Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to attend daughter's wedding

Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2018 10:14 PM

MANILA - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Zaldy Ampatuan was able to get out of jail for 3 hours on Tuesday.

Ampatuan faces 58 counts of murder in connection with the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

BJMP Spokesperson Senior Insp. Xavier Solda said Ampatuan was granted a court order to attend a family event for 3 hours. 

According to Solda, Ampatuan attended the wedding of his daughter in a hotel in Pasay. 

Ampatuan left the BJMP at 4 p.m. and promptly returned at 7 p.m. of the same day. 

"Nabigyan sya ng court order for 3 hours. Um-attend siya ng isang family activity. Safe naman siyang nakabalik, nandoon na siya ngayon sa jail," Solda said.