Smart and studious. This is how his parents described 15-year-old Rowel Cruz.  The youngest among four siblings, Rowel was his family's favorite.

Man jumps to death from Manila building

MANILA, Philippines – A still unidentified man was killed after he allegedly jumped off a building in Binondo, Manila on Saturday.

SOCO: Pipi

A deaf-mute girl becomes the victim of a heinous crime after a man takes advantage of her disability.

3 Pinoy teachers die as fire hits Qatar mall

Three Filipino teachers were among 19 people killed in a fire that struck a mall in Doha, Qatar on Monday.

2 men found dead in Nasugbu

BATANGAS, Philippines – Two men were found dead inside an abandoned vehicle along the national highway in Nasugbu town Thursday morning, police said.

SOCO: Hazing

A friendship ended in tragedy as two teenagers suffered the deadly pains of hazing from a fraternity that promised them protection and a lifetime of brotherhood.

SOCO: Tales of a crime survivor

Rommel Andes, better known to his friends as “KC”, used to be a cheerful and carefree person. But in 2011, everything changed.

SOCO: Onsehan

A loving father’s life was ruined because of a dark secret he kept from his children, a secret that engulfed him in a world of crime and drugs which eventually led to his bloody demise.

SOCO: Nang dahil sa Droga

“Ang biktima, kung ito’y hindi intensyong patayin, isa o dalawang saksak.  Pero sa dami ng tinamong saksak ay talagang kaduda-duda.  Maaring ang gumawa nito ay nasa impluwensya ng ipinagbabawal na gamot.”

SOCO: 16-61

His name is Roby Dela Torre, a 61-year-old construction worker from the Bicol region. His work brought him to different construction sites around the country. In 2011, he was assigned to a site in Sitio Pisang, Barangay San Jose Patag, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.