LIVESTREAM: Maguindanao Massacre verdict

MANILA, Philippines – A decade of wait will end today as the verdict to Maguindanao massacre also known as the Ampatuan massacre will be released Thursday, December 19 at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Taguig.

Inside the courtroom where the verdict to Maguindanao massacre case will be announced
Inside the courtroom where the verdict to Maguindanao massacre case will be announced.

The Maguindanao massacre happened on November 23, 2009 in the town of Ampatuan in Maguindanao province was the single deadliest event for journalists in history and the country's worst case of electoral violence.

BREAKING NEWS: Maguindanao massacre verdict: Guilty!

Quezon City RTC Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes will release the verdict, in which 101 of the total 197 accused, including members of Ampatuan dynasty, are on trial for the 'barbaric killing' of 58 people, including 32 journalists.

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The accused are charged for an attack of a convoy of mostly women on their way to Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao to file the certificate of candidacy (COC) of then-gubernatorial candidate and now-House Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu.

Among those who were killed were Mangudadatu’s own wife and 2 sisters, and 12 other relatives and supporters, 2 lawyers and a father of one of the lawyers, 2 drivers, 6 passersby and 32 journalists.

Filipinos are now waiting for the final verdict for the "slowly moving" Maguindanao Massacre.

Watch the verdict on livestream: The Maguindanao Massacre Case

— The Summit Express

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