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QC court dismisses legal challenges of Ampatuans


A Quezon City court has junked the bids of two Ampatuans challenging their indictment for the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, paving the way for their arraignment.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Maguindanao massacre: After 3 years, bail hearing still on


Defense lawyers in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre are asking a Quezon City court to throw out the prosecution’s objection to the petition for bail of former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the primary suspects in the crime.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Backhoe driver’s transfer ordered

Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 gov’ts remind PH: Do not forget

CRY FOR SWIFT JUSTICE Militants on Friday bring to Chino Roces Bridge, formerly Mendiola Bridge, in Manila 153 coffins representing the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre and other journalists killed since 1986. On the third anniversary of the killings, they demand swift justice for the victims. MIKE ALQUINTO/CONTRIBUTOR

Three foreign governments on Friday joined the commemoration of the third anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre and reminded the Philippine government, which seemed to have forgotten the event, about its promise to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No word from Aquino on Maguindanao massacre


On the third anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre on Friday, President Benigno Aquino III said nothing about that political violence that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 journalists.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Hope despite chainsaws


Chinop-chop,” private prosecutor Nena Santos said in Taglish to the court trying the Maguindanao slaughter of 57 men and women. “Parang chainsaw massacre.”

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

New witness on Maguindanao massacre surfaces

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Former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A man claiming to be closely associated with former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. on Friday said he was ready to testify “to tell the truth” about the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ailing Ampatuan Sr. out of hospital, back in jail


Maguindanao massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. is back in jail after a Quezon City court ordered his discharge from a military hospital where he was confined for two weeks.

Posted: March 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer wants more tests on Andal Ampatuan Sr.


Let Andal Ampatuan Sr. undergo a CT scan before he is brought back to jail to determine whether he has cancer of the lungs or some other ailment, Ampatuan lawyer Philip Sigfrid Fortun has asked a Quezon City court.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ampatuan Sr. has no life-threatening illness—doctor


Andal Ampatuan Sr., suspected mastermind of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, has no life threatening illness and can go back to his detention cell, a government doctor said.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Early arraignment for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo


The Pasay Regional Trial Court has agreed to the request of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be arraigned separately from former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and provincial election supervisor Lintang Bedol, her two coaccused in the electoral sabotage case filed by the Commission on Elections.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ampatuans block presentation of evidence in Maguindanao massacre trial


Claiming they had not been apprised earlier of any additional prosecution evidence or witnesses, Ampatuan lawyers succeeded in blocking the presentation on Wednesday of what the prosecution described as “vital” evidence that was found hidden inside one of the Maguindanao Massacre victim’s underwear.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Interpreter issue stalls Ampatuan trial


A week after the court interpreter resigned claiming to have been threatened by defendant Andal Ampatuan Sr., prosecutors and defense lawyers were on Wednesday again arguing over the replacement interpreter in the Maguindanao massacre trial. Defense counsels Sigfrid Fortun and Andres Manuel objected to the choice of Sukarno Amad, a shariah court interpreter, by Judge [...]

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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