Gerry Ortega - updates

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[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

[OPINION] Injustice in the Court of Appeals: The Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial

Sandiganbayan puts ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes back in jail

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:20 PM

(UPDATED) Reyes' lawyer says they will take the case to the Supreme Court

CONVICTED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan upholds the conviction of Joel Reyes for one count of graft. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

SolGen Calida asks CA to rearrest Joel Reyes

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the Court of Appeals made a 'grave error' when it disregarded the testimony of a key witness in the murder case against former Palawan governor Joel Reyes

REARREST. Solicitor General Jose Calida joins the motions asking for the rearrest of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

Prosecutors tell Sandiganbayan: Jail Joel Reyes now

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Prosecutors point out that the former Palawan governor remains a flight risk: he evaded arrest for 3 years before he was caught in Thailand

BAIL CANCELATION. Ombudsman prosecutors move for the cancelation of bail of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes, convicted for one count of graft by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

De Lima hits CA ruling on ex-Palawan governor Reyes' release

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is no 'miracle' here, only a gross miscarriage of justice,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to the decision penned by Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro

Senator Leila De Lima files a Writ of Habeas Data before the Supreme Court in Manila on Monday, November 7, 2016, against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Why CA dissenters call Joel Reyes freedom 'premature, preposterous'

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:09 AM

The Gerry Ortega murder case is somehow linked to the multi-million Malampaya fund scam, over which Joel Reyes is also facing charges

PREMATURE? Court of Appeals Justice Maria Filomena Singh calls the majority decision to free former Palawan governor Joel Reyes premature.

Malacañang to seek reversal of CA decision releasing Joel Reyes

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:34 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, who lawyered for murdered Gerry Ortega, says he will meet with Solicitor General Jose Calida on a plan to file a motion for reconsideration

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press conference at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 4, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has decided to terminate the services of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III upon verifying complaints that the administrator has made excessive trips overseas. Amaro's termination from the service is part of the President's commitment to eliminate graft and corruption in government. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ortegas shocked at release of ex-Palawan governor

Jan 06, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'We ask everyone to remain vigilant,' says the family of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega

JUSTICE WANTING. Patricia, the widow of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega is in this photo taken on February 16, 2011. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Palawan ex-gov Joel Reyes, murder suspect, released

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Sandiganbayan convicted Reyes of graft and sentenced him to 6 to 8 years in prison last year, but his lawyer says this is on appeal and has no bearing on his release related to the Gerry Ortega murder case

RELEASED. Former Palawan governor Joel Reyes is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial for the murder of Gerry Ortega. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

Malampaya fund: Ex-Palawan gov Reyes faces P1.5-B graft case

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Some construction projects meant to be funded by Malampaya royalties appear on reports as complete or nearly complete but turn out to be far from finished

MALAMPAYA SCAM. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, jailed over murder charges, now faces multiple counts of graft for the misuse of P1.5 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Graft trial pressed vs ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The finding of probable cause is supported by substantial evidence on record prosecutors tell the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 5th Division

JOEL REYES. Photo from PNP Public Information Office.

Joel Reyes denied bail in Ortega murder case

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The Ortega family welcomes the decision of a local court after having found strong evidence of guilt for the murder of Doc Gerry Ortega

JOEL REYES. The mugshot of the former Palawan governor taken at Camp Crame. Photo from PNP Public Information Office (PIO)

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

Miriam Santiago, Duterte on Xi, ‘Cursed Child’ | 6PM wRap

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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Ortega family 'incensed' over Duterte justification of media killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Criticizing Rodrigo Duterte s justification of media killings the family of Gerry Ortega says the slain radio broadcaster was killed for exposing corruption

SLAIN REPORTERS. The family of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega hits president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying the murder of journalists.

Ex-Coron mayor granted bail in Ortega murder case

May 07, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes who is running for vice mayor has been granted temporary liberty to allow him to campaign before the May 9 polls

SC: Murder trial of Palawan ex-governor can proceed

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The SC says that because a Palawan RTC has determined probable cause for the issuance of an arrest warrant for former Palawan governor Joel Reyes the DOJ s petition is moot

Photo of Gerry Ortega in foreground from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

DOJ orders probe to verify Mercado’s link with Reyes brothers

Oct 07, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado is allegedly among the business associates the Reyes brothers made contact with while they were hiding from police

PROBE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima wants the Witness Protection Program to investigate the claims that former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado had been in contact with Mario and Joel Reyes while they were evading arrest.

Reyes brothers’ arraignment set for Oct 2

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the prosecution plans to oppose any moves from the camp of former Palawan officials Joel and Mario Reyes to delay the arraignment

THE ACCUSED. Mario (left, with towel over shoulders) and Joel (right, with glasses) Reyes are escorted by members of the PNP CIDG inside Camp Crame on September 25. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't to probe alleged special treatment of Reyes brothers

Sep 27, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The probe comes after the Reyes brothers alleged masterminds in the 2011 murder of journalist Gerry Ortega held a press conference at the Puerto Princesa city jail

UNDER ARREST. Thai police present Joel Reyes (seated, R), the former governor of Palawan island, and his brother Mario (seated, L), former mayor of Coron, after the two Philippine politicians were arrested in Thailand. Photo courtesy of the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration

Reyes brothers now in jail in Puerto Princesa

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:55 AM

2nd UPDATE The lawyer of Joel and Mario Reyes say they will file a petition for bail

