[In the news] Palace prods SC to speed up Ampatuan massacre trial -InterAksyon.com

Palace prods SC to speed up Ampatuan massacre trial
By Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com
November 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Just weeks before the third anniversary of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre, Malacanang on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to hasten the trial of those accused of murdering 58 persons, including 32 media workers, in Maguindanao province.

“It (trial) could move faster… It will depend on the Supreme Court on how to fast track the trial,” deputy Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview over state-run Radyo ng Bayan.

Valte reminded state prosecutors that President Benigno Aquino III does not want any delays to come from the government side.

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