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Lorenzana slams communists' recruitment of minors

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The defense chief hits the communist rebellion for allegedly luring students into joining groups that incite them to fight the government

CONDEMNATION. Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana at a press conference in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

CIDG files kidnapping charges vs Anakbayan leaders over 'missing' teen

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Anakbayan leaders Vencer Crisostomo and Einstein Recedes are accused of kidnapping and other crimes after a 17-year-old recruit left home

PARENTS. Distressed parents of minors who joined leftist groups spoke at the Senate hearing of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Rescuers search for 5 missing tribe members in Camarines Sur

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) The missing Agta-Tabangnon members, aged 5 to 16, are from villages in Buhi town hit by landslides last week

LANDSLIDE. Heavy rains caused by Tropical Depressio USman caused landslides in Barangay Sta Cruz, Buhi town in Camarines Sur. At least 8 people were killed in the landslides in this village along Buhi Lake. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Inquirer manager found, now in hospital

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Inquirer.net manager Angelica Katigbak Carreon is now recuperating in a hospital, says her family

Congressman tells army to surface missing militant

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the Army has in its custody Imelda Hayahay, but the 71st Infantry Battalion denies the accusation

Iba residents fear 3 missing men latest victims of EJK

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Three months ago, the bodies of three men who were also reported missing here were dumped in a shallow grave

Allegations of orders to kill journalist Khashoggi 'baseless' – Saudi minister

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Turkish police and media claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed

MISSING. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Missing Saudi journalist's fiancee asks for Trump's help

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hatice Cengiz makes the appeal in an opinion piece for 'The Washington Post,' where Khashoggi was a columnist and an outspoken critic of some of Riyadh's policies

WHERE IS JAMAL? Protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 5, 2018. Photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Witnesses showed up in court against Jovito Palparan, while witnesses for Jonas Burgos disappeared during trial. Will they resurface after the conviction of the major general?

NO CONVICTION. The army major charged for the disappearance of Jonas Burgos 11 years ago was acquitted in 2017 because the witnesses did not show up during trial.

'Crazy hope' for missing kin in Philippines' Marawi

May 22, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Families of the scores still missing are the overlooked victims of the Philippines' deadliest confrontation with Islamists.

MISSING. In this photo taken on April 2, 2018, (L-R) Alma Tome, Evelyn Powao, and Melgie Powao, whose husbands are still missing one year after the Marawi siege, show photos of their husbands during an interview with AFP in Iligan city on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Australian diver goes missing in Batangas

May 03, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Andrew Kilbride went missing on Wednesday, but local police are alerted only on Thursday, May 3

17-year-old Ica Policarpio found in Laguna

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'We found Ica,' her sister Bea Policarpio said in a Facebook post at around 9:34 am on Christmas Eve, December 24

FOUND. The missing 17-year-old girl Ica Policarpio was found on Christmas Eve. Photo from Bea Policarpio

Missing teen ran away or was kidnapped – police

Dec 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Police say they've been getting reports that missing Ica Policarpio has been spotted in Novaliches and Lucban, Quezon

STILL MISSING. Police say reports have came saying she was spotted. Photo courtesy of the Policarpio family

Two wartime mass graves discovered in Bosnia

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Since the beginning of the exhumation at Koricanske Stijene on September 7 about 30 clusters of human bones have been exhumed essentially incomplete skeletons says Lejla Cengic a spokeswoman for the Missing Persons Institute

Missing Grade 12 boy from Baguio found dead in a creek

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Vaughn Dicang went missing on September 1 The details of his case remain unclear

MINOR. Vaughn Dicang was 17 years old. Photo from Dicang's family

Mexico begins exhumation of more than 100 bodies

May 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The bodies are buried in a mass grave in Morelos one of the Mexican states most affected by drug violence

epa05325849 Mexican authorities work on the exhumation of over 100 bodies at the Tetelcingo pit in Morelos, Mexico, 23 May 2016. The procedure is led by Morelos State General Attorney's Office and carried out by the Attorney's General Office and the National Commission of Security. At least 25 families from the area have missing relatives but the bodies are yet to be identified. EPA/OCTAVIO VIDAL

In waiting, there is hope: Missing in Maguindanao

May 09, 2015 - 7:00 AM

A young boy and his father go missing while plowing farmlands Advocates fear they are victims of enforced disappearance

The Comfort of Closure: Restoring family links

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Two months after Yolanda the Red Cross Tracing Team continue to search for missing persons in the ravaged areas

Interpol team in Philippines to help identify victims

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:48 PM

The team will assess challenges including the possible need for temporary mortuary sites

TEMPORARY. Authorities start burying the dead in Tacloban City. File photo by Jake Verzosa

More than 20,000 missing under Calderon: report

Dec 22, 2012 - 11:36 AM

More than 20 000 people have disappeared in Mexico over the past six years of a brutal crackdown on drugs during the government of former president Felipe Calderon a civic group says

A man touches marijuana leaves at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3 , 2012. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA