PROLONGED AGONY: Looking back at the 8 years of the Ampatuan, Maguindanao Massacre

Posted by cmfr | Posted in Ampatuan Trial Watch, Case Updates | Posted on 23-11-2017

Eight years, zero conviction. This summarizes the 2017 update on the trial of the accused in the Ampatuan massacre of 2009.  With more than 100 charged, even a dedicated branch of the court can only do so much. The magnitude of the trial necessarily imposes the slow pace. The decision to include so many individuals […]

Three Ampatuan Massacre Accused Acquitted

Posted by cmfr | Posted in Ampatuan Trial Watch, Case Updates | Posted on 20-07-2017

THE QUEZON City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 221 dismissed the charges against three accused in the Ampatuan massacre after the prosecution failed to prove their participation in the crime. In her nine-page order dated June 23, Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes granted the demurrers to evidence filed by accused Kominie Inggo, Dexson Saptula, and Abas Anongan, […]

Court Denies Unsay Ampatuan’s Bail Petitions

Posted by cmfr | Posted in Ampatuan Trial Watch, Case Updates | Posted on 13-06-2017

SEVEN YEARS after the trial began, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court finally resolved to deny last May 30 the bail petitions filed by the main accused in the Nov. 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre. In a 48-page resolution, Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes said there was strong evidence that Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr. participated in […]

CA upholds grant of Ampatuan Massacre accused’s bail petition

Posted by cmfr | Posted in Ampatuan Trial Watch, Case Updates | Posted on 22-02-2017

THE COURT of Appeals affirmed the grant of bail to Sajid Islam Ampatuan, one of the primary suspects in the November 23, 2009 killing of 58 persons in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao.  Sajid Islam was released on bail in January 2015. The 16th Division of CA in Manila denied last February 15, 2017 the petition for […]

QC court denies massacre suspect’s bail petitions

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 22-09-2015

The Quezon City court hearing the murder cases against the alleged perpetrators of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre denied the petitions for bail of another primary suspect.

Accused brains of 2009 massacre dies of liver failure

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 22-07-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The patriarch of the Ampatuan clan, one of the primary accused in the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 persons, died of liver failure at a hospital in Quezon City last 17 July 2015.

Court allows hospitalization of accused principal in 2009 massacre

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 10-06-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – Branch 221 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court temporarily allowed last June 10 the confinement of Andal Ampatuan Sr. at the National Kidney Transplant Institute due to the seriousness of his condition. The court had earlier allowed Andal Sr. to be brought to the Philippine General Hospital in May 2015.

Court denies massacre principal suspect Andal Sr.’s bail petition

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 09-06-2015

The Regional Trial Court of Quezon City has denied Andal Ampatuan Sr.’s petition for bail after it established the participation of the clan patriarch in the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 persons, including 32 journalists and media workers. The journalists were covering the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy of Ampatuan clan rival Esmael […]

Court orders release of Ampatuan on bail

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 09-03-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES –The court trying the accused in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre has ordered the immediate release of a primary suspect after he posted the required P11.6-million bail bond.

Supreme Court affirms denial of live coverage of Ampatuan trial

Posted by ampatuan | Posted in Case Updates | Posted on 14-01-2015

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – THE SUPREME COURT of the Philippines affirmed its 23 October 2012 decision which disallowed live media broadcast of the hearings being conducted by Branch 221 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court in connection with the Ampatuan Massacre. In a briefing held by its Public Information Office last 13 January 2015, SC spokesperson […]