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Rappler's latest stories on vandalism


Artists, musicians raise funds to free activists who spray-painted LRT posts

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For the Panday Sining members arrested for alleged vandalism, artists are selling their work, while musicians will do a benefit gig at Mow’s Bar, Matalino Street, Quezon City, on Saturday, December 7

#FindingCharlie makes waves online after coral reef vandal

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Vince Tenchavez: 'To Charlie's dive buddies who witnessed him do this but did nothing to stop him, shame on you as well. You all should know better.'

WHO'S CHARLIE? The #FindingCharlie hashtag made waves on social media after the name was vandalized on coral reef. Photo courtesy of Vince Tenchaves

Mocha Uson's Wikipedia page locked down after editing war

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Attempts were made to edit or delete a subsection which recorded instances when Mocha Uson spread false or misleading information

Vandals deface a prehistoric tomb with 'Harry Potter' symbols

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Authorities are now investigating the incident that happened in Vigo, Spain

VANDALIZED. The 4,000-year old tomb is defaced by apparent Harry Potter fans. Photo from

Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Lionel Messi has a love hate relationship with Argentine football fans many of whom accuse him of failing to replicate his brilliant Barcelona form for his country

VANDALIZED. The vandalized sculpture of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is pictured at the 'walk of fame' in Buenos Aires on January 10, 2017, leaving the sculpture of the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner without its head or torso. Leo RAMIREZ / AFP

Environmentalists, netizens outraged by defaced sea turtle in Negros

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Environment officials will investigate the incident involving a rescued green sea turtle in Silay City which is seen as a violation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act

DEFACED. The photo of the sea turtle circulated on social media that has drawn the ire of animal welfare advocates, environmentalists, and netizes

German graffiti vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Andreas Von Knorre 22 and Elton Hinz 21 are sentenced for pray painting a metro train in the city state

An external view shows the Singapore State Court in Singapore on March 5, 2015. Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Pirate Bay co-founder jailed in Denmark

Nov 01, 2014 - 10:43 AM

The court says Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and his co defendant hacked into the Danish systems of IT giant CSC and illegally downloaded police files and social security information between February and August 2012

GUILTY. A file photo dated 16 February 2009 showing file-sharing site Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (L) and Peter Sunde (R). File photo by Bertil Ericson/EPA

Graffiti artist Banksy's spy mural defaced – with graffiti

Aug 02, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Residents have been using toothbrushes and cloth to clean the piece and prevent any lasting damage

Israel police won't let extremists spoil pope visit

May 19, 2014 - 1:07 AM

There have been attempts here principally as we get closer to the visit itself by some extremists to try and make a provocation and create a bad atmosphere before the visit

COOPERATION. The Vatican said in a statement that Francis and Yatsenyuk had discussed the "specific role" that religious organizations could play "in fostering mutual respect and harmony." File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Justin Bieber may face felony charges for egg-tossing incident

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:32 PM

The teen pop star reportedly threw eggs at his neighbors house the latest in a string of unlawful acts

FELONY? Justin Bieber may be facing consequences this time

Justin Bieber in Australia graffiti row

Nov 29, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate calls on the popstar to come and clean the mess he made

VANDALISM. This handout photo released to AFP by QT Gold Coast shows graffiti on a wall inside the complex of the exclusive QT Hotel at Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast that was allegedly created by Canadian teen performer Justin Bieber. AFP Photo

Legal graffiti wall transforms city and art

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Is graffiti vandalism or art? A legal graffiti wall in Intramuros poses the question

CITY CANVAS. Both sides of the walls are fair game as urban canvases. All photos courtesy of Sofia Benares

Washington's Lincoln Memorial vandalized

Jul 26, 2013 - 10:18 PM

The US capital s iconic Lincoln Memorial has been vandalized with green paint and closed temporarily authorities said Friday

VANDALIZED: The Lincoln memorial has been vandalized with green paint. File photo by EPA/Shawn Thew

THE block party

Jul 12, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Happy go lucky entrepreneurs collaborate with a design inspiration and hold a party to tell the world

MYRENE ACADEMIA AND RAYMUND Marasigan of Sandwich with Caitlin and Mon Punzalan of Team Manila. All photos by Michelle Callanta-Toledo

Gay militants slam cyberattacks

Jan 05, 2012 - 10:20 AM

This homophobia must stop says ProGay

Corona latest victim of online vandals

Jan 04, 2012 - 3:57 PM

Vice President s website hacked Chief Justice s Wikipedia profile vandalized