“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with the families of the victims in Malacañang, where he assured them that justice will be delivered under his watch,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stated in an interview.
Eight (8) years ago today, Maguindanao massacre resulted to killing of 58 people, including 32 members of the media. Up unto this day, justice remains hanging.
Last night, 23 November 2017, in Malacañang Palace, President Duterte met with the relatives of victims. They are hopeful that justice can be served during PRRD’s term.
President Duterte gave an instruction to Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II in front of the victims’ kins to expedite the hearing of the case, which is accusing several members of the Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao, as soon as possible.
PRRD also instructed Special Secretary to the President Bong Go to arrange financial assistance as well as employment and scholarship for the families left by the victims of the worst election-related violence in the Philippines.
“In return, the families expressed their profound gratitude to the President, who responded by saying that he is just fulfilling his duty as President to meet the ends of justice,” Spokesperson Roque concluded.