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Senate bill: Declare Jan 25 special working holiday for SAF 44

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:15 AM

The efforts of the PNP SAF 44 will always be remembered and should be given recognition says Senator Nancy Binay author of the bill

MOURNING. Bodies of SAF members who were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels were welcomed at the Villamor Airbase. File Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Next administration must push BBL – Deles

Feb 06, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Deles says Our position is clear: the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro CAB is fully in place all the elements on the roadmap continue to be a government commitment

DOJ resolution on Mamasapano clash out 'in 3 to 4 weeks'

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:04 PM

The justice department asks the public to give the prosecutors more time to come up with a resolution considering the number of respondents involved in the very sensitive case

FALLEN. Philippine police commandoes load body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, onto a truck in the town of Mamasapano, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on January 26, 2015. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

President Aquino and the ghosts of Mamasapano

Sep 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Is it finally case closed for the controversial Oplan Exodus?

CLOSURE? President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Netizens on President's Marwan speech: Annoyed

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Others preferred to watch sports or their favorite noontime show instead of listening to the President s speech

Final conclusion: SAF killed Marwan – Aquino

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:09 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says an investigation he ordered debunked the alternative version of the Mamasapano incident presented by other parties

Aquino promised us the BBL, says MILF chief negotiator

May 09, 2015 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law would establish a new autonomous Bangsamoro region in Mindanao as part of a peace agreement signed by the government and the MILF in March last year

Mohagher Iqbal photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler. Archbishop Quevedo photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PH troops pursue Singaporean terrorist

May 08, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Following the elimination of terrorists Marwan and Usman Philippine authorities are hunting down Mohammad Ali alias Muawiyah a senior Jema ah Islamiyah member

BACK IN MAGUINDANAO. A batallion of Marines have been redployed to Maguindanao days after the bloody clash between elite cops and the MILF in the province. File photo

SAF didn’t breach ceasefire deal in ‘Oplan Exodus’ – DOJ report

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The report a joint investigation by the NBI and the National Prosecution Service says the PNP SAF cannot be faulted for not coordinating with the MILF prior to ‘Oplan Exodus’

SLAIN COPS. Philippine police commandoes load body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, onto a truck in the town of Mamasapano, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on January 26, 2015. File photo by Mark Navales/AFP

DOJ report: SAF troops 'tried to surrender'

Apr 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The report done by a special investigation team composed of National Bureau of Investigation and National Prosecution Service agents refuses to label the incident as a ‘misencounter’ or ‘massacre’

SLAIN SAF. Police load body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, onto a truck in the town of Mamasapano on January 26, 2015. File photo by Mark Navales/AFP

Death of SAF troops 'murder all the way and around'

Apr 22, 2015 - 2:40 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation and National Prosecution Service Special Investigation Team recommend the filing of direct assault complexed with murder and theft charges against 90 members of the MILF BIFF and PAGs

SLAIN SAF. Police carry a body bag of their during a retrieval operation on January 26, 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao Province. Rappler file photo

'Mission accomplished': PNP declares Marwan dead

Apr 05, 2015 - 5:47 PM

FBI findings effectively dismissed any and all doubts ’ says PNP OIC Leonardo Espina 3 days after the US agency officially removes Marwan from its most wanted list

MOST WANTED: Top Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist 'Marwan' is the target of the PNP-SAF operation in Maguindanao

The other Marwan’s dream

Apr 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The aftermath of the tragedy in the village of Tukanalipao on January 25 remains fresh It was a fateful day that just like a bad dream still haunts the villagers memory

BLISS. Children of Barangay Tukanalipao enjoy a dip in the river. Photo by Amir Mawallil/Rappler

Germanwings crash, Miriam for MVP, Mayweather sparring | The wRap

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:55 PM

No survivors from the Germanwings flight Miriam Santiago endorses Manny Pangilinan Watch Mayweather destroy his sparring partner

MILF recommends sanction for its commanders

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The MILF probers also admit a glaring failure of intelligence of the 105th and 118th base commands – not just on wanted terrorists but also the entry of the PNP SAF into Mamasapano

He collapsed? No such thing, says President Aquino

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Rumors circulate that President Aquino collapsed Friday evening March 20 His spokespersons act quickly to dispel it

'NO SUCH THING.' Palace denies rumors circulating that President Benigno Aquino III collapsed Friday evening, March 20. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Evacuees in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato almost 100,000

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels also affect more than 130 000 persons in Maguindanao and North Cotabato

DISPLACED FILIPINOS. People displaced by fighting sleep at an evacuation center in the southern Philippines. File photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Does the MILF really have ties with terrorists?

