MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: P155.6 MILLION FOR VICTIMS’ KIN
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.
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