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Supreme Court Chief justice lourdes sereno appeared cool to the idea of reviving the arroyo-era judiciary, executive legsilative council to work on a common agenda for the 3 branches of government.
Supreme Court Chief Justice maria lourdes sereno gave her assurances that the judiciary is already expediting the maguindanao massacre trial.
speaking at business forum in makati city, recalled that the oscar pistorious trial took a year with just one respondent, compared to the maguindanao massacre which has 272 accused 87 arraigned, 57 petitions for bail and about 400 motions. sereno notes the presiding judge has been relieved of all other responsbilities for this case, with trial going for 3 days a week. 3 assistant judges have been assigned, one to rule on other incidents not of substance and 2 judges to help with other caseloads.