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Arrest warrants for Reyes brothers still stand

Former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The arrest orders against Joel Reyes, the ex-governor of Palawan, and his brother Mario, the ex-mayor of Coron, still stand despite the Court of Appeals’ (CA) dismissal of the case against the brothers for the 2011 murder of broadcaster Gerry Ortega, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Wednesday.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A hit job without a mastermind


The Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that cleared former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, in the murder of environmentalist Gerry Ortega in 2011 once again exposes the CA as a court exclusively for the rich and influential.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

CA junks DOJ plea, clears Reyeses in Ortega murder


Ruling with finality, the Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its earlier ruling clearing former Palawan Gov. Mario Joel Reyes in the 2011 killing of environmentalist Gerry Ortega, prompting Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to say she will now take her case to the Supreme Court.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CA affirms ruling clearing Palawan gov in Ortega death

Gerry Ortega murder case. INQUIRER PHOTO

The Court of Appeals stood pat on its ruling clearing former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes for the death of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: Gerry Ortega


On January 24, 2011, 47-year-old Palawan broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega was shot and killed by a lone assailant while shopping in a used-clothing store in Puerto Princesa City. He sustained bullet wounds in the head and body.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »