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No, DILG Usec, privilege of writ of habeas corpus not suspended

Mar 23, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus empowers authorities to arrest and detain anyone without a court order. But we are not under martial law.

HUMAN RIGHTS. DILG Usec Martin Diño tells a radio show human rights disappear in a public health emergency. File photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Habeas corpus filed at SC for release of youth activist held by army

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The military wants Alexandrea Pacalda to register herself as a communist rebel returnee

HABEAS CORPUS. A petition for habeas corpus is filed with the Supreme Court on September 23, 2019, to demand the release of youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda who is in the custody of the military. Photo from Karapatan

BuCor officials detained for contempt sue Senate at Court of Appeals

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The officials want Senators Gordon and Sotto to face the Court of Appeals and answer for their detention

DETAINED. Three Bureau of Corrections officials are detained at the Senate on Sept 12, 2019 (from L to R): Bilibid hospital doctor Ursicio Cenas, BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos, and BuCor documents chief Ramoncito Roque. Rappler screenshots

Duterte threatens to suspend writ of habeas corpus, declare 'revolutionary war'

Apr 04, 2019 - 8:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, outraged at criticisms of his order to review all government contracts, slams Senator Franklin Drilon and threatens to arrest 'all' his critics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally at One Pinagtipunan Circle in Malabon City on April 2, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sereno: Special committee evaluating rules to address extrajudicial killings

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The reforms are stirred by empathy for marginalized Filipinos who feel the justice system is rigged against them says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

WHAT CAN WE DO? Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says on August 24, 2017, that a special committee on human rights is evaluating what can be done so the judiciary can better address extrajudicial killings. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Slippery slope of martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:15 AM

We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the sufficiency of the factual basis test

Martial law extension and the Supreme Court

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:45 AM

We analyze the recent Supreme Court decision which upheld President Duterte’s Proclamation No 216 to discern how the Court might answer anticipated petitions in the event of an extension of martial law in Mindanao

'Emotional' Speaker Alvarez 'must know the limits of his power' – CA justice

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Speaker threatens to have CA justices disbarred over the case of detained Ilocos Norte officials Justice Stephen Cruz says Let justice be done though the heavens fall

CO-EQUAL BRANCHES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez won't take orders from the Court of Appeals. Rappler file photo

Maute, Duterte, Trump | Evening wRap

May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Duterte may suspend writ of habeas corpus in Visayas

May 31, 2017 - 6:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this plan is just a precautionary measure in case terrorists transfer venue to the Visayas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troopers of the Joint TaSk Force (JTF) Sulu prior to his visit to the wounded soldiers at Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on May 27, 2017. Joining the President are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and JTF Sulu Commander Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

No joint session on martial law is a cover-up, say opposition lawmakers

May 29, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the majority want to hide the discussion from the public because the martial law declaration has no basis

'CONGRESS IN CHAINS'. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says that there is no reason for legislators to skip convening over martial law. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

Ano-ano ang dapat mong malaman tungkol sa martial law?

May 27, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Ayon sa 1987 Konstitusyon maaaring pigilan o palawigin ng Kongreso ang pagdeklara ng martial law Maaari ring pag aralan o pigilan ng Korte Suprema ito

BATAS MILITAR. Idineklara ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang batas militar sa buong Mindanao. Larawan nina Bobby Lagsa, Noel Celis

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

CRISIS IN MARAWI. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the armed clashes between government forces and the Maute Group arrives in Iligan on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

De Lima to int'l community: Duterte is a 'self-confessed serial killer'

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:56 PM

In May of this year 16 million Filipinos elected a self confessed serial killer as President says Senator Leila de Lima in Berlin Germany

Why PNP's Dela Rosa is against martial law

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he was witness to the abuses of the Philippine Constabulary during martial law

CLASS OF 1986. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa also happens to belong to the first PMA class to graduate after the EDSA revolution. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Maute attacks: Lorenzana says no reason to suspend habeas corpus

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he will advise against any move to suspend the writ of habeas corpus as the situation in the country is still under control

UNDER CONTROL. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the offensive against the Maute terror group is normal military operation against lawless elements. Rappler photo

Martial law a 'back-up plan' but 'far from reality'