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A report by Indonesia based think tank Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict sheds light on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front s alleged terrorist links

Marwan status, Bongbong diploma, Harrison Ford accident | The wRap

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:49 PM

A think tank says Marwan was never a top level terrorist Oxford confirms Bongbong Marcos did not complete a bachelor’s degree Harrison Ford survives a plane crash

Rappler Talk: The Marwan manhunt and its impact on the peace process

Mar 06, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Was Marwan really the dangerous terrorist he was made out to be?

Marwan not 'world-class terrorist,' says report

Mar 06, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The bomb maker whose arrest claimed the lives of 44 police commandos is actually just a little snake who has been blown up into a dragon says the Jakarta based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

AFP chief: 'Illogical' to go back to war with MILF

Mar 06, 2015 - 11:08 AM

We don t want to repeat history Going back to war with the MILF is quite absurd says Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

NO TO WAR: General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Students divided over Iqbal’s Xavier University invite

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:41 PM

With rumors of student walkouts the university will be on red alert during its Baccalaureate Mass and university convocation on March 26

Bomb factory captured in Mamasapano – military

Mar 02, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Updated A certain BIFF leader Mohammad Tambako the owner of the encampment where bomb materials were discovered is one of Basit Usman s protectors

BREAKAWAY GROUP: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members, some of them minors, are seen inside their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town Maguindanao in this picture taken on September 2012

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

Mamasapano: A month after

Feb 25, 2015 - 5:47 PM

How is Mamasapano coping in the aftermath of the tragic clash?

Armed men raze Marwan's hut in Maguindanao

Feb 25, 2015 - 12:37 AM

A source says one of the houses that was torched was the hut where Malaysian bomber Zulkifli Bin Hir alias Marwan was reportedly neutralized in the village of Pidsandawan

Photo courtesy of Mayor Benzar Ampatuan

MILF surrender, MERS-COV free, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The MILF can’t guarantee the surrender of troops involved in Mamasapano A Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS COV is in the clear Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight could be coming soon

Senate hearings: Was there US involvement in SAF ops?

Feb 20, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Updated Details revealed about possible involvement of Americans in the bloody police operation in Mamasapano raise a lot of questions

AFP, PNP: Return of SAF arms 'good first step'

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:12 PM

This is an important first step not just in restoring the trust between the PNP and the MILF but in restoring trust between the MILF and the Filipino people says Interior Secretary Mar Roxas

FIRST 16. Some of the 16 SAF firearms returned to the PNP by the MILF. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP-SAF video, Espina turns emotional, nurse MERS-positive | The wRap

Feb 11, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Police confirm: man shot in an execution video was one of the SAF 44 Acting police chief Espina hits the MILF for the brutal execution of some police commandos And a Filipina nurse tests positive for the MERS Coronavirus

DSWD: Families of SAF 44 need livelihood assistance

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Some families also need medical assistance and subsistence allowance

FAMILIES NEED HELP. Relatives of killed elite PNP-SAF PO3 Junrel Kibete grieve over his coffin during the necrological service of 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Did MILF coddle Marwan? Police, military chiefs differ

Feb 10, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Answering questions from Senator Recto PNP OIC Leonardo Espina says the MILF provided haven for the terrorist while AFP chief Gregorio Catapang Jr says the group didn t

Why SAF didn't trust military

Feb 09, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Police Director Getulio Napeñas narrates the numerous operations launched by the PNP SAF – either independent of or in collaboration with the military – against Marwan

EXCLUSIVE: Marwan’s ties that bind: From family to global terrorism

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In 2002 authorities around the world didn t know the role of Marwan in terror networks Looking back we can piece together the ties that bind him and his family to local and global terror plots

