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Court grants bail to alleged mastermind in Jee Ick-joo case

May 07, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 56 grants the petition for bail of Police Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Dumlao III, who was tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte himself as the mastermind in the kidnap-slay case

WILL FACE CHARGES. Police Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III swears to his affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 1, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.com

CA allows policeman to testify in Jee Ick Joo slay

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Senior Police Officer Roy Villegas can testify against his fellow policemen linked to the 2016 murder of the South Korean businessman

MURDERED KOREAN. Choi Kyung Jin (foreground), widow of murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo (in photo), bows in front of a portrait of her late husband during a memorial service on February 6, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte tells Korean businessmen: Slap, kick abusive PH gov't personnel

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Philippine leader also promises South Korean executives that they will be safe in the Philippines, bringing to mind the murder of South Korean Jee Ick Joo allegedly at the hands of Philippine police

Pampanga court OKs transfer of cop in Jee Ick Joo case to PNP-AKG

Jan 11, 2018 - 9:18 PM

The court grants the request of Senior Police Officer 4 Roy Villegas to be transferred to the custody of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group

ROY VILLEGAS. Policemen secure SPO4 Roy Villegas inside a mobile patrol ahead of his co-accused. Photo by Jun A. Malig

Suspects plead not guilty in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

May 31, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Supt Rafael Dumlao III SPO4 Roy Villegas Jerry Omlang and Gerardo Santiago all enter not guilty pleas before Judge Irineo Pangilinan Jr at the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 on Wednesday afternoon May 31

Dumlao, 2 others plead not guilty in kidnap, carnap cases

May 03, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Ricky Sta Isabel the fourth suspect in the two cases did not appear at the arraignment prompting the judge to order the issuance of a subpoena for Sta Isabel to show at the pre trial on July 19

DUMLAO, VILLEGAS, OMLANG. Combined photos of Rafael Dumlao III, Roy Villegas, and Jerry Omlang.

Dumlao, suspect in Korean's murder, appears before Pampanga court

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The court grants the motion of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III to be detained in Camp Crame to defer his transfer to any detention facility

Supt. Rafael Dumlao III is escorted by city policemen and members of the PNP-Special Operation Unit as he leaves the Angeles City Hall of Justice after he was presented to the judge who issued an arrest warrant against him. Contributed photo

Suspect in Korean kidnap-slay a no-show in scheduled arraignment

Apr 19, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Only two of the 7 suspects listed in the original Department of Justice DOJ resolution regarding Jee’s case are able to attend the scheduled arraignment

FACING THE COURT. SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation agents and policemen at the Angeles City Hall of Justice. Photo by Jun A. Malig

DOJ charges Dumlao as principal in Korean businessman's slay

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM

UPDATED But the department clears National Bureau of Investigation officials of any liability in the kidnapping and murder of Jee Ick Joo

WILL FACE CHARGES. Police Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III swears to his affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 1, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.com

Korean vs Korean in Pampanga? Cops say yes

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Pampanga police file a criminal complaint against Jung Young Hun before an Angeles prosecutor

KIDNAPPING CHARGES. Jung Young Hun alias 'Tomas' was last publicly visible on January 31, 2017 when he attended the case conference with investigators as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ probe into Jee Ick Joo slay: Who pays for photocopies?

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:19 PM

The public lawyer of prime suspect SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel – who reportedly owns at least 5 houses and lots and a 4 story commercial building – says his office cannot afford to photocopy his client s counter affidavit

Mario Dionisio (on the right side, speaking through the microphone) of the Public Attorneys Office appeals to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel to spare them the cost of photocopying documents. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Mar 03, 2017 - 9:43 PM

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Sta Isabel pushes Korean mafia angle in counter-affidavit

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Are Filipinos more inclined to commit crimes than Korean nationals? asks Sta Isabel

SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel subscribes to his sworn affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice on March 2, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Not unlike Pontius Pilate Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail and they shouted back Trillanes

PNP back in drug war? Punish erring cops first – De Lima

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:22 PM

It d be the height of arrogance if our government would resume its most murderous war on drugs without getting rid of corrupt policemen says detained Senator Leila de Lima

NO TO DRUG KILLINGS. Detained Senator Leila de Lima questions the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to return the reins of the government's drug war to the Philippine National Police. Rappler file photo

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Does Justice Secretary Aguirre believe in fake news?

