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Rappler's latest stories on shootings in the Philippines


Maguindanao town mayor gunned down in Manila

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Riding-in-tandem gunmen attacked Talitay town Mayor Abdul Wahab Sabal in front of the Mannra Hotel in Malate, say police

SLAIN MAYOR. SOCO men bring out the lifeless body of Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Abdul Wahab Sabal after he was gunned down in front of a hotel in Malate, Manila, on February 10, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong

3 soldiers dead in Army headquarters shooting in Sulu

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:29 PM

The Philippine Army says Corporal Jack Indap shot dead two officers, Major Rael Gabot and First Lieutenant Ryan Lamoste, following an argument. Indap is killed as well.

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill cop in Negros Oriental

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Police Executive Master Sergeant Roldan Esmajer was on his way to the San Jose Municipal Police Station when he was attacked by the suspects

CRIME SCENE. Police cordon off the area where a cop was killed on January 28, 2020, in San Jose, Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office

Riding-in-tandem gunmen attack lawyer in Dumaguete

Jan 03, 2020 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) 74-year-old lawyer Ray Moncada is in critical condition

The Philippines, a killing field

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun

Cebu City police chief sure cops did not fire gun that killed Skyler

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Cebu City chief Royina Garma says the stray bullet that took the life of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is not from a police pistol

CONFIDENT. Superintendent Royina Garma is sure police did not fire the gun which killed Skyler Abatayo. Photo from Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

PNP eyes gun amnesty program in August over high-profile killings

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police estimates there are one million loose firearms in the country, and a number of them may be in the hands of people with 'criminal minds,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde

GUN AMNESTY PLANNED. Top Cop Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

3 'persons of interest' in Mayor Antonio Halili's killing – PNP

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Police will also re-enact the killing of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili to see if further details can be picked up

SHOT DEAD. Mayor Antonio Halili's wake at his Tanauan City home. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: Drenched in God’s blood

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic

Fr Mark Ventura's bishop hits 'unfounded rumors' on his murder

May 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg speaks up after President Rodrigo Duterte claims Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was killed because of his illicit affairs

SLAIN PRIEST. Father Mark Ventura, who was shot dead by riding-in-tandem assailants, is the second priest killed in 4 months. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

La Union, Agoo police chiefs sacked amid Eriguel slay probe

May 21, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The two police chiefs were sacked to see whether they had lapses in preventing the high-profile killing

'Murder is murder,' bishop says as Duterte hits Fr Mark Ventura

May 21, 2018 - 11:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte justifies the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura by claiming that the 37-year-old priest had affairs with at least 4 women

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

PNP: Security guards in Resorts World attack lacked training

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The PNP also finds that the security agency hired to guard the posh Resorts World Manila ‘has no security plan’ that complies with government standards

AFTERMATH. The Resorts World Manila complex hours after a June 2 attack by a lone gunman. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Thieves break into house of JR Rosales' mother

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Is the break in related to the recent murders of the Rosales siblings?

SIBLINGS. JR and Lauren Rosales were gunned down by unidentified men in Makati City on July 21 and October 26, 2016 respectively. Photo from JR Rosales' Facebook account

LISTEN: Naalala n'yo pa ba si Lauren Rosales? Patay na rin ang kapatid niyang si JR

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Tatlong buwan matapos mapatay si Lauren Rosales sa loob ng isang jeep sa Makati pinagbabaril din ng isang di pa nakikilalang lalaki ang kanyang nakatatandang kapatid na si JR

Remember Lauren Rosales? Her brother JR is dead too

Oct 26, 2016 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED I don t know what to feel The perpetrators want to silence us says a source close to the Rosales family

SHOT DEAD. The body of JR Rosales lies on a street in Makati City after an unidentified man shot him. Photo by Carlo Gabuco/Rappler

'Pinoys lose 10,000 jobs due to PH-Taiwan row'

Jul 08, 2013 - 6:43 PM

OFW Family Club Rep Roy Señeres says PH could lose at least US 2 billion in remittances in the next 3 years if the contracts of the OFWs are not renewed

Mary Grace Tan: shooting it out with the guys

Dec 19, 2012 - 5:01 PM

In the sport of shooting men typically dominate the competition But that s changing and one Filipina is calling the shots

Filipino politicians, guns, and power

Dec 16, 2012 - 2:06 AM

There is 1 gun for every 51 Filipinos or at least 2 guns for every family clan

MARKSMAN. Senator Bongbong Marcos tells Rappler he has been shooting since he was 3 years old. Photo by Charles Salazar.