Maguindanao massacre ruling out by December 20

first_imgOn Nov. 23, 2009, a convoy composed ofrelatives, supporters, and media were on their way to file Mangudadatu’scertificate of candidacy for the 2010 elections when they were stopped by armedmen, driven to a hill, shot, and buried in shallow pits. “In the case of Judge JocelynSolis-Reyes…we allowed her to have an extension of one month but as I saidmotions for extension are the exception rather than the rule and we understandher plight and I hope that she will no longer ask for another extension so thatbefore the end of the year those cases will finally be decided,” Peralta said. In this case, it has been submitted fordecision last Aug. 22 giving Solis-Reyes supposedly until last Nov.  20 to come up with the verdict on the culpritsof the massacre. Fifty-eight people, including 32journalists and six motorists who were not part of the convoy, were killed inwhat is the worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history./PN Then Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu looks at mug shots of suspects during a press conference at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Nov. 19, 2012. AP According to Peralta, the high court hasgranted the request of QC RTC Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes for more time to comeup with a decision as the SC considered the huge volume of evidence and partiesin the case. “I am frustrated of what happened to thevictims but I think Judge Reyes did her best in order to give justice to thevictims and also in order to afford the accused the required due process of lawunder the constitution,” Peralta added. According to Peralta, all trial courtsshould promulgate their decision within the 90-day period after the case hasbeen submitted for decision as stated in the existing Constitution. MANILA – The Quezon City Regional TrialCourt (QC RTC) is expected to release its verdict on the Maguindanao Massacrecase by December 20, Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said.last_img

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