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Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

Sandiganbayan affirms 90-day suspension of Mayor Sajid Ampatuan over graft case

Dec 01, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Shariff Saydona Mustapha town mayor and ex-Maguindanao governor has been suspended since October

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

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.

WATCH: Media groups demand 'justice now, convict Ampatuans'

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:29 AM

NUJP, AlterMidya, and other media groups commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre with a mural painting and march

Groups and members of the media commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre at the Mehan Garden, Manila on November 23. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Groups slam ‘delayed justice’ for victims of Ampatuan massacre

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Ten years after the gruesome killing of 58 people, 32 from the media, press freedom continues to be under attack

Fearful wait for justice a decade after Ampatuan massacre

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:26 PM

A relative of victims say they are 'afraid for the life of the prosecutor or even the judge'

LOOK: Baguio journalists and artists commemorated the 10th anniversary of the ampatuan massacre at Peoples Park. Thirtytwo Mindanao journalists were killed by the men of Ampatuan after joining the supposed filing of candidacy of Mangudadatu. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Malacañang: We will put an end to attacks on journalists

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:12 PM

In the first 3 years of the Duterte administration, at least 128 threats and attacks against members of the press are recorded

PRESS FREEDOM. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar vows to put an end to attacks on journalists. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

Local artists unite in a benefit concert for families of Ampatuan massacre victims

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Dubbed '#FightFor58: A concert for justice,' the event aims to raise funds to allow the families of the Ampatuan massacre victims to witness the promulgation of the case against the suspects

BENEFIT CONCERT. Pasada joins the team of local artists in a benefit concert at Mow's Bar in Quezon City on Friday, November 22 for the families of the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre 10 years since the gruesome massacre killed 58 people – including 32 journalists. Photo by Lisa Marie David

For Mama: Child of Ampatuan massacre victim chooses journalism too

Nov 23, 2019 - 9:15 AM

If she pursues her dream profession, 16-year-old Rhully Mae Shula Montaño will also bear the many, many problems of the media that even the killing of her mother could not solve

MASSACRE KIN. 16-year-old Rhully Mae Montaño was 6 years old when her mother Marife was killed in the gruesome 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bacolod journos call for vigilance as verdict on Maguindanao massacre nears

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Officials and members of the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Bacolod chapter light candles to mark the death anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

COMMEMORATION. Andrea Jayme, her daughter Hina Sofia Danielle Bianca Tugot, and Dennis Rubica of Bombo Radyo Bacolod light candles at the Marker of the Fallen Journalists at the Bacolod City public plaza on November 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of NUJP-Bacolod

[WATCH] Trial of the decade: Highlights of Ampatuan massacre case

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Ampatuan massacre is considered both the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines and the single deadliest attack against the media

NUJP chair ‘confident’ Ampatuans will be convicted

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

An acquittal, says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Nonoy Espina, would have grave implications not just on press freedom but on the electoral process

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

Do we need to die to do our jobs well?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I sure hope not

#FightFor58: Activities commemorating 10th anniversary of Ampatuan Massacre

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Here's a running list of activities you can join to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre

Juan Miguel Severo, BLKD x Calix and more perform at gig for Ampatuan Massacre victims’ families

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

’Fightfor58: A Concert for Justice’ raises funds for the families of those slain in the 2009 massacre

FIGHT FOR 58. A concert featuring artists such as Juan Miguel Severo and BLKD x Calix raises funds for the families of those slain in the Ampatuan massacre in 2009. Photo from the event's Facebook page

In cold blood: This week's outlook

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

It's been 10 years since the gruesome Maguindanao massacre. What makes warlords like the Ampatuans survive the ravages of time?

Children bear the brunt 10 years since Ampatuan massacre

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Many of the widows of the journalists choose to go abroad, leaving behind their children who have to lose another parent. Financial assistance is also running out.

Supreme Court extends Ampatuan massacre judgment to December

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'We have waited for ten years, the 30 days is a short time to wait,' private prosecutor Nena Santos says of the 30-day extension to promulgate the decision

JUSTICE NOW. Signs calling for justice and conviction of the Ampatuans posted at the Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/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

Mayor Sajid Ampatuan suspended for 90 days

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders the suspension to prevent the mayor 'from committing further acts of malfeasance while in office'

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paglamayan natin ang bangkay ng delicadeza

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government

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 says verdict on Ampatuan massacre may come before November

Aug 08, 2019 - 5:45 PM

All parties have until August 15 to submit their final position paper before the judge issues the verdict

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

Sandiganbayan: Sajid Ampatuan guilty of corruption

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 4th Division sentences former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan to reclusion perpetua and perpetual disqualification from holding public office

GUILTY. Former Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan arrives at the Sandiganbayan on March 22, 2019, for the promulgation of his case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Wheels of justice completely stopped’ 9 years after Maguindanao massacre

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Opposition members condemn the slow pace of justice for the victims of what remains to be the deadliest attack on journalists in the world

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

Mother of Maguindanao massacre victim will not back down

Nov 23, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Even if the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, Katheryn Nuñez is willing to wait for the sake of her son who was among the 58 persons killed during the Maguindanao Massacre of 2009

Mrs katheryn nunez, mother of Ampatuan Masacre victim victor nunez, senior reporter of UNTV. Nunez shared the hardship they have to go through in seeking justice for the 58 victims. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Faster justice? Let judges actively investigate facts of case, says Roque

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The senatorial bet and former Duterte spokesman bares part of his eyed legislative agenda on the 9th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the kin of the Maguindanao Massacre victims at the Malacañan Palace on November 23, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./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: 'Sufficient' evidence vs Sajid Ampatuan in 136 cases

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The cases are in relation to alleged fraudulent procurement for public works projects in Maguindanao in 2009

SAJID AMPATUAN. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler. Ampatuan photo by Jef Maitem.

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

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

CA: 3 accused in Maguindanao massacre can't be state witnesses

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the motion seeking to turn Police Inspector Rex Ariel Diongon, Police Office 1 Rainier Ebus, and Mohammad Sangki into state witnesses

NEVER FORGET. A memoir lists the names of the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Rappler

Fresh corruption charges vs Sajid Ampatuan over P500-M road projects

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The former Maguindanao governor is already facing 197 counts of corruption charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

CORRUPTION CHARGES. The Office of the Ombudsman indicts anew former Maguindanao governor Datu Sjid Islam Ampatuan over anomalous P500 million worth farm-to-market projects. File photo by Jef Maitem

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

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

8 BIFF members killed in Mindanao – PH military

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Armored vehicles and artillery were used against about 50 gunmen from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Mindanao island on Thursday, March 8, local military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Gerry Bisana says in a report

BIFF FIGHTERS. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members, some of them minors, are seen inside their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town Maguindanao in this picture taken on September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Student journalists on Maguindanao massacre: ‘We will never forget’

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:19 PM

The best way, they say, to engage people and remind them about the deadliest attack on media practitioners is through social media

Duterte meets with families of Maguindanao massacre victims

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte promises financial assistance and scholarships to the victims' families

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

After 8 years, what's next in the Maguindanao massacre trial?

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Almost a decade has passed since the death of 58 in the Maguindanao massacre – will justice be served soon?

REMEMBERED. Candles are lit in remembrance of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre. Photo by 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