Friends have been asking on Twitter and Facebook about our next steps in regard to the "Maguindanao Massacre" and our pursuit of justice.
For our part, we in the Senate will be closely monitoring the action taken by the DOJ, the NBI, the COMELEC, the PNP, the DND, the AFP, the DILG, and Malacanang on the issue. The Senate will exercise its oversight functions. We will also look into the performance of the ARMM and review the law creating it.
In addition, all these government offices will be trooping to the Senate, beginning next week until December 18, as we go through their respective budgets. We will likewise require these agencies to report to us the developments in the case.
The Senate will exercise its role as a check and balance to all these agencies directly involved in the issue, to ensure that they do their jobs.