Sandigan plans to put up widescreen monitors during PDAF trial

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


THE anti-graft court on Tuesday said it is planning to put up widescreen monitors for public viewing when the trial of all accused in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) anomaly begins.

Sandiganbayan Executive Clerk of Court Renato Bocar said that they want to make the proceedings more transparent to the public but the courtroom could not possibly hold the expected huge crowd, including members of the media, during the actual trial.

"We can only accommodate a sizable crowd inside the courtroom and the only remedy to give public a chance to watch the proceedings is to put up giant screen, maybe at the lobby," Bocar said.

The court official said they are checking if the wide screen idea can qualify in their emergency purchase.

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., one of the accused in the PDAF scam, is set to be arraigned at the Sandiganbayan first division Thursday, June 26. (Sunnex)

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