Who's on 2nd wave of complaints on Maguindanao massacre?

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 17 2015 07:25 PM | Updated as of Mar 18 2015 03:25 AM

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) conducted a preliminary investigation hearing on Tuesday on new charges for murder in connection with the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre that left 58 people, mostly journalists, dead.

This "second wave" of complaints for 58 counts of murder are against the following:

former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Solicitor General and current City Administrator of Cotabato City;
Atty. Cynthia Guiani Sayadi;
Mamasapano, Maguindanao Mayor Benzar Ampatuan;
Jack Ampatuan Lumenda;
Sukarto "Manguten/Teng" Singh;

a certain Inspector Mariga of the Maguindanao police;
Samer "Mama" Uy;
Samsudin Ampatuan;
Kage Ali Midtimbang;
Kage Melo Lumenda;

Farid Adas;
Nanun Ampatuan;
Pandag Ampatuan;
Amerah Ampatuan Mamalapat;
Rebecca Ampatuan;

Reshal Santiago Ampatuan;
Dali "Kumander Boy" Kamendan;
Sahara Upam Ampatuan;
Rowel Santiago;
Kempar Silongan;

Kamsa "Kudta" Salik;
Sangutin Musa;
Daud "Kumander Kwatro" Kamendan;
Digo Mamalapat;
Monir Asim Sr.;

Mong Ampatuan Asim;
Harris Ampatuan Macapendeg;
Kuka Ebos; Mautin Upam;
Tamano "Barakuda" Sabpa;
Borgo "Rey" Kasan;

Salahudin "Tho" Uday;
Hashim "Mistro" Esmael;
Joel Tatak;
Rene Upam;
Kaking Inggo;

a certain policeman Biton;
Allandatu Angas;
Roger Mamalo;
Jainodin "Zainodin" Abutazil;
Manak Malaguial;

Kabili Sumagkang;
Ben Carandang;
Kage Sabog;
Abusama Simpal;
Kamad Ampatuan;

Faizal Ampatuan;
Kudzbari L. Ampatuan;
Kumander Ukay Simpal; and,
John and Jane Does.

Respondents were directed by the DOJ panel to file their counter-affidavits not later than April 16, also the next schedule of hearing.

Maguindanao Governor Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu, who lost his wife, Genalyn, sister, Eden, and two other relatives in the massacre, said the latest complaint will not cause delay on the ongoing trial before Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 221 against an earlier set of accused, among them former ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan, Jr., and former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal, Jr.

Mangudadatu said it took time for the 38 complainants to file the latest complaint because the testimonies of witnesses had to be collated.

The case before the Quezon City trial court involves 196 accused.
Mangudadatu's wife and relatives were brutally killed on their way to file his certificate of candidacy for the gubernatorial race; the journalists who were slain with them were supposed to cover the event.