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× Ombudsman maintains no court order needed for re-arrest of freed prisoners

MANILA, Philippines -- Prisoners freed under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) can be re-arrested without a court order or an arrest order, Ombudsman Samuel Martires insisted on Thursday.

At the sidelines of an event at the Office of the Ombudsman's main office in Quezon City, Martires said that Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's previous move to re-arrest an individual after his release…