PEOPLE V. BURGOS - 144 SCRA 1
FACTS:Due to an information given by a person, who allegedly was being forcibly recruited by accused to the NPA, the members of the Constabulary went to the house of accused, asked about his firearm and documents connected to subversive activities. Accused pointed to where his firearm was as well as his other documents allegedly.
HELD:The right of the person to be secure against any unreasonable seizure of his body and any deprivation of liberty is a most basic and fundamental one. The statute or rule, which allows exceptions to the requirement of warrants of arrest is strictly construed. Any exception must clearly fall within the situations when securing a warrant would be absurd or is manifestly unnecessary as provided by the Rule. We cannot liberally construe the rule on arrests without warrant or extend its application
beyond the cases specifically provided by law. To do so would infringe upon personal liberty and set back a basic right so often violated and so deserving of full protection.