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Robredo condemns arrest of lawyers: ‘Alarming erosion of rule of law’

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo denounced the arrest last week of 3 lawyers who were monitoring a police search of a raided bar in Makati City.  The Vice President said the Makati police’s detention of lawyers Jan Vincent Sambrano Soliven, Lenie Rocel Elmido Rocha, and Romulo Bernard Bustamante Alarkon is “an issue that concerns not just the legal community but every Filipino.”  “That some members of our police force now feel that they can brush aside claims to legal rights and due proces

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