Aquino accepts Purisima resignation, Mar on Purisima, TransAsia hero | The wRap

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:27 PM

President Aquino accepts the resignation of police chief Alan Purisima Mar Roxas denies asking President Aquino to fire Purisima And experts call the pilot of the Taiwanese plane a hero

PH thanks FBI for confirming Marwan's death

Feb 05, 2015 - 4:22 PM

UPDATED The Philippine embassy receives the FBI information through police attaché Chief Supt Jose Gentiles


Gov't, MILF in backchannel talks to return SAF arms

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:58 AM

UPDATED It might not happen in an instant as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is still in the process of tracking down weapons the chief government negotiator says

PNP-SAF, jihadists in Jordan, TransAsia plane crash | The wRap

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:55 PM

A DNA test confirms the Special Action Force killed Malaysian terrorist Marwan The blame game is on between the Philippine military and the Special Action Force Jordan executes jihadists to avenge a pilot burned alive

EXCLUSIVE: Marwan’s ties that bind: Ren-Ren Dongon

Feb 04, 2015 - 6:12 PM

UPDATED Marwan evades arrest for more than a decade and marries into at least 3 families one of them notorious for uniting at least 3 terrorist groups

BROTHER-IN-LAW. Ren-Ren Dongon is among Marwan's Filipino brothers-in-law

DOJ charges rebels, DAP reversal, Pope Francis' apology | The wRap

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Charges to be filed against Muslim rebel commanders in the Mamasapano carnage The Supreme Court reverses a DAP provision it declared unconstitutional Pope Francis apologizes for his rushed Leyte visit

EXCLUSIVE: Marwan’s ties that bind: Aljebir Adzhar aka Embel

Feb 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Anyone familiar with special forces operations knows of the often dangerous rivalry between the Philippine military and the police – a rivalry that has killed those caught in the middle and foiled numerous operations

MOST WANTED: Top Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist 'Marwan' is the target of the PNP-SAF operation in Maguindanao

Mindanao on high alert for possible retaliatory attacks

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The alert comes after the alleged killing of Malaysian terrorist and bomb expert Zulkifli Bin Hir also known as Marwan

A police truck carrying the bodies of comrades passes the national highway during a retrieval operation on January 26, 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao Province.

Families of slain cops to receive counseling, aid

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:03 AM

2nd UPDATE Aside from psychosocial counseling the families will also get education and livelihood assistance

HOME. Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015.  File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

IN PHOTOS: The hunt for Marwan

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Images of Mamasapano town in Maguindanao 3 days after the deadly misencounter between policemen and the MILF and before President Aquino addressed the nation to defend the SAF operation

Policemen closed the highway leading to Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS: President's message on Maguindanao clash

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:24 PM

At 6:30 pm Wednesday January 28 watch President Benigno Aquino III speak for the first time on the misencounter that left at least 44 police commandos dead

Maguindanao clash, Binay faces arrest, ISIS execution | The wRap

Jan 26, 2015 - 7:08 PM

At least 43 cops killed in a Maguindanao encounter Makati mayor Junjun Binay faces arrest ISIS says it beheaded a Japanese hostage

PNP: Elite cops killed in Maguindanao clashes

Jan 25, 2015 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED Local officials say at least 27 members of the Special Action Force are killed while the MILF claims 5 of its members died

ENCOUNTER. Muslim rebels line up in their headquarters in Maguindanao.  File photo by Rappler

Back in early February the Armed Forces of the Philippines reported that 2 top Jemaah Islamiyah leaders were killed in a bombing operation in Sulu. The incident was reported globally and hailed as a great victory. On February 22 however Rappler reported that the two JI leaders were still alive, the report was corroborated by a March 13 report on the New York Times. Piecing together information from intelligence and military sources in 3 different countries Rappler explains how the two were able to get our alive.

Malaysia: show DNA proof of terrorist's death

Feb 04, 2012 - 1:09 PM

After premature claims from PHL authorities in the past Malaysia wants DNA proof of terrorist s death