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Mayoral bet in Bulacan surrenders after 20-hour standoff with SWAT team

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Local police are trying to serve an arrest warrant for qualified theft, but Andre Santos locks himself up in his house in Marilao town in Bulacan

ARRESTED. Suspect Andre Santos of Marilao, Bulacan, surrenders to the police after holding out overnight, from December 6 to 7, 2018. He is served an arrest warrant over charges of qualified theft. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Back with eyes open:' Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:59 PM

"I left Swat with my eyes closed and now I am back with my eyes open," she told Agence France-Presse, referring to how she was airlifted out in a coma after the attack in 2012

HOMECOMING. Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C), arrives along with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai (2L), brother Atal Yousafzai (L) and the principal of all-boys Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh on March 31, 2018. Photo by Abdul Majeed / AFP

LOOK: Davao's new SWAT members

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Davao City gets 48 more Special Weapons and Tactics SWAT members with advanced training

48 graduates of advance SWAT training stand in formation on Thursday, 3 August 2017, at the Davao City Police Office Parade Grounds inside Camp Leonor Domingo. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

7 killed in drug raid on Manila's Islamic Center

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The raid also results in the arrest of at least 200 other suspects

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Suspect shot in Dallas police standoff

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Authorities believe the suspect meant to kill officers and took time to discharge that weapon multiple times to accomplish their wanting to harm our officers

Supporters in Malala's hometown celebrate Nobel win

Dec 11, 2014 - 12:08 AM

Students activists and teachers gather in a school hall in Swat Valley s main town of Mingora to watch the ceremony chanting Long live Malala and continuing to give her a standing ovation for several minutes

A Pakistani resident carries a child through Mingora, the hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, in the Swat valley on December 10, 2014. Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai's courageous fightback from being shot by the Taliban has transformed her into a symbol for human rights and a campaigner in global demand. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Pakistan announces troop withdrawal from Malala's town

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:10 PM

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak late Saturday approved the phased withdrawal

PNP crosses picket

Jul 21, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Labor dispute grows violent no end in sight

PNP crosses picket

Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez: Swatting victims

Apr 09, 2013 - 4:52 PM

Justin Selena and several other celebrities are badgered by swatting pranks

POOR JUSTIN. Who's next? Photo from the Justin Timberlake Facebook page

Security blogger hit by cyberattack, police raid

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:27 PM

A cybersecurity blogger is simultaneously hit by a cyberattack and police raid on his home

SIMULTANEOUS ATTACKS. A security blogger is hit by a denial of service attack and raided by police in a well-planned prank. Police car image courtesy of Flickr.