers protest turns violent following dispersal efforts by local police

Photo courtesy of Kilab Multimedia

At least 15 hurt in twin Jolo explosions

May 29, 2015 - 11:39 PM

2nd UPDATE Authorities say the first explosion may have been set up to draw responders as the target

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

FVR: Raw intel says 100 Filipinos training with ISIS

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:01 PM

The former president says the Abu Sayyaf Group is being encouraged by the success of the ISIS and ISIL in Iraq

LOYALTY TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to ISIS

My Mindanao: Peace at long last?

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I believe that a new breed of Muslim leaders visionaries and intellectuals will be the catalyst for change

SCARS. The front part of Sta. Barbara Elementary School in central Zamboanga City is tattered by bullets from the siege. Photo from JR Lopez Gonzales

Day 4: Sniper fire, mortars unleashed in Zamboanga

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:45 PM

The standoff leaves 12 people dead including two civilians a police officer a soldier and 8 rebels

MILITARY ZONE. Soldiers in Zamboanga City. Photo by EPA

MILF joins hunt for Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

May 27, 2013 - 10:48 AM

MILF chief negotiator Mohaqher Iqbal says the move is normal under the adhoc joint action group a team created by the government and MILF

FALLEN COMRADE: Philippine Marines honor comrades slain in Sulu

1 officer killed in Al-Barka ambush

May 06, 2013 - 9:56 PM

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf and a breakaway group of the MILF are behind the ambush

Suspect in Ampatuan massacre arrested

Nov 02, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Police arrest another suspect in the Ampatuan massacre

200 families flee Cotabato village

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:58 AM

More than 200 families flee a village in North Cotabato after a gunfight between soldiers and members of the BIFM

CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE. Residents of Kabacan, North Cotabato, in an evacuation center. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera

Umra Kato, 108 other rebels charged

Sep 05, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Police file murder charges vs more than 100 members of the breakaway BIFM over the August attacks in central Mindanao

2 priests escape ambush in Basilan

Jul 16, 2012 - 3:54 PM

2 Catholic priests and their Cafgu security survive an ambush in Basilan

Basilan's warring families reconcile

Jun 05, 2012 - 6:58 PM

The Akbars and the Hatamans end almost a decade of bitter political rivalry