MANILA, Philippines – Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., prime suspect in the massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao, was brought back Wednesday morning to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) main camp in Quezon City for a hearing on his petition for bail.
Ampatuan Jr.’s convoy from his detention at the National Bureau of Investigation’s main office in Manila arrived at the PNP’s national headquarters in Camp Crame around 6:20 a.m..
The bail hearing was scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m..
The member of one of the most political clan in Mindanao was brought straight to the makeshift courtroom at the Police Non-Commissioned Officers’ Clubhouse.
Before his trip back to the police camp, Ampatuan Jr. requested to be checked by his doctors at his detention after his blood pressure shot up. The massacre suspect had the same experience before the first hearing last week, where he pleaded not guilty to 46 counts of murder cases filed against him by the government.