FAST FACTS: Maguindanao massacre

03:39 AM November 23, 2016

Nov. 23, 2009
Date when 58 people were shot dead and buried on a hilltop in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province by followers of the powerful Ampatuan clan

Journalists who were among those killed in the worst election violence in history


Days it took since the incident
for authorities to arrest Andal Ampatuan Jr., then mayor of Datu
Unsay, who allegedly led the armed men in the killings

Counts of murder charge brought against Ampatuan Jr.

Members of the Ampatuan clan who were charged with rebellion in December 2009. The charge was later dropped for lack of

Civilian Volunteer Organization members loyal to the Ampatuans who face multiple murder charges

Aug. 31, 2010
Date when the Quezon City
Regional Trial Court started the Maguindanao Massacre trial

Number of accused in the case, 90 of them already arraigned and 57 others out on a bail, as of July 2015

P30 million
Amount of bribes ordered by
then Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr.,
including P10 million for then Press Secretary Jesus Dureza, in exchange for the release of the clan’s patriarch from jail

Ampatuan clan members who won seats in the 2013 elections

Policemen dismissed from service in December 2015 for setting up a checkpoint to block the convoy of the victims


Age of Ampatuan Sr. when he died on July 17, 2015, after suffering from a heart attack

Compiled by Inquirer Research

SOURCE: Inquirer Archives

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