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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

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

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

HRW: Use Ampatuan conviction to push for reforms vs culture of impunity

Dec 19, 2019 - 12:36 PM

(UPDATED) The conviction of the Ampatuan brothers over the 2009 massacre should signal the end of state support for private armies and political warlordism, says Human Rights Watch

Militant groups protest for justice during the Ampatuan promulgation outside Camp Bagong Diwa on December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

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

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

2 days before verdict, court orders Zaldy Ampatuan's return to jail

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:09 PM

'The court finds that there is no longer any need for [Zaldy Ampatuan] to remain in the hospital as the procedure during rehabilitation session can be done to him as an outpatient,' says Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes

MASSACRE DEFENDANT. Zaldy Ampatuan is confined at the Makati Medical Center weeks before the verdict is read on him, his 2 brothers and 98 others in the Ampatuan massacre case.

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

Fearing escape as verdict nears, DOJ wants Zaldy Ampatuan back in jail

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'In deference to this Honorable Court, it should now stop extending so much grace, sympathy, or concern to accused Zaldy Ampatuan,' says the prosecution

MASSACRE DEFENDANT. Zaldy Ampatuan is confined at the Makati Medical Center weeks before the verdict is read on him, his 2 brothers and 98 others in the Ampatuan massacre case.

As judgment nears, Zaldy Ampatuan still in hospital

Nov 21, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Zaldy Ampatuan, one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre case, has been confined at the Makati Medical Center since he suffered a stroke on October 22

AMPATUAN. This file photo taken on December 5, 2010 shows Zaldy Ampatuan (red shirt), the ARRM governor, is escorted by military and police officials to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) office in General Santos City. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

'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

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

Federalism, Duterte on Ampatuan, Boracay opening | Evening wRap

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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Duterte 'dismayed' Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to leave jail

Aug 23, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Malacañang assures families of the Maguindanao massacre victims that the furlough granted to the ex-ARMM governor will have no bearing on the case

'DISMAYED'. Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte does not approve of the furlough granted to Maguindanao massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan. File photo from Malacañang

PH courts inconsistent in letting detainees attend family events

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:37 PM

'There is a need for more detailed rules, especially on the grounds, so the decisions are not perceived to be arbitrary,' says legal expert Tony La Viña

INCONSISTENT. Philippine courts have been inconsistent in allowing high-profile detainees to get out of jail temporarily and attend to family matters.

Time in Manila bar, Ampatuan, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

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WATCH: Why Ampatuan was allowed to leave jail

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Ampatuan is captured on video waltzing with his daughter Kristina at her wedding reception on Tuesday, August 21

FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Ampatuan massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan dancing with his daughter during her wedding on August 21, 2018. Photo by Tawi-Tawi Rep Ruby Sahali

Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to leave jail for daughter's wedding

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:37 PM

(UPDATED) Zaldy Ampatuan is one of the suspected masterminds of the Maguindanao massacre in 2009

ZALDY AMPATUAN. This file photo taken on December 5, 2010 shows Zaldy Ampatuan (red shirt), the ARRM governor, is escorted by military and police officials to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) office in General Santos City. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Court of Appeals denies bail plea of Zaldy Ampatuan

May 09, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Zaldy Ampatuan loses another battle to be provisionally freed from jail over the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre

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

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

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

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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Sep 17, 2015 - 6:51 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

Ex-ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan dismissed over undeclared wealth

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Ombudsman imposes alternative penalty since Ampatuan is no longer governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

ACCUSED. Former ARMM 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 Rolex dela Pena/EPA

P79M ARMM contracts under Ampatuan illegal, irregular - COA

Sep 28, 2014 - 11:50 PM

The Commission on Audit affirms the findings of its Special Audit Office on irregularities in the supposed procurement of relief goods and office supplies worth P79 million from one supplier

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 Rolex dela Pena/EPA

How the Malampaya fund was plundered

Sep 20, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Rappler follows the trail of P900 million from the Malampaya Fund lost to the pockets of fake NGOs linked to Janet Napoles. Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman's party list group AA-Kasosyo is also linked to Napoles NGOs.

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.

BIR files tax case against ex-Ampatuan lawyer

Jan 03, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Lawyer Redemberto Villanueva substantially underdeclared his income says the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Zaldy Ampatuan pleads not guilty

Dec 12, 2012 - 9:46 AM

UPDATED Zaldy Ampatuan is finally arraigned 3 years after the Maguindanao massacre

Rappler Newscast | December 5, 2012

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:51 PM

The death toll from typhoon Pablo international name Bopha rises to at least 274 people President Aquino says the government’s priority is to rescue and care for evacuees in areas ravaged by typhoon Pablo The Supreme Court says Zaldy Ampatuan is a suspect in the Maguindanao massacre

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

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Rappler Newscast | July 05, 2012

Jul 05, 2012 - 9:00 PM

Zaldy Ampatuan becomes a defendant in the Maguindanao massacre case after a decision by the Supreme Court | PBA player Don Allado retracts PBA game fixing allegations

SC: Zaldy Ampatuan included in murder case

Jul 05, 2012 - 5:29 PM

The Supreme Court rules Zaldy Ampatuan is still included as an accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre

'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

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

Prized jewel or scoundrel?

Aug 05, 2011 - 8:00 AM