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De Lima: Massacre trial ‘on track’, convictions by 2016

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima believes that the Maguindanao massacre trial is “on track” despite its slow progress, and even hopes of securing convictions by the end of President Benigno Aquino’s term in 2016.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace says Aquino gov’t desires speedy trial in massacre case

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maguindanao massacre

Malacañang on Saturday assured families of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre it would not be a cause of any delay in the trial of the trial of the accused, but would work to “push the case forward.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano claims Binays trying to buy damaging information against him

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Makati lawyer has dangled P5 million to P20 million to suppliers for information about any anomalous projects in Taguig City, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano claims.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Press club, other groups mark 5th anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

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CARRYING THE TORCH FOR REMEMBERING Students and media groups participate in a torch parade condemning the slow pace of the trial of the 197 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre on Friday, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the killings on Sunday. Fifty-eight people, including 32 media workers, were killed in the worst political violence in Philippine history.  AFP

Government, protect the witnesses. Prosecution panel, clean up your act. In observance of the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, these two simple specific demands were made by over 500 members of media organizations such as the National Press Club, the Confederation of Asean Journalists and the Burgos Media Center, along with the Metro Manila chapter of the multisectoral activist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), at a gathering at the NPC Building in Intramuros Friday evening.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino will appoint best candidate for Comelec chief–Palace

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Malacañang assured that President Benigno Aquino III would consider the best candidate to replace Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Billantes once he retires in February 2015.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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