Rappler's latest stories on kidnapping cases
‘That's what scammers do – they would really namedrop you and claim that you met them,’ opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says of Guillermina Arcillas Barrido and Peter Joemel Advincula
Kidnapping is a non-bailable offense, compared to other cases filed against him since the Duterte presidency
(UPDATED) 'My lawyers would be presenting lots of evidence to debunk this fantastic allegation,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who has been summoned to appear before the Department of Justice on October 11
The PNP-CIDG files a kidnapping complaint against the former opposition senator, a priest, a nun, and a lawyer based on the claim of a witness that they barred her from leaving a convent in 2016
The defense chief hits the communist rebellion for allegedly luring students into joining groups that incite them to fight the government
The victim, 24-year-old Lei Kun, already left the country, according to the Chinese consulate
Anakbayan leaders Vencer Crisostomo and Einstein Recedes are accused of kidnapping and other crimes after a 17-year-old recruit left home
The complainant, the father of a boy who survived the Sagay massacre, is a no-show at the hearings
The toddler is recovered from a hotel in the city of Valence, some 200 kilometers from where he is snatched a few hours earlier on Sunday afternoon, May 5
The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group rescues Australian Chen Jianting in a house in Makati City
(5th UPDATE) Police base the charges on the presence of 14 minors in the vehicles of the National Solidarity Mission, which had among its delegates former Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro
PNP chief Director General Oscar Alabayalde they are verifying intelligence reports involving Mindanao politicians preparing for the 2019 elections
Palparan’s subordinates wanted lesser jail time for surrendering voluntarily, but this plea is denied by the court
Continued military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Panamao, Sulu, paved the way for the rescue of Jose Duterte on All Saints' Day
It's a bittersweet victory for the kidnap victim whose family received death threats in the course of the trial. His 3 other kidnappers remain at large.
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to report to President Rodrigo Duterte the alleged kidnapping of 7 overseas Filipino workers in Nigeria
In this video, reporter Patricia Evangelista and filmmaker Kiri Dalena lay out the case against retired major general Jovito Palparan, accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention
‘We are looking at the angle of command responsibility of Palparan’s commander-in-chief Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,’ says private prosecutor Edre Olalia
The mother of student activist Sherlyn Cadapan calls on Palparan to return her daughter, missing for 12 years now
Mother of disappeared UP student Sherlyn Cadapan speaks of her politicization in the 8 years since her daughter's disappearance. Even after Jovito Palparan's conviction, she hopes her daughter is alive.
First published in 2013, we are republishing this story by Patricia Evangelista in light of Jovito Palparan's conviction on Sept 17. Based on interviews and sworn court statements.
(UPDATED) Palparan’s co-accused Lieutenant Colonel Felipe Anotado and S/Sgt Edgardo Osorio are also found guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention. The 3 are sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Inside this house, the police say a 19-year-old victim was hogtied and denied food and water almost 3 days
For their Letran high school classmates, the case of the suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom of a 19-year-old is a botched initiation ceremony
Of the 10 suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom case, 7 are from Letran, including the alleged mastermind
(UPDATED) The victim, a 19-year-old Letran student, is rescued in Manila after the mastermind – his classmate – confessed during interrogation
'The prosecution was able to prove beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused through testimonial and documentary evidence,' says the Court of Appeals
The Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court says Lee's failure to return daughter Ceana to Morales was 'premeditated, intentional, and malicious'
Jee s widow Choi Kyung jin cites reports that NBI men were involved in the murder of her husband
Hairulla Asbang who was wounded in a previous encounter with government troops is captured inside a hospital