Maguindanao Massacre Trial to go live at Supreme Court's website

Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has instructed the SC Public Information Office to provide a live video webcast of the Maguindanao Massacre Trial through the Supreme Court's web portal, the High Tribunal on Tuesday announced.

“Pursuant to the decision of the Supreme Court partially granting pro hac vice (for this particular occasion) the request for the live broadcast of the Maguindanao Massacre trial, Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has instructed the SC Public Information Office to provide a live video webcast of the court proceedings through the SC website,” it said.

The live stream will allow viewers worldwide to access the Maguindanao Massacre trial “continuously and without interruption.”

“Once a scheduled trial is in progress, it can be immediately viewed by simply accessing the SC website using computers or mobile internet devices, including cellphones equipped with required software,” it said.

Court Administrator and SC spokesperson Jose Midas Marquez said he hopes that the live webcast will address “the objections regarding no commercial breaks or gaps, and continuous broadcast of entire proceedings.”

A test webcast is expected to take place next week.