Fear, confusion as Uganda 'serial killer' murders pile up

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'We don't have one serial killer on the loose, but we have a group of people,' says the Uganda police

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Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Japanese couple found murdered in Bali – Indonesia police

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Investigators are looking for more than one suspect and have interviewed 42 witnesses so far ranging from family to business associates

Police rule out robbery in killing of Grade 12 boy from Baguio

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Vaughn Carl Dicang was last seen on September 1 His body was found several days later at a creek near the Baguio Circumferential Road in Bakakeng Norte

KILLED. The body of 17-year-old Vaughn Dicang was found in a creek last September 7, 2017. Photo from Dicang's family

Film 'Marlina Pembunuh Empat Babak' menuai respon positif di 'TIFF 2017'

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Film garapan sutradara Mouly Surya ini mendapatkan respon positif setelah tayang di Toronto International Film Festival 2017

'TIFF 2017'. Diputar di ajang 'TIFF 2017', film 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts' menuai masukan dan respon positif. Foto dari akun Instagram @moulysurya

19 cases of drug war deaths filed in court – DOJ

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:17 PM

DOJ releases the data amid calls by lawmakers to show proof of how the government is investigating and prosecuting alleged summary killings

DRUG WAR DEATHS. 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipino arrested for 2004 rape, murder of Japanese student

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Lampano Jerico Mori along with two Filipinos who were minors at the time allegedly raped and killed university student Misato Harada on January 31 2004

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Sep 04, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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NBI: Cops murdered Kian delos Santos, planted evidence

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is very evident that Caloocan City policemen intended to kill the 17 year old boy

FACING COMPLAINT. Caloocan policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares, facing murder, torture and planting of evidence complaints, attend the Senate hearing on Kian delos Santos' case on August 24, 2017.€‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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2 shots in the ears, 1 in the back killed Kian – PAO autopsy

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:02 PM

One of Kian s 3 fatal wounds is a treacherous wound PAO Chief Acosta says

INVESTIGATION. Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta on Monday, August 21, checks out the spot where 17-year-old Kian delos Santos was allegedly killed by cops in an anti-drug raid in Caloocan City on August 16. She was accompanied by the boy's father (in green shirt). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA affirms conviction in 2004 murder of Coca-Cola exec Chua-Sy

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

A careful examination of the records shows that there was conspiracy among the accused appellants since each of them played a role in the commission of the crime the CA s ruling says

AFFIRMATION. Court of Appeals upholds trial court ruling sentencing to life imprisonment 19 individuals behind the kidnapping-murder of Betty Chua-Sy. File photo from the CA website

Housemaid dies after being set on fire in Pakistan – police

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Domestic helpers are routinely subjected to physical and sexual violence in Pakistan but face little legal recourse against their employers in the absence of adequate legislation safeguarding their rights

Police not yet giving up on finding Bohol mayor's dead body

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Boniel s body was believed to have been thrown into the sea waters between the islands of Caubian and Olango off Lapu Lapu City in Cebu after she was allegedly murdered by her husband on June 6 2017

STILL MISSING. Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel in a file photo.

Aguirre orders probe into former journalist's murder

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre adds Aside from catching the perpetrators we want to know the real motives behind the attack

Vitaliano Aguirre speaks to members of the media after meeting President Rodrigo Duterte, at a hotel in Davao City, in the southern island of Mindanao on May 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Lacson: DOJ circular may nullify downgraded charges in Espinosa slay

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson points out a department circular which supposedly limits the DOJ undersecretaries power to handle petitions for review

SENATE PROBE. Senator Panfilo Lacson (center) leads the Senate inquiry into the reinstatement of Superintendent Marvin Marcos on July 26, 2017. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Man pleads guilty to killing 19 people in China

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money the Qujing City Intermediate People s Court says on its official microblog account Fearing he would be discovered Yang then killed 17 of his neighbors and fled

Russia sentences Nemtsov hitmen to lengthy jail terms

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Zaur Dadayev who carried out the shooting is sentenced to 20 years in prison while 4 other defendants are jailed for between 11 and 19 years

NEMTSOV MURDER TRIAL. Suspects in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov sit inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at Moscow District Military Court on October 3, 2016. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Dela Rosa defends Marcos reinstatement: 'Justice system working'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Kung yung drug pusher or drug lord may kini claim sila na due process eh bakit hindi natin puwede ibigay doon sa pulis na dumaan sa due process? says the PNP chief

BACK TO BUSINESSMEN. Superintendent Marvin Marcos (left) and his men are ordered reinstated. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Jury finds 5 guilty of Kremlin foe Nemtsov murder

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:33 PM

The brazen murder in central Moscow is the most high profile political killing in Russia since Putin rose to power some 17 years ago

BORIS NEMTSOV MURDER TRIAL. Suspects in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov sit inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at Moscow District Military Court on October 3, 2016.  File photo by Vasily Maximov/ AFP

Police nab lone suspect in massacre of 5 in Bulacan

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:17 PM

After forcing his way into the victims house the suspect stabs to death Auring Dizon 58; her daughter Estrella Dizon 28; and Estrella’s children – Donnie 11; Ella 7; and Dexter Jr one year old

