Though it took a decade before a verdict was handed down on the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case, prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) believe it was worth the wait.
“As the saying goes, the justice delayed is justice denied, but at this time may not necessarily be true,” said City Prosecutor Amor Robles who led the prosecution team.
“It is worth the wait,” she assured.
On Thursday (Dec. 19), Quezon City Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes promulgated the Maguindanao massacre case and convicted a total of 43 persons including former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Datu Zaldy Ampatuan, former Datu Unsay mayor Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr., and former Shariff Aguak mayor Datu Anwar Ampatuan Sr.
“We can safely say that our prosecution evidence is intact, solid and whatever the outcome I think justice was really, actually served,” Robles stated.