The petition was filed by lawyers Harry Roque and Rommel Bagares on behalf of Adonis, who was allowed last Monday to post bail. But the warden of the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF; also known by its old name, Davao Penal Colony), said he could not be freed as he has a pending case.
The petition is co-signed by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR).
”NUJP has already called on DOJ Sec. Raul Gonzales to act on the immediate release of Adonis. As of this time, no reply has come from the justice department,” the NUJP said in a press statement. (MindaNews)