The court has ordered members of the Ampatuan clan found guilty in the Maguindanao Massacre to pay a total of P155.6 -M to the heirs or next of kin of the victims of the mass murder in Maguindanao in 2009.

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JUSTICE SERVED. Relatives of the Maguindanao massacre victims accompanied by lawyer Harry Roque (3rd from right) flash the victory sign after the promulgation of the decision on the case in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City on Thursday (Dec. 19, 2019). A decade after the incident, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court found Datu Andal Unsay Ampatuan, Jr., Zaldy Ampatuan, Anwar Ampatuan, Sr., and several others guilty of 57 counts of murder and were sentenced to reclusion perpetua (up to 40 years imprisonment). (PNA photo by Joey Razon)
The beneficiaries of the 57 victims, including 32 journalists, are entitled to damages ranging from P350,000 to P23.5 million as part of the guilty verdict on the main perpetrators of the crime led by Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy Ampatuan and three other members of the Ampatuan clan.
Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Joce­lyn Solis-Reyes, in her 761-page decision promulgated Thursday, sentenced the principal convicts to life in prison without parole and ordered them to pay a total of over P155.6 million in damages to the heirs of  victims. READ MOREREAD MORE

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