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Rappler's latest stories on writ of amparo


[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Are extraordinary writs still effective in the time of Duterte?

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Listen to this podcast as we go back to 2007, parse the loopholes in the rules of these writs, and try to imagine where we are headed with the current Supreme Court

NUPL blasts 'ineffective' writ of amparo after CA junks protection plea

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Is the writ of amparo still an effective remedy in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte?

RED-TAGGING. The National Union of Peoples' Laywers (NUPL) holds a protest after filing a petition at Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, after the Armed Forces of the Philippines tagged them as communists. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Duterte admin dismisses red-tagging petition as 'implausible'

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Human rights lawyers are on a slight disadvantage because the Court of Appeals has already denied their request for a protection order

WRIT OF AMPARO. The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) await the decision of the Court of Appeals on their petition for a writ of amparo. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Rights groups fail to get court protection from army harassment

Jun 29, 2019 - 2:18 PM

'There is no evidence of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, malicious prosecutions, and defamations,' says the Court of Appeals

AMPARO HEARING. Karapatan's Cristina Palabay talks to media after the first and last hearing of the Court of Appeals on their writ of amparo petition on June 18, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Rights group denied chance to present evidence in red-tagging hearing

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The Court of Appeals 14th Division submits the case for decision without allowing human rights group Karapatan to present testimonies and witnesses

AMPARO HEARING. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay expresses disappointment over the Court of Appeals waiving their right to present evidence in the group's writ of amparo case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Generals snub red-tagging hearing at Court of Appeals

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The generals, including national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon and defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana, are required to attend the hearing on July 11

WRIT OF AMPARO. (L-R) Human rights lawyers Rachel Pastores, Czarina Musni and Edre Olalia attend a hearing before the Court of Appeals on June 6, 2019, on the writ of amparo accusing the Philippine military of red-tagging and harassment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Supreme Court issues writ of amparo in favor of rights groups

May 30, 2019 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court directs the Court of Appeals to hear the petition of Gabriela, Karapatan, and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines on June 18

TRIAL. The Supreme Court of the Philippines gives the go signal to Sandiganbayan trial of Morong 43 army generals and police officers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC to gov't: Explain red-tagging, West PH Sea neglect

May 05, 2019 - 3:20 PM

In the case of the writ of amparo for human rights lawyers, it's President Rodrigo Duterte himself who must submit a response to the Supreme Court

RETURN OF WRITS. President Rodrigo Duterte and his government must submit a return of the writs of amparo and kalikasan issued to human rights lawyers who have sued them for army harrassment and West Philippine Sea neglect.

Lawyers score SC victories vs army harassment, West PH Sea neglect

May 03, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Writs of amparo and kalikasan are issued on the same day in favor of human rights groups which sued the Duterte administration in two separate petitions

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Malacañang tells activist priest to file writ of amparo

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:38 PM

'It can be filed in the lower courts and it will be acted upon expeditiously,' Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque assures Father Amado 'Picx' Picardal

Father Amado "Picx" Picardal walks his bike out of the Baclaran Church after his sendoff mass on Wednesday.  Photo by Eloisa Lopez / Rappler.com

'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

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

SC issues another writ of amparo vs local cops

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:06 PM

The SC also issues a protection order prohibiting policemen from going within a kilometer of the victim s widow

ANOTHER AMPARO. The Supreme Court, for the second time, grants writ of amparo against local cops involved in the killings of drug suspects. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA issues permanent protection order for 'Tokhang' victims in Payatas

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:09 PM

This is the second court victory for the first ever case filed against President Rodrigo Duterte s Oplan TokHang

SC issues writ of amparo favoring anti-Oplan TokHang petitioners

Jan 31, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Relatives of alleged drug suspects earlier filed a petition seeking the suspension of Oplan TokHang operations and protection from alleged police harassment

WRIT OF AMPARO. The SC issues a writ of amparo in favor of petitioners against Oplan TokHang operations in Quezon City. Rappler file photo

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Jan 26, 2017 - 10:42 PM

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For fear of life, De Lima moves to temporary home

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:43 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says she is considering seeking a writ of amparo and habeas data as her rights to privacy and security have been violated

VIOLATION. Senator Leila De Lima says she is thinking of filing charges against her critics for violating her rights to privacy and security. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Iglesia lawyers to court: Menorca's amparo case moot

Mar 28, 2016 - 1:46 PM

But lawyers of the expelled church worker want the amparo petition which seeks to grant Menorca protection archived for 2 years

SUBMITTED FOR RESOLUTION. After more than 5 months, the petition for writ of amparo filed by relatives of ex-INC church worker Lowell Menorca II has been submitted for resolution. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ex-INC member Menorca: No hope for justice in PH

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:20 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Menorca says he plans to seek help from a higher court and international agencies to ensure the safety of his family

NO JUSTICE. Ex-Iglesia ni Cristo church worker Lowell Menorca II wipes his tears inside his car as he resisted his arrest from Manila police on January 20, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

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Nov 03, 2015 - 6:37 PM

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Aquino’s tirade vs SC seen to backfire

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the first time in Philippine history that a sitting President has publicly attacked a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court as legally wrong says an SC justice

SC orders DOJ to look into new info on Jonas Burgos

Feb 04, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Edita Burgos claims her son s abductor bears a striking similarity to one of the state agents who arrested supporters of former President Estrada in 2006

GOOD OLD DAYS. Jonas Burgos with his family. File photo from Newsbreak

Writ of amparo 'misused' in newsman's case

Feb 20, 2013 - 6:09 PM

De Lima says they are ready to challenge the propriety of such writ

WRONG USE. De Lima said the writ of amparo should not have been sought in the case of Jaime Aquino's son.

De Lima on writ vs her: Gatdula, court 'paranoid'

Mar 20, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Manila court issues order to protect sacked NBI chief Magtanggol Gatdula from personalities like DOJ chief De Lima and 2 NBI officials

'PARANOID' PARTIES? Justice Sec Leila de Lima calls sacked NBI chief Magtanggol Gatdula and a Manila court "paranoid" for a writ of amparo against her.