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Form No.12.

PETITION FOR HABEAS CORPUS

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES


SUPREME COURT
MANILA

In the Matter of Petition for Habeas


Corpus of Senator Arthur Gomez.

AURELIA GOMEZ,
Petitioner, SP. PROC. NO. __
-versus- For: Habeas Corpus
Chief of Police
Police Superintendent ,
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PETITION
PETITIONER, by counsel and to this Honorable Court alleges:
1. Petitioner is of legal age and with residence at MakatiCity. Petitioner is the wife of
Senator Arthur Gomez, with residence at MakatiCity.

2. On February 14, 2009, the President of the Philippines declared martial law throughout
the country and pursuant thereto a task force of five (5) police officers headed by Police
Superintendent arrested Senator Arthur Gomez for rebellion and detained him at Camp
Aguinaldo, where he was held incommunicado.

3. At the time Senator Arthur Gomez was arrested, he was in the Senate conducting a
hearing on peace and order and inquiring as to the legal and factual basis of the proclamation of
martial law, pursuant to Sec. 18, Art. VII of the Constitution.

4. More than three (3) days had passed since the arrest and detention of Senator Arthur
Gomez without the latter being judicially charged in court for rebellion, thereby rendering his
detention illegal.

5. Efforts to visit Senator Arthur Gomez proved futile, as respondents and those guarding
him prevented petitioner and her lawyers to see and talk to him.

WHEREFORE, Petitioner prays that respondents and those acting for their behalf at
CampAguinaldo be directed to appear before this Honorable Court, produce the body of Senator
Arthur Gomez, and explain why the latter should not be set at liberty forthwith and without delay.

Baguio City, Philippines, March 3, 2009.


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JACKY CHAN
Counsel for the Petitioner
Juniper Bldg., BaguioCity
Roll of Attorneys No.
PTR No. ____ IBP No. _____
Serial No. of Commission

VERIFICATION
JURAT