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Rappler's latest stories on warrantless arrests


Olongapo court clears teacher over post on reward to kill Duterte

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:15 AM

Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 72 Judge Richard Paradeza junks the Department of Justice case and says that an extrajudicial confession is inadmissible. He also rules that intelligence information is not sufficient to do a warrantless arrest.

CLEARED. An Olongapo City court clears teacher Ronnel Mas of inciting to sedition over a post about a reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo of Mas courtesy of Allan Sison

[PODCAST] Ang mga problemang dulot ng warrantless arrests

May 21, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bakit tila ang due process ay para sa mga kakampi lamang ng Duterte administration?

DOJ: Police can arrest violators of Luzon lockdown even if they do not resist

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:46 PM

The government turns to a broad law to justify this policy: RA 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases which punishes 'non-cooperation'

LOCKDOWN. Commuters were stranded at the boundary of Valenzuela and Meycauayan after police locked down the area on Tuesday midnight, March 17. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP: Warrantless arrests 'applicable' if GCTA releases revoked

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

'These convicts will be treated as fugitives from justice,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde at a Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Military arrest for Trillanes? But penalty is dismissal from service

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:55 PM

‘Why will you reopen a case where the maximum penalty is discharge from service against a person who is already out of the armed forces?’ says Trillanes’ lawyer Rey Robles

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's lawyer Rey Robles and fellow mutineer former Magdalo Representative Ashley Acedillo file a petition for certiorari at the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jun 08, 2017 - 10:33 AM

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Alleged Maute member goes to Marawi capitol as evacuee

May 29, 2017 - 2:33 PM

He is eventually arrested according to Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Special Action Forces in Marawi City

Why Mindanao lawyers have qualms about martial law

May 28, 2017 - 3:58 PM

A Maranao lawyer suggests the deployment of women soldiers or Muslim women soldiers to checkpoints and the inclusion of sensitivity to culture and religion in the implementing guidelines

Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Kung talaga namang kinakailangan bakit hindi ilulusot? At kung hindi naman kailangan talagang hindi lulusot iyan As I’ve said before hindi naman tayo rubber stamp ng Malacañang says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NOT INFLUENCED BY MALACAÑANG. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez maintains that Congress is 'not a rubber stamp' of the administration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang meanwhile says the suspension of the writ is just an idea so far

President Rodrigo Duterte in Kuala Lumpur on November 9, 2016. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this to protect the Republic of the Philippines

DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte says he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness persists in the country. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

SC reminds cops: Follow rules on warrantless arrests

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The Supreme Court acquits a man from drug charges because police failed to follow proper procedure at a checkpoint in Cebu

ARREST BEFORE SEARCHES. The Supreme Court reminds law enforcers to make sure warrantless arrests are legal lest they risk the dismissal of cases. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec: Citizens can arrest vote buyers, sellers

May 07, 2013 - 7:21 PM

UPDATED Under its unprecedented money ban the Comelec allows the public to conduct warrantless arrests against vote buyers and sellers