42 months after the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre, the widow of one of the journalists who lost their lives in the carnage remembers the promise of justice made to them by President Benigno Aquino III.
Members of the Ampatuan and Mangudadatu clans, archenemies since the November 23, 2009 massacre of 58 persons in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao are putting in strong showings in their respective races for local positions in the province.
The Aquino government is aiming to speed up convictions in the Ampatuan massacre, the country's worst political crime, to ensure justice amid fears the trial could drag on for years, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.
The Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 26 that the former driver of Andal Ampatuan, Jr. should remain as a government witness in the Ampatuan massacre case.
Police arrested another suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre, bringing the total number of arrested suspects to 106.
A spider couldn't have spun a more complicated network: the blood and affinal lines that link the Ampatuans to the Sangkis and Mangudadatus, Midtimbangs, Sinsuats, Dilangalens, Datumanongs and Hatamans, and the Semas, a web spread all over Maguindanao, even up to Sultan Kudaran and Basilan.
(UPDATE - 1:56 p.m.) A suspect in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre was killed when he and armed followers battled authorities out to arrest him in the Maguindanao capital town of Shariff Aguak on Monday.
The Supreme Court has cleared several journalists and news organizations of charges of indirect contempt filed against them by criminal lawyer Sigfrid Fortun for reporting on the disbarment case brought against him by Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu and four other complainants.
Another Maguindanao massacre suspect was arrested by the military following an encounter in the province Saturday morning that left an Army captain wounded.
Police have shot dead a suspect in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre that saw 58 people killed, the country's worst political massacre, a senior officer said Saturday.
A lawyer of the Ampatuans and a gold trader were the first to be brought to court for tax evasion this year, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said on Thursday.
A day after pleading not guilty to the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan is now seeking permission to post bail for his provisional liberty.
Government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its earlier decision banning the live broadcast coverage of the Maguindanao massacre hearings.
(UPDATE, 10: 50 a.m.) Former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 57 counts of murder in the Ampatuan massacre.
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 112 has set the arraignment of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan on Dec. 12, 2012 in connection with the multiple murder charges filed against him following the Nov. 23, 2009 massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao.
The Supreme Court has dismissed with finality the second motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan to be excluded from the list of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case.
A Quezon City court has allowed a backhoe operator tagged in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre to be detained separately from the rest of the accused.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday sued a lawyer of the Ampatuans for allegedly failing to file tax returns and supplying the government with inaccurate information about those returns.
Public service radio ads produced by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines as part of their campaign against impunity. According to the media group, the impunity with which journalists and other victims of extrajudicial killings are murdered is the result of government's failure to stop the bloodshed and prosecute those responsible, especially the masterminds.