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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

Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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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.

Sereno in Pulse Asia survey, Roque on CA ruling on Joel Reyes, Bannon apology | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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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

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

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

Ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes convicted of graft over mining permit

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:10 PM

He chose to intentionally and willfully ignore his responsibilities and conveniently relied only on the recommendation of the mining regulatory board says the Sandiganbayan

CONVICTED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, shown here when booked for murder charges, is convicted of graft over an anomalous mining permit he issued to a small-scale mining company in 2006. Photo from PNP Public Information Office.

Sandiganbayan junks fertilizer case vs ex-Palawan gov Reyes

May 08, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The anti graft court dismisses the case involving P23 5 million in alleged anomalous purchases for having taken too long for the Ombudsman to probe

GRAFT CASE JUNKED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, shown here when booked for murder charges. 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.

Joel Reyes wants graft charges dismissed

Jan 06, 2017 - 9:23 PM

The former governor who is in jail for a separate murder case claims he has no accountability in the misuse of fertilizer funds

NO PROBABLE CAUSE. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, shown here when booked for murder charges, is appealing to reverse graft charges against him. Photo from PNP Public Information Office.

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)

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

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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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

Ex-Palawan governor wants jail leave to attend graft trial

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Ex Governor Joel Reyes in jail for murder charges in Puerto Princesa wants to be allowed to attend proceedings for his pending graft case in Quezon City

FUGITIVE NO MORE. Ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes is escorted by police at the NAIA early Friday, September 25. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

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

Poe leads polls, Reyes brothers, Gilas at FIBA Asia | 12PM wRap

Sep 28, 2015 - 1:30 PM

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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

Ortega slay suspects, Pope in US, Gilas vs Kuwait | 6PM wRap

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:21 PM

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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

Poe’s citizenship, Ortega slay suspects, Americans on Pope | 6PM wRap

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

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

De Lima to Jinggoy, Cam: Affair issue demeaning

Jun 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The one quality required of a secretary of justice is the singular tenacity to do what needs to be done without fear or favor I ve proven this time and again De Lima tells the Commission on Appointments

'WASTING TIME.' Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she won't waste time by filing a libel case against Sandra Cam over claims she has an

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

A rogues' gallery of 2013 candidates

May 13, 2013 - 1:06 PM

A list of 10 politicians contesting the elections who are accused of corruption or criminal activities

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

SC unseats Palawan vice governor

May 06, 2013 - 3:38 PM

Reyes failed to meet the one year residency for candidates the Supreme Court says

UNSEATED. The SC said Reyes made "material misrepresentation" in her 2010 COC. Photo from Facebook.

'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

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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Plunder in 'mashed potato' Palawan roads?

Oct 23, 2012 - 8:04 PM

The Ombudsman is urged to sue former Palawan Gov Joel Reyes and incumbent Gov Abraham Kahlil Mitra for plunder over alleged misuse of at least P520 M Malampaya funds

'MASHED POTATOES.' Palawan's second district spent P20-M on this road in Puring Buliluyan, but critics say it wasn't worth it. Photo courtesy of Bishop Pedro Arigo

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