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7 Moro lawmakers want House probe into warrantless arrest of 2 Muslim traders

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Manila cops arrest jewelry traders Abdullah Palawan Maute and Saadudin Alawiya in San Andres Bukid, claiming to find illegal drugs in their home

Mangudadatu urges court to be wary of Zaldy Ampatuan's request

Jan 04, 2020 - 5:08 PM

Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Esmael Mangudadatu says Zaldy Ampatuan should not get medical treatment outside Bilibid

10-YEAR COURT BATTLE. In this file photo, Rep. Toto Mangudadatu speaks to media after the promulgation on December 19, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Toto Mangudadatu: No closure yet, will appeal Sajid Ampatuan’s acquittal

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Mangudadatu says he is thankful for the guilty verdict on most of the suspects in the murder of his wife and sisters, but he will still go after the ones acquitted

NO CLOSURE. Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Toto Mangudadatu said he will appeal the acquittal of Sajid Islam Ampatuan and Akmad "Tato" Ampatuan Sr in the muder of his wife and sisters in the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Who is Toto Mangudadatu?

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Months after the massacre, Esmael Mangudadatu won the post of Maguindanao governor in the 2010 elections. He held on to this post until 2019 and is currently representative of the 2nd district of Maguindanao.

National Press Club President (NPC) Rolando “Lakay” Gonzalo (right) Maguindanao 2nd-District Representative Toto Magundadatu (Center) and lawyer of one of the 32 media killed of 58 killed in Maguindanao Massacre Atty. Pete “Bitay” Principe (left) linked arms at a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Mangudadatu is optimistic on the verdict of Quezon City RTC Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the November 23, 2009 mass killing in a bid to quash an election challenge from a rival clan (Ampatuan) will be favorable to the victims. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Mangudadatu expects ‘100% guilty’ verdict on Maguindanao massacre masterminds

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Esmael 'Toto' Mangudadatu's wife and sisters were among 58 people killed when gunmen sidetracked the convoy that was about to file his gubernatorial candidacy on November 23, 2009

GUILTY VERDICT. Representative Toto Mangudadatu arrives at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on December 19, 2019, for the verdict on the decade-long Ampatuan trial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mindanao lawmakers seek creation of 'National DPWH' in BARMM

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'

NEW GOVERNMENT. BTA members gather for BARMM's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

'Christian-Muslim differences' to blame for Mangudadatu loss, says Pacquiao

May 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM

PDP-Laban campaign manager Senator Manny Pacquiao adds that they failed to 'introduce' senatorial bet Zajid Mangudadatu enough to the electorate

TRAILING. Congressman Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mangudadatu: Only losing PDP-Laban Senate bet

May 14, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu, a 3-term congressman, ranks 19th in the partial, unofficial tally

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by senatorial candidate Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu upon his arrival at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City to lead the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally on March 24, 2019. Also in the photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

Senate bet Mangudadatu uses 'SAF 44' to promote his ballot number

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Administration bet Dong Mangudadatu says he will be the 'SAF 44 in the Senate'

The coalition of senatorial bets under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicks off their campaign for the May electionsin San Fernado Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mangudadatu blames Joy Belmonte for his missing photo in campaign display

Mar 01, 2019 - 4:13 PM

(UPDATED) The vice mayor of Quezon City – who is running for mayor against Mangudadatu's friend – denies a hand in the incident, saying the photo for the display was provided by Hugpong ng Pagbabago

Rep. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Mangudadatu refutes study linking poverty, political dynasties in Mindanao

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Other senatorial candidates who come from political families – JV Ejercito and Francis Tolentino – have opposing views on creating a law to ban dynasties

Rep. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. Malacañang Photo

Senate bet Mangudadatu vows to fight prejudice vs Muslims

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Zajid Mangudadatu is the second high-profile senatorial hopeful pushing for the rights of Muslims in Mindanao

ADDRESSING THE CROWD. Zajid Mangundadatu talks to supporters outside the Comelec office in Manila after filing his certificate of candidacy for Senator on October 15, 2108. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Mangudadatu clan in ‘deep pain’ after Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to leave jail

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:53 PM

'The Ampatuans have taken so much from the families of the 58 victims, we will not let them keep taking from us every time they are out from prison,' says Maguindanao Representative Dong Mangudadatu

'DEEP PAIN.' The pregnant wife of then-vice mayor Toto Mangudadatu, the brother of Maguindanao Representative Dong Mangudadatu, was among the Maguindanao massacre victims. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What has happened to the Maguindanao massacre trial 8 years later?

