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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
Two lawmakers say the 'irregular' arrest has 'serious implication on the observance of basic constitutional rights'
Diane Desierto, a senior partner of the lawyers' firm, says it was just a 'temporary engagement' with the Time in Manila bar
'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
The award is given to cops who accomplish 'a single act of heroism or series of heroic acts'
Rappler obtains videos showing what happened inside the Makati bar where 3 lawyers were arrested
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'
'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
(UPDATED) They walk out of the Makati City police station at past 8 pm after securing a release order from the prosecutor’s office
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