The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) freed 40 individuals who had been acquitted in the Maguindanao massacre case, according to a Saturday report by Ian Cruz on Balitanghali Weekend.
However, two individuals who had been acquitted were still having their papers processed, while four others were still being detained due to other pending cases.
Nevertheless, it was a joyous day for Richard Gofel's family as he had been cleared of all the charges.
"Salamat sa Diyos maganda ang pamaskong ibinigay niya sa amin. Sana maka-uwi ka na dito Richard ngayong pasko para makapiling mo na ang iyong mga anak," a relative said.
Seven acquitted individuals meanwhile had already rejoined their families. — Joahna Lei Casilao/DVM, GMA News