Reyes arrival at the NAIA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Emails, villa photos led to Reyes brothers’ arrest

Sep 25, 2015 - 10:02 AM

2nd UPDATE An email exchange between the informant and police investigators which began on September 8 led to the arrest of the two most wanted fugitives

Reyes brothers arrive, now at Crame

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:57 AM

The PNP will wait for a court order to transfer them to Palawan

TIMELINE: Gerry Ortega murder case

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED After hiding for more than 3 years the suspects – former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes – are apprehended in Thailand

Photo of Gerry Ortega in foreground from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

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Sep 21, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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Reyes brothers arrested in Thailand – DOJ

Sep 21, 2015 - 12:08 PM

3rd UPDATE Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes are wanted in the Philippines for the murder of environmentalist Gerry Ortega

UNDER ARREST. Thai police present Joel Reyes (seated, R), the former governor of Palawan island, and his brother Mario (seated, L), former mayor of Coron, after the two Philippine politicians were arrested in Thailand. Photo courtesy of the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration

PH recovery, PMA grad, British schoolboy | The wRap

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Recovery in Haiyan hit areas is faster than it was in Aceh ADB A fresh PMA graduate dies fighting the Abu Sayyaf A 16 year old boy gets 20 years for killing his teacher in class

Conviction in PH ‘partial victory’ vs impunity

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:21 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists says developments in the Ortega murder and Ampatuan massacre show that impunity continues in the Philippines

Bring 'the Butcher' to justice!

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The author gives voice to environmental advocates who were alleged victims of retired General Jovito Palparan s systemic violation of human rights

CA affirms verdict clearing Reyes in Ortega slay case

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:36 AM

UPDATED The Court of Appeals rejects Justice Secretary De Lima s appeal to reverse its earlier verdict

CLEARED. A file photo of former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes

Ortega slay suspect granted bail

Jul 09, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A local court allows Romeo Seratubias owner of the licensed pistol allegedly used in the shooting of broadcaster Gerry Ortega to post bail

JUSTICE WANTED. The late Gerry Ortega's family wants punishment for the late environmentalist's killers. Environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega. Photo from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

Ortega's killer faces life imprisonment

May 07, 2013 - 5:56 PM

The Reyes brothers who were accused of ordering Ortega s killing are still in hiding however

CA junks murder raps vs ex-Palawan gov

Mar 20, 2013 - 4:08 PM

2nd UPDATE The court criticizes Justice Secretary de Lima for not following her own rules

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Ortega witness died by hanging - NBI

Feb 08, 2013 - 10:17 PM

A report claims that Aranas was distraught over his removal from the Witness Protection Program and hinted of killing himself

Witness in Ortega case found dead in jail

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Dennis Aranas is found dead in his cell at the Lucena Provincial Jail; officials say it was suicide

'Reyes brothers still wanted for murder'

Nov 29, 2012 - 12:46 PM

The widow of slain Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega says the murder case against the Reyeses stand even if the Court of Appeals nullified the investigating panel that filed the case against them

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Lawyer to Reyes brods: Keep hiding!

Nov 28, 2012 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED The counsel of the Reyes brothers charged with murder for the Ortega slay advises them to remain in hiding The brothers are not yet off the hook however says the Ortega family s counsel

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Nov 27, 2012 - 8:54 PM

The Freedom of Information bill passes the committee level in the House of Representatives The Court of Appeals nullifies a panel linking the Reyes brothers to the killing of Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega The mastermind of the Rasuman pyramid scam is arrested

CA nullifies panel that linked Reyes brothers to Ortega slay

Nov 26, 2012 - 8:42 PM

The CA nullifies the second panel formed by the Department of Justice that approved the filing of murder charges against the Reyes brothers in connection with Gerry Ortega s killing

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DFA cancels Reyes brothers' passports

Sep 28, 2012 - 3:02 PM

DFA cancels the passports of former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes and his brother Mario

Disbar lawyer, Ortega daughter asks Court

Sep 19, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The lawyer of the Reyes brothers principal suspects in the Ortega slay case faces a disbarment complaint

Ortega daughter sues ex-Palawan governor over fake passport

Sep 11, 2012 - 5:11 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs said in August that Reyes tampered with his passport

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Ortega murder suspect dies of kidney disease

Sep 11, 2012 - 1:29 PM

The 44 year old suspect dies before he could testify in broadcaster Gerry Ortega s murder case

JUSTICE WANTED. The late Gerry Ortega's family wants punishment for the late environmentalist's killers. Environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega. Photo from ABS-CBN Foundation/Philip Sison

Palace: Probe BI over Reyes escape

Aug 30, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The Palace wants an investigation into immigration agents alleged involvement in the escape of ex Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother

Aquino raises bounty for Palparan, other fugitives

Aug 16, 2012 - 2:05 PM

President Aquino raises the reward money for Palparan and 3 other fugitives

Alleged mastermind in Ortega murder flees country

Aug 06, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes reportedly fled the country last March

DFA cancels passport of ex-Palawan governor

Jun 29, 2012 - 2:42 PM

The government cancels the passports of the Reyes brothers principal suspects in the murder of Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega

Suspect in Ortega slay dropped from murder case

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

A judge has dropped murder charges against the former bodyguard of ex Palawan Gov Joel Reyes officially making him a state witness

Interpol alert for Reyes brothers

May 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

The Interpol has included the suspects in the murder of Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega in its global alert list