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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

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 33

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

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

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo and his high-profile cases

May 18, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Salvador Panelo serves as the legal counsel of Andal Ampatuan Jr before quitting in 2015

Dear Digong: Please don't fail your people

May 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I hope to God for the sake of our country that all of the things you ve promised are lies

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.

3 dead in Maguindanao bomb blast as troops, BIFF clash

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Authorities say Muslim rebels booby trapped a highway to target military convoys but it detonated when a van with 6 civilians drove through it late Tuesday

Roxas’ ally in Laguna, Duterte on 2016, Russia strikes | 6PM wRap

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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21 cops fired, 11 suspended over Maguindanao massacre

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The 20 cops did nothing as the killings took place and are dismissed 6 years after the massacre

6 YEARS ON. Graves of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

6 years after Maguindanao massacre: Trial updates

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The trial drags on as relatives of the 58 victims wait for justice

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

Poe’s SET case, Maguindanao massacre, NBA’s best | 6PM wRap

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Justice still elusive 6 years after Maguindanao massacre

Nov 23, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Victims relatives lament the slow pace of justice

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

6 updates on Maguindanao massacre's 6th year

Nov 21, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Rappler lists down what happened during the months leading to the 6th year of the worst case of election related violence and media killings in the Philippines

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

Escudero for VP, Aquino on Mamasapano, Chile quake | 6PM wRap

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

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

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

Part 2: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM

With only a year left before Aquino steps down from office many promises still have to be delivered

Broken or Delivered Promises? President Benigno Aquino III still has a lot to do to deliver his promises in his 2010 campaign.

Death of Andal Ampatuan Sr not the end of clan rule in Mindanao

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The death of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr the alleged mastermind in the 2009 massacre of 58 in Ampatuan town is not the end of his clan s hold on local politics says his son Sajid

MOURNING. Sultan Kudarat Gov Suharto Mangudadatu (R) covers his face as he pays his respects at the graveyard of the late Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. July 21, 2015 in Shariff Aguak town. Beside Mangudadatu are former Maguindanao Congressman Simeon Datumanong and Sajid Ampatuan. Photo by Jef Maitem / Rappler

Binay sues Ombudsman, Ampatuan’s burial, Pacquiao vs Arum | 6PM wRap

Jul 20, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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Ampatuan’s burial, Poe on presidency, PH support | 12PM wRap

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:47 PM

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Ampatuan Sr, Maguindanao massacre suspect, buried

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:21 PM

His casket is loaded on a family owned SUV with relatives and supporters joining the convoy on board flashy cars

ARRIVAL. Former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr’s body arrives in his hometown Shariff Aguak noon of July 18. Hundreds of relatives and supporters attend his burial this afternoon. Photo by Althea Herschell Ballentes/Rappler

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

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

Maguindanao massacre trial threatened with more delays

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The judge handling one of the world s worst case of election violence and media killing is applying for a new judicial post

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

Ormoc boat sinks, Andal Ampatuan, Taiwan waterpark | 6PM wRap

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:59 PM

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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