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[OPINION] The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The riding-in-tandem attacks underscore the extent to which rule of law has been diminished by President Rodrigo Duterte's incitement of killings of drug suspects

CHR praises PNP for ban on presenting suspects to media

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The Commission on Human Rights says the policy, which should have been implemented as early as 2008, 'is in consonance with human rights standards particularly on due process and presumption of innocence'

PRAISE. The Commission on Human Rights gives an 'OK' to the Philippine National Police

PNP rights office: Police can be charged for parading suspects in the past

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:56 PM

A PNP Human Rights Affairs Office advisory says cops presenting suspects to the media have been violating Republic Act 9745

PRESENTATION. The PNP presents Israelis believed to be leading an online scamming company in Clark, Pampanga. PNP photo

Batangas election officer killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Noel Alvarez Miralles, 53, is attacked while waiting for a ride home in front of Citimart in Bauan town

ELECTION OFFICER. Noel Miralles, an officer of the Commission on Elections in Batangas, is killed in front of a supermarket in Bauan town on June 11, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of Noel Miralles

A rule too late? PNP bans presenting suspects to the media

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:29 AM

The Philippine National Police now avoids trial by publicity for suspects they arrest, but only after scores of accused have been paraded for millions to see

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks in a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Barangay captain shot dead in San Narciso, Quezon

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Ruben Carabido, the captain of Barangay Binay, is killed noontime Monday, June 11

Opini: Ruang aman perempuan di dunia maya

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Perempuan sering menjadi korban dari cyber crime. Produk budaya dan nilai tradisional mempengaruhi fenomena ini

Kekerasan yang dialami perempuan di dunia maya sebagai produk dari budaya patriarki.

DENR employee shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects in Antipolo

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Police say two unidentified suspects fled the scene of the crime aboard a pink Yamaha Mio with no plate number

Martial law not part of 'radical changes,' says Duterte

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

At least one of the government entities to be transferred under Malacañang is headed by a secretary, according to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Philippines-Korea Business Forum and Luncheon at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea on June 5, 2018, assures Korean companies that their business ventures in the Philippines will be safe as he continues to strengthen law and order as well as eliminate corruption in government. Malacañang Photo

Journalist shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Davao del Norte town

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Fellow journalists in Davao del Norte mourn and condemn the killing of newspaper publisher Dennis Denora

Priest shot by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Calamba

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Reverend Rey Urmeneta is in stable condition, police say

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

Davao Region police blame NPA for unsolved riding-in-tandem killings

Jun 05, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Chief Superintendent Joel Orduña, Police Regional Office 11 officer-in-charge, gives the explanation as Davao Region is deemed as the worst in solving randem-in-tandem slays

NPA. Members of the New People's Army in Maco, Compostela Valley. September 15, 2017. File photo by Mick Basa

Davao Region worst at solving riding-in-tandem shootings – PNP data

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings in a period of over 7 months, only 6 have been solved or cleared in the Davao Region

RIDING-IN-TANDEM. Davao Region registers a low crime solution efficiency of 8.11%. Davao Map photo from Shutterstock; Motorcycle riders file photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Riding-in-tandem, Aquino and Dengvaxia, Warriors vs. Cavaliers | Evening wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

PNP eyes stickers as solution to riding-in-tandem shootings

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine National Police wants local government units to require the use of designated stickers on motorcycles

THE SOLUTION? PNP plans on using stickers to end riding-in-tandem shootings across the Philippines.

