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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

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

Who is Toto Mangudadatu?

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Months after the massacre, Esmael Mangudadatu won the post of Maguindanao governor in the 2010 elections. He held on to this post until 2019 and is currently representative of the 2nd district of Maguindanao.

National Press Club President (NPC) Rolando “Lakay” Gonzalo (right) Maguindanao 2nd-District Representative Toto Magundadatu (Center) and lawyer of one of the 32 media killed of 58 killed in Maguindanao Massacre Atty. Pete “Bitay” Principe (left) linked arms at a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Mangudadatu is optimistic on the verdict of Quezon City RTC Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the November 23, 2009 mass killing in a bid to quash an election challenge from a rival clan (Ampatuan) will be favorable to the victims. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Mangudadatu expects ‘100% guilty’ verdict on Maguindanao massacre masterminds

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Esmael 'Toto' Mangudadatu's wife and sisters were among 58 people killed when gunmen sidetracked the convoy that was about to file his gubernatorial candidacy on November 23, 2009

GUILTY VERDICT. Representative Toto Mangudadatu arrives at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on December 19, 2019, for the verdict on the decade-long Ampatuan trial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mindanao lawmakers seek creation of 'National DPWH' in BARMM

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'

NEW GOVERNMENT. BTA members gather for BARMM's inauguration in March 2019. Malacañang file photo

INFOGRAPHIC: The Maguindanao massacre, 8 years later

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Here's the status of the Maguindanao massacre trial in numbers

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Will the worst case of election related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

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

Thousands in parts of Mindanao welcome 2016 in evacuation sites

Jan 02, 2016 - 3:43 PM

As people flee their homes in Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat due to attacks by the BIFF Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu urges the MILF to help the government run after the members of its breakaway group

DISPLACED. Families spend the Christmas holidays at an evacuation center in Maguindanao following the attacks of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in some communities.

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Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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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

Submit citizens' council report on BBL asap – Rodriguez

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The citizens council on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law handpicked by President Benigno Aquino III needs to take note of the tight timeline to pass the law in Congress a House leader says

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. All photos by George P Moya/Rappler

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

Dispatches: Death of a witness in the Philippines

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Dennix Sakal’s killing is a reminder to activists journalists and politicians of the vicious status quo in the Philippines in which gunmen with powerful backers routinely get away with murder

INFOGRAPHIC: Maguindanao Massacre case, 5 years on

Nov 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM

This Rappler infographic sums up – in numbers – the status of the Maguindanao Massacre case 5 years on

Another Maguindanao massacre witness killed in ambush

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:05 PM

A former driver of the prime suspect in the Maguindanao massacre case is killed on his way to a meeting with prosecution lawyers

'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

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

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

Maguindanao massacre families demand state compensation

Nov 23, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Families of the victims say the masterminds in the mass murder are state actors so the government is liable to pay the families

MASSACRE. police investigators looking at dead bodies covered with banana leaves, victims of a massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao province. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Palace: Gov't need not compensate Maguindanao kin

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the government does not owe the victims anything because it did not commit the crime

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Don't be swayed by Ampatuans, victim's daughter says

Jun 25, 2013 - 8:02 AM

Reynafe Momay Castillo said it is a ploy to derail the Ampatuans ongoing prosecution

'DON'T GIVE UP' In this frame grab, Reynafe Momay Castillo, daughter of Ampatuan massacre victim Reynaldo Momay, speaks in a video message posted on Facebook June 25, 2013.

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.

Maguindanao gov bet wants rival's wealth probed

May 11, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The incumbent governor s lone opponent wants to investigate Mangudadatu s like the government did with Renato Corona

TIGHT RACE. Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastura is running against incumbent Gov Toto Mangudadatu for governor of Maguindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

When a kingmaker wants to be king

May 06, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Tucao Mastura has always been known as the kingmaker the patriarch of a political clan Now he s out to unseat a former ally Maguindanao Gov Esmael Mangudadatu

Mangudadatu's biggest challenge

May 06, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Maguindanao Gov Esmael Toto Mangudadatu faces opposition from his former campaign manager a key leader of a political clan

Hataman to Mastura: Thanks for endorsing, but…

May 04, 2013 - 8:14 PM

Mujiv Hataman the Liberal Party s bet for ARMM governor says he cannot promise to return the favor of endorsing UNA s Maguindanao gubernatorial bet Tucao Mastura

LP BET. ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman addresses the public in a forum in Cotabato City. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Mastura insists: No MILF support for my candidacy

May 04, 2013 - 12:07 PM

UNA s Tucao Mastura is running against LP bet for Maguindanao governor Toto Mangudadatu

LP HQ fire orchestrated: Mastura

May 02, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Mastura denies his camp would resort to dirty tactics to win the elections

ASHES OF A CAMPAIGN. The aftermath of the fire on the Liberal Party headquarters in Sultan Kudarat. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

Mastura thinks he'll beat Mangudadatu

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Mastura says the show of force last Saturday means he will beat the incumbent governor

'SHOW OF FORCE.' Mastura said the huge crowd at the rally for the peace talks shows the his strong draw among the people of Maguindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Why Aquino is campaigning in Maguindanao

Apr 12, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The province is key in the President s peace initiatives in the region but it s also the site of a massacre that critics say symbolizes his poor record in resolving extra judicial killings

ARMM Govs to Kiram: Think of OFWs

Mar 04, 2013 - 5:25 PM

They warn the government may not have enough resources to support possible deportees