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Trial of confessed gunman in Sytin murder ends; verdict out on November 20

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

The promulgation of the decision on the murder and frustrated murder charges against Edgardo Luib will be released on November 20 – 8 days before the first death anniversary of Dominic Sytin

HIT MAN. Edgardo Luib, the confessed hit man in the Dominic Sytin murder case, is presented to the media following his arrest on March 11, 2019. File photo from PNP

PH, U.S. forces kick off ‘more advanced’ KAMANDAG war games

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The joint military exercises will feature the Philippines' brand new amphibious assault vehicles in an international drill for the first time

Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) debuted 4 of its 8 brand new amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) during its DAGIT-PA joint drills in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, on September 21. Photo by Rox Cezar, AFP Public Affairs Office

SBP condemns Olongapo referee slashing incident

May 21, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas condemns the brutal knife attack on a referee during a game in Olongapo

4 Chinese sentenced to life in prison for operating floating shabu lab

Dec 14, 2018 - 3:19 PM

The Olongapo RTC sentences the 4 Hong Kong residents to life imprisonment after they were caught by the PNP near the shore of Subic, Zambales, manufacturing shabu aboard a fishing boat in 2016

Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group operatives seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory and arrested all four Chinese crew on-board while cruising near Barangay Calapandayan in Subic, Zambales on July 11.

Mitos Magsaysay running for Zambales representative, replacing father-in-law

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr

ALLIANCE. Former 1st district congresswoman Mitos Magsaysay (2nd from right) is running for her old post. She has the support of (from left) Vice Governor Angel Magsaysay, 2nd District Representative Cheryl Deloso Montalla, and Governor Amor Deloso. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Mayor questions PNP's 'drug hotbed' tag on Olongapo City

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:03 PM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says Olongapo City is the 'second most peaceful place in Region 3' based on police records

OLONGAPO CITY. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says his city is the second most peaceful in Region 3, based on Police Regional Office 3  records. Photo from the Facebook page of the Olongapo City Information Connection

Court puts Olongapo officials' suspension on hold

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 83 presiding judge Ralph Lee gives both the petitioners and respondent 15 days to submit their respective memorandums in support of their arguments

ROLEN PAULINO. Photo of Paulino from https://www.facebook.com/mayorrolenpaulino

Olongapo mayor, execs to defy suspension order

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino says the Ombudsman’s decision to suspend them for 6 months over misconduct is unfair

DEATH OF DEMOCRACY? Supporters of Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino brought in front of city hall 3 signifying the death of democracy in Olongapo. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

1 dead, 1 missing due to monsoon rains in Zambales

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Olongapo City rescue officials identify the fatality as Maria Veronica Rafael of Otero Avenue in Barangay Mabayuan

FLOODED BRIDGE. Bajac-Bajac Bridge in Olongapo City is flooded. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

6 Olongapo cops accused of raping female drug suspect

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The 30-year-old victim waited until she was moved out of Police Station 5 in Barangay Sta Rita, Olongapo City, before disclosing her ordeal, says Olongapo City police chief Senior Superintendent Melchor Cabalza III

Beer truck topples over along Olongapo highway

May 12, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Some residents say it is the 4th vehicle crash incident along the National Highway since road construction started

TOPPLED OVER. A trailer truck containing cases of beer toppled along a national highway in Olongapo City Friday afternoon, May 12. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Court affirms guilty verdict on US Marine in Jennifer Laude death

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:20 PM

The Court of Appeals rejects US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton s plea of self defense

APPEAL REJECTED. File photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton with local security forces. File photo by Rappler

New work for ex-drug users: Casket makers

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says this is cheaper than giving burial assistance to families of drug users

Photo by Randy V. Datu/ Rappler

Subic official dies by suicide after accidentally shooting son

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Subic municipal administrator Dick Otero accidentally shot his son who is now undergoing treatment at a hospital

Political families in Zambales claim wins, losses

May 13, 2016 - 3:19 PM

How did the prominent families in Zambales fare in these elections?

US submarine arrives in Subic amid fresh PH-China tension

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Through engagements with our partners such as this port visit to Subic Bay we aid in maintaining stability says the commanding officer of the USS Ohio

US SUBMARINE AT SUBIC. The USS Ohio at Subic Freeport, a former US naval base, on March 22, 2016. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Pemberton to return to Camp Aguinaldo

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED This comes after Pemberton s counsel filed an urgent motion asking the court to direct the US Marine s confinement to the custodial center instead of the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide in the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

Pemberton's conviction: 'Incomplete victory' for Laude family

Dec 01, 2015 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED The family of the slain transgender woman is dismayed that Pemberton was only convicted of homicide not murder

In this file photo, Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jennifer Laude, gets emotional during an interview while their lawyer Harry Roque looks on at the Department of Justice in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pemberton guilty of homicide

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:57 PM

2ND UPDATE The ruling comes over a year after Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude was found dead

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

The first trip

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:35 PM

On Bus 137 the journey is long enough for making new friends

Mother of US Marine Pemberton testifies in murder trial

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Lisa Pemberon said by court officials to be a 44 year old nurse is the first defense witness in the case of alleged murdered transgender Jeffrey Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton | Photo by Rappler

USNS Mercy welcomed by local officials in Subic Bay

Aug 05, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Participants on USNS Mercy and on the ground include personnel from the United States Australia South Korea Malaysia Japan and New Zealand

