Court voids search warrants against Tumandoks
The Capiz Regional Trial Court Branch 21 voided six search warrants used by police officers who raided 16 communities in Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo on December 2020 wherein nine Tumandoks were massacred and 16 others were arrested. The court also ordered the release of four individuals who were arrested and who remain detained until today.
This is the third case wherein warrants used in provincial operations issued by judges based in the National Capital Region were voided. Earlier, the Supreme Court banned the issuance of search warrants by judges in areas beyond their jurisdiction.