Trial hearings of defendants accused of the massacre of 58 people in the Philippines will finish by the end of the year, the country's chief justice vowed Thursday.
MANILA - The Quezon City court handling the Maguindanao massacre trial has denied the plea of 15 police officers to lower the P11.6-million earlier set in exchange for their temporary freedom.
MANILA, Philippines - Former justice secretary Agnes Devanadera has asked the court handling the Maguindanao massacre trial to stop the lawyer of suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. from presenting her as a defense witness.
The camp of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo claimed victory in one of the many cases filed against her. This time, it's over the Maguindanao Massacre of 2009.
MANILA, Philippines - The defense lawyer of the late former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. will ask the Quezon City regional trial court to dismiss the criminal charges filed against his client in connection with the Maguindanao massacre in 2009.