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Arrest warrants for Reyes brothers still stand

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Gerardo Ortega. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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 »

After scolding, immigration men get P9.5-M bonus

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cartoon, august 3, 2013

They all need a little spanking, but they could also use some extra cash. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) had already approved the release of P9.476 million worth of performance-based bonuses for its 900 officials and employees.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coddling of accused in Ortega slay bared

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Former Palawan Governor Joel T. Reyes INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The aide of fugitive ex-governor Joel T. Reyes, one of the key accused in the murder of environmentalist and journalist Gerry Ortega, continued to be in the payroll of the provincial government of Palawan even while in detention.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bail OK’d for owner of gun in Ortega slay, denied for others

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The Regional Trial Court (RTC) handling the case against the former governor of Palawan, his brother and other accused in the murder of Palawan journalist and environmentalist Gerry Ortega has allowed one of the principal accused in the case to post bail.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ortega daughter hopeful bail ruling for accused in slay won’t weaken case

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PATRICIA Ortega (first from right), wife of murdered environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega, announces in a press conference that the murder case against the Reyes brothers continues. With her are Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn and lawyer Alex Avisado. NINO JESUS ORBETA FILE PHOTO

The daughter of slain broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega is still optimistic that the case against the alleged killers of her father will prosper even if the Palawan court allowed one of the accused to post bail for his temporary liberty.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Accused in Ortega slay allowed to post bail

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Gerry Ortega murder case. INQUIRER PHOTO

Due to weakness of evidence, the Puerto Princesa City Regional Trial Court allowed one of the accused in the death of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega to post bail.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Court okays bail for detained Ortega suspect

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The regional trial court investigating the murder of Palawan journalist Gerry Ortega has allowed one of the principal suspects to post bail.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunman in Ortega slay gets life term

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Dr. Gerardo Ortega. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The confessed triggerman of slain Palawan broadcaster Dr. Gerry Ortega was found guilty Tuesday by the Puerto Princesa Regional Trial Court and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CA asked to bar DOJ from acting on Ortega murder case

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Dr. Gerardo Ortega. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lawyers of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes asked the Court of Appeals to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from acting on the murder case of environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega.

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

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