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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

[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

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

‘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)

Federalism, Duterte on Ampatuan, Boracay opening | Evening wRap

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:19 PM

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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

Convictions for 2 Maguindanao massacre suspects expected in 2018

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM

The prosecution will ask the court this month to render judgment on Akmad Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr, says Presidential Task Force on Media Security chief Joel Egco

Panelo vows justice in Maguindanao massacre

May 27, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo a former Ampatuan lawyer quells fears that he can influence the incoming president on the Maguindanao massacre case

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo speaks during a press conference on the second day of canvassing of votes for president and vice president at the House of Representatives, Quezon City, on May 26, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NUJP: Ex-Ampatuan lawyer as Duterte’s spokesperson could affect case

May 19, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Other journalists want lawyer Salvador Panelo to be dropped as Duterte s spokesman

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

PH 4th worst country in unsolved media murders

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The Philippines has dropped to 4th from 3rd on the 2015 Global Impunity Index but remains the only country within the top 5 impunity offenders not engulfed by conflict and acute political instability says the Committee to Protect Journalists

GLOBAL IMPUNITY INDEX. Map shows the countries included in the 2015 Global Impunity Index of the Committee to Protect Journalists

Maguindanao massacre trial hearings to finish by yearend – Chief Justice

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:09 PM

It is excruciatingly slow for the victims families That is not debatable it is painful there must be closure says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

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

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

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

'Maguindanao Massacre trial being expedited at maximum'

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the Supreme Court is doing all it can to resolve the case faster

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

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

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

Ampatuan son released after posting P12M bail

Mar 09, 2015 - 3:26 PM

UPDATED Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan posts bail two months after a Quezon City court granted his appeal for temporary liberty The justice department will appeal the decision

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

It's final: No live coverage of Maguindanao massacre trial

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Court cites the lack of uniform rules in allowing cameras in court the need to protect the rights of the parties as well as the common practice in other countries

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

Ampatuan clan member hurt in Maguindanao ambush

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The convoy of former Datu Salibo mayor Akmad Ampatuan is attacked by armed men in Guindulungan town in Maguindanao

Sereno, De Lima explain 'delays' in massacre trial

Nov 23, 2014 - 6:44 PM

On the 5th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima defend the extent of government action on the case

Families remember Ampatuan massacre victims

Nov 23, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Relatives of the 58 victims visit the burial site of the Ampatuan massacre to pay their respects to their loved ones

'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

#PugadBaboy: It's a white world

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

'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

Maguindanao massacre conviction by 2016? De Lima still optimistic

Nov 09, 2014 - 10:26 PM

The Justice Secretary however stresses the pace of the trial would depend on the court

NEVER FORGET. The families of the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre call for the speedy resolution of the case. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Hustisya punchline 2

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hustisya

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hustisya punchline 3

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Conviction in PH ‘partial victory’ vs impunity

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:21 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists says developments in the Ortega murder and Ampatuan massacre show that impunity continues in the Philippines

De Lima takes over supervision of Maguindanao massacre case

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III the former head of the case will continue to be part of the team

DOJ mulls changing public prosecutors in Ampatuan case

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:45 PM

The justice department is just waiting for the results of the NBI s probe into the bribery allegations against DOJ Undersecretary Francisco Toti Baraan and the panel of public prosecutors

CHANGE. DOJ is planning to change the roster of public prosecutors handling the Ampatuan massacre cases following payoff allegations against them. Rappler file photo

Malacañang to families of massacre victims: Expose bribe attempts

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:19 PM

What are the latest developments on the case involving the deadliest massacre to be committed in the Philippines in recent history?

NEVER FORGET. The families of the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre call for the speedy resolution of the case. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima to NBI: Dig deep in Ampatuan payoff probe

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:53 PM

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima orders the NBI to conduct the probe on the alleged bribery attempt of public prosecutors in the Ampatuan trial

Gov't lawyers: Timeline belies Ampatuan payoff claim

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:13 PM

Prosecutors who supposedly received bribes as claimed by witness Lakmodin Saliao were not yet in government on the date the bribery allegedly took place

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

Gov't lawyers to rest Ampatuan Massacre case despite protest

Aug 01, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III says accusations made by a private lawyer that gov t lawyers are mishandling the case as childish irresponsible and malicious

NEVER FORGET. The families of the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre call for the speedy resolution of the case. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

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

CA denies Sajid Ampatuan's bid to stop indictment

Mar 24, 2014 - 7:11 PM

The appellate court says his arguments are mere rehash of the allegations in his petition which had already been extensively deliberated on

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

Ampatuan massacre Aquino admin's 'sore point' – SWS

Jan 28, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The Aquino administration also suffered negative net ratings in terms of fighting inflation and ensuring that oil firms don’t take advantage of oil prices