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[ G.R. No. 197930, April 17, 2018 ]
EFRAIM C. GENUINO, ERWIN F. GENUINO AND SHERYL G. SEE,
PETITIONERS, VS. HON. LEILA M. DE LIMA, IN HER CAPACITY AS
SECRETARY OF JUSTICE, AND RICARDO V. PARAS III, IN HIS
CAPACITY AS CHIEF STATE COUNSEL, CRISTINO L. NAGUIAT, JR.
AND THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, RESPONDENTS.
[G.R. No. 199034]
MA. GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, PETITIONER, VS. HON. LEILA
M. DE LIMA, AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND
RICARDO A. DAVID, JR., AS COMMISSIONER OF THE BUREAU OF
IMMIGRATION, RESPONDENTS.
[G.R. No. 199046]
JOSE MIGUEL T. ARROYO, PETITIONER, VS. HON. LEILA M. DE
LIMA, AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND
RICARDO V. PARAS III, AS CHIEF STATE COUNSEL, DEPARTMENT
OF JUSTICE AND RICARDO A. DAVID, JR., IN HIS CAPACITY AS
COMMISSIONER, BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, RESPONDENTS.
DECISION
REYES, JR., J:
These consolidated Petitions for Certiorari and Prohibition with Prayer for the Issuance
of Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and/or Writs of Preliminary Injunction Under
Rule 65 of the Rules of Court assail the constitutionality of Department of Justice (DOJ)
Circular No. 41, series of 2010, otherwise known as the "Consolidated Rules and
Regulations Governing Issuance and Implementation of Hold Departure Orders,
Watchlist Orders and Allow Departure Orders" on the ground that it infringes on the
constitutional right to travel.
Also, in G.R. Nos. 199034 and 199046, the petitioners therein seek to annul and set
aside the following orders issued by the former DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima (De Lima),
pursuant to DOJ Circular No. 41, thus:
1. Watchlist Order No. ASM-11-237 dated August 9, 2011;[1]
2. Amended Watchlist Order No. 2011-422 dated September 6, 2011;[2]
and
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