Back to school, Duterte kisses OFW, Jeron Teng attack | Midday wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Aquino: VACC graft complaint should be dismissed outright

Jun 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Benigno Aquino III says the graft complaint filed against him by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has no basis whatsoever

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: 4 riding-in-tandem kills a day already 'low' number

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says riding-in-tandem killings have 'gone down drastically' since October 2017

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 killed a day by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

From October 2017 to May 2018, the Philippine National Police counts 880 killings carried out by motorcycle-riding shooters

FEAR CLIMATE. The shooting of a husband and wife by unidentified gunmen riding in tandem in Calbayog City, Samar has shaken the city. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC

Jun 03, 2018 - 1:08 PM

The Alaska Aces player, together with Thomas Torres and Norbert Torres, are recovering at St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig

FACT CHECK: Metro Manila, not PH, recorded 30% crime dip in May 2018

May 31, 2018 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) Nonetheless, police data shows that the Philippines saw a 21.8% decrease in index crimes in the first 11 months of 2017 versus the same period in 2016

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

May 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting

FLORIDA SHOOTING. Hector Romero Assistant Public Defender (L) and Melisa McNeill, Public Defender (R) are seen on screen at the first appearance in court for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (C) on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. File photo by Susan Stocker-Sun Sentinel/AFP

Cops kill 8, arrest 27 in Bulacan anti-crime operations

May 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The province-wide operations happen from midnight to 7 am on Wednesday, May 30, with fatalities in Pandi, Balagtas, Pulilan, Obando, and Sta Maria

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa is president of newly formed PH Anti-Crime Council

May 29, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines is expected to focus on bringing down smuggling in the country

FIRST PRESIDENT. Ronald dela Rosa is appointed as the first leader of the Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines. Sourced photo

Arab League chief calls for international probe into Israel 'crimes'

May 17, 2018 - 11:32 PM

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians when tens of thousands of Palestinians had gathered near the border, while smaller numbers approached the fence and sought to break through

DELEGATES. A picture taken on May 16, 2018 shows a general view of the meeting of the permanent delegates of Arab League during extra-ordinary emergency session held at the League's headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo.  Photo Mohamed El-Shahed/ AFP

Aquino camp hits VACC 'pattern': File cases vs ex-president, get gov't post

May 10, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'Even the severely inebriated can see the pattern: anyone who files a complaint against the former president is magically given an appointment,' says the camp of ex-president Benigno Aquino III on the latest complaint of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

Atty. Ferdinand Topacio of VACC show a copy of affidavit of Plunder case he filed against Former President Noynoy Aquino, Former DOH Secretary Janette Garin and Former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Denvaxia case at the office of the Ombudsman on May 10, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP to form group vs Caloocan riding-in-tandem shooters

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan says it will be a small group predominantly composed of cop operatives

READY FOR SHOOTERS. Quezon City cops accept motorcycles from the city government to fight riding-in-tandem killers. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cops catch mother selling her own children for sexual exploitation

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'

RESCUE OPERATION. Cops and social workers save children from being sold for sexual exploitation. Photo by International Justice Mission

Thousands demand justice for Mexican students dissolved in acid

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'The absurd war on drugs is taking our classmates and we will not allow it anymore,' says Jesus Medina, a student leader from the University of Guadalajara

PROTEST. Mexican students take part in a massive protest against violence in Mexico and the murder of three film students who were Kidnapped, tortured and murdered in western Jalisco State last month, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on April 26, 2018. Photo by  Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Security guard stabbed to death on first day of Boracay closure

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Off-duty security guard Jaylord dela Vega is attacked during an afternoon videoke session in a restaurant in Barangay Manoc-Manoc

STABBING. An off-duty security guard is killed on the first day of Boracay closure. Shutterstock photo

Mexican YouTube star confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The suspect's professionally-shot videos has millions of views, and are part of the criminal investigation of the murders, chief investigator Lizette Torres says

CHRISTIAN GUTIERREZ. The murder suspect, also known as QBA, appears in a screenshot of a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, 'QBA OFFICIAL.' Screenshot from YouTube/QBA OFFICIAL


Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Britain's National Crime Agency says 'authorities in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted 6 members of the crime group behind webstresser.org'

SECURITY. File photo show people work at computers during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last January 23, 2018. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan

