By Julliane Love De Jesus
The woman who owned a notebook containing the names of lawyers, including Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan, who allegedly took bribes in relation to the Maguindanao Massacre trial, was arrested on Wednesday, police said.
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.
By Tarra Quismundo
State prosecutors accused of taking bribes in the Maguindanao massacre case plan to take legal action against those behind the “absurd” and “unbelievable” charges, and are challenging the source of the notebook supposedly containing names of those paid off.
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 Tetch Torres-Tupas
Lawyers of the Ampatuans, main suspects in the Maguindanao massacre case, have resigned.