Man jailed for death of Philippine congressman in 2007 bombing

The former driver of a Filipino politician was jailed for life Friday over the assassination of a rival congressman in a bombing a decade ago, officials said. Ikram Indama was found guilty of the November 13, 2007 murders of House of Representatives member Wahab Akbar and three other people in a motorcycle bomb attack, which ...

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Bomb plot foiled ahead of ASEAN summit in Philippines: Police

Bomb plot foiled ahead of ASEAN summit in Philippines: Police

An Islamist plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said...

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty International

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty International

Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty...

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

A riot sparked by a bucket of water that was accidentally overturned left one dead in a Philippine jail notorious for its brutal overcrowding, an official said Saturday....

Philippines to start extradition process for NY plotter: Justice Secretary

Philippines to start extradition process for NY plotter: Justice Secretary

A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targeting New York’s subway and Times Square will face legal proceedings seeking his extradition to the United States, the...

Former drug addict killed by 7 gunmen in Manila

Former drug addict killed by 7 gunmen in Manila

“Duterte, listen to what I’m saying. Why is it that when the Chinese bring drugs here, you treat them like VIPs. Why is it that when it comes to the poor…...

Influential people seek to delay investigation in Castillo case: VACC

Influential people seek to delay investigation in Castillo case: VACC

Influential people are seeking to delay the filing of cases against Aegis Juris fratmen tagged in the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio Castillo III,...

A little too literal: Fisherman attacked by nephews using a swordfish

A little too literal: Fisherman attacked by nephews using a swordfish

A fisherman was hospitalized for injuries after being attacked by two men using a swordfish. Yes, a swordfish. Jonathan Dela Cruz, a 49-year-old fisherman from the island of...

Grab Express driver arrested in Pasig for allegedly having PHP300,000 worth of cocaine

Grab Express driver arrested in Pasig for allegedly having PHP300,000 worth of cocaine

GrabExpress driver Edison Hernandez was arrested by Pasig City police yesterday for allegedly delivering PHP300,000 (approx. USD5,800) worth of cocaine. He was caught after...

Slain teen Kian’s funeral procession makes stop at police station to protest killings

Slain teen Kian’s funeral procession makes stop at police station to protest killings

With hundreds of friends, relatives and supporters, the funeral procession for slain teen Kian Delos Santos early Saturday morning made a stop in front of the Caloocan City Police...


 

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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.