Duterte twits Sereno

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President Rodrigo Duterte maintained that arrests can be made even without warrants, refuting the statement of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno that police officers cannot apprehend without warrants of arrest.

“Madame Chief Justice, you are again wrong when you said, ‘Do not allow yourself to be arrested without a warrant’,” the President said during the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCon) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Davao City.

The President, who is also a lawyer and former prosecutor, cited several instances when an arrest can be made even without a warrant such as when a person is committing a crime; when a crime is about to be committed or when a crime has been committed and the arresting authority has direct knowledge that the person to be arrested committed the criminal act.

Duterte has drawn stinging criticism because of the mass killings that his campaign against illegal drugs had spawned.


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  1. Du30 explains very well the law on WARRANT OF ARREST and WARRANTLESS and CITIZEN ARREST even an idiot can understand.??