[ANIMATION] War came to Mindanao

23 January, 2019 at 10:56

The euphoria of peace following last year’s signing of a deal between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front gave way to agitated calls for war…

ISIS Threat in Philippines Spreads in Remote...

2 November, 2017 at 11:47

The leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, is dead. The city his forces seized, Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, is all but completely back in government hands after months of scorched-earth combat.

[EDITORIAL] Marawi, breeding ground

9 October, 2017 at 13:00

It’s only a matter of days, different spokespersons for the military and even the defense secretary himself said: The end of the Marawi conflict is near.

Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi

27 June, 2017 at 10:45

At least a decade ago, in 2007, the intelligence community in the Philippines was already watching Marawi City residents Cayamora Maute and his wife Farhana.

[OPINION] How ISIS Got a Foothold in...

6 June, 2017 at 16:35

For about two weeks now, dozens of Islamist militants have faced off against the Philippine armed forces in the city of Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, where most of the Philippines’ Muslim minority lives.

[EDITORIAL] Martial law untruths

29 May, 2017 at 11:37

A nation’s thoughts turn to Marawi City, even as fears about the possible consequences of the declaration of martial law rise in the hearts of many.

LOOK: Duterte’s martial law report to Congress

26 May, 2017 at 16:51

As required by the Constitution, President Rodrigo Duterte has submitted an official report to Congress that supports his decision to declare martial law in Mindanao.

Duterte declares martial law in South

25 May, 2017 at 15:12

Duterte declares martial law in South By: Leila B. Salaverria, Richel Umel, Edwin Fernandez and Julie Alipala | Philippine Daily Inquirer /

Four rather than 12 or more states...

17 August, 2016 at 12:39

Last week, in the column entitled “States of the proposed Philippine federal republic”, the idea of four self-governing states was broached.

Duterte to businessmen: Invest in the provinces

30 May, 2016 at 16:42

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged local and foreign investors to consider putting up businesses in other areas of the country as he pledged to set up economic zones in the provinces.

Peace talks back to square one

19 May, 2016 at 11:27

All peace talks with Moro rebels in Mindanao are “back to square one” under the Rodrigo Duterte administration, according to newly elected Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, who is tipped to be the next Speaker.

Another casualty

2 May, 2016 at 11:47

Apart from the unfortunate Canadian tourist John Ridsdel, there is another casualty of the latest Abu Sayyaf atrocity: Philippine tourism, and the livelihoods that depend on the travel industry.

The political outsider

26 April, 2016 at 14:00

At this late stage of the ongoing presidential contest, the man to beat appears to be Rodrigo Duterte—until very recently an outsider to national politics whom very few thoughtful Filipinos took seriously.

Mindanao calling

10 February, 2016 at 16:47

Mindanao, no stranger to crisis and instability, is enduring yet another series of unfortunate events these days.

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