inciting to sedition - updates

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With indictment of teacher, media told be careful when interviewing suspects

May 16, 2020 - 5:38 PM

Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas

ARRESTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison

DOJ okays warrantless arrest of teacher who posted about 'killing Duterte'

May 15, 2020 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) The prosecutor says the warrantless arrest is invalid, but the defect is cured by the teacher's admission to the media

ARRESTED. A 25-year-old teacher who tweeted about offering a P50 million reward to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is arrested by the NBI. Photo courtesy of Allan Sison


Ex-Anakpawis congressman, relief drive volunteers charged with sedition

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:01 AM

A legal assistance group questions the charges, saying the Anakpawis members were delivering food packs to residents and had a government-issued food pass

Teacher arrested over Facebook post in GenSan rushed to hospital

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:06 PM

Her son, who was also arrested the same day for allegedly trying to stop the police from taking the teacher, remains in jail

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Teacher, son arrested without warrant in GenSan over Facebook post

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) Frustrated that people are going hungry amid a lockdown in her city, a public school teacher vents on Facebook. She faces charges of inciting to sedition.


Rappler Talk: Trillanes and his dangerous dissent

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:13 PM

On Wednesday, February 19, Rappler catches up with former senator Antonio Trillanes IV who has just paid bail anew for conspiracy to commit sedition

With 14 cases, Trillanes awaits fate for non-bailable kidnapping

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:08 PM

The former senator says he is prepared to go to jail once more. 'Ito na yung landas na pinili naming gampanan.'

BAIL ONCE MORE. Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail at the QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 on February 18, 2020, for a charge of conspiracy to commit sedition. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DOJ panel to assess if Bikoy can be gov't witness in new sedition case

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The flip-flopping Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, is the sole witness for now, but he is also charged with conspiracy to commit sedition

CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT SEDITION. Peter Joemel Advincula aka Bikoy attends the prelimianry investigation at the DOJ on August 9, 2019, which eventually saw him charged of conspiracy to commit sedition. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How the DOJ will prove destabilization plot vs Duterte

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:50 PM

How exactly did the prosecutors arrive at that conclusion? And why is Trillanes cleared of sedition but charged with conspiracy to commit sedition?

DESTAB PLOT? (L-R) Assistant State Prosecutor (ASP) Gino Paolo Santiago, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Laroza-Torrevillas and ASP Michael John Humarang explain their resolution finding basis that there was indeed an attempt to topple the Duterte presidency. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Marlon Manuel on fighting inciting to sedition case vs Robredo

Sep 24, 2019 - 2:04 PM

On Tuesday, September 24, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Marlon Manuel to discuss the case and what the harassment against the opposition means to the rule of law

Magdalo asks CA to stop DOJ panel investigating sedition complaint

Sep 13, 2019 - 1:02 PM

But Magdalo's Gary Alejano and Jonnell Sangalang file their petition with the Court of Appeals on the same day the DOJ panel wrapped up its investigation

APPEAL. Ex-Magdalo congressman Gary Alejano and his party mate Jonnell Sangalang wants the Court of Appeals to stop the DOJ panel formed to probe the sedition complaint they are facing. File photo from Otso Diretso Media

Bishops pray for sedition accusers: 'May they meet the God of all Truths'

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:53 AM

'We will not be discouraged,' say the 4 bishops who vowed to continue serving their flock despite the sedition complaint filed against them

THE POWER OF PRAYER. The 4 bishops facing a sedition complaint release a fraternal message praying for their accusers.

FLAG demands P5M damages in sedition countercharge vs CIDG

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Justice Department rejects OSG bid to bring more sedition probe witnesses

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The prosecution panel also denies OSG's request to summon Jude Sabio who wrote in a column that Trillanes tried to get him as lawyer for Bikoy

Assistant Solicitor General Angelita Miranda presents documents to the prosecutor panel on the sedition charges the CIDG filed through OSG. September 6, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[PODCAST] Inciting to sedition sa ilalim ni Duterte

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Ano ang implikasyon ng inciting to sedition complaint sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas?

Rappler Talk: FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo on navigating sedition case vs opposition

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:15 PM

On Tuesday, September 3, Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug sits down with FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo to discuss the complaint against key members of the opposition

DOJ: OSG can continue part in sedition probe

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The prosecution panel says 'it is not within its powers to disqualify OSG from representing CIDG in these proceedings'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Respondents attend the first hearing on August 9, 2019, at the Department of Justice over the inciting to sedition complaint filed against opposition leaders by Peter Joemel Advincula aka Biko. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In counter-affidavit, Robredo denies being in Ateneo meeting vs Duterte

Aug 29, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Vice President also provides the Department of Justice photos and other documentation of her official events in Bulacan on March 4 – the date Peter Joemel Advincula claimed she was in Ateneo for an 'oust Duterte' meeting

Vice President Leni Robredo filed her counter-affidavit for the sedition case filed against her on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Manila. VP Leni signed her counter-affidavit and swore under oath before DOJ Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Torrevillas. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

FLAG lawyers move to disqualify OSG from sedition probe

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Lawyer Larry Gadon accompanies Peter Joemel Advincula aka Bikot to the DOJ on August 9, 2019 for the start of inciting to sedition hearing against opposition leaders. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Meet the lawyers fighting Bikoy's sedition complaint

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Marlon Manuel, Rene Saguisag, Arno Sanidad, Filibon Tacardon, Christian Monsod, Rey Robles have done public interest lawyering

