QR-ed, ID-ed, bar coded, tracked, tagged

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 02/11/2021

Wired magazine published the article “Digital IDs are more dangerous than you think” by Brett Solomon, founder of a global conference that addresses human rights in the digital age. It says that digital identification systems are meant…

Two families check if female torso in garbage bag belongs to their missing kin

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen are gathering more information to verify the identity of the woman, who owns the torso which was found in a garbage bag in Talamban river. This developed after two families visited the…

First PNP DNA branch in Central Visayas unveiled, expected to help solve cases faster 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The first Philippine National Police (PNP) DNA branch in Central Visayas officially opened at the Regional Crime Laboratory in Sudlon Barangay Lahug here on Monday morning, October 19, 2020. The laboratory is the first DNA…

DNA test shows Asian suicide bombers pulled off Jolo blasts, police say

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 09/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The suicide bombers in the Aug. 24 twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu were Asians as shown in a recent DNA test results, police said Thursday. “Pagdating sa DNA, they (Crime Laboratory members) said na…

A dog’s life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Agence France Presse 07/10/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – A well-known “rule of paw” holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real ratio changes…

Families, cops wait for DNA test results to identify bodies found in Tuburan

Zena V. Magto 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It might take at least four weeks for two families to know if the two unidentified burnt bodies found in a secluded area in Sitio Matnog, Barangay Putat, Tuburan town on May 28…

Tuburan police: Help us to identify 2 burnt bodies found in Brgy Putat

Zena V. Magto and Paul Lauro 05/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are encouraging those, who have missing relatives, to visit the Tuburan Police Station and help them identify two unidentified bodies found in a secluded area in Sitio Matnog, Barangay Putat, Tuburan, a…

NBI-7 NEEDS FRESH FUNDS FOR DNA TESTING

Nestle L. Semilla and Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/30/2018

NAGA LANDSLIDE Twelve days after the landslide incident in Naga City, Cebu, authorities have still to identify at least 36 bodies of the 77 fatalities of the tragedy. Because of this, the forensic team of the National…

FBI confirms Hapilon’s death through DNA test — Lorenzana

Inquirer.net 10/21/2017

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the DNA sample taken from a body recovered in Marawi City matched that of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Saturday. “We have received…

Blood on motorboat matches the DNA of Gisela’s mother

Benjie B. Talisic, Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Norman V. Mendoza 07/12/2017

The DNA profile of the blood samples taken from the motorboat allegedly used to dump the body of Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel matched the DNA profile of the mayor’s mother, an official report released yesterday said.…

DNA samples match late mayor’s mother

Agnes Alpuerto 07/12/2017

THE DNA profile of the blood samples taken from the motor boat allegedly used to dump the body of Bien Unido mayor Gisela Boniel is ‘consistent’ with the DNA profile of the late mayor’s mother. The PNP’s…

Terrifying thriller

Jeff Ruffolo 05/11/2017

Run as fast as you can. Run until you no longer have breath in your lungs and your chest feels as if an elephant has stomped all over it. Then run faster — as if your very…

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