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Gov’t to resolve massacre; Jinggoy wants compensation law By Aytch S. de la Cruz and Angie M. Rosales 12/16/2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

 Gov’t to resolve massacre; Jinggoy wants compensation law
By Aytch S. de la Cruz and Angie M. Rosales 12/16/2010
Malacañang yesterday acknowledged the Aquino government’s responsibility in resolving the Vizconde killings, with the authorities back to square one after the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted the primary suspect and the six others in the Vizconde massacre case which spanned 15 years.

Following Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Raul Bacalzo’s announcement that the Vizconde massacre case will be reinvestigated, deputy presidential spokeman Abigail Valte said it goes without saying that the national government has to support this move to bring the real perpetrators to justice.

“That is the duty of the government — to close these cases and to make sure that the accused are brought to justice,” Valte told reporters at a press briefing yesterday.

Valte said President Aquino has not as yet given any official directive to the government’s law enforcement agencies on this, after issuing a statement the other day, asking his officials to prepare a briefer on this issue
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