Monday, December 2, 2019

pinoy news - 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Ampatuan Massacre on November 23, 2019

The long-awaited verdict on the Ampatuan massacre will be out on December 19.

The principal accused, Datu Andal "Unsay" Ampatuan Jr and Zaldy Ampatuan, are in jail.

The prosecution has said it is confident that the Ampatuan brothers will be convicted.

"Let the promulgation of judgment in the above-entitled cases be set on December 19 at 9:00 in the morning to be held at Quezon City Jail Annex, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City," Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes said in an order dated November 29.

The Ampatuan brothers have questioned the lack of trace evidence presented during trial, like ballistics report and DNA report.

(READ: For Mama: Child of Ampatuan massacre victim chooses journalism too) Badal testified to seeing Andal Jr in the massacre scene and shooting the victims himself.