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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

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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.

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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

TIMELINE: The long road to justice for Maguindanao massacre victims

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) It's been 9 years since 58 people – including 32 media workers – were killed in Maguindanao. What has happened since?

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

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.

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

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

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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

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Jan 27, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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Ombudsman wants to seize Ampatuan Sr's P54.9M illegal wealth

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The elder Ampatuan liked to buy houses and lots cars and firearms but the Ombudsman says he spent so much more than he earned

File photo of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center). File photo by Noel Celis/EPA/Pool

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

If decentralization or broader federalism is to work leadership selection must first be made more inclusive and competitive

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

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

Senate to probe killings of mayors on Duterte drug list

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:36 PM

The committees on public order and on justice and human rights will investigate the deaths of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr of Albuera Leyte and Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan Maguindanao

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

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Oct 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Maguindanao mayor on Duterte drug list killed in shootout

Oct 28, 2016 - 8:33 AM

4th UPDATE Datu Saudi Ampatuan Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom and his convoy shot it out with anti drug operatives in Makilala North Cotabato according to police

Photo courtesy of the office of Mayor Rudy Caoagdan of Makilala

Duterte is 'Ampatuan of Davao City,' 'Pablo Escobar of PH' – Trillanes

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:36 PM

Based on the allegations of a hired gun Senator Antonio Trillanes IV likens the President to an alleged murderer and a drug cartel leader

Escobar photo by Wikipedia. Ampatuan photo by EPA

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Aug 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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