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Notorious hotel thief nabbed in Subic Bay Freeport

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Authorities say Daniel Mercado's scheme is to pose as a participant in conventions so he could steal laptops and other items from delegates

ARRESTED. Law enforcers arrest Daniel Mercado alias Danny Simbol inside the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales. Photo courtesy of SBMA Law Enforcement Department

Thieves strike at Baguio Cathedral during Easter mass

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The church’s CCTV recorded two men stealing a 55-inch flat screen TV from the Bishop’s house

Pasig prosecutor junks Kris Aquino’s qualified theft case vs Nicko Falcis

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:50 AM

A resolution dated February 15 dismisses the case for insufficient evidence

KRIS AQUINO. The theft complaint filed by the actress against her former business manager Nicko Falcis is dismissed in Pasig. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Makati prosecutor dismisses qualified theft complaint vs Nicko Falcis

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is no sufficient evidence to engender a well-founded belief that Falcis committed the crimes charged,' the Makati City Prosecutor's Office says in its resolution

NICKO FALCIS. Kris Aquino's former business manager faces accusations of qualified theft. Screenshot from Nicko Falcis' Instagram page

Qualified theft case vs SMHC's Indonesian partners can proceed – CA

Jan 10, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Indonesian partners 'committed wrongful acts to the detriment of the corporation'

Nicko Falcis says Kris Aquino paid to boost 'dilawan' blogger's posts

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Aquino herself admits to shelling out money 'to boost' an unspecified post, saying it was to protect her brother from trolls

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul appears to have funded social media campaigns by an anti-administration blogger. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kris Aquino tells Nicko Falcis: Don't drag ABS-CBN into this

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:06 AM

She also apologizes to her former network

LEGAL BATTLE. Kris Aquino arrives at the Department of Justice to file cybel libel case against Atty. Jesus Falcis on November 22, 2018. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Nicko Falcis denies ‘delaying tactics’ in Kris Aquino case

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Falcis is in a legal battle against his former boss, after being accused of misusing a corporate card for personal expenses

NICKO FALCIS. Kris Aquino's former business manager airs his side. Screenshot from Nicko Falcis' Instagram

21-year-old nabbed for stealing can of Spam worth P199

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) The police report says the 7-Eleven convenience store clerk monitoring their CCTV saw the suspect hiding the can of luncheon meat

ARRESTED OVER SPAM. 21-year-old Junard Dula is nabbed by cops for stealing a can of spam. Shutterstock photo

Kris Aquino denies threatening Nicko Falcis

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:28 PM

According to his brother Jesus, Falcis is staying abroad because Aquino had supposedly threatened his life

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul denies threatening her former business partner Nicko Falcis' life. Screenshot from

Nicko Falcis’ brother says Kris Aquino threatened former business partner

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Lawyer Jesus Falcis says the personal credit card charges his brother is accused of making were for the actress' flight, hotel stay, and her entourage's expenses

BROTHERS. Jesus Falcis issues a statement on his brother Nicko's behalf. Nicko Falcis is facing 44 counts of qualified theft filed by his former business partner Kris Aquino. Screenshot from

Kris Aquino: 'I am not perfect, but I have never been a thief'

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:41 AM

The media mogul goes live on Instagram to give one last update on the case she filed against former business partner Nicko Falcis

PLAINTIFF. Kris Aquino, photographed here at the 'I Love You Hater' press conference in June, faces off in a legal battle with her former business partner. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kris Aquino files case against Nicko Falcis

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Falcis was Aquino's former business partner and talent agent

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul, pictured here at the 'I Love You Hater' press conference in June, files a complaint against former business manager Nicko Falcis. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Suspect in Circuit Mall motorcycle theft surrenders

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The suspect, a trainee in the Makati city auxiliary security force, gives himself up

SURRENDERS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay presents to media Noel Bartolome, the suspect in the motorcycle theft case in Circuit Makati. Rappler Photo

Kris Aquino files theft complaint in 7 cities against unnamed party

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Kris had earlier opened up about being financially betrayed by someone close to her

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul files a theft complaint against an unnamed person. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Endangered animals stolen from Avilon Zoo

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Thieves may be imprisoned for up to 2 years and pay a hefty fine of P200,000 under the wildlife resources conservation and protection act

STOLEN. Avilon Zoo asks the public for help in recovering 9 stolen endangered animals. Photo from Avilon Zoo Facebook page

New judge to handle San Miguel Holdings' case vs Indonesian partners

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The Court of Appeals says Marikina City judge Alice Gutierrez 'displayed more than a hint of bias and partiality' in the proceedings

PSL prepares for legal battle vs former president, treasurer

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) Former PSL president Tats Suzara and director of finance Donaldo Caringal are accused of misusing the volleyball organization's funds

BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD. The PSL is cleansing its company of corruption for the league's brighter future. Photo from press release

Akbayan's Villarin: 'Indecent man' Jing Paras should be banned from House

May 30, 2018 - 6:59 PM

(UPDATED) Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says if Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras were a decent man, he would have immediately returned the iPhone X he claims he accidentally took from Villarin's table

SEEKING PARAS' BAN. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin delivers his privilege speech against Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras on May 30, 2018. Screenshot from the House of Representatives

Akbayan's Villarin accuses DOLE's Jing Paras of trying to steal iPhone X

May 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Paras denies the 'incredible' accusation, saying he must have just accidentally picked up Villarin's mobile phone

THE ACCUSED. DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras is also a member of the Duterte-allied Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler