Jonathan de Santos
November 17, 2010
MANILA — Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday filed a resolution seeking media access to court hearings on the Maguindanao massacre.
He said this would protect the public’s right to information and ensure that justice will not be delayed.
“If we have it twice a week, and if we make that transparent by broadcasting the trial live, then that would facilitate the speedy dispensation of justice because the court knows that the whole world will be watching,” he said.
Pangilinan added giving media access to the trial would also ensure transparency “in such an unprecedented case of brutality that captured the attention of the international media”.
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