Rappler's latest stories on Antonio Sanchez
Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government
What Salvador Panelo did was to extend a favor, not fulfill a mandate
(3rd UPDATE) 'What can we do?' says Inquirer.net editor-in-chief Abel Ulanday. 'If that’s his decision then we will probably just have to wait for his next move and we’ll just refer it to our lawyers,' he adds.
Rappler, also the subject of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's apology demand, maintains that it need not apologize for a story that is neither libelous nor defamatory
What Panelo's letter implies is that the presidential legal counsel finds Antonio Sanchez's clemency request valid, thus the positive action of referring it to the concerned agency for appropriate action
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames 'lax' security when asked how the Sanchezes were able to enter the Malacañang complex so many times
Senator Lacson points out that the correct procedure was followed in releasing Chinese drug lord Chen Chang in June, but not in the case of other convicts
''Yung ginawa ni Panelo, it's not his fault na lawyer siya,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during a sudden press conference in Malacañang
''Balat-sibuyas' is what we Filipinos call officials who are incapable of thinking beyond their imagined hurt and fail to see that the reports are not all about them'
(UPDATED) 'You cannot dissociate his personal relationship with the Sanchezes and his being Chief Presidential Legal Counsel,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The wife of rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez says they won't pay the families of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez because the former mayor is 'innocent'
(UPDATED) Rappler slams the presidential spokesman's threat as a 'pure diversionary tactic'
In 2017, then-Ilocos Norte congresswoman Imelda Marcos wrote to President Rodrigo Duterte, recommending the grant of executive clemency to rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez
The convict's former lawyer, who is now spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not see anything wrong with it
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo was Antonio Sanchez's lawyer in the 1993 UPLB rape-slay case
(UPDATED) Asked for her phone with the supposed anonymous text message, Elvira Sanchez tells senators that she has thrown out her mobile phone just that morning because of death threats she received over the last two weeks
'Ibig sabihin ni Pangulong Duterte, managot ang dapat managot, including the top to bottom [officials],' says the senator
'The application of the law, that was explained to me, does not distinguish,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon as he insists on following the guidelines on inmates' early release regardless of crime committed
A similar release order for the convicts in the 1997 Cebu Chiong sisters rape slay case has been completed. The convicts are now free, Faeldon confirms.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the review of the GCTA law's implementation was prompted by 'the very real danger posed to the peace of the community by the early release' of vindictive convicts
The decision to make rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez eligible for reduced sentence came from the Department of Justice
DOJ, BuCor, and DILG now in a tight bind as they review internal guidelines of the law, when thousands of heinous crimes inmates have already been released in past years
The family of Antonio Sanchez claims to be in possession of a Bureau of Corrections release order dated August 20
The debate now focuses on whether or not people convicted of heinous crimes should benefit from the Good Conduct Time Allowance law. What are the arguments for amendment now?
AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr says the possible early release of rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez may set a precedent that may benefit others convicted of heinous crimes
'Sa tignin niyo papayag si Pangulong Duterte na may backer sa ganung krimen? Heinous crimes? Definitely, wala pong sinasabing backer,' says Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says they will also notify the Supreme Court about the temporary suspension of good conduct time allowance
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra considers suspending the computation of the good conduct time allowance of convicts while the Bureau of Corrections 'firms up' its guidelines
Are the likes of Antonio Sanchez eligible for reduced sentence? The ambiguous provisions of the GCTA law should either be interpreted by the Supreme Court or amended by Congress.
Understand the GCTA law and the Supreme Court ruling that surrounds this issue.
The GCTA law allows deductions from sentences of persons deprived of liberty on the basis of good behavior. But how is it calculated and what are the nuances of the law?
Several celebrities take to social media to express dismay over the possibility, and recall how they saw the face of evil in former mayor Antonio Sanchez
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says a review of the law 'reveals that it is categorical in excluding recidivists, habitual delinquents, escapees, and persons charged with heinous crimes from the benefit of its coverage'
Ano ang epekto ng RA 10592 kay convicted murderer-rapist na si Antonio Sanchez? Alamin sa talakayan nina justice reporter Lian Buan at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
Jail and prison officials will be very afraid to exercise their professional discretion to release a reformed offender simply because of the horrendous backlash that they will face
'Parang walang katinuan ang mga taong humalay at pumatay sa mga mahal namin sa buhay,' Mrs Illuminada Gomez recalls the heinous crime committed 26 years ago
But, says Justice Secretary Guevarra, if someone is denied clemency, he can still qualify for early release based on good conduct time allowance
Netizens question the integrity of the Philippine justice system, wonder which between the rape-slay and impunity is worse
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo counts convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez as among his former clients
Lawmakers want a review of the Bureau of Correction's computation on rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's good conduct time
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo denies he has anything to do with the possible early release of his former client, Antonio Sanchez, saying the convicted rapist-murderer is 'automatically' among the potential beneficiaries of the law and Supreme Court ruling
(3rd UPDATE) Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon says rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez may not be qualified for earlier release because of his display of 'some not good behavior' in jail
'He used his power and position to kidnap, rape, and murder. His actions terrorized a university and an entire town. For full justice to be served, he must remain incarcerated for the duration of his lifetime,' the petition says
(UPDATED) Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted for 7 terms of reclusion perpetua for rape and murder, has been caught with P1.5-million worth of shabu in his cell
'Nag-start na kaming makapag move-on, we want to live normal lives pero ito na naman po, bumalik na naman lahat,' says Eileen Sarmenta's mother Clara
Human rights lawyer Edre Olalia suggests excluding certain types of heinous crimes from the reduced prison term law
It sparks debate on a law that applies to all, even to a convict whom the Supreme Court called an "unthinking beast." It also reignites opposition to death penalty
This is thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that retroactively applied a reduced prison term law
The writ of execution directs the Sandiganbayan sheriffs to begin confiscating the assets identified in its Civil Case number 0153 While the defendants say they have not received the court s resolution court records say otherwise