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50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses


To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Pimentel proposes incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, is proposing incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t should keep Napoles safe in case she decides to tell all– Roxas

Janet Lim-Napoles. FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II thinks detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles should stay just where she is.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Collapse of law, order looms large

A JAIL guard and a policeman pin down three unidentified inmates of the Tacloban City jail who tried to escape amid the chaos that followed the landfall of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” CDN FILE PHOTO

City jail inmates, worried about the plight of their families after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck, tried to escape on Sunday.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Judge orders medical test of Ampatuan clan member inside jail

File photo taken on Nov. 25, 2009, shows police forensic officers trying to identify the bodies of dozens of victims of the worst political violence in the Philippines’ history. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

A court has directed the warden of the Quezon City Jail to have doctors examine, within the confines of the jailhouse, a member of the Ampatuan clan who is among the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case and has asked to be allowed to check into a government hospital for a medical checkup.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Warden quits; gangs win


Even before his superiors could investigate the complaints against him, the warden of Manila City Jail resigned from his post a day after the inmates staged a noise barrage demanding his removal.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manhunt ops still on for one last fugitive in Negros Occidental


Manhunt operations continue for one more inmate who bolted out of jail in Negros Occidental, following the surrender of another escapee Thursday, police said.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 more Sagay jail escapees surrender

Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Manhunt operations continue for five more prisoners who bolted the Negros Occidental jail following the surrender of two more inmates Monday, bringing the number of recaptured escapees to eight.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Did you know

In May 2012, 314 out of the 415 jails in the country were congested, with a congestion rate of 318 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. The jails had a total population of 66,908 during the period while the ideal capacity was 51,518. The same data showed that during that period, 92 percent of jails in the National Capital Region were congested.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

House of ex-jail exec razed in Cebu


A double whammy hit the family of a retired jail official in Cebu City.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Roxas now finds jail execs’ story on Aranas incredible

Roxas : I take the MRT when traffic gets unruly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday ordered another investigation of the death of a witness in the murder of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega in a jail in Quezon, saying now that he found unbelievable jail officials’ story that Dennis Aranas killed himself.   In a press conference, Roxas said he ordered the new investigation [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Did you know

Over 600 inmates have been escorted to hospitals as of September this year, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. Of the total, over 120 inmates or about 18 percent were from the National Capital Region.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Most wanted person in Camarines Sur arrested for second time—CIDG

Former CIDG chief and now ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Samuel Pagdilao. FILE PHOTO

The most wanted person in Camarines Sur, who allegedly killed a government official in 1995 and was previously arrested in March last year, has been arrested again Saturday.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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