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:24 PM

8 years and 3 administrations later, no convictions have been made

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: The Maguindanao massacre, 8 years later

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Here's the status of the Maguindanao massacre trial in numbers

50 recaptured, over 100 still on the run in PH's biggest jailbreak

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED The BJMP says 13 high value targets – 7 Muslim rebels and 6 organized crime gang members – were not among the 158 inmates who bolted a North Cotabato jail

RECAPTURED. A photo of some of the recaptured inmates from the North Cotabato District Jail jailbreak. Photo from Editha Caduaya/Rappler

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Will the worst case of election related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

ONGOING CASE. Justice remains elusive for victims of the Maguindanao massacre. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

At an LP rally, politician campaigns for Duterte

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

It s an awkward moment for LP candidates led by reelectionist ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman when a Mangudadatu clan member declares support for Duterte during a rally

LP, YES? Local candidates flash the L sign of the administration party, except a Duterte ally, former Buluan mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu, during an April 26 rally. Photo by Ferdh Cabrera/Rappler

Duterte in ARMM: I am the Moro people's president

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is dominated by local government officials belonging to the ruling Liberal Party

Brother of LP's Governor Mangudadatu supports Duterte

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Jong Mangudadatu former mayor of Buluan in Maguindanao announces his support for Duterte even if members of his family are members of the Liberal Party

CAMPAIGNING IN ARMM. Rodrigo Duterte is joined on stage by former Buluan mayor Jojo Mangudadatu (in green) during a sortie in Maguindanao. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Thousands in parts of Mindanao welcome 2016 in evacuation sites

Jan 02, 2016 - 3:43 PM

As people flee their homes in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat due to attacks by the BIFF Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu urges the MILF to help the government run after the members of its breakaway group

DISPLACED. Families spend the Christmas holidays at an evacuation center in Maguindanao following the attacks of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in some communities.

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Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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PAL plane with VIPs makes emergency landing in Davao

Sep 11, 2015 - 4:44 PM

UPDATED PAL flight PR 1814 was carrying 131 passengers including the Vice President s wife and two congressmen

Death of Andal Ampatuan Sr not the end of clan rule in Mindanao

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The death of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr the alleged mastermind in the 2009 massacre of 58 in Ampatuan town is not the end of his clan s hold on local politics says his son Sajid

MOURNING. Sultan Kudarat Gov Suharto Mangudadatu (R) covers his face as he pays his respects at the graveyard of the late Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. July 21, 2015 in Shariff Aguak town. Beside Mangudadatu are former Maguindanao Congressman Simeon Datumanong and Sajid Ampatuan. Photo by Jef Maitem / Rappler

Massacre widows 'cannot forgive' Ampatuan Sr

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:03 PM

UPDATED Andal Ampatuan Sr s death extinguished his criminal liability in the case his lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says

MASSACRE VICTIMS. A candle is lit on November 21, 2014, in front of a marker for Filipino journalists killed in the Maguindanao massacre of November 2009. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Mangudadatu: Ampatuan Sr's death won't stop quest for justice

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu who lost his pregnant wife relatives and supporters in the Ampatuan massacre says justice must be served regardless of the death of alleged mastermind Andal Ampatuan Sr

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

Maguindanao massacre suspect Ampatuan Sr dead

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:33 AM

UPDATED Ampatuan family patriarch Andal Ampatuan Sr on trial for masterminding the 2009 Maguindanao massacre that killed 58 passes away at 10:30 pm Friday July 17

SICK. File photo of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center). File photo by Noel Celis/EPA/Pool

State of emergency remains in some parts of Mindanao

May 27, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The state of emergency was declared 6 years ago

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012

Maguindanao massacre: How to explain Ampatuan affidavits?

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:41 AM

How were two respondents with outstanding warrants of arrest able to subscribe to their affidavits lawyers of the Maguindanao massacre victims ask

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

Submit citizens' council report on BBL asap – Rodriguez

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The citizens council on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law handpicked by President Benigno Aquino III needs to take note of the tight timeline to pass the law in Congress a House leader says

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. All photos by George P Moya/Rappler

Ampatuan relative placed under witness protection

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Former mayor Akmad Ampatuan said to be a trusted man of primary accused Andal Ampatuan Jr is a crucial witness in the case the Justice Secretary says

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

DOJ probes 50 new suspects in Maguindanao Massacre

Mar 17, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The respondents include town mayors in Maguindanao and 14 members of the Ampatuan clan

NEVER FORGET. Justice remains elusive for the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre 5 years since the gruesome crime. Photo by Rappler

Dispatches: Death of a witness in the Philippines

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Dennix Sakal’s killing is a reminder to activists journalists and politicians of the vicious status quo in the Philippines in which gunmen with powerful backers routinely get away with murder

INFOGRAPHIC: Maguindanao Massacre case, 5 years on

Nov 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM

This Rappler infographic sums up – in numbers – the status of the Maguindanao Massacre case 5 years on

Another Maguindanao massacre witness killed in ambush

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:05 PM

A former driver of the prime suspect in the Maguindanao massacre case is killed on his way to a meeting with prosecution lawyers

'A backhoe cannot bury the memory of 58 lives'

Nov 17, 2014 - 6:49 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines rolls out a week long commemoration of Maguindanao Massacre to end with the lighting of one million candles for the victims on November 23

NEVER FORGET. Then National Union of Journalists of the Philippines releases 'Project: Backhoe.' Screenshot from NUJP/Youtube

Gov't defers to state lawyers’ wisdom on Ampatuan massacre case

Aug 02, 2014 - 6:44 PM

Malacañang also calls on government and private prosecutors to patch up whatever differences they may have over the case

MASSACRE. Police investigators looking at dead bodies covered with banana leaves, victims of a massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao province. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Private lawyers protest resting of case in Ampatuan Massacre

Jul 31, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The rift between some private lawyers and state prosecutors in the most gruesome massacre in the Philippines recent history escalates

Solons from poorest region among richest in Congress

May 28, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Manny Pacquiao Imelda Marcos and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr still richest in the House of Representatives but Zajid Mangudadatu and Ruby Sahali from ARMM are also among the wealthiest

Maguindanao massacre families demand state compensation

Nov 23, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Families of the victims say the masterminds in the mass murder are state actors so the government is liable to pay the families

MASSACRE. police investigators looking at dead bodies covered with banana leaves, victims of a massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao province. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Palace: Gov't need not compensate Maguindanao kin

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the government does not owe the victims anything because it did not commit the crime

File Photo/Rappler

Don't be swayed by Ampatuans, victim's daughter says

Jun 25, 2013 - 8:02 AM

Reynafe Momay Castillo said it is a ploy to derail the Ampatuans ongoing prosecution

'DON'T GIVE UP' In this frame grab, Reynafe Momay Castillo, daughter of Ampatuan massacre victim Reynaldo Momay, speaks in a video message posted on Facebook June 25, 2013.

Rappler Newscast | June 24, 2013

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Investigators confirm charges of sex abuse against DOLE staff PSEI plunges Ampatuans offer settlements to Maguindanao victims

Ampatuan Massacre remembered on Sunday

Jun 22, 2013 - 4:53 PM

On the 43rd month NUJP offers prayers for the victims of what has been described as the worst political massacre in the country

FACEDOWN. Former Maguindanao province governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. (C, in wheelchair) is guarded by jail security officers after his arraignment for electoral sabotage charges at a regional trial court of Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines on 26 March 2012. Photo by Noel Celis/POOL/EPA

Daughter of 58th Ampatuan victim 'disappointed'

May 30, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Daughter of Reynaldo Momay Ampatuan massacre victim number 58 says most if not all suspects have not shown any remorse

The Ampatuan massacre site two days after. 25 Nov 2009. Photo by Patricia Evangelista.

Big majority of Ampatuans lose in Maguindanao

May 24, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Of the 75 clan members who ran for local posts only 24 won or are leading the count

Mangudadatu gets 2nd term as governor of Maguindanao

May 15, 2013 - 11:57 PM

He won by a landslide