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Rights group leader served arrest warrant by cop disguised as delivery man

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:31 PM

The warrant is served despite the rights leader already obtaining a recall order since April

MOOT WARRANT. Karapatan secretary general Tinay Palabay. Photo from Palabay's Facebook page

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?

Central Luzon police arrest No. 1 most wanted in Zambales

May 19, 2020 - 1:10 PM

The suspect, whom police reports say operates as medic and supply officer of the rebel New People's Army, is also among the top 10 most wanted in Central Luzon

Photo from Regional Intelligence Unit provincial police force

Cops round up people in Manila based on spurious window hour advisory

Mar 22, 2020 - 12:16 AM

The window hour advisory is disowned by the PNP and the IAFT Saturday night, March 21

FAKE. PNP and IATF disown this window hour advisory for the Luzon lockdown. Photo by PNP

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

Arrest warrant issued for South Africa ex-president Zuma

Feb 04, 2020 - 11:00 PM

But the South African court says the execution of the warrant will be deferred until May 6 when the case is due to resume

ARREST WARRANT. In this file photo, South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma on October 15, 2019, addresses his supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court where he is appearing on corruption charges. File photo by Michele Spatari/AFP

Tokyo prosecutors obtain arrest warrant for Ghosn's wife

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole, 53, is now believed to be in Lebanon with her husband

ARREST WARRANT. This file photo taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn (L) and his wife Carole (R) leaving the office of his lawyer in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Australia slams China's 'unacceptable' treatment of jailed writer

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:05 AM

In an unusually frank statement, Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne says she is 'very concerned by reports from a recent consular visit to Australian citizen Dr Yang Hengjun'

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers arrested as tensions soar

Nov 09, 2019 - 3:49 PM

They face up to a year in jail if convicted

HONG KONG TENSION. Members of security try to block pro-democracy lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting (C-facing) as he chants slogans in protest as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (not pictured) holds a question and answer session at the Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong on October 17, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong / AFP

Citing legit warrants, DILG says no crackdown on militant groups

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says it's the police's job 'to monitor communist groups'

NO CRACKDOWN? Department of the Interior and Local Government Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the raids and arrests made in progressive groups' offices are just 'in furtherance of a warrant of arrest issued by a competent court.' Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Crackdown? Same QC judge issues warrants vs 58 activists in Manila, Bacolod

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Bayan Muna calls on the Supreme Court to review if the actions of Quezon City Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert followed proper procedures

PROTEST. Members of Gabriela and Kadamay picket in front of the headquarters of the Manila Police District. Photo by Inoue Jaena

PDEA Northern Mindanao nabs Bukidnon public school teacher in drug bust

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Law enforcers arrest Grade 9 teacher in a buy-bust operation

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

Davao journalist arrested for owning unlicensed gun

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Journalists in Mindanao say they want to defend themselves but legally owning a gun is difficult because of the island-wide martial law. They say: 'If we try to defend ourselves, we go to jail. If we do not, we die.'

U.S. arrests 1,700 'online child sex offenders' in two-month operation

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:05 AM

The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it

London police arrest 5 teens over attack vs lesbian couple

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The teenagers are suspected of ganging up on a lesbian couple for refusing to kiss each other for entertainment

BEATEN. Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris after being attacked by a gang of males aboard the London night bus. Photo from Geymonat's Facebook page

Woman arrested for bomb joke at LRT 1 station

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

If found guilty, the woman faces imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to P40,000

ARRESTED. A woman is arrested for cracking a joke while her bag was inspected. Shutterstock photo

Assange lawyers file 'extortion' complaint in Spain court

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Spanish media reports say 4 Spaniards have videos and personal documents of Julian Assange

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Ghosn wins bail in Japan but banned from seeing wife

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) Under the conditions of his bail, Carlos Ghosn must stay in Japan and must live in a court-appointed residence with cameras to monitor his movements amid fears he might try to destroy evidence

BAIL. In this file photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention center after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Prosecutors 'decided to arrest Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes,' the Supreme People's Procuratorate says in a brief statement

EX-INTERPOL CHIEF. This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by AFP

Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight U.S. warrant – lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'The key issue at the moment is United States extradition, which we have warned about for many years,' lawyer Jennifer Robinson says

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

John Shipton says he was shocked to see the state of his son Julian Assange when the latter was arrested in London

FAR FROM HOME. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) A legal source familiar with the case tells Agence France-Presse that Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh prison in southeast London

ASSANGE. A view of Wandsworth prison in southwest London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is believed to be held according to media reports on April 12, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Quito withdraws Assange's Ecuador citizenship

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Jose Valencia says the Ecuadoran government withdrew the citizenship it had granted Assange in 2017 'due to various irregularities found in his paperwork'

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's Ecuadoran stay

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Julian Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London's plush Knightsbridge district since 2012

ASSANGE IN ECUADOR. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Assange arrested in London on U.S. extradition request

Apr 11, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Footage shot by the Russian video news agency Ruptly shows a frantic-looking Julian Assange being huddled out of the building by burly men in suits and pulled into one of two waiting police vans

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on June 19, 2016 shows the building housing the Ecuadorian embassy in central London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hold up for years. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Tales of 3 cities: family feuds, blurred lines and old vs new

