Marawi City

Needs of displaced Marawi residents underscored on World Refugee Day

To bring the commemoration of World Refugee Day closer to our persons of concern, UNHCR distributed core relief items to some 300 families in Marawi …

UNHCR

Proud mom

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News<p>Posted at Jun 21 2018 12:11 PM<p>Share<p>Save<p>Proud mom Merlin Fernandez takes a selfie with her daughter Hannia before the …

ABS-CBN

Thousands flee homes in Philippines as troops fight militants

More than 11,000 people in the Philippines were forced from their homes because of fighting between between troops and militants, authorities said …

South-east Asia

Philippines: Thousands flee as army hits ISIL-linked Maute group

More 2,000 families flee towns near Marawi affected by the latest fighting targeting Maute fighters in Lanao del Sur.<p>More than 11,000 residents from the southern Philippine province of Lanao del Sur have been forced to flee their homes following fresh fighting between the military and the …

Asia Pacific

AFP: Maute-ISIS leader not among fatalities in Lanao del Sur firefight

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20)</b> — The military confirmed Wednesday the targeted Maute-ISIS leader was not among the casualties in the terror …

Lanao del Sur

AFP to procure P2.6 billion ammo after campaign vs Maute group

Having used loads of ammunition in the campaign against Maute militants in Marawi for five months last year, the Philippine Army is putting up a …

Maute Group

Duterte: I was harsh to Xi Jinping

President Rodrigo Duterte claimed he was "a bit harsh" to Chinese President Xi Jinping the first time they met in October 2016.

Asia

Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday.<p>Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Marawi, said security forces conducted air and ground …

Islam

Philippine airstrikes target IS-linked militants near Marawi

A Philippine military official says airstrikes and ground assaults have targeted a group of Islamic State group-linked militants, including their …

Middle East

Filipino Muslims mark Eid amid ruins of war-torn Marawi

next<p>prev<p>Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr in gunfire-riddled mosques while many whose homes were leveled by the fighting prayed in tent shelters.<p>A few thousand people walked past burned …

Eid

Priest who survived Maute captivity joins Eid'l Fitr rites

A Catholic priest who was held hostage by the Islamic State-inspired Maute group returned to this town on Friday and joined Muslims in celebrating …

Islam

Duterte on Eid’l Fitr: Foster unity amid differences in faith, culture

As the Philippines marked Eid'l Fitr on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to foster greater unity in thequest for "lasting peace …

Asia

Singaporean believed to be fighting with militants in Mindanao: Philippine army

KUALA LUMPUR: A Singaporean and five Indonesians are believed to be fighting with the pro-Islamic State Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in …

Asia

ABS-CBN News' Marawi report wins honorable mention in SOPA 2018

ABS-CBN News' special digital report on the Marawi siege won honorable mention (Group B) award for Excellence in Explanatory Reporting at the Society …

ABS-CBN

WATCH: Panelo, Lina, Toledo croon 'Impossible Dream'

Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>MANILA -- Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and two other members of his singing group Ginoo performed a …

ABS-CBN

15 militants killed in Maguindanao air and ground assaults

At least 15 pro-Islamic State militants were killed when Philippine troops launched air and ground assaults against a rebel bomb factory on Sunday, a …

Extremism

Like BGC, Myeong-dong: Gov’t unveils ambitious plan for Marawi ground zero

The government on Friday revealed the list of infrastructure and facilities it plans to build on the so-called ground zero of war-torn Marawi City.

ABS-CBN

Second least peaceful

Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News<p>Posted at Jun 08 2018 11:45 AM<p>Share<p>Save<p>Policemen check the gun recovered from one of two unidentified drug suspects …

Asia

PH still second least peaceful in Asia-Pacific: global index

The Philippines has kept its place as the second least peaceful country in the Asia-Pacific region in 2017 due to the government's relentless …

Asia

South Korea offers $1 B to finance PH’s infra project

South Korea has offered P1 billion in official development assistance to Manila help the Duterte administration’s ambitious “Build, Build, Build” …

South Korea

Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn

The triple suicide bombings targeting churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya in mid-May focused global attention on the explosive tactics of …

Asia

Philippines: ISIL-linked Maute recruiting children in Marawi

The Philippine military accuses the rebel group of playing on the emotions of displaced and orphaned children traumatised by the battle for the southern city of Marawi.<p>An ISIL-linked group in the southern Philippines is expanding its presence, just seven months after its fighters were defeated …

Asia Pacific

Lasting peace miliary's 'ultimate priority,' says AFP chief Galvez

MANILA, Philippines — Transformation and the attainment of lasting peace will be the ultimate priority for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, …

Armed Forces

De Lima wants probe on blacklisted Chinese firms tapped in Marawi rehab

MANILA- Senator Leila de Lima on Friday called on the Senate to investigate transactions involving previously blacklisted Chinese firms tapped to …

Rehabilitation

Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines moved a step closer on Wednesday to ending decades of conflict on its resource-rich island of Mindanao, after lawmakers approved a bill that will eventually allow self-rule for the country's Muslim minority.<p>Lower house lawmakers voted 227 to 11, with 2 …

World News

Duterte lauds AFP as 'world's best'

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hailed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as "the best armed forces in the entire world."<p>He …

Asia

Marawi rebuilding must restore trust in gov't: think tank

More than rebuilding infrastructures, the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi is about restoring social order and trust in institutions, the head of a …

ABS-CBN

Marawi children still at risk 1 year on from conflict—UNICEF

<i>UN children’s agency advocates for wider Lanao del Sur recovery strategy</i><p><b>MANILA, 23 May 2018 –</b> One year after the Marawi conflict, over 100,000 …

Lanao del Sur

Residents of ‘most affected area’ can return to Marawi late 2019, official says

Residents of the most affected area, previously the main battle area, may go back to their homes in late 2019, an official of the Task Force Bangon …

ABS-CBN

Chinese cash, American muscle, and Marawi’s discontents | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Faisal’s life has ground to a halt. Looking out forlornly to a lush paddy field, this “tricycle” – as the sidecar is called in the Philippine …

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