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To accuse the lawyers of constructive possession of drugs for documenting the search on their client's bar is 'ludicrous and farcical,' says Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Romel Odronia
'If even lawyers... can be treated with such official disdain, then we can only imagine how much worse less informed, less empowered Filipinos will fare when subjected to abusive behavior,' says the Vice President
'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested
(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office
(UPDATED) Constructive possession is defined as having dominion or control of a place where the drugs are found. The lawyers are newly hired by an owner of the bar.
Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo reminds the police that lawyers too 'are officers of the court'
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'Pakiramdam na ng mga pulis ay pressured na sila sa ginagawang search,' says Southern Police District director Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario
Policemen arrest the young lawyers as they were documenting what the cops were doing in the bar