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Sibling rivalry in Makati, challenging a 50 year old dynasty in San Juan and the Belmontes go after Duterte loyalists

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation into Temer has uncovered 'the existence of a criminal organization in full operation, involved in concrete acts of clear gravity,' the federal prosecutor's office says

ARRESTED. This handout picture shows former president Michel Temer during a meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 2, 2018. File photo by Alan Santos/Brazil Presidency/AFP

Fish ball vendor jailed for 'harassing' Chief Justice kin

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls

NABBED FOR HARASSMENT. A fish ball vendor in Makati is arrested after threatening the son and daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

[OPINION | Newspoint] Where there’s a sitting judge there’s justice

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Press freedom is not automatically proved alive by the ability of the press to exercise its democratic right to publish without state interference; true proof lies in what happens to the press after exercising that right.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ambush of Maria Ressa

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Show her up to be vulnerable, subdue her, and a chill probably goes around enough to help ease the way for the authoritarian rule he has been itching to impose. Well, knowing Maria Ressa, she’s not one easily subdued.

'Truth will set you free': Schools hit arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Feb 14, 2019 - 4:30 AM

(4th UPDATE) Ateneo de Manila University president Father Ramon Jose Villarin, De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan issue statements of support

DEFEND TRUTH, Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the NBI after her arrest for cyberlibel charges on February 13, 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Rappler statement on Maria Ressa’s arrest: ‘We will continue to tell the truth’

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Yellow vest' leader Eric Drouet arrested

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Eric Drouet – who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon – is held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, according to a police source

ARRESTED. This file photo taken on December 23, 2018 shows Eric Drouet, a leader of the 'Yellow vests' (Gilets jaunes) movement, next to his lawyer Kheops Lara (R) as he leaves Paris' courthouse at the end of his custody after being detained by the police during a yellow vests demonstration in Paris. File photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

U.S, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:41 AM

China asserts that the two countries overstepped their authority during the arrest and that Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is innocent

OUT ON BAIL. Meng Wanzhou (pictured on the news page), Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained this week in Canada and faces an extradition request from US authorities over an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions violations by the Chinese technology giant. File Photo by Clement SABOURIN/AFP

Davao City court issues 4 arrest warrants vs Trillanes

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 issues warrants of arrest for each libel complaint filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces arrest again after a Davao City court issues arrest warrants in connection with libel complaints filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes on arrest warrant: ‘Baliktad ang hustisya sa gobyerno ni Duterte’

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:27 PM

'Ang mga mandarambong ay pinalaya na. Ang mga kritiko naman ay gagawan ng kaso para pilit na maikulong,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is ordered arrested on the same day former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder

DUTERTE CRITIC. Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces another arrest warrant, this time over a libel complaint filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte in Davao City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered local cops to monitor Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTING A DELIVERY. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar is asking for the warrant to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be delivered from Davao through a courier. File photo of Eleazar from Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao City court orders arrest of Trillanes

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang issues the warrant of arrest against the senator in connection with the libel case filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte

NEMESIS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been ordered arrested by a Davao City court on December 7, 2018, over libel charges filed by President Rodrigo Duterte's son, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imelda Saga: Will she go to jail or not?

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Because she has been convicted, bail is no longer a matter of right, but discretionary upon the court. Rules 114 and 120 come into play in the question of whether or not Imelda Marcos can post bail.

IMELDA MARCOS. University of the Philippines (UP) teachers and youth groups hold a bonfire at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden on November 9, 2018, to celebrate the conviction of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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Trillanes appeals Makati court's arrest warrant, hold departure order

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 should properly hear the factual issues of his case

ARRESTED. Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes (L) leaves a police station after being arrested in Manila on Septbember 25, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

2nd Makati court defers decision on Trillanes arrest

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Makati RTC branch 148 has set another hearing on October 5, lawyer Rey Robles confirms

STILL FREE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains free after the Makati RTC Branch 148 deferred its decision on the DOJ request to issue an arrest warrant against him on September 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes says he has no special request if jailed

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'

PREPARED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is prepared for the worst to come. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups on Trillanes arrest: Part of crackdown on gov't critics

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sends a chilling effect among other critics of the Duterte administration, says Human Rights Watch

ARRESTED. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV gets on a  police vehicle to bring him to the Makati Police Station for booking procedures following his arrest on September 25, 2018. He was released after posting bail. Photo by Joseph Vidal Senate PRIB

Only SC can decide on military trial for Trillanes – Lacson

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Senator Lacson also says President Duterte continues to enjoy the support of the military

WHAT'S LEGAL? Senator Panfilo Lacson weighs in on the Trillanes controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes to remain in the Senate after posting bail

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'I was advised not to go home wait for the ruling of Branch 148,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV returns to the Senate after his arrest on September 25, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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EXPLAINER: Why Judge Alameda disregarded affidavits in Trillanes case

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A military officer swears under oath that she received, accepted, and processed Trillanes’ amnesty application, but Judge Alameda says it’s a substitute document that has no probative value

AMNESTY CASE. Judge Elmo Alameda, Rey Robles and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right-left) meet inside the courtroom of Branch 150 as the senator pays bail on September 25, 2018. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler