Ortega murder - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ortega murder


[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

[OPINION] Injustice in the Court of Appeals: The Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial

Joel Reyes denied bail in Ortega murder case

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The Ortega family welcomes the decision of a local court after having found strong evidence of guilt for the murder of Doc Gerry Ortega

JOEL REYES. The mugshot of the former Palawan governor taken at Camp Crame. Photo from PNP Public Information Office (PIO)

Ex-Coron mayor granted bail in Ortega murder case

May 07, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes who is running for vice mayor has been granted temporary liberty to allow him to campaign before the May 9 polls

SC: Murder trial of Palawan ex-governor can proceed

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The SC says that because a Palawan RTC has determined probable cause for the issuance of an arrest warrant for former Palawan governor Joel Reyes the DOJ s petition is moot

Photo of Gerry Ortega in foreground from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

Reyes brothers now in jail in Puerto Princesa

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:55 AM

2nd UPDATE The lawyer of Joel and Mario Reyes say they will file a petition for bail

Reyes arrival at the NAIA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Reyes brothers arrive, now at Crame

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:57 AM

The PNP will wait for a court order to transfer them to Palawan

TIMELINE: Gerry Ortega murder case

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED After hiding for more than 3 years the suspects – former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes – are apprehended in Thailand

Photo of Gerry Ortega in foreground from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

Ortega slay suspect granted bail

Jul 09, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A local court allows Romeo Seratubias owner of the licensed pistol allegedly used in the shooting of broadcaster Gerry Ortega to post bail

JUSTICE WANTED. The late Gerry Ortega's family wants punishment for the late environmentalist's killers. Environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega. Photo from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

Witness in Ortega case found dead in jail

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Dennis Aranas is found dead in his cell at the Lucena Provincial Jail; officials say it was suicide

Disbar lawyer, Ortega daughter asks Court

Sep 19, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The lawyer of the Reyes brothers principal suspects in the Ortega slay case faces a disbarment complaint

Alleged mastermind in Ortega murder flees country

Aug 06, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes reportedly fled the country last March

Suspect in Ortega slay dropped from murder case

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

A judge has dropped murder charges against the former bodyguard of ex Palawan Gov Joel Reyes officially making him a state witness

Interpol alert for Reyes brothers

May 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

The Interpol has included the suspects in the murder of Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega in its global alert list

Suspect in Ortega slay surrenders

Apr 12, 2012 - 12:02 PM

A former aide of ex Palawan Gov Joel Reyes and key suspect in the Ortega murder surrenders to authorities

Palawan 'bomber' an ex-MNLF commando

Apr 09, 2012 - 3:28 PM

The suspect in the Palawan bombings belongs to a breakaway faction of the Moro National Liberation Front operating in the province

Ex-Palawan governor campaigns for 'innocence'

Mar 30, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Ex governor Joel Reyes releases an audio message to followers in Palawan after a court ordered his arrest

Former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes. Photo from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)