This year, the headlines were filled with crime stories that both shocked and appalled the nation. But according to the Philippine National Police, the crime rate this year is actually lower compared to 2013.
Four crimes, four stories of survival.
Christmas is always a special occasion for the Columbres family. It is that time of the year that all family members are home. But among all of their children, Mang Lorenzo and Aling Elenita's second daughter, Lankey, was always the most excited about the holidays.
Thirteen-year-old Mark Anthony Perez dreamed of someday becoming a policeman. Mark, or Mak-Mak as he was affectionately called by his family, promised his mother, Rosemarie, that he would someday live a more comfortable life.
On its 9th Anniversary Special, SOCO tells the story of 'Boy', a resident of General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite who hunts and sells spiders for a living.
Thelma Sabsalon had no explanation for the dreams she was having of her daughter Myrthel. She felt an eerie sensation, and suspected that something was wrong.
It was an exciting day for 12-year-old Rochelle Ingal.
On August 5, Erika Delos Santos asked permission to leave the house, and said she will attend a Bible study session at their aunt's house. She never came home.
Rodelo 'Rudy' Ramirez and his wife, Maria Luisa, met in 2000. At that time, they already had children from their previous partners, but it didn't stop them from nurturing their own relationship.
It was the crime that shocked the public and rocked the world of showbiz.