Couple arrested for alleged bitcoin pyramid scam that amassed PHP900 million

Our beloved national pastime — the pyramid scam — has gone digital. Yesterday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that they have arrested a couple who are allegedly behind a bitcoin scam that managed to separate about 50 suckers from roughly PHP900 million (approx. US$17 million). Arnel Ordonio and his wife Leonady Ordonio, owners of a company called NewG, were ...

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Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping: police

Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping: police

A Japanese man has been freed after being lured to Manila and kidnapped as part of a complex plot organized by a business partner he had fallen out with, the Philippines’...

Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina’s murder

Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina’s murder

[Updated] A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said. The...

Woman shot and killed by neighbor pissed off by her late-night karaoke

Woman shot and killed by neighbor pissed off by her late-night karaoke

In most parts of the world, the worst thing that can happen to people in a karaoke session is to embarrass themselves in front of strangers, but in the Philippines, it can...

Woman in Quezon City chopped up into pieces by husband last night: police

Woman in Quezon City chopped up into pieces by husband last night: police

The scene last night in Quezon City was like straight from a horror film. A 46-year-old woman was killed and chopped up into pieces by her own husband in a village in the northern...

Philippines says eight jihadists killed in the south

Philippines says eight jihadists killed in the south

The Philippine military said Friday it had killed at least eight Islamic militants in an operation to stop jihadist efforts to set up base in the country’s south following...

More than 100 killed by police since they rejoined ‘war on drugs’

More than 100 killed by police since they rejoined ‘war on drugs’

More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his “war on drugs”, an official said Saturday....

Yoga instructor arrested for allegedly dealing drugs

Yoga instructor arrested for allegedly dealing drugs

Yesterday, officials arrested a yoga instructor in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City for allegedly selling party drugs. Radyo Inquirer identified the suspect as...

Deadly karaoke session: Man stabs friend in KTV bar

Deadly karaoke session: Man stabs friend in KTV bar

Be careful who your friends are, and be even more careful about who you karaoke with. Singing karaoke is probably one of the Philippines’ favorite pastimes, but the joy can...

Philippines hunts for 12 inmates who escaped from jail

Philippines hunts for 12 inmates who escaped from jail

Philippine police said Sunday they were hunting for 12 inmates who escaped from a jail on a southern island that is the stronghold of Islamist militants. The detainees were among...


 

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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.