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It’s final: SC drops ‘Kuratong’ murder raps vs Lacson


The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed with finality the multiple murder case against Senator Panfilo Lacson in connection with the Kuratong Baleleng rubout.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lacson relieved his legal woes are finally over

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now they could heave a collective sigh of relief. Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, who was cleared of the Supreme Court of murder charges for the alleged rubout of members of the Kuratong Baleleng gang in May 1995, yesterday said he is planning a reunion of sorts with all his coaccused in the 17-year-old criminal case.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lacson tags De Venecia men behind Kuratong Baleleng raps

Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo Lacson insinuated on Thursday that the camp of former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. might be behind the multiple murder charges filed against him in connection with the alleged Kuratong Baleleng rubout in 1995.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC affirms dismissal of charges vs Lacson in Kuratong ‘rubout’


The Supreme Court upheld the November, 2003 decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 81 that dismissed the multiple murder case against Senator Panfilo Lacson and 33 others.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dreaded ’90s robbery group behind Robinsons heist, says police official

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A notorious robbery group in the ’90s whose members did not have any qualms about shooting people who get in their way was being linked by the police to the robbery at Robinsons Galleria mall in Quezon City.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Police Files

Kuratong baleleng ‘leader’ falls An alleged leader of the Kuratong Baleleng robbery group was arrested  in Bogo City, northern Cebu, last Sunday dawn. Armed with an arrest warrant issued by Judge Edgar Chua of Branch 47 in San Fernando City, Pampanga,  Leonardo Tabasan was arrested on charges of   illegal possession of firearms in July 2005. [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Charges filed vs Kuratong member


The gunman was identified as Ricky Cadavero, a member of the Kuratong Baleleng. He remains at large. Children of the couple who was shot to death at home with their 3-year-old son in Lapu-Lapu City said the shooter was “Uncle Kambal”. Cadavero and two other unidentified men were charged yesterday with murder and frustrated murder [...]

Posted: June 11th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Criminal past


Massacres are rare in Cebu but when it does happen, it never fails to shock a community, even one as highly urbanized as Lapu-Lapu City. A bloodbath took place Thursday morning when Fernando Canillo, a former Kuratong Baleleng member, was shot dead at home with his live-in partner and 3-year-old boy in his arms. Former [...]

Posted: June 11th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Deadly gang tentacles reach man trying to start new life

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A former crime gang member who had assumed a false identity, his common-law wife and their 3-year-old son were killed inside their home in a village in Lapu-Lapu City, police said on Thursday.

Posted: June 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Slaying of Lapu-Lapu City family linked to Kuratong Baleleng robbery group

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CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police are now investigating the link between the Kuratong Baleleng robbery group and the killing of a couple and their three-year-old son by at least three unidentified armed men inside their home in Barangay (village) Babag II, Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday morning. The police believed the killing was triggered by a rift within [...]

Posted: June 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
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  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
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  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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