Andal Ampatuan Sr. - updates

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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

'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

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

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Jan 27, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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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

Duterte is 'Ampatuan of Davao City,' 'Pablo Escobar of PH' – Trillanes

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:36 PM

Based on the allegations of a hired gun Senator Antonio Trillanes IV likens the President to an alleged murderer and a drug cartel leader

Escobar photo by Wikipedia. Ampatuan photo by EPA

Binay defends Ampatuan son in UNA ticket

Apr 08, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Sajid Ampatuan a Maguindanao massacre suspect is out on bail because the evidence against him is weak

UNA CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) defends UNA mayoral candidate Sajid Ampatuan (right), one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.

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Dec 09, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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Daughter of Maguindanao massacre victim: Is there really justice in PH?

Nov 22, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Reynafe Momay Castillo asks the question as she counts the sixth year since she lost her father in the tragedy

ELUSIVE JUSTICE. The families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre seek justice for their loved ones. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

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

Part 2: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM

With only a year left before Aquino steps down from office many promises still have to be delivered

Broken or Delivered Promises? President Benigno Aquino III still has a lot to do to deliver his promises in his 2010 campaign.

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

Binay sues Ombudsman, Ampatuan’s burial, Pacquiao vs Arum | 6PM wRap

Jul 20, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:47 PM

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Ampatuan Sr, Maguindanao massacre suspect, buried

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:21 PM

His casket is loaded on a family owned SUV with relatives and supporters joining the convoy on board flashy cars

ARRIVAL. Former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr’s body arrives in his hometown Shariff Aguak noon of July 18. Hundreds of relatives and supporters attend his burial this afternoon. Photo by Althea Herschell Ballentes/Rappler

The Butcher goes to Jahannam

Jul 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM

He will have to stay in Hell for a while: 58 000 years his fortune teller whispered to him while he was laying comatose at the Kidney Center One hundred for every person killed in Ampatuan town Maguindanao on November 23 2009

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

Ormoc boat sinks, Andal Ampatuan, Taiwan waterpark | 6PM wRap

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:59 PM

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Ampatuan patriarch 'dying of cancer' – lawyer

Jul 02, 2015 - 4:24 PM

We are asking the court to allow his continued hospital confinement says lawyer Salvador Panelo

DENIED. Former Maguindanao province governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center) attends his arraignment for electoral sabotage charges March 26, 2012. File photo by Noel Celis/EPA/Pool

Grand welcome for Ampatuan son out on bail

May 10, 2015 - 4:39 PM

The youngest son of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr is greeted with a hero s welcome after returning home from 5 years in prison

Sajid Islam Ampatuan, son of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. (extreme right) who was granted bail on January this year by Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes in connection with the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre, speaks to their family's supporters as he returned home in Cotabato City, May 10, 2015 after five years in prison.

Andal Ampatuan Sr's bail plea denied

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:10 PM

The clan patriarch one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre case does not get temporary liberty

DENIED. Former Maguindanao province governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center) attends his arraignment for electoral sabotage charges March 26, 2012. 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

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

Akmad Ampatuan Sr due in court after SC junks plea

Jul 31, 2013 - 1:01 PM

Akmad Tato Ampatuan Sr son in law and nephew of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr will be arraigned along with other suspects in the massacre

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.

Court bans media in Arroyo signing of pre-trial order

Jan 12, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Members of the media will only be allowed to stay at the Pasay City Hall grounds on January 31

CASE PROCEEDS. The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos' motion to quash the plunder case against them over the botched NBN-ZTE deal. File photo.

It's final: Zaldy Ampatuan is a suspect in Maguindanao massacre

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Aside from Zaldy two other Ampatuans were charged with the murder for the massacre: his father Andal Ampatuan Sr and brother Andal Ampatuan Jr


Gov't lawyers divided on live coverage of Ampatuan trial

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:53 PM

Prosecutors have yet to decide if they will push for a live coverage of the Maguindanao trial or not

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Star witness testifies vs GMA

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED Former Maguindanao administrator Norie Unas appears in court to prove former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo doesn t deserve to post bail

'Redouble' protection for witnesses vs Ampatuans

May 31, 2012 - 3:57 PM

The slain Maguindanao massacre witness Esmail Amil Anog was reportedly chopped into pieces

Burden on the prosecution to deny GMA bail

Mar 15, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Despite electoral sabotage charge GMA may post bail if prosecution fails to present strong evidence of guilt

HOSPITAL ARREST. Detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may post bail if prosecutors fail to show strong evidence of guilt. Graphics by Analette Abesamis

Ampatuan no-show at arraignment

Mar 15, 2012 - 8:50 AM

Former Maguindanao Gov Andal Ampatuan Sr who faces an electoral sabotage charge is still reportedly ill and confined in a hospital

VOMITING BLOOD. Andal Ampatuan Sr was rushed to the hospital after vomiting blood Friday, his lawyer says. Photo from Newsbreak

Ampatuan rushed to hospital

Mar 09, 2012 - 6:40 PM

Andal Ampatuan Sr main suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre is now at V Luna Hospital

VOMITING BLOOD. Andal Ampatuan Sr was rushed to the hospital after vomiting blood Friday, his lawyer says. Photo from Newsbreak

CA junks rebellion charges vs Ampatuans, allies

Jan 02, 2012 - 6:32 PM

The Ampatuans will stay in jail over multiple murder charges

With men in jail, the wives rule

Aug 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The Ampatuans: Is the rift real?

Aug 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Zaldy may not be the favorite child but some doubt he’d go all out against the patriarch who created him