Rappler's latest stories on kidnappings
The Filipino seamen are among 8 crew members of a Greek oil tanker abducted in a port in Cameroon on New Year's Eve
A security guard posts a photo of his missing daughter on Facebook. A farmer then pretends to be her kidnapper in order to demand ransom.
Troops are trying to rescue one more Indonesian who remains in captivity
But Makati Police Investigation Unit chief Major Gideon Ines Jr says they have yet to verify whether Zhou Mei, a POGO employee, is already back home
’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President
In 2018, 34 Chinese were kidnapped. This year, that number rose to 58.
Other officials make this claim despite police data showing a rise in kidnappings and a pattern in kidnappings involving Chinese
There is an average of one incident a month, says Makati Police Investigation Unit chief Major Gideon Ines Jr
(UPDATED) The victim has been identified as Zhou Mei, 28, after her relatives come to the Makati Police to report the incident
The actress tweets after a video of a kidnapping in Makati City – along a commercial road – goes viral on social media
Makati police investigations chief Major Gideon Ines says they are now conducting follow-up operations to trace the suspects
The student will face cybercrime charges for the hoax post that went viral on Facebook
‘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
Police say a woman believed to be around 57 to 63 years old took the baby from a child care center
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 Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation says it will enhance casino surveillance and coordinate with government agencies to nab kidnappers targeting casino players
Among the suspects is Zhaochun Chen of China, who tried to bribe the responding cops with P100,000 cash
A source in the Cameroonian navy says the kidnappers are 'probably Nigerian pirates'
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
Police say the victim's family reportedly gave the kidnappers nearly a million pesos as initial payment for the release of the victim
Law enforcers free 25 people who were kidnapped from a call center in the Mexican resort city of Cancun
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 operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing,' Uganda's tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda, says on Thursday, April 4.
Four kidnappers stop a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday, April 2, as they pass through the Queen Elizabeth National Park to see wild animals
The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group rescues Australian Chen Jianting in a house in Makati City
The US Attorney's Office from the Southern District of New York says the 4 men arrested are members of Lev Ahor, which practices a form of ultra-Orthodox Judaism
(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
The 10 Filipino seafarers were kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Guinea, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
Former Parañaque cop who is suspected of leading a kidnap-for-ransom group escapes from the custody of Cagayan provincial police
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.
The United States cites information from the Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 'on probable kidnapping' in Palawan
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
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Of the 10 suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom case, 7 are from Letran, including the alleged mastermind