Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NCR cops on alert for Maguindanao massacre's 2nd anniversary

Police in Metro Manila were placed on high alert for activities marking the second anniversary of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

The Metro Manila police secured Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City where many of the suspects in the case are detained, radio dzBB's Sam Nielsen reported.

Also on alert at Camp Bagong Diwa are personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the report said.

On the other hand, police are also on alert for protest actions expected from various groups marking the second anniversary of the massacre.

Several groups, including cause-oriented and journalist organizations, had scheduled activities on Wednesday to call for an end to impunity.

More than 50 people were killed, 32 of them journalists, in the Nov. 23, 2009 massacre in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.

The report noted police are also securing Wednesday's court hearing on the case.

For Wednesday, the report said the prosecution plans to present a witness who can testify on a "grand conspiracy" that led to the killing. — LBG, GMA News
11/23/2011 | 08:23 AM

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