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No letup in quest for justice

A PUBLIC transport terminal in Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao is empty as the town continues to be a stronghold of Andal Ampatuan Jr., one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre. NICO ALCONABA

Governor Esmael Mangudadatu vowed no letup in the quest for justice for the 58 people, including his wife, who were killed in the Nov. 23, 2009, massacre in this town.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Atrocities etched in Ampatuan turf


Wearing a navy blue short-sleeve polo, Zacaria Goma looked like he was on his way to a special event. No one would have guessed that this man had been to war, and is still willing to go to one. He is the head of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) 105th Base Command.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Slow pace of justice favors the accused


International legal expert Harry Roque, who is a  lawyer for some of the relatives of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre, decries the slow pace of the trial of the mass murders in 2009.   Roque says relatives of 14 victims of the massacre nearly agreed to have an out-of-court settlement with the Ampatuans, who [...]

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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 »

Ampatuans buck bid of backhoe operator

Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The primary suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre have asked a Quezon City court to reject the bid of alleged gravedigger and backhoe operator Bong Andal to turn state’s evidence and be removed from the list of 195 accused in the case.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »