MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Several witnesses to a 2009 election-related massacre of 57 people have been placed under government protection following a spate of killings of other witnesses to the country’s worst political bloodletting in recent years, officials said Wednesday. State prosecutor Peter Medalle said six witnesses have been added to the Department of Justice’s...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A scion of a powerful political clan accused in the 2009 massacre of 57 people in the Philippines said Monday he would be willing to testify against his father and brother if the government accepts his offer. Zaldy Ampatuan, a former governor of a Muslim autonomous region in the southern Philippines,...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a live video webcast of the trial of members of a political clan accused in the massacre of 57 people, including 31 journalists. It is the first time the tribunal has allowed real-time coverage of court proceedings via the Internet, and the trial to...
In May, the 18th month since a convoy of journalists and relatives of a candidate for governor in a Mindanao province was stopped along a sleepy highway and the people aboard the vehicles were all murdered, a Philippine court ordered a 20-day freeze on the bank accounts of members of the Ampatuan family that had...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court Tuesday froze $23 million in bank accounts and assets linked to suspects in the 2009 politically motivated massacre of at least 57 people. The Court of Appeals order targets the assets of the Ampatuans, one of the Philippines’ wealthiest and most influential families whose most senior members are...
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