Rappler's latest stories on massacre
Argie Caniban fled Kuwait before to run away from an abusive employer. But she might just seek overseas work again because 10-year-old Princess has a heart disease, and the P350,000 worth of damages may not cover a lifetime of care.
Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Esmael Mangudadatu says Zaldy Ampatuan should not get medical treatment outside Bilibid
Reynaldo Momay's family is going against jurisprudence as past SC decisions mandate that appealing an acquittal violates the doctrine against double jeopardy
(UPDATED) Unsay and Zaldy opt to go straight to the Court of Appeals, while Anwar Sr and his sons file a motion before the Quezon City court
The prosecutor's office says in a statement Monday, December 30, that 3 suspects were arrested on December 26 for 'probable responsibility' in organized crime
Akmad 'Mitra' Ampatuan is known in Maguindanao to be a former ally of Andal Ampatuan Sr and his sons but who later allied with the Mangudadatus
The fight of professional journalism will always be the fight of campus journalism. We celebrate the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, hope for the extent of justice, and continue to address the struggles of press freedom.
The masterminds of the Ampatuan massacre were officials of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD, the party of former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They were kicked out of the party after the massacre.
'The road does not end here, as legal remedies for the convicts are still in place. We must keep an eye out.'
The sad truth is this: the trial of the decade does not reform, overhaul, or even change the injustice that's still prevalent in our society today
As long as there are still Filipinos who choose to be misinformed and disinformed, the Philippines will still be a dangerous place for journalists
Policemen, whether accomplices or not, readily comply with the order to set up checkpoints. The Mangudadatu convoy fails to secure an escort after the army refuses to provide them with one.
A thoughtless comment to kill Saliao for knowing 'so many things' led the loyal househelp to squeal
The Ampatuan massacre verdict is bittersweet for Nenen Momay, whose father wasn't recognized by the court as among those murdered
Lawyer Cynthia Oquendo-Ayon sends a message to a fellow lawyer: 'Please advise client Ampatuan. Tama na pls, we might get killed they are firing.'
4 people part of the 101 on trial did not receive judgments. A policeman who offered his troop for the massacre plot is both convicted and acquitted in the ruling.
(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
'No amount of money can pay the life of my sister,' Andrea Jayme says of the slain human rights lawyer Concepcion Brizuela
In a land of scarcity and impunity, we celebrate justice, no matter how hollow. Now, to the hard facts.
The state needs to be accountable for crimes committed by its own agents, says NUJP chair Nonoy Espina, whether it's the Ampatuan massacre or the drug war
While it welcomes the conviction of suspects in the Ampatuan massacre, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines laments the delay and pushes for reforms in the judicial process
PNP spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac says they are studying the status and case folders of the 17 acquitted policemen in the Ampatuan massacre
(UPDATED) Datu Akmad or Tato Ampatuan attends a medical mission in Mamasapano on the day of the massacre, leading Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes to say 'he did not cling to the agreed plot to kill'
(3rd UPDATE) Find the other 80 at large in Ampatuan massacre, families plead, as they also fear that those acquitted will return to government posts in Maguindanao
'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado
'May this verdict revive our faith in the justice system,' says the Commission on Human Rights, adding that the government must address 'marks of impunity that continue to prevail'
Lawyer and former SC spokesman Ted Te says Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes' conviction of the Ampatuan brothers is a 'brave statement'
'We must soldier on until the last of those responsible are behind bars,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says
(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'
'Ang batas at katarungan ay walang pinipiling pangalan, maski na ang mga nasa kapangyarihan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
'We knew from the beginning where our strength lies and where certain gaps in our evidence exist,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives welcome the conviction of the principal accused in the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Reynaldo Momay, a journalist who was seen covering the candidacy filing of Esmael 'Toto' Mangudadatu and was never found again, is not counted as a murder victim by the Ampatuan brothers
The promulgation on December 19 marks the end of a decade-long trial. Read the full decision here.
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
But the 'narrative on the protection of media workers is far from over,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who was once a lawyer for Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr
For one grieving victim, the guilty verdict is an early Christmas gift from God
(UPDATED) An additional 15 are convicted for being accessories to the crime, and are sentenced to 6-10 years in prison
Twitter users thank Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes for her 'courage and sacrifices' while others wish for her safety
(UPDATED) The conviction of the Ampatuan brothers over the 2009 massacre should signal the end of state support for private armies and political warlordism, says Human Rights Watch
(3rd UPDATE) Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan is found not guilty
(4th UPDATE) Datu Andal Jr, Zaldy, and Anwar Sr Ampatuan are sentenced to reclusion perpetua without parole
(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
The lockdown is expected to stretch for hours, as a kilometric decision is read involving over a hundred suspects facing over 50 cases each
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
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.
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