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Makati prosecutor clears lawyers in bar raid case

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

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

CONFRONTATION. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

Lawmakers seek House probe into lawyers' arrest in Makati bar raid

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Two lawmakers say the 'irregular' arrest has 'serious implication on the observance of basic constitutional rights'

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

Makati bar owner no longer client of arrested lawyers

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Diane Desierto, a senior partner of the lawyers' firm, says it was just a 'temporary engagement' with the Time in Manila bar

FREE. Lawyers Lenie Rocha (L) and Jan Vincent Soliven (R) walk out of the Makati City police station after securing a release order. Romulo Bernard Alarkon is not in the photo but was also released. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Robredo condemns arrest of lawyers: ‘Alarming erosion of rule of law’

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:14 PM

'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

TAKING A STAND. Vice President Leni Robredo calls on members of the Philippine Bar to continue condemning the arrest of 3 lawyers in a Makati bar. File photo by OVP

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NO 'FEAR OR FAVOR.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP awards medals to Makati police for Time in Manila bar raids

Aug 20, 2018 - 10:47 AM

The award is given to cops who accomplish 'a single act of heroism or series of heroic acts'

AWARDED. Makati city police officials attend the Camp Crame flag ceremony on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Videos show arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested

BUILDUP. Videos show the lawyers and the searching party of the Makati bar engaging in a spat before the arrest. Screenshot from sourced video.

CHR probes arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The commission says it is 'deeply alarmed' by the arrest of the 3 lawyers 'who were only fulfilling their obligation as counsels of their client'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

'Lawyers now targets of drug war'

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'Maybe it is only ironic that the mastermind of this breakdown in the rule of law, where even lawyers are no longer safe, is a lawyer himself,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte

TARGETS? Senator Leila de Lima is surrounded by a platoon of cops as she attends her drug trade hearing at the Muntinlupa RTC. File photo by the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Police release lawyers arrested in Makati bar raid

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office

RELEASED. The 3 lawyers arrested at a Makati City bar raid are let go by cops after they secured a release order. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Arrest of lawyers in Makati bar 'very grave cause for concern' – IBP

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajardo reminds the police that lawyers too 'are officers of the court'

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

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Cops in Makati bar arrest say lawyers 'harassed' them

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'Pakiramdam na ng mga pulis ay pressured na sila sa ginagawang search,' says Southern Police District director Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario

SOUTH POLICE CHIEF. SPD head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario says his cops were harassed by the 3 lawyers during the Times Bar raid in Makati City. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District