Ampatuan Sr. arraignment set aside

Posted at 03/19/2012 2:20 PM | Updated as of 03/19/2012 2:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Pasay Regional Trial Court re-set anew the arraignment of former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. for electoral sabotage charges due to his medical condition.

A medical bulletin from the AFP Medical Hospital states that Ampatuan is suffering from pneumonia.

Branch 112 spokesperson Felma Domingo also noted that Ampatuan, who is also a respondent in the Maguindanao massacre case, is still in the intensive care unit of the government hospital.

The schedule for the arraignment has been re-scheduled to March 26. His lawyers believe the Ampatuan patriarch will finally appear by then.

This is the second time that the arraignment was set aside. – from a report by Sol Aragones, ABS-CBN News