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BuCor's Bantag acquitted in deadly jail blast case

Jan 08, 2020 - 1:55 PM

A Parañaque City court finds insufficient evidence to convict Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag of homicide

ACQUITTED. Director General Gerald Bantag, the chief of the Bureau of Corrections visits the Senate on September 25, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After 6 years, killers of ad exec Kae Davantes convicted

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Four men are guilty of robbery with homicide for robbing 25-year-old Kae Davantes in front of her home in 2013, and then later killing her by strangling before throwing her off a bridge

8 Coast Guard men guilty of homicide in 2013 Taiwanese fisherman shooting

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:28 AM

(UPDATED) The Coast Guard personnel get 8 to 14 years in prison. They will appeal the verdict.

CONVICTED. 8 officers of the Philippine Coast Guard are convicted of homicide by the Manila Regional Trial Court on September 18, 2019, over the 2013 shooting of a Taiwanese boat that left a fisherman dead. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

With new SC ruling, Noynoy Aquino now cleared of all Mamasapano charges

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:52 PM

SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide

MAMASAPANO CASE. Former president Noynoy Aquino III is cleared of all Mamasapano charges, without prejudice to the filing of new ones. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The suspects, identified as Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have been on the run for more than a week

WANTED. The two teens in the photo are suspected of triple murder in Canada. Photo by Alberta RCMP/AFP

Son of Australian police chief, U.S. girlfriend found dead in Canada

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The bodies of Lucas Robertson Fowler and Chynna Noelle Deese were discovered along a remote stretch of highway in northern British Columbia province

Liposuction doctors in Makati face criminal charges after businesswoman dies

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Nory Bobadilla, 43, of Negros Occidental stopped breathing during the operation at Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting in Makati City

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Home 'most dangerous place' for women – United Nations study

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calculates that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 – or 58% – were committed by the victims' intimate partners or family members

Suspect in fatal Baguio pawnshop robbery arrested

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Baguio police finally solved the grisliest murder in the city this year, arresting the suspect in Cabanatuan City

Isabela board member arrested over death of pedestrian in Quezon City

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Isabela provincial board member Ed Christopher Go tested positive for alcohol use, police say

Duque silent as Garin sues Ubial for Dengvaxia mess

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque says he will leave it to the courts to decide on the former health secretaries' liability in the Dengvaxia controversy

UP TO COURTS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque says he is not in the position to comment on the squabble between former health secretaries Janette Garin and Paulyn Ubial. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ indicts Jovie Espenido for homicide over bloody Ozamiz raid

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The justice department junks the complaints of murder and arbitrary detention against the celebrated cop and members of his team

INDICTED. Ozamiz City Police Chief Jovie Espenido is indicted for 6 counts of homicide over a bloody operation in 2017 that killed 7 'nanlaban' suspects. Rappler file photo

Garin sues Ubial for homicide in implementing Dengvaxia program

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Former Health Secretary Janette Garin says her successor Paulyn Ubial's decision to expand the Dengvaxia immunization program, which was launched during her term, 'contributed' to deaths of students supposedly linked to the risky vaccine

CHARGED. Former Health Secretary Janette Garin blames Paulyn Ubial for contributing to deaths of students allegedly linked to Dengvaxia. Janette Garin photo by Angie de Silva, Paulyn Ubial photo by Lito Boras, Dengvaxia photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court rejects 'nanlaban' claim, jails cop for killing motorcycle rider

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

PO2 Jonjie Manon-og is convicted of homicide over the death of John dela Riarte, who was arrested then shot en route to Camp Crame in July 2016

Diokno on Duterte, Crime rate down, Tropical Depression Vinta | Evening wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

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SAF kin, VACC want SC to bring back homicide charges vs Aquino

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wants the High Court to review the Ombudsman's decision to junk the 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide filed against ex-president Noynoy Aquino

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, files an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

A death an hour: PNP counts 790 killings in 30 days

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Philippine National Police counts 790 killings from September 16 to October 15

KILLED. A Crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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

Aquino on Mamasapano: Ombudsman violated my right to due process

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority

MAMASAPANO OPERATIONS. President Benigno Aquino III looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Hindi po commensurate 'yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino,' says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

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

After acquittal of homicide, ex-Cavite mayor found guilty of graft

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Former Amadeo Cavite mayor Albert Ambagan Jr faces jail time of 12 years and one month as well as perpetual disqualification from holding public office

Dumlao, suspect in Korean's murder, appears before Pampanga court

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The court grants the motion of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III to be detained in Camp Crame to defer his transfer to any detention facility

Supt. Rafael Dumlao III is escorted by city policemen and members of the PNP-Special Operation Unit as he leaves the Angeles City Hall of Justice after he was presented to the judge who issued an arrest warrant against him. Contributed photo

