By Erika Sauler and Tarra Quismundo
A private prosecutor in the Maguindanao murder trial yesterday denounced the withdrawal from the case of the defense lawyers for the principal suspects, saying it was a strategy to delay the court proceedings now that the prosecution is ready to file the formal offer of evidence next week.
By Edwin Fernandez
Police shot dead a suspect in the Maguindanao massacre when he resisted arrest and engaged them in a gun battle in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao, while another suspect was arrested in a separate operation in another town of the province, authorities reported on Saturday.
By Jeoffrey Maitem
Another civilian was killed while three other persons, including a soldier, were wounded in separate roadside bomb attacks staged by suspected armed followers of Ameril Umra Kato in Maguindanao, the military reported Thursday.
By Charlie Señase and Jeoffrey Maitem
, Edwin Fernandez
Some 1,000 people have been trapped on a hill as clashes continued between Army soldiers and Moro breakaway rebels in Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao.