Philippines Latest News

Crime






Man arrested for calling teenage girl a whore

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted a man who they say verbally abused a teen. Noel Capote Andrino was arrested under Republic Act 7610 (the Anti-Child Abuse Law) because the girl he verbally abused was 17-years-old. The prosecutor’s office said that Andrino committed the acts of child abuse,…


Tourists from Australia and Finland robbed in Malate

The first victim, 29-year-old Quang Minh Tran, a Vietnamese-Australian, told authorities that he was talking on his cell phone when a riding-in-tandem couple aboard a black motorcycle grabbed his backpack. The bag contained 200 Australian dollars, a Go-Pro camera, an iPad and an MX watch, all worth about $2,300. The Fin was…



Court postpones hearing on Peter Scully child abuse charges

TWO Australian police officers were flown into the Philippines this week to monitor the court proceedings of Peter Scully, who is facing six charges of crimes against children. Australia has shown interest in justice being served for the victims of the known child abuser Peter Gerard Scully. On Tuesday a court hearing was set to look…


American to face court after insulting co-worker on Facebook

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted an American after he allegedly posted derogatory statements about his co-worker. Prosecutors found enough evidence to charge Andre Philippe LaFlamme in violation of Republic Act 10175 (the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012). Prosecutors say that LaFlamme is guilty of online…