Church bells to ring 57 times on Tuesday for victims of Maguindanao massacre

For 57 seconds, church bells will ring out throughout the country on Tuesday in memory of the 57 people killed in the grisly Maguindanao massacre last year.

The Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas on Sunday announced that it was spearheading the simultaneous pealing of Church bells on Nov. 23, the first year of the gruesome murders, as tribute to the victims and their kin, who continued to seek justice.

Fr. Anton Pascual, president and chief operating officer of Radio Veritas on Sunday said that “the Church is joining the struggle in asking the government to finish the trial promptly because justice delayed is justice denied”.

Meanwhile, Malacañang said that it was doing all it could to ensure the speedy trial of the suspects in the worst political killing in the country.

Palace deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte said that Malacañang hoped that the Supreme Court would heed calls for a live TV coverage of the so-called “trial of the century.” (PIA)

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