Philippines confirms 58th victim in 2009 massacre
The Philippines has formally recognised a photojournalist as the 58th victim of a 2009 politically motivated massacre.
The body of Reynaldo Momay has not been found. The Justice Department included him based on his dentures found at the scene of the killings blamed on a powerful southern clan.
Quezon City Regional Trial Court clerk Jimmy Cardines said in Manila on Tuesday that the Justice Department has revised murder charges against nearly 200 suspects to include Momay as a victim.
Members of the Ampatuan clan and gunmen arrested with them have pleaded not guilty. They are accused of killing 32 journalists and many supporters of the clan’s political opponent who traveled in a convoy of vehicles.