criminals in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on criminals in the Philippines


Int'l Criminal Court junks PH case vs China for lack of jurisdiction

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says China's alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea 'do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court'

PHILIPPINE SUIT. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario file the Philippine suit against China before the International Criminal Court. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Rights groups hit lack of facilities for children in conflict with the law

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'If we’re going to be bringing up children inside a kulungan (prison), what kind of future do we expect?” asks Christine Sevilla of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

PROTEST. Different child rights groups belonging to the Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns oppose the newly amended law lowering the minimum criminal responsibility from age 15 years old to 9 years old. They hit the legislators who approved the amendment of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act for using the children to advance their political interests. The press conference was held at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City. January 22, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

What's the relevance of the International Criminal Court to Filipinos?

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The ICC provides a 'safety mechanism' for Filipinos seeking redress of grievances, counsel for petitioners Barry Gutierrez says

ALL RISE. The Supreme Court hears on August 28, 2018 oral arguments on the withdrawal from the ICC. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC to hold oral arguments on PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The oral arguments at the Supreme Court will be on July 24 at 2 pm

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Int'l Criminal Court: Judge Pangalangan stays on despite PH withdrawal

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Philippine Judge Raul Pangalangan is currently assigned to the pre-trial division of the International Criminal Court

JUDGE. Raul Pangalangan from the Philippines is sworn in as new Judge of the International Criminal Court on July 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of the ICC

Duterte's plan to withdraw from Int'l Criminal Court 'anti-people'

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes'

U.S., PH form anti-transnational crimes unit to battle child abuse

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Philippine Transnational Criminal Investigation Unit is composed of 22 US-trained Philippine cops

US-TRAINED. The Philippine Transnational Crimes Investigation Unit undergoes a three-week training course in Georgia, USA. Photo from the US Embassy in the Philippines

Int'l Criminal Court closely following drug war killings from 2016

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:06 PM

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has conducted 'a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports documenting alleged crimes'

Calida wants Sabio disbarred over ICC complaint

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida says the complaint of Jude Sabio is another 'baseless suit' that violates the Supreme Court's earlier warning to the lawyer

The promise of busting crime, and why it’s old news

Apr 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Can this all end in 6 months courtesy of yet another ranger trained special unit or yet another bemedaled officer?

A look at the state of crime, drugs in the Philippines

Jan 05, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Should crime and drugs be an election issue based on statistics?

PNP general heads unit vs most wanted criminals

Apr 07, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The new head of Task Force Tugis Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao served as the top cop in Central Luzon for almost 2 years

TUGIS HEAD. Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao is named new head of Task Force Tugis. File photo courtesy of PNP PRO 3

PNP, Delfin Lee and 2 conflicting letters

Mar 10, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Despite a certification from their own unit the PNP insists Delfin Lee was never delisted from their list of wanted persons

MIX-UP. The PNP insists Delfin Lee was never "delisted" from their wanted list, despite a certification from the PNP CIDG. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

PNP sacks Quezon police chief, cops

Jan 09, 2013 - 1:16 PM

4th UPDATE Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says the police broke rules on checkpoints during the supposed Quezon encounter

FULL EFFORT. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas announced the findings of the Philippine National Police on the Quezon shooting on Wednesday, January 9, along with PNP chief Alan Purisima and Chief Supt. Frederico Castro. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.

Aquino tasks NBI to probe shootout

Jan 08, 2013 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Police will continue its fact finding and submit findings on the Quezon incident to the NBI

SPECIAL TEAM. The DOJ wants to create a special panel of investigators that will probe the shootout of January 6.