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PHILIPPINES – More than 20 witnesses of the massacre of 57 people in Ampatuan town, two of them directly involved the massacre, have come forward to testify against prime suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr., said Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said on November 28.

The massacre on November 23 sent shock waves not only throughout the Philippines but abroad, with international organizations including the United Nations and the European Union condemning it and urging the Philippine government to work for its speedy resolution.