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Rappler's latest stories on SOCO


Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified

Oct 02, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The PNP-SOCO Cordillera says the victim was Arthur Loberiano of Tarlac

Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified. Photo from Roi Reyes in Facebook

DOH says murder of physicians 'like killing people relying on doctors'

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:09 PM

'Killing a town’s physician is almost like killing the countless people who rely on this physician to ensure their health and longevity,' the DOH says, condemning the killing of government doctors

END THE KILLINGS. The Department of Health calls for an end to the killings of government doctors.

Carl Arnaiz tested positive for gunpowder – PNP

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Senators ask authorities about the death of Carl Arnaiz at the Senate probe into the killing of another teenager Kian delos Santos

SENATE HEARING. Police officers led by Director General Ronald del Rosa attend the Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017. Photo from the Twitter page of Senator Bam Aquino

IN PHOTOS: Twin explosions hit Manila's Quiapo district

May 07, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Authorities reject claims of involvement by the Islamic State saying that an imam was the likely target of the attack

Explosion rocks Quiapo on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. 6 injuries were reported in the twin blasts that took place along Norzagaray Street near the Islamic Center. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Part 2: The battle of the land titles

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Two investigations – one in Manila and another in Quantico Virginia – on the documents related to the Ragua heirs land claim in Quezon City yield interesting and possibly far reaching results

CONTESTED PROPERTY? An aerial view of SM North Edsa and Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. Image from Google Maps

Senate probe: Poorly-written script in Espinosa killing?

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:18 PM

The big question is who will the senators believe especially after Duterte declares he believes the police?

LEYTE POLICE. CIDG 8 cops Marcos, Laraga, and Matira, during the Senate probe into Espinosa's death. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Leyte cops called SOCO an hour before Espinosa killing

Nov 10, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Senators grill policemen over inconsistencies in their version of the November operation in a Leyte jail

(Left to right) Former CIDG 8 chief Marvin Marcos, former CIDG team leader Leo Laraga and Superintendent Santi Noel Matira. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Oil confirmed under Africa's oldest wildlife park Virunga – DRC gov't

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:22 AM

UNESCO has warned several times that any exploration for oil in the park would be incompatible with its heritage status

HERITAGE SITE. An access to the Virunga National Park is seen near Rutshuru on June 17, 2014.  File photo by Junior D. Kannah/AFP

Prosecution rests case in Pemberton trial

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

On August 3 the defense will begin its presentation of evidence in the trial of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino

ACCUSED. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (2-R), accused in the murder of transgender Jennifer Laude, is escorted from a courtroom in Olongapo city, Philippines on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jun Dumaguing / EPA

Olongapo slay suspect admitted he ‘did something wrong’ – mayor

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says the suspect made the reported admission upon questioning by Philippine authorities but immediately invoked his right to a lawyer and would not elaborate further

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Cherry Pie Picache, family release statement on mother's death

Sep 21, 2014 - 11:50 AM

The actress and her family says they trust the police and leave it to them to find those behind the crime

Actress Cherry Pie Picache’s mother found dead

Sep 20, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Zenaida Sison is found with stab wounds inside her home in Quezon City

Makati police: No delay in filing of case vs hazing suspects

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

More or less 13 to 14 suspects are believed to be behind the hazing incident that killed a college student and injured 3 others

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Why not charge Ayala for tenant's death?

Jul 04, 2013 - 3:30 PM

The wife of another Serendra blast victim says Angelito San Juan s family should not accept any offers from Ayala

CHARGE AYALA. The wife of one of the Serendra blast victims says the family of Angelito San Juan should consider filing charges against Ayala. Photo from