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He was once called the terror of Cavite, but some remember him as a renegade hero.
People are suckers for the Robin Hood trope, and in Cavite, there is no anti-hero more revered (or reviled) than Leonardo Manecio, aka Nardong Putik. Back in the ‘50s to ‘70s, Cavite was practically run by Nardong Putik, an organized crime boss hailing from ...
 
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'Patayin na. Shoot to kill. They're on death row, aren't they?'
Last month, the public furor over the planned release of convicted child rapist and ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez sent heads rolling, particularly that of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon. It also derailed Sanchez’s covert plans for release. Sanchez is serving more than ...
 
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Two cases will be used for the pilot testing of this new method.
Looks like the future beckons, but whether we're taking a step forwards or backwards is up to you: the Supreme Court will be conducting a two-year pilot test of hearing court cases via videoconferencing. Testing period started on September 2 at the Davao ...
 
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The following are just some of the most unspeakable rape-slay cases that shocked the Philippines.
One person is raped in the Philippines every hour. This is based on police records cited by the Center for Women’s Resources in 2017. Sadly, this figure could just be a fraction of the many victims of rape who are incapacitated to ...
 
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UP students Mary Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez's lives were cut short, but the man convicted of killing them might get a second chance.
She was a scholar and a few months shy of graduating from a prestigious university. But at 21, Mary Eileen Sarmenta was begging for her life. She had been brutally beaten and raped repeatedly by seven men one evening in 1993. Despite the real-life horror, she ...
 
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From the BTK killer to the Atlanta Child Murders and Charles Manson.
Prepare your psychological defenses and take that elevator all the way down to the basement, because after a monstrously long hiatus Mindhunter is finally returning on Netflix this Friday (August 16). Picking up directly after the season one finale, the nine-episode second season will see ...
 
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What began as a simple exploration of a prison took on greater purpose as filming began.
There’s more to the Filipino story than meets the eye. As Netflix’s five-part docuseries Happy Jail proved, the joy perpetuated by the dancing inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) was a coping mechanism for the troubling issues brewing under ...
 
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Here’s what to know from the collection of depositions, photographs, and receipts.
On Saturday, convicted sex offender and accused child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center. The multimillionaire financier had died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking girls aged as young as 14 for ...
 
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Michelle Carter Was Convicted of Encouraging Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Here's What Happened Next.
In June 2017, Michelle Carter was convicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III—though Roy had taken his own life. Three years earlier, the 18-year-old died by suicide after poisoning himself with carbon monoxide in his truck. Later, text ...
 
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The Kapampangan murderess was only 16 when she killed her classmate in 1929.
Crimes, including those that lead to fatal consequences, happen even in civilized societies. The natural human response to these acts is one of repulsion, anger, and a call for swift retribution. But when brutal murders are committed by young people, we can ...
 
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The suspect has confessed to the crime.
Seven women, including four Filipinas, were the victims of Cyprus’s first-ever alleged serial killer. The Filipinas were identified as Maricar Arquila, Arian Palanas Lozano, Mary Rose Tiburcio and Tiburcio’s six-year-old daughter Sierra Grace. The three other victims include a Romanian woman and her ...
 
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Deadly disasters in the recent years
When one of the elevators in Makati’s PBCom Tower came crashing down from the 47th floor, it shone the spotlight on an issue that people take for granted—the operational efficiency of something so mundane as an elevator.What many people don’t know is ...
 
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A midnight explosion lead to the sinking of SuperFerry 14.
From 2000 to 2007, there were over 40 major bombings against civilians and public property in the Philippines. From these tragic terrorist attacks, over 1,700 casualties were recorded. Aside from the infamous Valentine's Day bombings, another attack that gained international media attention ...
 
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Amazon's new documentary about the infamous case shows not much has changed since 1993
In October New Yorker writer Rachel Syme tweeted: "Who is a woman who, growing up, you always thought of as a kind of public joke but upon getting older you realized her story wasn’t so funny after all?"In the thousands of replies with suggestions like ...
 
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A tragic day and not just for the singles.
On February 14, 1929, seven men were executed in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. Suspected police officers used weapons including two Thompson submachine guns to assassinate the men, who were known gang members in town.This incident came to be ...
 
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Many cases have lived on as hearsay among people who are too afraid to talk to the authorities.
Serial killers have not been widely documented in the Philippines. As to why, possibilities have been explored by conspiracy theorists and curious townsfolks alike. Some say Filipinos too happy or too poor to kill for the sake of fun, while others say ...
 
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A Reddit channel puts forward the best theories.
Are there Filipino serial killers? This question was asked in F.H. Batacan's Smaller and Smaller Circles, and the book's fictional account of Jesuit priests Gus Saenz and Jerome Lucero investigating the deaths of young boys became one of the topics in the ...
 
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Police data shows the number has significantly gone down since 2016.
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8858, which lowers the age of criminal liability from 15 to just 12 years old, on Monday, January 28.Under the bill, minors aged 12 to 17 years old who commit serious ...
 
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No matter who fired first, history cannot change the outcome of that dark, bloody day—12 people died on the streets, 13 by some accounts.
The media used to dub it "Black Thursday." Now, it's referred to as the "Mendiola Massacre," a diplomatic protest that turned into a bloody mess and became infamous around the world, especially since it followed another international headliner: the People Power Revolution.Today ...
 
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The actor Ramon Revilla, Sr. had as many as 81 children with at least 16 different women. Unavoidably, there was a lot of family drama within his extended family. When one son was murdered, suspicion fell on some of his siblings.
It was seven years ago when news broke out that actor Ramgen “Ram” Revilla was murdered. On October 28, 2011, Ramgen spent his last day with his girlfriend, Janelle Manahan. They stayed in his room the whole day, watched movies, ate lunch, ...
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