Drunk Iranian tourist arrested for allegedly assaulting cop in Puerto Galera

Everyone should know this by now. Assaulting a uniformed police officer — especially if done out of spite — never ends well. An Iranian national was arrested yesterday after she was accused of assaulting a police officer in the resort town of Puerto Galera in the island of Mindoro. The Philippine Daily Inquirer identified the Iranian as Fereshteh Najafi Marbouyeh, ...

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Police form special task group to investigate fatal shooting in Manila highway EDSA

Police form special task group to investigate fatal shooting in Manila highway EDSA

The Philippine National Police announced today that it has formed a special investigation task group (SITG) to probe the shooting incident that killed two people in Manila’s...

37 blocks of suspected cocaine found on Dinagat Islands shore

37 blocks of suspected cocaine found on Dinagat Islands shore

Authorities recovered 37 blocks of suspected cocaine on the shoreline of the Municipality of Cagdianao in the Dinagat Islands earlier today. A report from the Police Regional...

Suspected Mexican cartel member sentenced to life for drug trafficking by Makati court

Suspected Mexican cartel member sentenced to life for drug trafficking by Makati court

A suspected member of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel was sentenced today by a Makati court to life imprisonment for selling drugs in the Philippines. Mexican national Horacio...

Taho-throwing Chinese woman now detained by Bureau of Immigration 

Taho-throwing Chinese woman now detained by Bureau of Immigration 

Things are escalating quickly for the woman involved in that viral MRT taho-throwing incident. Zhang Jiale, the Chinese student who infamously threw the soybean curd drink at a...

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo posts bail for illegal possession of firearms; will resume post

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo posts bail for illegal possession of firearms; will resume post

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is going to be free. Baldo, who was imprisoned for illegal possession of firearms, was granted bail yesterday afternoon by the Legazpi City...

2 men shot by opponent in basketball game 

2 men shot by opponent in basketball game 

Another intense game of basketball in the Philippines ended in violence when two men were allegedly shot by one of their opponents on Saturday. The incident happened in Barangay...

Abu Sayyaf member linked to 2002 Kidapawan bombing caught by authorities

Abu Sayyaf member linked to 2002 Kidapawan bombing caught by authorities

17 years after the deadly bus terminal bombing in Kidapawan, Cotabato, a member of the Abu Sayyaf who is linked to the incident has been caught by authorities. The suspect...

Prosecutors recommend indictment for Chinese student in ‘taho’-throwing incident

Prosecutors recommend indictment for Chinese student in ‘taho’-throwing incident

Saying “sorry” won’t be enough, girl. Mandaluyong City prosecutors have found probable cause to indict the Chinese fashion student involved in the...

Man poses as priest to collect money in exchange for blessings 

Man poses as priest to collect money in exchange for blessings 

Filipinos are apparently so religious that pretending to be a priest is actually a profitable gig for con artists. That is if they don’t get caught like this guy in Tondo,...


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The crime rate in Manila has become increasingly alarming over the years. While there are people who still say that they feel safe in the country’s capital, it cannot be denied that crimes make it to the headlines on a daily basis. Coconuts Manila's extensive coverage includes petty offenses like shoplifing or harmless vandalism of trains, but we also report on the more serious crimes like child abuse, rape, bloody murders, robbery, kidnapping and killings on the street. Coconuts Manila will give you the latest crime news as soon as we get them.