NEW SLOGAN. Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan speaks in Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from NCRPO

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25

India gov't approves death penalty for child rapists

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:32 PM

The new decree requires trials involving child victims to be completed in two months after an arrest

Suspect in killing of partner, 5 others in Nueva Ecija arrested

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Jessie Tesoro faces multiple murder and frustrated murder charges after he allegedly hacked to death 6 people

MURDER SUSPECT. Jessie Tesoro, a murder suspect, is arrested in Nueva Ecija on April 20, 2018. Photo courtesy of PRO3

Indian government considering death penalty for child rapists

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Demonstrations across the country, after the release of horrific details of the murder of the Muslim girl by a group of Hindu men, has increased pressure on the government to take action on sexual crimes

PROTEST. Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chaudhary Lal Singh, who resigned from the state cabinet over the Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl, hold placards during a rally in support of a new probe led by the federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in Jammu on April 19, 2018. Photo by Sajjad Hussain AFP

VACC lawyer Manny Luna appointed to anti-corruption body

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Manny Luna is among the lawyers who filed a complaint against former president Benigno Aquino III, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Judicial and Bar Council officials over Sereno's appointment in 2012

LA prosecutors reviewing Kevin Spacey sex crime case

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The 58-year-old is also being investigated over similar allegations in London and Nantucket, an island off the coast of Massachusetts

KEVIN SPACEY. This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows actor Kevin Spacey arriving for the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show 'House of Cards' in Washington, DC. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Fake news tagging a person wearing a Muslim headscarf, popular YouTubers, and Hillary Clinton as suspects circulate in the aftermath of YouTube shooting

YOUTUBE SHOOTING. A police officer sweeps a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters where an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Censorship, revenue-sharing issues fueled YouTube shooter's vendetta

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Reports say that the suspect was upset over YouTube's censorship of her videos on animal mistreatment and an ab workout video, and that YouTube wasn't sharing enough money from ads

Censorship, revenue-sharing issues fueled YouTube shooter's vendetta

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Reports say that the suspect was upset over YouTube's censorship of her videos on animal mistreatment and an ab workout video, and that YouTube wasn't sharing enough money from ads

YOUTUBE SHOOTER. This undated photo obtained April 4, 2018 courtesy of the San Bruno Police Department shows shooting suspect Nasim Najafi Aghdam. California news outlets late Tuesday said she appeared to be a vegan-themed content creator who has raged against YouTube on her personal website for what she saw as censorship of her videos. Aghdam photo handout from San Bruno Police Department/YouTube sign photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Caloocan has criminal group 'fond of shooting' people – PNP chief

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Meron talagang grupo d'yan na malapit na, mahuli rin yan, ma-engkwentro rin ng pulis 'yan na mahilig mamaril ng mga pushers or kahit na hindi pushers,' says PNP chief Dela Rosa

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald Dela Rosa at the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Thai magazine sued for 'blasphemous' painting of ancient kings

Mar 31, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The painting, which was the work of a local high school student, was posted on Citylife Chiang Mai's Facebook page to promote a rally urging authorities to tackle a toxic haze that plagues the northern city annually

PROTEST. A Thai activist wears a badge carrying a picture of Surachai Danwattananusorn - a lese majeste convict sentenced to 15 years in jail - calling for the repeal of article 112 of the Criminal Code. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Ex-child star Corey Feldman unhurt after road rage 'stabbing'

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The actor has been taken to the hospital and given a check-up but no wound was found

Mexico warns of drug cartel interference in vote

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete says there were reckless attempts to pressure candidates to align themselves to a particular criminal group

INTERIOR MINISTER. Mexico Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete says there are reports that candidates are being pressured by drug cartels. File photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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House bill sets larger license plates to curb motorcycle crimes

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The bill will require motorcycle riders to have license plates that are readable from at least 12 meters away

BIGGER PLATES. House joint panel approves bill requiring motorcycles to have bigger license plates.