maguindanao massacre

Court junks bail plea of Andal Ampatuan Sr.

MANILA - Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. will remain in detention for the duration of the Maguindanao massacre trial after a Quezon City court denied yesterday his petition for bail.

CA junks Ampatuan plea to exclude ally as witness

MANILA - The petition filed by Andal Ampatuan Jr. seeking to discharge a former mayor and ally as state witness in the 57 counts of murder filed against him and 196 others has been denied by the Court of Appeals (CA), Sunday.

Massacre suspect tests negative for poisoning

MANILA, Philippines - A suspect in the Maguindanao massacre case who had been examined at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) tested negative for poisoning, medical records released yesterday showed.

2nd wave of massacre complainants barred from hearing

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has barred the complainants in the second wave of multiple murder cases the department is investigating in connection with the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre from attending the next hearing on April 16.

De Lima: Mangudadatu not using DOJ

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima debunked claims that Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu is merely using the Department of Justice (DOJ) for his own political gain.

Witness in Maguindanao massacre case has pending arrest warrant

MANILA - The family of a jail warden who was killed in 1999 has questioned the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recommendation to place under government protection the main suspect, former Datu Salibo town Mayor Akmad Ampatuan.

Ampatuan grandson is a new cop

Anak ng pulis ang valedictorian ng nagtapos na Lakandula Class of 2015 ng Philippine National Police Academy. Kasama rin sa mga grumadweyt ang apo ni Andal Ampatuan Sr. na nahaharap sa patong-patong na kaso.

How SC is fast-tracking Ampatuan massacre trial

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave her assurances that the judiciary is fast-tracking the Maguindanao massacre trial.

New mayor of Maguindanao town assumes post

COTABATO CITY - Datu Unsay Ampatuan town in Maguindanao already has its new mayor in the person of Bai Monawara Ampatuan, the first councilor of the town.

AFP: Ampatuan private army involved in Mamasapano clash

MANILA – The Armed Forces confirms that the private armed group of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. was involved in the Mamasapano encountaer that left 44 SAF troopers dead.