Supreme Court affirms denial of live coverage of Ampatuan trial

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 14-01-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – THE SUPREME COURT of the Philippines affirmed its 23 October 2012 decision which disallowed live media broadcast of the hearings being conducted by Branch 221 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court in connection with the Ampatuan Massacre. In a briefing held by its Public Information Office last 13 January 2015, SC spokesperson […]

49 more suspects charged in Ampatuan Massacre

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 14-01-2015

FORTY-NINE more individuals including local government officials and police officers were charged before the provincial prosecutor of Maguindanao last January 7, 2015 for the planning, execution and cover-up of the 23 November 2009 murder of 52 men and women including 32 journalists and media workers.

Court grants bail petition of accused in 2009 Massacre

 (UPDATED)

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 11-01-2015

A member of the Ampatuan clan allegedly involved in the Nov. 23 2009 Maguindanao Massacre may be temporarily released after the Quezon City trial court hearing the case approved his petition for bail last January 2015. It was the 42nd bail petition granted by presiding Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes. But the bail petitions of two other Ampatuans were denied by the trial judge.

STORIFY: Million Candles Campaign

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Commemoration | Posted on 26-11-2014

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Ampatuan prosecution witness killed, another injured

Posted by CMFR | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 20-11-2014

CMFR/Philippines – A witness for the prosecution in the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre Trial was killed and another injured when they were ambushed in Shariff Aguak town, Maguindanao province on 18 November 2014. Denex Sacal and Butch Saudagal were on a tricycle at around 7 p.m. when unidentified men fired at them. Both sustained multiple gunshot […]

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