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED I was not the one who wrote it I was not the one who signed it says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II about the DOJ s latest resolution on charges in the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

NO HAND. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II denies hand in the writing of the DOJ resolution that downgraded to a bailable offense of homicide the charges against policemen in the killing of mayor Rolando Espinosa inside his jail cell in 2016. File photo by Rappler

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Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

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WATCH: The first trailer for 'Murder on the Orient Express' is out

Jun 02, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Check out the first trailer featuring the all star cast here

Johnny Depp stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Cops in murder case thought foot boiling inside pot was a 'sick prank'

May 15, 2017 - 5:36 PM

The foot belonged to Indonesian Mayang Prasetyo who was murdered then dismembered and cooked by her Australian chef husband

TRIBUTE PAGE. Screenshot of a Facebook community page on Mayang Prasetyo created October 7, 2014.

Thai family buries baby murdered on Facebook Live

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:31 PM

The gruesome video is the latest violent crime broadcast on Facebook Live

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:43 PM

The social network faces a difficult balancing act risking criticism if they re seen as either too lax or too restrictive toward content

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Jude Sabio’s complaint has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed

COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. Photo courtesy of Jude Sabio.

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Apr 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder

Apr 21, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Artur Segarra is convicted of kidnapping and killing David Bernat in an effort to steal tens of millions of baht from the businessman according to a verdict read out at Thailand s Criminal Court

5 binge-worthy shows you should watch during long breaks

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Whether you are gearing up for a series marathon with friends or some quality alone time you won t go wrong with these highly recommended shows from our readers

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Police say the shrine custodian confessed that he killed these people because he feared that they had come to kill him

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9 3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

CHARGED. Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of public fund misuse. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Douglas Cagas

DOJ eyes complaint vs Samar judge in Espinosa slay

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:32 PM

But the DOJ dismisses allegations that policemen planted evidence in jail

File photo of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen

DESPITE FEAR. Three women who each lost a loved one in a TokHang operation file a murder complaint before the Ombudsman on March 16, 2017 against local cops. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Police probe jealousy angle in volunteer doctor's death

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Lanao del Norte police say Dr Dreyfuss Perlas closeness with a Maranao woman might have cost him his life

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice.

#PugadBaboy: Another Road Rage Murder

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

South Korea hits Aguirre over 'Korean mafia' remarks

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The embassy is strongly distressed that this false information could tarnish its honor and reputation says the South Korean embassy

MURDERED KOREAN. Choi Kyung Jin (foreground), widow of murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo (in photo), bows in front of a portrait of her late husband during a memorial service on February 6, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Take NBI off case, Jee Ick Joo's widow urges Duterte

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Jee s widow Choi Kyung jin cites reports that NBI men were involved in the murder of her husband

LOSS OF TRUST. Jee Ick Joo's widow Choi Kyung-jin attends the DOJ hearing into her husband's kidnapping-murder case on February 16, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ramos to Imelda: Come clean on hidden wealth, Ninoy's murder

Feb 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The former First Lady must be the one to speak for the family now because she knows more than any of the children says former President Fidel V Ramos

RAPPLER TALK. Former President Fidel Ramos speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa

Jee Ick Joo memorial to be held inside Camp Crame

Feb 03, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Philippine and Korean officials will attend the memorial at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police where the Korean businessman was killed by cops

CAMP CRAME. The headquarters of the Philippine National Police. File photo

DOJ subpoenas 5 cops, 4 others in new probe into Korean's murder

Feb 01, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The reinvestigation of Jee Ick Joo s case – as ordered by an Angeles City court – starts on Friday February 3

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. The justice department conducts another preliminary investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, after a Pampanga court granted the plea of prime suspect SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel, shown here escorted from the Angeles City Hall of Justice on January 30, 2016. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 1

Mancao surrenders to PNP

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED The principal suspect in the murder of PR man Bubby Dacer returns to the fold of the law after his 2013 escape from jail

FUGITIVE. In this file photo, former Police Senior Supt Cezar Mancao attends a court hearing on the Dacer-Corbito case.Photo by Danny Pata

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Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Panelo to relay Duterte apology in South Korea

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:09 PM

After meeting the widow of Jee Ick Joo Duterte announces he has asked chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo to relay his apology to the South Korean government

A PRESIDENT'S APOLOGY. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Choi Kyung-Jin, wife of the late Jee Ick Joo, during a meeting at the Palace on January 30, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

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Jan 31, 2017 - 11:07 AM

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Suspect in Korean's slay to be transferred to NBI custody

Jan 30, 2017 - 3:43 PM

UPDATED Judge Irineo Pangilinan Jr of the Angeles City court also grants the motion of SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel and two other suspects to order the justice department to reinvestigate the case of Jee Ick Joo

LEAVING COURT. SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel is escorted from the Angeles City Hall of Justice. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

#AnimatED: Leadership breakdown in PNP

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:13 AM

It takes the death of a South Korean businessman – an embarrassment says President Duterte – for the PNP to realize it s gone too far in its war on drugs

Dela Rosa orders PNP: Stop war on drugs

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:33 AM

President Duterte will determine when the police can go back to its anti illegal drugs operations says the PNP chief

HITTING BACK. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa during his assumption of command ceremony at Camp Crame on July 1, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler