Zaldy Ampatuan - updates

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'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

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

With men in jail, the wives rule

Aug 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Prized jewel or scoundrel?

Aug 05, 2011 - 8:00 AM