Right Of Attorney Or Relative To Visit Person Arrested
NOTE: Under RA7438, any person arrested or detained or under custodial investigation shall be allowed visits by or conferences with any member of his immediate family, or any medical doctor, or priest or any religious minister chosen by him or by any member of his immediate family or by his counsel, or by any national non-governmental organization duly accredited by the CHR or by any international non-governmental organization accredited by the Office of the President.
Immediate family shall include—spouse, fiancé or fiancée, parent or child, brother or sister, grandparent or grandchild, uncle or aunt, nephew or neice, and guardian or ward.
Sec. 14. Right of attorney or relative to visit person arrested. – Any member of the Philippine Bar shall, at the request of the person arrested or of another acting in his behalf, have the right to visit and confer privately with such person in the jail or any other place of custody at any hour of the day or night. Subject to reasonable regulations, a relative of the person arrested can also exercise the same right.