Infamous Maguindanao massacre case now ripe for decision

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The infamous 2009 Maguindanao massacre case, where 58 persons – 32 of them journalists – have been mercilessly killed, is now ripe for decision.

“Per information from our prosecution panel, the case against Unsay (Andal “Datu Unsay” Ampatuan Jr.) is now submitted for decision upon ruling of the court on his formal offer of exhibits,” acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon disclosed in a SMS to reporters.

Fadullon said Quezon City regional trial court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes is expected to set the promulgation of the case anytime soon.

“The court has yet to set the date of promulgation, which will cover Unsay and all other accused – except those who were belatedly arrested,” he continued.

The carnage which quickly gained global notoriety for its record-busting number of journalists killed in one incident, will mark its ninth anniversary this coming Friday.

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