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Andal Ampatuan Jr., center, is a principal suspect in a 2009 massacre that killed 57 political rivals and journalists. Pic: AP News

32nd media victim of Ampatuan massacre: Momay case finally gains ground

By Sat, Mar 24, 2012 8:58AM UTC Comments Off Andal Ampatuan Jr., center, is a principal suspect in a 2009 massacre that killed 57 political rivals and journalists. Pic: AP News

The Filipino Department of Justice finally began its preliminary investigation into murder of the 32ndvictim of the 23 November 2009 Ampatuan massacre with a hearing at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig, this Thursday,March 22. The case of Reynaldo ‘Bebot’ Momay, whose body has yet to be found, is the last among the 58 victims...

Report: Appeals court to deny Ampatuan bid to quash massacre case

By Mon, Jan 31, 2011 3:23PM UTC Comments Off President Arroyo seen with regional governor Zaldy Ampatuan and former Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr.

The Philippines’ Court of Appeals is reportedly set to issue today a decision denying a motion of the patriarch of the Ampatuan political clan said to be behind the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre to quash the criminal information filed against him by authorities. According to a reliable source, the court is set to hand...