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Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Kung talaga namang kinakailangan bakit hindi ilulusot? At kung hindi naman kailangan talagang hindi lulusot iyan As I’ve said before hindi naman tayo rubber stamp ng Malacañang says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NOT INFLUENCED BY MALACAÑANG. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez maintains that Congress is 'not a rubber stamp' of the administration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang meanwhile says the suspension of the writ is just an idea so far

President Rodrigo Duterte in Kuala Lumpur on November 9, 2016. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this to protect the Republic of the Philippines

DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte says he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness persists in the country. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Philippine crime war packs decaying jails

Jul 30, 2016 - 4:51 PM

As police wage an unprecedented war on crime detainees appear doomed for lengthy stints in an underfunded and overwhelmed penal system

OVERCROWDED. Inmates rest in their sleeping quarters inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila in this picture taken on July 18, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP

Samar inmates cite abuses, seek ouster of jail warden

May 06, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Inside the Samar Provincial Jail in Catbalogan City inmates – still suspects whose cases are being tried – are already judged and punished like convicted criminals

PETITION. Inmates at the Samar provincial jail in Calbayog City ask the governor and vice governor to fire Jail Warden Victor  Templonuevo, who has allegedly failed to stop abuse and corruption by his men. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio, Rappler