Palace lauds SC for allowing live coverage of Maguindanao massacre verdict

(Eagle News)–The Palace has hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a live coverage of the promulgation of the Maguindanao massacre case.

In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the “integrated arrangement will ensure that everyone receives real-time and accurate information as the much-awaited verdict on the infamous event is made.”

“As the judgment on this case is of paramount interest to the public and to the media as well, a complete, secure, and truthful coverage of the court decision is imperative,” Andanar said.

For its part, Andanar said PTV-4, which will conduct the live coverage and to which other networks can connect for the live feed, “will exert its utmost effort in this live coverage, to be shared to the private media, as part of its dedication to inform the citizenry and serve the interests of our nation, especially on the issue of media killings and security.”

The promulgation of the decade-old case is set on Dec. 19.

This was after the SC granted Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis request for an  extension of the promulgation deadline, citing voluminous records.