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Aguirre seems set to hold the record for a Philippine justice chief with the most number of unsubstantiated public pronouncements at a given time

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Feb 24, 2017 - 8:56 AM

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Feb 23, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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South Korea hits Aguirre over 'Korean mafia' remarks

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The embassy is strongly distressed that this false information could tarnish its honor and reputation says the South Korean embassy

MURDERED KOREAN. Choi Kyung Jin (foreground), widow of murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo (in photo), bows in front of a portrait of her late husband during a memorial service on February 6, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Lacson ribs De Lima: 'Don't get jailed; we'll miss you'

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:58 PM

In an unusual break from their word war Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II agrees with Senator Leila de Lima s views at a Senate inquiry

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Aguirre: 'Korean mafia' could be behind Jee Ick Joo slay

Feb 23, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Citing information he received from an unnamed former NBI official Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II claims that some people in the South Korean embassy are already compromised by this Korean mafia

KOREAN MAFIA?

Jee Ick Joo killed to 'silence' him on cops' extortion of Koreans

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:34 PM

UPDATED He was really going to be assassinated says Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao chief of the PNP Anti Kidnapping Group citing the findings of the investigation into the South Korean businessman s death

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Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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LIVE: Senate hearing on 'tokhang for ransom'

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:52 AM

South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo reportedly was a victim of tokhang for ransom and died in the hands of the Philippine police

Former NBI officials charged in Korean kidnap-slay case

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Former NBI officials Roel Boliv Ricardo Diaz and Jose Yap are named new respondents in a supplemental criminal complaint

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She’ll be safe in Camp Crame

Feb 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The PNP chief clarifies however that they re still waiting for the court s decision on the case filed against the former justice chief

Take NBI off case, Jee Ick Joo's widow urges Duterte

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Jee s widow Choi Kyung jin cites reports that NBI men were involved in the murder of her husband

LOSS OF TRUST. Jee Ick Joo's widow Choi Kyung-jin attends the DOJ hearing into her husband's kidnapping-murder case on February 16, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Family of slain Korean businessman withdraws case from NBI

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The lawyer for Jee Ick Joo s widow tells the DOJ panel As far as the NBI is concerned they are not part of this case anymore

JEE CAMP. Atty Ryan Bantilan (extreme left) confers with Jee's widow Choi Kyung-jin and her Korean companions.

Impunity in PH? Ramos says 'it's starting to be like that'

Feb 12, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Former Philippine president Fidel V Ramos also says the government should reconsider President Rodrigo Duterte s plan to tap the military to lead the war on drugs

Kidnapping, robbery charges eyed vs Korean tipster in Pampanga

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The Korean tipster gets a 10 cut from illegal police operations says the Central Luzon police chief

TIPSTER? Thomas Jung, the Korean identified by Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops, attends the case conference with investigators on Tuesday, January 31, to file his statements as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pimentel: Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay 'serious setback' for NBI

Feb 04, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Senate President who co authored a law modernizing the NBI says the agency is squandering a precious opportunity to enhance its capability following the supposed involvement of some ranking officials in the incident

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Jee Ick Joo memorial to be held inside Camp Crame

Feb 03, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Philippine and Korean officials will attend the memorial at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police where the Korean businessman was killed by cops

CAMP CRAME. The headquarters of the Philippine National Police. File photo

NBI reshuffles officials over Jee Ick Joo case

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:01 PM

4 key NBI officials are removed from their posts as the bureau investigates the alleged involvement of its own men in the murder of a South Korean businessman

INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and NBI chief Dante Gierran during the Senate probe into Jee Ick Joo's death. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo: Reviving PH Constabulary won't solve drug problem

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should study models of other countries that have succeeded in the fight against illegal drugs without resorting to violence

NO TO PC. Vice President Leni Robredo opposes the eyed revival of the Philippine Constabulary to lead the drug war. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Bato admonishes, ‘punishes’ 7 cop suspects in Korean rob-extort case

Feb 01, 2017 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Dela Rosa is unable to control himself and repeatedly hurls invectives at the cop suspects Still unsatisfied he punishes them with a difficult push up type position

FRONT LEANING POSITION. Dela Rosa orders the 7 policemen-suspects to do several minutes of a difficult punishment position. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

2 of 7 cops in robbery-extortion of Koreans clean after all

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Findings of the multi unit police special investigation task group show that PO3 Goemerson Evangelista and PO3 Arnold Nagayo were not among the 7 policemen of the Angeles City Police Station 5 who allegedly victimized 3 Korean tourists

REPRIMAND. Police Director General Ronald 'Bato'€ dela Rosa lectures officials of the Angeles City Police Office about proper supervision of their men. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

DOJ subpoenas 5 cops, 4 others in new probe into Korean's murder

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The reinvestigation of Jee Ick Joo s case – as ordered by an Angeles City court – starts on Friday February 3

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. The justice department conducts another preliminary investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, after a Pampanga court granted the plea of prime suspect SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel, shown here escorted from the Angeles City Hall of Justice on January 30, 2016. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 1

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Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Panelo to relay Duterte apology in South Korea

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:09 PM

After meeting the widow of Jee Ick Joo Duterte announces he has asked chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo to relay his apology to the South Korean government

A PRESIDENT'S APOLOGY. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Choi Kyung-Jin, wife of the late Jee Ick Joo, during a meeting at the Palace on January 30, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Central Luzon cops, Koreans to cooperate on crime prevention

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Kim Dae Hee consul at the South Korean Embassy also asks Central Luzon cops to have a clear policy on protecting Koreans living and operating businesses within the region

CRIME PREVENTION. Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino assures Korean Embassy officials and officers of Korean communities in Central Luzon that the police are doing everything to cleanse it ranks and prevent crimes committed against Koreans. On Aquino’s right is South Korean Consul Kim Dae Hee. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Korean returns to PH to file case vs extortion cops

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:18 PM

The Korean tourist Lee Ki Hun returns on January 31 and proceeds to Angeles City to file statements with Pampanga CIDG investigators

FILING CHARGES. The Korean tourist will stay in the Philippines for a few days to finish the filing of charges against cops accused of illegal arrest and extortion. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

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New suspect tags Dumlao as 'mastermind' in Korean's slay

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:47 AM

Jerry Omlang admits to the media he was part of the group that kidnapped South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo

Jerry Omlang faces members of the media with justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre regarding the Tokhang for Ransom of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo during a press conference at the NBI headquarters in Manila on January 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pampanga RTC orders reinvestigation into Jee Ick Joo slay case

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The Pampanga RTC grants the motion of SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel for another preliminary investigation into the charges of kidnapping for ransom with homicide filed against him and other police officers tagged in the case

RICKY STA ISABEL. SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel, the principal suspect alleged Tokhang for Ransom of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, attends the hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Suspect in Korean's slay to be transferred to NBI custody

Jan 30, 2017 - 3:43 PM

UPDATED Judge Irineo Pangilinan Jr of the Angeles City court also grants the motion of SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel and two other suspects to order the justice department to reinvestigate the case of Jee Ick Joo

LEAVING COURT. SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel is escorted from the Angeles City Hall of Justice. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

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Jan 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

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Duterte rejects Dela Rosa's resignation: What good will it do?

Jan 30, 2017 - 2:20 AM

If there are still scalawags and criminals inside Crame they will continue with or without Bato says the President describing many cops as corrupt to the core

LEADING THE DRUG WAR. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a press conference after a joint command conference with security officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler