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FALSE: Convicted Ampatuan brothers are ‘Liberal Party members’

Dec 23, 2019 - 3:32 PM

The masterminds of the Ampatuan massacre were officials of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD, the party of former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They were kicked out of the party after the massacre.

[EDITORIAL] Ang anino ng backhoe sa Ampatuan massacre

Dec 23, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The sad truth is this: the trial of the decade does not reform, overhaul, or even change the injustice that's still prevalent in our society today

Ampatuans' scramble after massacre turns loyal househelp against them

Dec 21, 2019 - 6:02 PM

A thoughtless comment to kill Saliao for knowing 'so many things' led the loyal househelp to squeal

JUDGMENT. Clerk of Court Aissa Sto Domingo reads the verdict of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes on the 2009 Ampatuan massacre inside Camp Bagong Diwa on December 19, 2019. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

'Tama na please': How lawyer's text in last moments convicted Andal Ampatuan

Dec 21, 2019 - 2:09 PM

Lawyer Cynthia Oquendo-Ayon sends a message to a fellow lawyer: 'Please advise client Ampatuan. Tama na pls, we might get killed they are firing.'

GRIEVING MOTHER. Nenita Oquendo lost her husband Catalino and her daughter Cynthia in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Rappler

SUMMARY: Why many were acquitted, some convicted in Ampatuan massacre

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) Take a look at Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes' reasoning for the acquittals of the Ampatuan clan scions despite their participation in the plotting of the massacre

MASSACRE. Datu Andal Jr (utmost left in orange) and Zaldy Ampatuan (2nd to last from right in yellow) talk to each other before the promulgation of judgment in the 10-year Ampatuan massacre case on December 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of SC PIO

Ampatuan verdict 'a big win' for victims, families – human rights lawyer

Dec 19, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Lawyer and former SC spokesman Ted Te says Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes' conviction of the Ampatuan brothers is a 'brave statement'

VICTIMS. Family members, counsel, and journalists hold photos of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre at a press conference held after the verdict was announced. They Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOJ: Acquittals in Ampatuan massacre 'expected'

Dec 19, 2019 - 3:59 PM

'We knew from the beginning where our strength lies and where certain gaps in our evidence exist,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. Groups protest for justice during the Ampatuan promulgation outside Camp Bagong Diwa on December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Grieving families find ‘closure’ in guilty Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:37 PM

For one grieving victim, the guilty verdict is an early Christmas gift from God

V FOR VICTORY. Relatives of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre flash the 'V' sign for victory at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on December 19, 2019, after the masterminds of the case were found guilty. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

56 acquitted, 28 convicted in Ampatuan massacre

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) An additional 15 are convicted for being accessories to the crime, and are sentenced to 6-10 years in prison

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. 28 are convicted, 55 are acquitted, and 15 others are sentenced to lesser sentence in the Ampatuan massacre. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

A day of reckoning: Netizens celebrate guilty verdict in Ampatuan massacre case

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Twitter users thank Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes for her 'courage and sacrifices' while others wish for her safety

Ampatuan brothers convicted in 10-year massacre case

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:37 AM

(4th UPDATE) Datu Andal Jr, Zaldy, and Anwar Sr Ampatuan are sentenced to reclusion perpetua without parole

DECISION. Among the accused who await the judgment of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes are the Ampatuan brothers. Supreme Court PIO photo

WATCH: Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:07 AM

Watch the Ampatuan Massacre verdict live on Rappler

Ampatuan massacre victims' families could each receive P20M

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Lawyer Ted Te says the families should receive at least P50,000 in civil damages, though prosecution lawyers have asked the court to order the accused to each pay P20 million

Relatives of victims in the Maguindanao massacre arrive at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on December 19, 2019, for the verdict of the decade long Ampatuan trial. 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

Did prosecution do enough? Ampatuan massacre verdict out today

Dec 19, 2019 - 12:58 AM

Here's a summary of the prosecution's evidence for the 10-year trial compared to the alibis and witnesses of the Ampatuans

VERDICT. Ampatuan brothers Datu Andal Jr, Zaldy and Datu Sajid Islam will have their verdict read before them on December 19, 2019, or after 10 years on trial.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:38 PM

News, analyses, live broadcast, and videos on the Ampatuan massacre decision on December 19, 2019 at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig

Ampatuan massacre verdict out December 19

Dec 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes will hand down the judgment 9 am at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig

#FIGHTFOR58. Groups and members of the media march towards Mendiola to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

'Press freedom is dead' if Ampatuans not convicted for massacre – lawyer

Nov 05, 2019 - 2:32 PM

After a decade, a court is scheduled to render a judgment on the Ampatuan massacre. Lawyer Nena Santos expects a guilty verdict for the principal accused.

Private prosecutor Nena Santos. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ex-client Ampatuans also reached out to Panelo for help

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says he introduced Ampatuan family members to President Rodrigo Duterte, who supposedly told them they should wait for the court to decide on their case

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the ring worn by Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Grand Hilton Convention Center Seoul in South Korea on June 3, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DOJ confident in case vs Andal Ampatuan Jr as trial nears ‘endgame’

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:32 PM

‘I am confident that the prosecution has presented more than sufficient evidence, at least as against the principal accused, to secure a just decision next year,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

MASSACRE. Relatives and supporters of victims of the infamous massacre visit the site where 58 people were killed in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in Mindanao. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

Sandiganbayan: Enough evidence vs Andal Ampatuan Jr in graft case

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:21 PM

The anti-graft court shoots down Ampatuan's argument that prosecutors failed to prove there was conspiracy between him and his brother, former Maguindanao governor Datu Sajid Ampatuan

Duterte wants partial judgment for accused in Maguindanao massacre in 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:18 AM

A court decision on Akmad 'Tato' Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr is expected to be handed down this year

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during a meeting with the kin of the Maguindanao Massacre victims at the Malacañan Palace on November 23, 2017, urges the Department of Justice to push for a speedy trial so that justice will be served to the families of the victims. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

TIMELINE: The long road to justice for Maguindanao massacre victims

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:30 AM

(5th UPDATE) It's been 10 years since 58 people – including 32 media workers – were killed in Maguindanao

Ampatuan brothers plead not guilty to corruption charges

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Do you know how much the government is spending for his escorts? Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Rafael Lagos says in reference to Andal Ampatuan Jr as he denies the motion to postpone the arraignment

CORRUPTION CHARGES. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

2nd arrest order issued vs Sajid Ampatuan

May 16, 2017 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED Sajid Ampatuan has to pay a P 4 million bail covering two sets of corruption charges; another is pending with the anti graft court

CORRUPTION CHARGES. After securing temporary freedom from massacre charges, Sajid Ampatuan is ordered arrested for multiple counts of corruption over millions of pesos worth of ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009 when he was governor. Photo by Jef Maitem

Sajid Ampatuan charged anew for P16M in ghost food purchases

May 15, 2017 - 4:05 PM

This adds to the 161 counts of corruption filed against him in early May for ghost construction and repair projects

NEW CHARGES. Sajid Islam Ampatuan, who is photographed here in Cotabato City on May 10, 2015 during his welcome party after being granted bail for massacre charges, faces new charges in court for corruption. Photo by Jef Maitem

Ampatuan brothers Sajid, Andal Jr charged over alleged ghost projects

May 01, 2017 - 4:15 PM

12 construction projects in Maguindanao approved in 2009 turned out to be fake says the Office of the Ombudsman

CHARGED. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

Justice chief assures conviction of Ampatuans in Maguindanao massacre

Nov 23, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the prosecution team will ensure that Andal Ampatuan Jr and Zaldy Ampatuan are convicted in the next few years over the Maguindanao massacre

MASS GRAVE. Seven years after the politically motivated murder of 58 persons in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009, not one of the 197 accused has been convicted. Rappler file photo

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

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo and his high-profile cases

May 18, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Salvador Panelo serves as the legal counsel of Andal Ampatuan Jr before quitting in 2015

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Dec 09, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Zaldy Ampatuan's bail petition denied

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

The bail petition of one of the main accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre is denied because of the strength of the evidence against him

ACCUSED. Former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan walks along a jail corridor on his way to a trial court arraignment proceeding on the Maguindanao Massacre in Taguig City, east of Manila, Philippines, 12 December 2012. File photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

Ampatuan’s burial, Poe on presidency, PH support | 12PM wRap

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:47 PM

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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

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

Ampatuan clan welcomes first PNPA graduate

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:16 PM

We hope that the bad press about the family will go away now that you’ve seen what kind of person our son is says the young police inspector s mother

DIALOGUE. Members of the PNPA Class of 2015 speak to President Benigno Aquino III after their graduation rites on March 26, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Armed men of Ampatuans still roaming around'

Nov 23, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Five years after the gruesome massacre residents of Maguindanao still fear the powerful Ampatuans despite the alleged masterminds locked up in jail

Graves of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

World awaits gov't action on Ampatuan massacre case

Nov 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM

There is growing frustration among relatives of the victims who feel that the 5 year old case has been overtaken by recent events and controversies

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

Lifelong struggle for Maguindanao massacre widows

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:45 AM

With no one yet convicted and the clan continuing to wield huge influence in Maguindanao anger is rising among victims families

FIVE YEARS. Relatives and supporters of victims of the infamous massacre visit the site where 58 people were killed in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in southern island of Mindanao on November 21, 2014, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the worst political massacre of the country. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

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

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

Prosecution rests case vs Andal Ampatuan Jr, 27 others

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:33 PM

Prosecutors however are not ready to rest its case against 76 other accused due to pending appeals

The Ampatuan massacre: Lest we forget

Nov 21, 2013 - 9:22 AM

On Thursday November 21 families of the massacre victims will retrace the final road traveled by their loved ones When will justice ever be achieved?

Photo by AFP/Mark Navales

NUJP condemns text threat against Ces Drilon

Jul 25, 2013 - 5:53 PM

The journalists group also commends the broadcaster for making the threat public

Appeals court affirms go signal for witnesses vs Ampatuan

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Four witnesses including forensic experts who were not in the pre trial order will be allowed to testify in the Maguindanao massacre case

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.

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