Rappler's latest stories on kidnappings
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
(UPDATED) The victim, a 19-year-old Letran student, is rescued in Manila after the mastermind – his classmate – confessed during interrogation
Munmu the Great is now on its way to Libya to secure the release of 3 Filipino engineers and a South Korean who were abducted in an attack on a water project site in western Libya on July 6
'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'
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza fetches the two policewomen in Jolo and accompanies them to Davao City to meet the President
(UPDATED) It is still unclear whether the cops were left unharmed, Albayalde says, as they haven't been debriefed regarding their experience
PNP chief Albayalde says government will not yield to the demand as they see kidnapping as a 'terror activity'
Four years on, 112 girls are still being held by the Boko Haram
(3rd UPDATE) Police reveal the real identities of the killed suspects. A female cop who was injured during the encounter has also died.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed says 'the 76 are those who have been documented,' adding that the release of the abducted students 'is ongoing'
The jihadists are still holding 112 students they abducted from Chibok, which sparked a global campaign for their release. The Dapchi kidnapping has been given less attention.
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says this is the first time he has heard communist guerrillas engaging in kidnaps-for-ransom
Elizabeth Avalos, the mother of the missing girl, flew to Jakarta to continue her search for her daughter who was kidnapped in June 2017
Dr Russel Langi Salic, along with his co-accused, are charged with kidnapping, serious illegal detention, and murder before the court in Malabang, Lanao del Sur
If selling did not work, cops say the kidnappers would have forced the girl to raise money by begging for alms in Cavite
Local cops and navy intelligence officers arrest Baser Ahmad based on a warrant arrest issued by a court in Basilan
Superintendent Arthur Masungsong is known in the PNP for successfully bringing home dozens of kidnap victims
Rescued are Vergel Arquino from Davao City, and Jushua Ybanez, Emo Fausto, Junald Minalang, and Spriano Sordid, all from Pagadian City
The woman, who is separated from her husband, is living with a boyfriend in a nearby town when she came up with the ruse in order to have a tryst with a third man