USNS MERCY. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Murder case vs Pemberton at risk of being downgraded to homicide

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Very vital evidence on the murder case against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was not admitted by the local court trying him a prosecutor says

US marine's turn to present evidence in Laude murder trial

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:24 AM

There are 17 more expected trial dates for the defense to present all counterevidence in the murder trial of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Olongapo City to have 5-hour power outage

Jun 06, 2015 - 1:35 PM

At least 17 barangays will have no electricity on June 7 from 8 am to 1 pm

US Marine: Pemberton said he 'may have killed a he-she'

May 19, 2015 - 9:19 PM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Jairn Michael Rose testifies that his buddy Joseph Scott Pemberton told him in October that he might have choked to death a transgender

4 US military men to testify in Laude case

May 16, 2015 - 8:40 AM

The US servicemen return to the Philippines to honor the Philippine US Visiting Forces Agreement They vow to cooperate with the investigation

PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Laude camp to SC: Order Pemberton's move to Olongapo jail

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The sisters of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude want the US soldier s transfer from a Philippine military camp to the Olongapo City Jail

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Curfew, nightclub ban on US troops killing businesses in Olongapo, Subic

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Some establishments have already closed while others are just struggling to survive right now according to business owners

Pemberton camp denies making P21M plea bargain offer

Mar 24, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Defense counsel Benjamin Tolosa Jr says it is an absolute lie we did not make an offer and it was them who made the P21 million demand when plea bargaining was discussed

PEMBERTON. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Laude kin: Replace state prosecutor in Pemberton trial

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:37 PM

On the first day of the murder trial Olongapo Prosecutor Emelie Fe delos Santos falls short of confirming the P21 M offer to let Pemberton plead guilty to a lesser offense

Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, shows the letter they will submit to DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima requesting to replace Olongapo City Chief prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos on the Laude-Pemberton case as they arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila on Monday.

Laude family: We just want to see the killer go to jail

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The prosecution did not ask for anything nor was something offered by the Pemberton camp says Virgie Suarez lawyer for the family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude

NO DEAL. The family of slain transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude says they just want to see US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton go to jail for the alleged crime. Rappler file photo

Laude fiance: 'Let me return to PH'

Mar 05, 2015 - 9:33 AM

The German fiance of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude issues a public appeal to authorities to allow him to return to the Philippines to help him cope with Laude s death

Marc Sueselbeck's open letter to the Filipino people

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:58 PM

UPDATED I wanted to write you to ask for help from anyone who can help me to speak to the government to give me leniency I would be eternally grateful to you

Pemberton murder trial starts March 23 – court

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:44 PM

US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton accused of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude makes an unexpected appearance at the pre trial conference in Olongapo City

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Mamasapano survivor, Pemberton not guilty plea, Pacquiao killer instinct | The wRap

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Witnesses say a Mamasapano clash survivor killed 5 people in cold blood A not guilty plea for US Marine Pemberton Pacquiao’s trainer says he lost his killer instinct

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Pemberton

Feb 23, 2015 - 10:27 AM

UPDATED The American soldier refuses to enter a plea for the murder case against him during his arraignment at the Olongapo court so the court enters a not guilty plea

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

DOJ clears way for Pemberton's murder trial

Feb 20, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The Department of Justice resolution clears a potential impediment to US Lance Corporal Joseph Pemberton s arraignment before an Olongapo trial court scheduled on February 23

DOJ: Pemberton trial for murder may proceed

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:37 PM

After a review of the case as requested by suspect Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton the justice department finds all the elements of murder satisfied

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014.  Photo by Marilou Laude

Don't worry about 2-month delay in US Marine's trial – Palace

Dec 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM

There is sufficient time for the legal proceeding says Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma

GRANTED: The Olongapo court grants the motion of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton to suspend his murder trial pending his petition before the Department of Justice

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Court suspends US Marine's murder trial

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Olongapo court also junks motions filed by the counsel of the Laude family to move Joseph Scott Pemberton to a jail in Olongapo City and to allow media to cover his murder trial

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Prosecutors ask judge in Pemberton case to inhibit

Dec 22, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Laude prosecutors say RTC judge Roline Ginez Jabalde was a former classmate of Pemberton s counsel Rowena Garcia Flores

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Pemberton in court, Ona resignation, Anne Curtis on Twitter | The wRap

Dec 19, 2014 - 7:28 PM

US Marine Pemberton shows up in court Health Secretary Ona resigns Twitter says Anne Curtis is a social media influencer

US Marine Pemberton surrenders in Olongapo court

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:33 PM

US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton surrenders

Send Pemberton to Olongapo jail, court asked

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Lawyers Harry Roque and Virgie Suarez argue that the sole custody of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton must be with Philippine authorities

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Pemberton appears in Olongapo court

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton undergoes booking procedure that enables the Olongapo Regional Trial Court RTC Branch 74 to gain jurisdiction over the serviceman but is not arraigned yet

US Marine to appear before Olongapo court

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The routine booking procedure requires the presence of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused of murdering a Filipino transgender woman before the court on Friday morning December 19

MURDER CASE: The arraignment of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is scheduled on Friday, December 19

Amend Pemberton arrest warrant, Laude camp asks court

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:11 PM

The Laude camp says the arrest warrant is addressed to the DFA subjecting its implementation to the department s interpretation of the legal circumstances of the US marine