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Backhoe driver’s transfer ordered

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A Quezon City judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate transfer from Cotabato City to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City of the backhoe operator, the alleged gravedigger in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre who was arrested on Saturday.

Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes directed the warden of the Quezon City Jail annex in the police camp to take custody of Bong Andal, who is currently being held at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao office in Cotabato City.

Andal, an employee of the Maguindanao provincial government, was arrested in Midsayap, North Cotabato, in an entrapment operation by the region’s police and the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion.

He is the 100th of the 195 accused to be arrested for the Nov. 23, 2009, massacre of 58 persons, including 32 members of the media.

The backhoe Andal operated was found in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town. It was apparently used to dig the graves and bury the victims and their vehicles.

Judge Reyes has yet to schedule Andal’s arraignment.


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Tags: Ampatuan trial , backhoe driver , Bong Andal , Maguindanao massacre


  • batangpaslit

    good decision

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

    This backhoe operator is the most credible witness of the Maguindanao massacre. 

    This is the number one “ace” card for the prosecution. He must be protected at all cost.

  • kilabot

    let him dig his own grave and his cohorts.

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Thanks to our beloved President PNoy for relocating this country bumpkin to the great city of Manila and housing him safely where bodily harm will be the least of his concern. Our dear leader Pnoy has also arranged a construction job for him to ensure that every member of our society is productive as we await the wheels of justice to take its time and grind along smoothly.

    and may I humbly suggest:
    vote straight LP in 2013
    Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

    To our national superhero Ninoy, Blessed Mother Cory and their only begotten son PNoy, you have the absolute love and support of the Filipino people.

    • Albert Einstien

      NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY!

      EVERYTHING biggest is HAPPENING now…

      BIGGEST NATIONAL DEFICIT: NEWS: MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ budget deficit during the first 9 months of 2012 more than doubled from a year ago,the deficit — amounting to P106.062 billion or over 100% bigger than last year’s P52.994 billion BIGGEST scam in history —- 12 billion courtesy of malaysian

      BIGGEST corruption in history—-2011 coa audit report …101.8 BILLION lost to CORRUPTION.

      BIGGEST giveaway of territories—milf bangsamoro state( courtesy of malaysia ) & china declared ownership of our islands after pnoy-trillianes compromise

      .BIGGEST INJUSTICE——political vendetta. maguinadanao massacres, hacienda luisita massacres, mendiola massacres & other massacres UNSOLVED….where is justice…

      BIGGEST NATIONAL DEBT EVER….1 trillion just for 2 year period …TAPOS mas MAHIHIRAP pa at mas NAGUGUTOM ang mga tao ngayon……….

      BIGGEST SMUGGLNG in history–Smuggling in the Philippines is at its worst under President Aquino’s administration, with the smuggled value averaging $19.6 billion annually, an explosion from the comparable figures of $3.1 billion and $3.8 billion yearly during the terms of Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ( pdi column)
      BIGGEST hypocrisy…FOI election promise, skyrocketing PRICES of everything, 29% unemployment,HIGH criminality & Investor risk aversion led to an 83-percent DROP in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Philippines …sabi ng mga noynoying UMUUNLAD tayo….puro bola at propaganda lang…BIGGEST unemployment ,:NEWS 11/15/12; Unemployment worsens in 3rd quarter at 29.4%si comelec brilliantes lang at mmda ang gumagana sa govt of noynoying…..LAHAT na NOYNOYING at PALPAK….kaya gising na bayan magtrabaho na….sorry sa mga 30 % unemployed….tulog lng muna wag muna kumain …yan ata ang PROGRAMA ng govt of noynoying….wala sila MALASAKIT sa mga unemployed DULOT ng incompetent governance & wrong policy directions…

  • ever green

    ano ba ung ginawa ng backhoe operator??? naghukay lang o siya ang naglibing doon sa mga pinatay??? o both???



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