SWS survey, Pemberton, Kuwaiti bombmaker | Evening wRap

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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Duterte wants rape with homicide in death penalty bill

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Medyo kulang says President Rodrigo Duterte about a death penalty bill that is only limited to drug related crimes

ALLIES IN CONGRESS. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III at the Orchid Room in Malacañang Palace on March 7, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Aquino pins down Napeñas in Mamasapano affidavit

Jan 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Aquino defends himself before the Ombudsman saying the families of SAF 44 have no basis to charge him with homicide over the Mamasapano clash

HOUNDED BY MAMASAPANO. The Mamasapano incident continues to hound President Benigno Aquino III 2 months after the tragedy. File photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

Belgian jailed for 5 years for killing son in Singapore

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Philippe Graffart is sentenced on a reduced charge of culpable homicide instead of murder after psychiatric findings showed he had diminished responsibility for suffocating his son Keryan with a pillow in their apartment

Taiwan 'shocked, saddened' by citizen's slay of Filipina wife

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Earlier this week Rowena Kuo s dismembered body was found in her Makati home Her Taiwanese husband has been arrested

MURDERED. The dismembered body of Rowena Kuo was found earlier this week. Police have arrested her Taiwanese husband. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Court acquits ex-Sulu vice governor Estino of homicide

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The Sandiganbayan First Division says prosecutors did not have enough evidence that Munib Estino shot dead a constituent in 2010 when he was mayor of Panglima Estino town

ACQUITTED. The anti-graft court says there is no sufficient evidence against former Sulu Vice Governor Munib Estino over the fatal shooting of a resident of Panglima Estino town in 2010.

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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Central America's violent Northern Triangle records 17,422 murders in 2015

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:52 AM

The figures released this week confirms the region s reputation for the worst homicide rates in the world outside of war zones

In this file photo, a Guatemalan policewoman (2-L) takes pictures of the body of one of the two assailants that were shot down by the authorities following an attack against a police station in Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 1, 2015. Esteban Biba/EPA

Pemberton ruling draws mixed reactions online

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Here s what netizens are saying about the guilty verdict against the US Marine

PH officials welcome Pemberton verdict, but some wary

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Leftist lawmakers fear the PH US Visiting Forces Agreement could still come into play

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Some government officials, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, welcome the conviction of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton for homicide. Rappler file photo

Pemberton guilty of homicide

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:57 PM

2ND UPDATE The ruling comes over a year after Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude was found dead

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Aquino’s allies, 2016 running mate, Pemberton Trial | 12PM wRap

Aug 04, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Roxas and Duterte, teenage terrorist, BB King | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2015 - 1:02 PM

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B.B. King death to be investigated as homicide

May 26, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Two of King s daughters reported concerns that his death may have been related to foul play

New York City goes 11 days without a murder

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:01 AM

No murders have been reported in the city since February 2

Global homicide rates drop, but nearly 500,000 murdered in 2012 – UN

Dec 10, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Some 475 000 people were murdered around the globe in 2012 with the highest murder rates found in Latin America according to the UN s first report on the status of violence prevention around the world

UN FLAG. The flag of the United Nations was adopted on October 20, 1947. Photo from Wikipedia

Court to rule on Pistorius appeal

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Pistorius allegedly receives special treatment in South Africa s notoriously corrupt prisons where reports of inmates using cellphones and even drinking alcohol behind bars are frequent

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early – Australian study

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The study finds that US musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population

Judge finds Pistorius guilty of homicide

Sep 12, 2014 - 4:41 PM

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide after he was cleared of intentionally murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

'NOT GUILTY' South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on September 11, 2014 as a judge began at the High Court in Pretoria handing down her verdict on whether he was guilty of the 2013 Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. He was acquitted of intentionally murdering his girlfriend but was found culpable of homicide. Phill Magakoe/Pool/AFP

Colombia posts lowest murder rate in 10 years – officials

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:16 AM

The government run Forensic Medicine Institute wrote in its annual report that there were 14 294 homicides across Colombia last year 1 433 fewer than in 2012

Pakistan court extends father's custody in bludgeoning case

May 31, 2014 - 10:07 PM

A Pakistani court extends custody of the father of a woman bludgeoned to death in public for marrying a man she loved police says giving them more time to investigate the crime

Davantes slay suspects face robbery with homicide charges

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:08 PM

Reggie Diel and Lloyd Benedict Enriquez to be charged before the Las Piñas RTC Further preliminary investigation has been recommended for 4 other suspects

Murdered US Marine's mom, sis want justice

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

Family members of a murdered US Marine fly to the Philippines for the first time to demand justice