MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has completed the inquest proceedings and will resolve within the week the pieces of evidence in pursuing charges against the five suspects arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the Jolo Cathedral bombings.
"The prosecutor has terminated the inquest proceedings and deemed submitted for resolution the case against the five arrested suspects in the Jolo Cathedral bombing," DOJ spokesman Undersecretary Markk Perete said in a message to newsmen late Monday.
Perete named those subjected to inquest as Mukammar L. Pae/Kammah L. Pae alias Kammah; Albaji K. Gadjali alias Apah Albaji/Awag; Radjan B. Gadjali alias Rajan; Kaisar B. Gadjali alias Isal; and Said Alih alias Papong.
Seven other identified suspects and several John and Jane Does are still at large.
The suspects have been named respondents in the cases for 23 counts of murder, frustrated murder and damage to property filed by the Sulu Police Provincial Office. (PNA)
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