13-year-old boy shot dead in Pasay

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Jayross Brondial just came out of their house to sit outside when he was shot dead in broad daylight

SHOT DEAD. Jayross Grepal was shot dead in a Pasay neighborhood. Photo from Grepal's Facebook page

Atio Castillo was living 'second life,' says firefighter who rescued him in 2005

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:28 PM

According to firefighter Lords Hernandez, the death of Horacio Castillo III or 'Atio' is very saddening considering that it was the young man's second life

SECOND LIFE. Horacio Castillo III or Atio was rescued in a fire on December 7, 2005. Photo courtesy of Lords Hernandez

Motorist in critical condition after crash in Ortigas

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The motorist incurs brain injuries after falling into an excavation along Ortigas Avenue extension

7 Filipino militant suspects arrested in Malaysia

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:04 PM

The arrests last week brings to 41 the number of foreigners suspected of being 'terrorist fighters' who have been detained in Malaysia this year

ASEAN officials begin talks to battle terrorism, illegal drugs

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Other crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property theft are also on the agenda of the officials' meeting in the Philippines

ALL AGAINST CRIME. ASEAN senior officials join hands in a show of solidarity against transnational crime during the preparatory meeting for the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC). ASEAN photo

Protests over St Louis police shooting turn violent for third day

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man

FRONT LINE. Police confront demonstrators who were protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Britain lowers threat level after 2nd arrest over London attack

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The terror threat is downgraded from critical to severe, which still means that 'an attack is highly likely'

Commuters walk outside Parsons Green station, which was re-opened in the early hours of the morning following a bomb attack on a packed underground train, in south-west London on September 16, 2017. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Sereno impeachment, Reynaldo de Guzman, iPhone X | Evening wRap

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

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1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice tackles the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Self-reported common crimes drop to record low – SWS survey

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Except in Metro Manila and partially in Balance Luzon more families are reportedly fearful of burglaries and unsafe streets

SAFER STREETS? Police lineup to secure parts of Metro Manila during the ASEAN Summit in April 2017. Rappler file photo

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Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Hontiveros liable for wiretapping, says VACC's Jing Paras

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Paras says he does not recall receiving Aguirre s purported text message because he receives many texts daily and erases them all at the end of the day

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Sep 08, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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Powerful, dangerous, what are Chinese triads?

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Chinese triads started with extortion before branching out to more lucrative crimes such as human trafficking illegal drugs trade and prostitution among others

(FILES) This file photo taken 27 December 2006 shows a group of 97 members of a Chinese triad on trial at a gymnasium in Luodi, central China's Hunan province 27 December 2006, in the province's biggest ever criminal trial, where seven gang leaders were sentenced to death while four others received suspended death sentences and the rest with various jail terms. The gang was convicted for robbery, illegal possession of guns, drug trading, gambling, extortion and blackmailing activities and had bullied local residents with violent attacks. CHINA OUT GETTY OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / AFP

PNP autopsy shows Carl Arnaiz had 'difficulty' fighting back

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Five gunshot wounds – 4 in the chest area – were found on the body of slain 19 year old Carl Arnaiz according to police

TOP COP. Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa and other police officers attend the Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017. Photo from the Twitter page of Senator Bam Aquino

Carl Arnaiz tested positive for gunpowder – PNP

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Senators ask authorities about the death of Carl Arnaiz at the Senate probe into the killing of another teenager Kian delos Santos

SENATE HEARING. Police officers led by Director General Ronald del Rosa attend the Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017. Photo from the Twitter page of Senator Bam Aquino

Danish submarine inventor in court over journalist's death

Sep 05, 2017 - 10:37 AM

A Danish submarine inventor being held over the grisly death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall is to appear in a Copenhagen court where the suspicions against him could be ramped up to murder

INVENTOR – AND CRIMINAL? This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R), builder and captain of the private submarine UC3 Nautilus as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017. Scanpix Denmark / Bax Lindhardt / AFP

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Sep 05, 2017 - 10:25 AM

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ESCAPE FROM MYANMAR. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Duterte oks higher fines for fake news

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The publication of false news now comes with a fine of P40 000 to P200 000 from the previous fine of just P200 to P1 000

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in deep thought during the 13th Cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/ Presidential Pho

Son who ate mother's entrails charged with parricide – Negros police

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The suspect Roger Manaban says he had attempted to rape his mother then killed her and gouged out her eye and ate her innards Local police chief Nelson Lamoco however says Manaban s statements were inconsistent

51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:01 PM

A former banking magnate and 50 others go on trial over a multi million dollar fraud at a major private bank

ON TRIAL. Former Ocean Bank CEO Nguyen Xuan Son (C, standing) stands trial along with former Ocean Bank chairman Ha Van Tham (2nd R, seated on first row) at the People's Court in Hanoi on August 28, 2017. Vietnam News Agency / AFP

Indonesia's first female would-be suicide bomber jailed

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Dian Yulia Novi was arrested at her boarding house with a 3 kilogram bomb encased in a pressure cooker the night before the planned attack on the presidential palace last December

True Crime addicts: this chilling documentary has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The film will be premiering on Netflix in September

STRONG ISLAND. The documentary tells the story of the murder of 24-year-old William Ford, and what happens to his family in the aftermath. Screengrab from

1 in 4 drug users in PH unemployed – NAPC study

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:04 PM

A study by the National Anti Poverty Commission based on statistics provided by the Dangerous Drug Board also shows majority of those using illegal drugs belong to the poor sector

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Headless torso belongs to reporter missing from Danish submarine

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:14 PM

3rd UPDATE The 30 year old Wall a freelance journalist who had reported for The Guardian and The New York Times had not been seen since boarding Danish inventor Peter Madsen s submarine on August 10 to interview him for a story

Divers from the Danish Defence Command preparing for a dive in Koge Bugt near Amager in Copenhagen on August 22, 2017 where a woman torso was found yesterday. Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / Liselotte Sabroe / AFP

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DepEd condemns Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The department says it denounces all forms of violence against our students teachers and personnel and echoes the call for an impartial investigation

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

Aug 20, 2017 - 11:24 AM

As investigators scramble to piece together the attacks Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says the cell behind the carnage has been dismantled though local authorities take a more cautious tone

PAYING TRIBUTE. Spain's King Felipe VI (L) and Spain's Queen Letizia (2ndL) lay a wreath of flowers for the victims of the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas boulevard, in Barcelona on August 19, 2017, two days after a van plowed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100. Josep Lago/AFP

Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:39 AM

In the preface to his novel The Guilty Secret Liu Yongbiao revealed that he was working on a sequel starring a wordsmith who commits a series of murders but is never caught

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from a public park

REMOVED. Workers load statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on a flatbed truck in the early hours of August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. ProPublica / Alec MacGillis/AFP

Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides'

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:04 AM

3rd UPDATE The Republican president – who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis as criminals and thugs – also hit out at the alt left over the weekend melee

BLAME GAME. US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

New generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Encouraged by President Donald Trump and buoyed by social media a new generation of extremist startups has taken root mostly created by angry young white men anxious to exploit fears of Latino immigration and radical Islam

FACE OF RACISM. This file photo taken on July 08, 2017 shows a member of the Ku Klux Klan during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump slams 'evil' racism, singles out KKK, neo-Nazis

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Trump has taken heat from Democrats and Republicans alike for his initial response to Saturday s August 12 violence in Charlottesville Virginia

RAGE. Hundreds of protesters gather outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 14, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

4 arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The 4 arrested are employees of the local distribution company who possessed official credentials giving them access to the episodes local media report

LOOT TRAIN ATTACK. Daenerys Targaryen attacks her enemies on her dragon in the epic battle scene at the end of the latest 'Game of Thrones' episode. Photo by Helen Sloan/ HBO

Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:40 AM

UPDATED Swift is awarded the nominal 1 in damages she had asked for capping an emotional day for the Bad Blood singer who broke down in tears during the closing arguments

In this file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia/AFP

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Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Enough evidence to convict Syria's Assad of war crimes – prosecutor

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Carla Del Ponte of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria says justice remains elusive as no international court is tasked with trying the war crimes yet

Except for killings, all crimes drop in Duterte's 1st year

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:14 PM

While all crimes drop by 9 8 killings rise by 22 75 during President Rodrigo Duterte s first year in office

CRIME DOWN. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

Sereno impeachment: Supreme Court OKs release of documents to aid VACC complaint

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

For a second impeachment complaint lawyer Larry Gadon asks for more documents including the results of the Chief Justice s psychological examinations

REQUEST GRANTED. Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te announces on August 8, 2017 that the en banc has approved the release of documents to groups seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:32 AM

As part of the legal system myself an educator in the field of criminal justice I say we are losing and we are losing poorly We carry a heavy burden because the public call for blood is our own doing

Sereno impeachment case: Publicity first, documents later

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

VACC and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution send a letter request to the SC for copies of court orders and resolutions two days after filing a complaint before the House Secretary General

The criminal in every Filipino

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Filipino people are truly fed up and angry They are angry at drug dealers and addicts They are angry at criminals They are angry at the corrupt They are angry at terrorists They are angry at every evil that afflicts Philippine society

VACC seeks Chief Justice Sereno impeachment

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED The complaint is jointly submitted by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution but it has not yet been endorsed by a lawmaker

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Almost 500 go on trial in Turkey's biggest coup case

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:39 AM

The suspects are accused of running the coup bid from the Akinci air base northwest of the capital which the authorities regard as the headquarters of the plotters

FACING TRIAL. Defendants Kemal Batmaz (first row, C) and Akin Ozturk (second row, C) and other defendants are accompanied by gendarmerie as they arrive for their trial at Sincan Penal Institution at the 4th Heavy Penal Court near Ankara on August 1, 2017.  Adem Altan/AFP

From Kuratong Baleleng to elected gov't: The rise of the Parojinogs

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Parojinog patriarch Octavio Sr headed the military backed vigilante group in Misamis Occidental in the 1980s It splintered into crime syndicates

Ozamiz mayor Parojinog 'knew he would be killed'

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:50 PM

UPDATED Slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog was aware of the threat to his life since President Duterte named him a narcopolitician a relative says

Ozamiz mayor wanted to surrender before raid – police

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The police chief of Ozamiz City says Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed in a raid had expressed willingness to turn himself in

DRUG-LINKED. Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parajinog was slain on Sunday, July after a firefight ensued between the police and his security during a raid. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler