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LOOK: Panelo endorsed Sanchez's letter for executive clemency

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo was Antonio Sanchez's lawyer in the 1993 UPLB rape-slay case

HIGH PROFILE CASES. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo has handled several high profile cases as a lawyer, including convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. Screenshot from RTVM

Migrante asks Duterte to seek clemency for OFWs on death row

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Migrante International launches ClemencyPH to urge Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte to save the lives of all overseas Filipino workers on death row

CLEMENCY. Migrante International calls on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to seek clemency for all overseas Filipino workers on death row.

Duterte pardons 27 elderly, sickly prisoners

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Twenty seven of the 127 prisoners endorsed for executive clemency by the DOJ will be given signed certificates of pardon on Tuesday March 7

EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY. President Duterte greenlights the release of aged and sickly prisoners. File photo from Presidential Photographers Division

134 inmates await Duterte clemency

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says they wanted to secure the release of the inmates before Christmas or New Year

CLEMENCY AWAITED. More than 130 inmates await executive clemency from President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Recto to Duterte: Pardon old, sick prisoners for Christmas

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier said he was considering granting pardon to qualified prisoners in time for the holidays

Why Robin Padilla couldn't join Mariel in the U.S. for baby's birth

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Robin speaks up on being granted executive clemency from President Rodrigo Duterte and what this means for his chances of joining his wife Mariel Padilla in the U S

ROBIN PADILLA. The actor is granted executive clemency by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

Duterte grants executive clemency to Robin Padilla

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The President also says he is considering granting pardon to elderly and sick prisoners during the Christmas holidays

CLEMENCY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go poses with Actor Robin Padilla who shows off the documents of the executive clemency granted by the President during their meeting at the Study Room of Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2016. Photo by Rene Lumawag/PPD

Qatar grants clemency to 10 Filipinos

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Philippine embassy officials in Doha are processing the repatriation of the OFWs in coordination with Qatar authorities

CLEMENCY. Qatar Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, grants clemency to prisoners, including 10 Filipinos, on the occasion of Qatar National Day on December 18, 2015. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA

DFA hits Velosos' claims: We helped Mary Jane

May 01, 2015 - 10:56 PM

We did what we could We were not involved in the creation of the problem Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says

SLAMMING GOVERNMENT. Celia Veloso, mother of Philippine death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, speaks during a protest near the Philippines' presidential palace to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Aquino: Fast-track case vs Mary Jane's recruiter

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for her part says the National Bureau of Investigation is also trying to get the statements of the other victims

PH mulls new clemency bid for Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Before deciding on this the Philippines awaits the results of the case to be filed against Mary Jane Veloso s alleged illegal recruiter

'TRAFFICKING VICTIM.' Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on April 21, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Aquino to Jokowi: Grant Mary Jane clemency

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:56 PM

We can always try the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says as the Philippine vice president also seeks a meeting with the Indonesian president

FRIENDLY TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (right) welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) in the Philippines' presidential palace on February 9, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

#AnimatED: Mercy isn’t inconsistent with rule of law

Apr 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

President Jokowi showing mercy to those who deserve it is not inconsistent with Indonesia’s laws Clemency is not a sign of weakness

Australia doing 'everything it can' for Bali death row pair

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Tony Abbott says he has spoken to Jokowi again about the Bali Nine pair

BILATERAL TIES. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) is greeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo shortly before a meeting at the presidential palace, in Jakarta on October 20, 2014. File photo by EPA

Indonesian court rejects death row Australians' appeal

Apr 06, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Lawyers say they will file an application to the Constitutional Court but the Attorney General s Office says there will be no more delays to the executions

LAST BID. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (C) seen in this 2010 file photo with their lawyer at the Denpasar District Court in Bali. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Jokowi grants a clemency request 6 months jail sought for student who made offensive post on Path poor grandmother accused of stealing wood freed from detention and more

Florence Sihombing in court in Yogyakarta on March 16, 2015. Photo by Mawa Kresna/Rappler

Abbott warns Indonesia of tough response to executions

Feb 15, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Abbott: If these executions go ahead and I hope they don t we will certainly be finding ways to make out displeasure felt

WAITING. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. File photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia PM pleads with Indonesia over death row men

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:22 PM

UPDATED My plea even at this late stage is for Indonesia to be as responsive to us as it expects other countries to be to them when they plead for the life of their citizens on death row overseas

WAITING. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. File photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Mercy and compassion? Aquino fails to pardon some inmates during Pope visit

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The government originally planned to release a list of names the President would be granting executive clemency but Malacañang says it did not want to rush the decision

POPE IN THE PALACE. Pope Francis signs the guestbook in Malacanang Palace.

Rolito Go not recommended for executive clemency

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:44 PM

While priority has been given to the elderly and the terminally ill the cancer stricken Go is excluded from the list to protect deserving qualified inmates says Bureau of Corrections director Franklin Bucayu

#PugadBaboy: Tomas being Jay Leno

Apr 25, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Edsa 3 group for Erap 2013

Apr 30, 2013 - 5:25 PM

A group of Estrada supporters who joined Edsa 3 is vowing support for the former president s bid for a mayoral seat in Manila

'EDSA 3 FOR ERAP 2013.' A group of Estrada supporters who joined the so-called EDSA 3 is vowing support for the former president's bid for a mayoral seat in Manila.