SEDITION COMPLAINT. The country's noted lawyers Neri Colmenares, Florin Hilbay, Erin Tañada, Rene Saguisag, Chel Diokno and Edre Olalia are present during the DOJ's first hearing on the inciting to sedition coplaint against the opposition on August 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FLAG on sedition complaint: DOJ panel invalid

Aug 09, 2019 - 6:25 PM

'The Secretary of Justice had no legal basis to take any direct action on the matters subject of the letter-complaint,' says the Free Legal Assistance Group

INCITING TO SEDITION. Jesuit priests Fr Flaviano Villanueva (in blue jacket), Fr Albert Alejo (in blue polo) and FLAG lawyers Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada attend their hearing on the inciting to sedition complaint filed against them and 32 others over the so-called Project Sodoma to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asks OSG to explain participation in sedition complaint

Aug 09, 2019 - 12:47 PM

The country's top lawyers, representing the respondents in the inciting to sedition complaint, bear down on the Office of the Solicitor General

SEDITION COMPLAINT. The country's noted lawyers Neri Colmanres, Florin Hilbay, Erin Tañada, Rene Saguisag, Chel Diokno and Edre Olalia are present during the DOJ's first hearing on the inciting to sedition coplaint against the opposition on August 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo to DOJ: Evidence first before I respond to sedition complaint

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Holding Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to his assurance of a fair process, Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Department of Justice to defer the submission of her counter-affidavit until the CIDG produces evidence against her

DEBUNKING LIES. Vice President Leni Robredo debunks the allegations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy against the opposition and its allies in May 2019. Photo by OVP

Ecumenical groups condemn sedition charges vs bishops, priests

Aug 07, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Ecumenical Bishops Forum and Isaiah Ministry say the actions of the Duterte administration against critics show his steady move towards violent repression and total dictatorship

Religious congregations led by the Association of Mother Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) lead the symbolic candle lighting event outside of the Christ the King Seminary in Quezon City to show support and solidarity to those bishops and other personalities charged by the government of inciting to sedition on August 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

La Salle presidents to Duterte admin: Do your duty, drop sedition complaint

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

'The government is for all and not just those who agree with the policies of the administration,' say the presidents of 14 De La Salle schools and universities along with De La Salle Philippines CEO Edgar Chua

Robredo on Bikoy complaint: Calida trying to oust me for Bongbong Marcos

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'Alam na talagang talo na sa protesta kaya naghahanap na naman ng ibang paraan.… Hanggang sa pagsisinungaling, gagawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

BIKOY COMPLAINT. Vice President Leni Robredo says the inciting to sedition complaint against her over the Bikoy videos is another tactic to remove her from office. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Robredo 'ready to face trumped up charges' in sedition complaint

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'This is clearly politically motivated,' says the Vice President's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez of the sedition complaint

READY. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the media at the Quezon City Reception House on May 23, 2019, to debunk the allegations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo by OVP

Robredo hits sedition allegations: 'Nakakatawa talaga'

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Hindi ba sila nag-verify, para hindi naman sila napapahiya?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks

'LAUGHABLE' CHARGES. Vice President Leni Robredo hits sedition allegations filed against her as 'laughable,' saying the accusations against her were far-fetched and easily verifiable. Photo by OVP

CIDG sues Robredo, LP, bishops for sedition over Bikoy videos

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra immediately forms a panel to investigate the complaint

BIKOY VIDEOS. Vice President Leni Robredo is included in the 36 respondents of a CIDG complaint for inciting to sedition over the viral Bikoy videos. OVP Photo

Looking at 'inciting to sedition' in the time of Duterte

May 07, 2019 - 1:03 PM

In charging a webmaster with inciting to sedition, the justice department cites a case from 1951. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has also been charged twice.

INCITING TO SEDITION. Webmaster Rodel Jayme and opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV are two men charged of inciting to sedition in the time of President Rodrigo Duterte.

DOJ charges webmaster of inciting to sedition over Bikoy videos

May 06, 2019 - 5:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The information is filed on Tuesday, May 7, before the Parañaque Regional Trial Court

DOJ CHARGES. The Department of Justice says it will be charging webmaster Rodel Jayme of inciting to sedition over the spreading of videos damaging to the First Family. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NBI files inciting to sedition complaint vs 'Bikoy' video sharer

May 02, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Rodel Jayme may also face a child abuse complaint since President Rodrigo Duterte's 15-year-old daughter Kitty was mentioned in the videos

BIKOY. Rodel Jayme is booked for a complaint of inciting to sedition for spreading Bikoy videos, a series of online videos that linked President Rodrigo Duterte's family and those close to him to the illegal drug trade.

Pasay prosecutor summons Trillanes for 2nd inciting to sedition complaint

Oct 16, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The complaint stems from the press statements of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV when his amnesty was voided

EMBATTLED. Senator Antonio Trillanes is summoned to the Pasay Prosecutor's Office for a hearing over an inciting to sedition complaint. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sedition, coup, graft complaints filed vs Trillanes

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the complaints will not stop him from 'exposing' President Rodrigo Duterte and his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces several complaints filed by lawyers allied with the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. Photo from Senate PRIB

VACC-allied lawyers say Trillanes liable for 'inciting to sedition'

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The lawyers say they will file several complaints against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who they accused of inciting to sedition, proposing to commit coup d'etat, graft, and violating the Anti-Money Laundering Act

TRILLANES COMPLAINT. Lawyers Eligio Mallari, Jing Paras and Nasser Marohomsalic hold a press conference on the complaint they intend to file against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler