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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

Sajid Ampatuan acquitted despite 'knowledge of murder plot'

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) A meeting is held in Sajid's house a day after the massacre to discuss 'how to save the backhoe' but Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes says 'it is of no moment'

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes hands out the verdict of the 10-year Ampatuan Massacre case. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

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

Toto Mangudadatu: No closure yet, will appeal Sajid Ampatuan’s acquittal

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Mangudadatu says he is thankful for the guilty verdict on most of the suspects in the murder of his wife and sisters, but he will still go after the ones acquitted

NO CLOSURE. Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Toto Mangudadatu said he will appeal the acquittal of Sajid Islam Ampatuan and Akmad "Tato" Ampatuan Sr in the muder of his wife and sisters in the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

Sajid Islam Ampatuan acquitted in Ampatuan massacre case

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:49 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan is found not guilty

Sajid Ampatuan (at the back) arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, March 22, 2019, during promulgation of his case. Ampatuan was convicted of Graft, Malversation, and Falsification in connection with the purchases of construction and lumber materials and was sentenced for reclusion perpetua. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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

Sajid Islam skips Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) One of the principal accused but earlier granted bail, Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan does not attend the promulgation of the judgment on him and his brothers

SKIPPED. Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan skips the promulgation of judgment of the Ampatuan massacre on December 19, 2019.

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

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: '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.

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.

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May 16, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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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.

Maguindanao massacre: CA affirms bail for Ampatuan son

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms that the evidence against Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan is not strong enough to deny his right to bail

TEMPORARY FREEDOM. Sajid Islam Ampatuan is shown here during a grand welcome by supporters in Cotabato City last May 2015 after posting an P11.6 million bail. Photo by Jef Maitem

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