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After a decade, a court is scheduled to render a judgment on the Ampatuan massacre. Lawyer Nena Santos expects a guilty verdict for the principal accused.
After the main witness recants his testimony and goes missing, the Malabon Regional Trial Court says there is insufficient evidence to convict Ruby Rose's estranged husband and father-in-law
The Philippine National Police is preparing to ask the International Criminal Police Organization to issue a red notice against exiled communist leader Joma Sison
(UPDATED) Satur Ocampo, a co-accused, is excluded in the warrant because of an earlier bail grant by the Supreme Court
The wife of rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez says they won't pay the families of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez because the former mayor is 'innocent'
The convict's former lawyer, who is now spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not see anything wrong with it
Former Daraga Mayor Carlwyn 'Awin' Baldo is set to be released on Monday after a Legazpi City court allowed him to post bail
(UPDATED) 'This travesty of justice is condemnable!' Senate President Vicente Sotto seethes on Twitter, following reports that the Bureau of Corrections released convicts in high-profile cases
(UPDATED) The senator says the release order was signed by somebody else, when the only person authorized to sign it was Bureau of Corrections Director Nicanor Faeldon
'Sa tignin niyo papayag si Pangulong Duterte na may backer sa ganung krimen? Heinous crimes? Definitely, wala pong sinasabing backer,' says Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go
Ano ang epekto ng RA 10592 kay convicted murderer-rapist na si Antonio Sanchez? Alamin sa talakayan nina justice reporter Lian Buan at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
'Parang walang katinuan ang mga taong humalay at pumatay sa mga mahal namin sa buhay,' Mrs Illuminada Gomez recalls the heinous crime committed 26 years ago
But, says Justice Secretary Guevarra, if someone is denied clemency, he can still qualify for early release based on good conduct time allowance
Netizens question the integrity of the Philippine justice system, wonder which between the rape-slay and impunity is worse
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo counts convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez as among his former clients
Lawmakers want a review of the Bureau of Correction's computation on rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's good conduct time
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo denies he has anything to do with the possible early release of his former client, Antonio Sanchez, saying the convicted rapist-murderer is 'automatically' among the potential beneficiaries of the law and Supreme Court ruling
'He used his power and position to kidnap, rape, and murder. His actions terrorized a university and an entire town. For full justice to be served, he must remain incarcerated for the duration of his lifetime,' the petition says
(UPDATED) Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted for 7 terms of reclusion perpetua for rape and murder, has been caught with P1.5-million worth of shabu in his cell
'Nag-start na kaming makapag move-on, we want to live normal lives pero ito na naman po, bumalik na naman lahat,' says Eileen Sarmenta's mother Clara
Human rights lawyer Edre Olalia suggests excluding certain types of heinous crimes from the reduced prison term law
This is thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that retroactively applied a reduced prison term law
The senator says the proposed bills seeking mandatory autopsies on crime victims and crematories' compulsory collection of biological specimen will 'help solve cases swiftly and efficiently'
Army reservist Vhon Martin Tanto is sentenced to up to 40 years in prison
Police are investigating the deaths of Alyssa Marie Mejia Rogers and her husband – who reportedly shot himself after killing his wife – as a possible murder-suicide
The warrant of arrest order covers the victim's brother Dennis Sytin and former employee Oliver Fuentes
(UPDATED) Dennis Sytin says he would seek a reversal of the DOJ resolution
The murder case against another Revilla sibling, Ramona Bautista, is shelved as she remains at large
The widow of the former vice mayor of Santo Tomas, Batangas is murdered, and her daughter-in-law and sister-in-law are the suspects. But here's the twist, the victim herself was the suspect in the killing of her husband.
The accused in the killing of a high school student in Lapu-Lapu City pleaded not guilty during his arraignment
The main suspects are all from the Marrakech region near the site of the killings, which shocked the North African country
(UPDATED) Mayor Carlwyn Baldo appears before Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Maria Theresa San Juan Loquillano days after she issued a warrant for his arrest over the killing of AKO-Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe and his aide
Legazpi RTC issues arrest warrant against Baldo for the murder Ako Bicol party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe
The High Court sentences Datu Karim Masdal to reclusion perpetua without eligibility for parole
DNA test results obtained by Rappler show DNA traces of self-confessed killer Renato Llenes are found on the scissors used to kill Cebu teen Christine Lee Silawan
Prominent Malaysian human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen calls the decision 'shocking and unacceptable'
The camp of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo also threatens to file administrative charges against the panel of prosecutors in Camarines Sur
Prosecutors file the murder charges before the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court
Saudi Arabia carries out the death penalty against a 39-year-old Filipina household service worker found guilty of murder
The suspects are said to be distant relatives of the slain policeman
The court in the Siberian city of Irkutsk finds Mikhail Popkov 'guilty of killing 56 people between 1992 and 2007,' the Irkutsk regional prosecutor's office says
‘This is a compelling verdict because it tells us that justice is on hand, not just for the young Kian delos Santos, but for the other dubious deaths linked to the drug war’
Vice President Leni Robredo says the guilty verdict handed to the murderers of Kian delos Santos is a 'victory of the nation'
'Never has homicide or murder been a function of law enforcement. The public peace is never predicated on the cost of human life,' says Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr of Caloocan
But Philippine National Police spokesman Benigno Durana acknowledges the conviction is a reminder to cops to operate within the bounds of law
President Rodrigo Duterte will not pardon the policemen convicted of murder, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(3rd UPDATE) The cops face the penalty of reclusion perpetua, or imprisonment for 20 to 40 years, without eligibility for parole
Slain Filipina Mailyn Conde Sinambong, 28, is survived by a 10-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter
Alan Hogg is shot while his wife Nhot Suddaen is bludgeoned to death with a hammer at their villa in the northern province of Phrae by men paid 50,000 baht ($1,540)
The lay judge, one of two serving along with 3 professional judges, falls ill shortly after the prosecutor begins presenting his final arguments in the Copenhagen appeals court