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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paglamayan natin ang bangkay ng delicadeza

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government

[ANALYSIS] Panelo and the blurring of line between mandates and favors

Sep 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

What Salvador Panelo did was to extend a favor, not fulfill a mandate

Panelo rejects Inquirer.net apology

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:18 PM

(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.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Inquirer.net apologizes to Panelo over story on Sanchez’s executive clemency bid

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:05 PM

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

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo fields questions at a Palace news briefing

[OPINION] Sal Panelo’s sleight of hand

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:54 PM

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

Sanchez family went to Panelo's office thrice

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames 'lax' security when asked how the Sanchezes were able to enter the Malacañang complex so many times

Second day of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BuCor skipped DOJ approval for release of Chiong murder convicts, drug lords, Sanchez

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:06 PM

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

BUCOR. (L-R) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra,  sacked BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon, BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos, and BuCor technical chief Maria Fe Marquez attend the Senate hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte clears Panelo of wrongdoing in Sanchez executive clemency bid

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:04 PM

''Yung ginawa ni Panelo, it's not his fault na lawyer siya,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during a sudden press conference in Malacañang

PANELO. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte answers queries from members of the media at the Malacañang on June 27, 2019. Also in the photo is Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. File photo by Robinson Niã‘al Jr./Presidential Photo

NUJP: Panelo's threat shows libel laws are weapons, not remedies

Sep 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

''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'

Senators question propriety of Panelo's letter on Sanchez clemency plea

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'You cannot dissociate his personal relationship with the Sanchezes and his being Chief Presidential Legal Counsel,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

'FISCALIZER'. Senator Panfilo Lacson says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo 'has a lot of explaining to do' regarding his letter to the Board of Pardons and Parole on the executive clemency bid of rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez.  File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sanchez's wife on paying victims P12-M damages: 'Wala kaming intensiyon'

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:32 PM

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'

NOT PAYING. The family maintains that Antonio Sanchez did not commit any crime.  Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Panelo to file libel suit vs Inquirer.net, Rappler

Sep 03, 2019 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler slams the presidential spokesman's threat as a 'pure diversionary tactic'

President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo after the 5th Cabinet meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Imelda Marcos asked Duterte to grant Sanchez executive clemency

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:24 PM

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

CONVICTED OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos at the House Plenary on Thursday, September 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Panelo admits meeting Sanchez family in Malacañang

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The convict's former lawyer, who is now spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte, does not see anything wrong with it

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Sanchez's wife learned about ex-mayor's release via 'anonymous' text

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:32 PM

(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

WHERE'S THE PHONE? Elvira Sanchez tells the Senate blue ribbon committee that she destroyed her cellphone. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bong Go says 'heads will roll' in Sanchez release controversy

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:01 PM

'Ibig sabihin ni Pangulong Duterte, managot ang dapat managot, including the top to bottom [officials],' says the senator

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE? BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing with Superintendent Maria Fe Marquez (right), who signed the release order of the 3 convicts in the 1997 Chiong sisters murder case. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Sanchez release: Faeldon says he just followed GCTA guidelines

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:52 PM

'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

CHIEF. Erstwhile Customs chief and now Bureau of Corrections director general Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Faeldon ordered Sanchez release, but stopped it after outcry

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:58 AM

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.

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Guevarra: No backdoor for 'undeserving' convicts

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:02 PM

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

JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra addresses the launch of the Bacolod City Justice Zone at the Bacolod City Government Center on August 30, 2019 Photo by Marchel Espina/Rapler

FALSE: PNoy responsible for Sanchez’s possible release due to RA 10592

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:19 AM

The decision to make rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez eligible for reduced sentence came from the Department of Justice

1,914 inmates already freed are in peril due to Sanchez case

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:17 PM

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

GCTA LAW. Tens of thousands of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison wait for the review of the DOJ, BuCor and DILG on the coverage of the Good Conduct Time Allowance Law. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Faeldon denies ordering Sanchez's release – DOJ

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The family of Antonio Sanchez claims to be in possession of a Bureau of Corrections release order dated August 20

CONVICT. Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez (center) may not step out of the New Bilibid Prison soon. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

TIMELINE: The GCTA law and the controversy it has stirred

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:55 PM

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?

House probe sought to clarify provisions of GCTA law

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:06 AM

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

THE CATALYST. Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Bong Go: Duterte 'blocked' release of rape-slay convict Sanchez

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'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

MAXIMUM SECURITY. Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOJ 'glad' if SC, Congress can clarify if heinous crimes excluded from GCTA law

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says they will also notify the Supreme Court about the temporary suspension of good conduct time allowance

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016.

DOJ may suspend GCTA processing pending review of guidelines

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:52 PM

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

JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra responds to questions in a press conference. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

TIMELINE: DOJ backtracks on possible early release of Antonio Sanchez

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:31 PM

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.

EXPLAINER: The GCTA law that may free Antonio Sanchez

Aug 23, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Understand the GCTA law and the Supreme Court ruling that surrounds this issue.

Early release of Antonio Sanchez? Here's what the GCTA law says

Aug 23, 2019 - 5:09 PM

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?

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016.

Celebrities cry out against Antonio Sanchez's possible early release

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:21 PM

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

OUTCRY. Bianca Gonzalez, Angel Locsin, and Bituin Escalante are among the celebrities who cried out against the possible early release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. Rappler file photos

Malacañang's 'inevitable conclusion': Sanchez disqualified from early release

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:10 PM

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'

WILL HE STAY IN JAIL? Rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[PODCAST] Ang batas na puwedeng magpalaya sa rapist-murderer na si Antonio Sanchez

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:51 AM

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.

[OPINION] Media sensationalism, bureaucratic ineptitude, the common tao's quest for justice

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:46 AM

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

Mother of Allan Gomez joins UPLB protest rally against release of son's murderer

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'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

LOST A SON. Illuminda Gomez, mother of slain Allan Gomez, talks to the media about her reaction on the impending release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez on Thursday, August 22 at the UP Los Baños. Photo by Pat Echano/ Rappler

Antonio Sanchez was denied clemency in 2019

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:40 PM

But, says Justice Secretary Guevarra, if someone is denied clemency, he can still qualify for early release based on good conduct time allowance

Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

#NoToSanchezRelease: Netizens, groups demand justice for ex-mayor's rape-slay victims

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Netizens question the integrity of the Philippine justice system, wonder which between the rape-slay and impunity is worse

Remember? Salvador Panelo was Antonio Sanchez's lawyer in UPLB rape-slay case

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo counts convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez as among his former clients

'Dapat binitay na siya noon,' says Bato dela Rosa on rapist-murderer Sanchez

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Lawmakers want a review of the Bureau of Correction's computation on rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's good conduct time

CONVICT. Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez (center) may not step out of the New Bilibid Prison soon. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Malacañang on possible Antonio Sanchez release: 'We can't do anything'

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:58 PM

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

PALACE SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo conducts his regular briefing for Palace reporters. Photo from the Facebook page of Salvador Panelo

BuCor changes tune: Sanchez may not be freed soon after all

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(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

Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

'Affirm his 7 life sentences': Thousands sign petition to keep rapist-murderer Sanchez in prison

Aug 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM

'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

Drilon wants Senate probe into rape-slay convict Sanchez's reduced sentence

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(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

OUT TOO SOON? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants Antonio Sanchez' upcoming release to be investigated. Rappler file photo

Eileen Sarmenta's mother demands proof of rapist Sanchez's good behavior

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:35 AM

'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

EILEEN SARMENTA RAPE SLAY CASE. Maria Clara Sarmenta on her way home from a television interview on August 22, 2019, after news broke that her daughter Eileen's rapist and murderer, Antonio Sanchez, is set to be released soon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Antonio Sanchez killed 2 others, but those have no legal bearing on his release

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Human rights lawyer Edre Olalia suggests excluding certain types of heinous crimes from the reduced prison term law

BILIBID CONVICTS. A thousand Bilibid convicts are set to be released soon because of a Supreme Court ruling that retroactively applied a law on reduced prison term. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sentiments split on SC ruling freeing convicts like 'beast' Sanchez

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:24 PM

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

FREEING 'GOOD CONDUCT' CONVICTS. The government is set to release a thousand convicts based on a recent Supreme Corut ruling that retroactively applied the law on good conduct time allowance. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Antonio Sanchez of 1993 UPLB rape-murder case to get out soon – DOJ

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:21 PM

This is thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that retroactively applied a reduced prison term law

Heavily armed members of the PNP-Special Action Force secure inmates of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on May 29, 2017 as Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said that he is considering deploying members of the military as additional forces after recieving reports of continuing drug trade inside the detention facility. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan directed to confiscate ex-Calauan mayor's assets

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:26 AM

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


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