Nov 16, 2016 - 6:05 PM

It s far from reality and it s never crossed the mind of the President says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

MARTIAL LAW. Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says martial law is 'far from reality' under the Duterte administration. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Lawmakers hit Duterte's 'twisted, Marcosian' logic

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Congressmen from the independent minority bloc of the House cite the dangers of President Rodrigo Duterte s unclear thought process

"TWISTED LOGIC." House independent minority bloc members Edcel Lagman (2nd from right) and Tom Villarin (1st from right) criticize President Rodrigo Duterte's latest pronouncement on November 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte to Congress: Suspending habeas corpus a 'passing thought'

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:51 AM

He was only thinking out loud na ano ba yung mga weapons ammunition methods available to him Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III recalls the President telling lawmakers while discussing his war on drugs at a Palace meeting

MINI-LEDAC. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a mini-Legislative-Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting in Malacañang on November 14, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte: Leaders need to do 'wrong' to protect people

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM

President Duterte after his warning to suspend the writ of habeas corpus says Either we do something to protect society or do something sometimes wrong to protect society

RULE OF LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about Mindanao history, peace process, and his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption during the Regional Convention of Integrated Bar of the Philippines Greater Manila Chapter at Pandango Hall, Manila Hotel in Manila on November 4. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

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

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Nov 14, 2016 - 2:06 PM

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Dela Rosa: Suspending habeas corpus makes job 'easier'

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:22 AM

The PNP chief assures the public that even if the writ of habeas corpus is suspended they will remain here to serve and protect

Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald dela Rosa, speaks during a press briefing at the PNP headquarters in Quezon City, November 14, 2016. Bea Cupin/Rappler

LP senators: 'No basis' to suspend writ of habeas corpus

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The drug menace is not a ground to suspend the privilege of the writ say the 4 Liberal Party senators in a joint statement

DRUG WAR. ARound 80 'surrendered' and 'self-confessed' drug users and pushers gather before police in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/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

Gordon wants emergency powers for Duterte, suspension of habeas corpus

Sep 08, 2016 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The idea does not sit well with senators Franklin Drilon and Leila De Lima with De Lima saying it would be similar to creeping martial law authoritarianism

SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS. Senator Richard Gordon wants Congress to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers and to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to fight illegal drugs and terrorism in the country.

Iglesia to Menorca: Prove actual threat to your life

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:09 PM

As the ex minister takes the witness stand at the Court of Appeals for the first time INC lawyers want him to prove actual instead of speculative threats

Former Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) minister Lowell Menorca relates how he was allegedly detained by his fellow INC members during a press conference at the Bayview Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Manila on Sunday. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Ex-INC minister Menorca arrested on the way to court

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:09 PM

The arrest warrant stems from a libel case filed against Lowell Menorca in Kapatagan Lanao del Norte

UNDER ARREST. Ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca remains in his vehicle as he awaits Manila Police District chief Rolando Nana following an arrest warrant served by two plainclothes policemen on January 20, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras / Rappler

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Nov 03, 2015 - 6:37 PM

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Trip to Japan for Iglesia ni Cristo's Eduardo Manalo?

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:52 PM

UPDATED Was the trip intended to celebrate his 59th birthday or was it to speak to relatives of Jinky Otsuka Menorca wife of expelled minister Lowell Menorca? Whatever the intent Manalo was a no show at the Court of Appeals on Nov 3

REVERED LEADER. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo V Manalo, the church's third leader, follows in the footsteps of Iglesia founder Felix Manalo. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Explain Delfin Lee's detention, court orders PNP, NBI

Mar 11, 2014 - 9:25 AM

The Court of Appeals grants the habeas corpus petition of Delfin Lee

Delfin Lee seeks release from 'illegal detention'

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Businessman Delfin Lee asks the Court of Appeals to order his release from unlawful detention

WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. Businessman Delfin Lee has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Raymart Santiago files for custody

Aug 07, 2013 - 4:36 PM

It s the actor s turn to go to court as he petitions for habeas corpus against Claudine

LEGAL BATTLE. Raymart and Claudine during happier days. Photo from Claudine's twitter (@itsmeclaudineb)