SOCO: The search for Randy

April 3, 2010.  A body was found on a grassy patch in Barangay Zone 3, Dasmariñas, Cavite.  “Yong bangkay na natagpuan ay bangkay ng batang lalaki,” Police Officer 3 (PO#) Rey Afable of the Dasmariñas police tells ABS-CBN Scene of the Crime Operatives.  “Medyo nilalanggam na nga.”

SOCO: The ghost of Janine

When night falls and darkness cloaks the surroundings, people steer clear of the Citrus Public Cemetery in the town of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.  A cemetery rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a woman.

SOCO: The Zambales murders

September 4, 2010.  Members of San Felipe police proceeds to a secluded location in Sitio Laoag, Barangay Maloma in San Felipe, Zambales.  They have just received a report concerning an abandoned van in the said area.

SOCO: Justice for Rodyric Gatchalian - Suicide or foul play?

Alma Gatchalian remembers that fateful day of April 28, 2010. She had just received the most dreadful news anyone could expect—her brother, Rodyric, was dead.

SOCO: Sakal

“Yong biktima po, noong makita namin, nakahiga po sa pinakapapag nila.” Police Officer 2 (PO2) Angelo Sacdalan of the San Pablo police recalls that morning of August 13, 2007.

SOCO: Mangkukulam

Digna Navarro remembers that fateful night of September 10, 2010.  Her grandparents Angelo and Emilia Pascua arrived at their home in Sitio Matabang, Barangay Aponit in San Carlos, Pangasinan around six in the evening after a day of selling vegetables at the market.

SOCO: Justice for a call center officer

Good natured. Responsible. And generous. This is how Antonio Sr. and Gloria Tan describe their only son, Antonio Ma. Tan Jr. or, as they fondly call him, TJ.

SOCO: "Live show"

The barangay hall in Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan was barely open yet when a man came rushing in on the morning of April 3, 2006. Out of breath, he delivered shocking news to the barangay tanod – 2 people were chopped to death in their neighborhood.

SOCO: The Amadeo parricide

It was eight in the morning on August 23, 2008 when an anguished woman arrived at the Amadeo police precinct in Cavite.

Lim ordered hostage-taker’s bro ‘brought to Tondo’

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim wanted the brother of dismissed officer Rolando Mendoza “brought to Tondo” by police after he made a scene during the August 23 hostage crisis, the former chief of the Manila Police District (MPD) said on Wednesday.