The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and a foreign forensic team will resume digging Saturday at the massacre site in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province to look for a potential 58th victim.
CHR chairperson Leila de Lima said in a radio interview Friday that her agency will also hold its own investigation into the massacre, with the focus on abuses by powerful clans.
“Babalik ngayong Saturday, mag-resume ng digging. It’s possible magkaroon ng isa. There are still three unidentified corpses, with four families as claimants. May sobra ng isa sa claimants, so baka meron pang isa. Yan ang recommendation … kailangan ituloy ang digging. Naghahanap kami ng backhoe,” de Lima said in an interview on dwIZ radio.