Maguindanao Massacre

By talk.PH
  • Convoy of journalists, lawyers and Mangudadatu clan

    Convoy of journalists, lawyers and Mangudadatu clan
    At 9:00 AM, a convoy of six vehicles with lawyers, journalists, and relatives of Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu left to file his certificate of candidacy in Shariff Aguak. The vehicles were allegedly stopped by a large group of men and killed most of them. Mangudadatu’s wife was also killed.
  • State of Calamity declared

    State of Calamity declared
    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a state of calamity in Maguindanao.
  • 57 Deaths confirmed

    57 Deaths confirmed
    There are 57 confirmed deaths – 32 are journalists and 6 are civilians who were accidentally part of the convoy.
  • Andal Ampatuan Jr. surrenders

    Andal Ampatuan Jr. surrenders
    Andal Ampatuan Jr. surrenderssurrendered to his brother, Zaldy. He was later charged with murder.
  • Cases of murder filed

    Cases of murder filed
    Prosecutors file 25 counts of murder against Andal Ampatuan Jr.
  • Martial Law declared

    Martial Law declared
    Through Proclamation No. 1959, Maguindanao was placed under martial law. It was lifted in December 13.
  • Murder case trial transferred

    Murder case trial transferred
    Trial of the murder case was transferred from Cotabato City to Quezon City.
  • Judge refused case

    Judge refused case
    Quezon City Judge Luisito Cortez refused to try the case against the Ampatuans.
  • Case was raffled off to Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes

    Case was raffled off to Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes
    Case was raffled off to Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes after the former judge refused the case.
  • Andal Jr. was arraigned, pleads not guilty

    Andal Jr. was arraigned, pleads not guilty
    Andal Jr. was arraigned, pleads not guilty.
  • 15 more cases filed vs. Andal Jr.

    15 more cases filed vs. Andal Jr.
    Additional fifteen murder charges were filed against Andal Ampatuan Jr., he still pleads not guilty.
  • Tamano Kamendan shot dead in Davao

    Tamano Kamendan shot dead in Davao
    Tamano Kamendan, one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre was shot dead in a mall in Davao City.
  • Court ordered arrest of 196 suspects

    Court ordered arrest of 196 suspects
    Court orders a record mass arrest of 196 suspects.
  • Sec. Alberto Agra drop charges vs Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan

    Sec. Alberto Agra drop charges vs Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan
    Justice Secretary Alberto Agra ordered to drop the charges against Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan, much to the dismay of the families of the victims.
  • Sec. Agra reversed order to drop charges vs. Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan

    Sec. Agra reversed order to drop charges vs. Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan
    Justice Secretary Agra reversed earlier order to drop murder cases against Akmad and Zaldy Ampatuan.
  • Witness Kenny Dalagdag bribed with 20M

    Witness Kenny Dalagdag bribed with 20M
    Witness Kenny Dalagdag revealed that the Ampatuans tried to bribe him 20M to withdraw his testimonies.
  • Maguindanao massacre trial begins

    Maguindanao massacre trial begins
    Maguindanao massacre proper trial begins after a long wait.
  • Lakmudin Saliao testified the clan planned the slaughter over dinner

    Lakmudin Saliao testified the clan planned the slaughter over dinner
    The househelp of the Ampatuans, Lakmudin Saliao, testified and said that the clan planned the slaughter over dinner on November 19, 2009.
  • History Channel documentary on Maguindanao massacre

    History Channel documentary on Maguindanao massacre
    A documentary in History Channel entitled The Maguindanao Massacre premiered.
  • New witness surfaces

    New witness surfaces
    New witness who could shed light in Maguindanao massacre surfaces.
  • Human Rights Watch issued report “They Own the People”

    Human Rights Watch issued report “They Own the People”
    An international NGO, Human Rights Watch, issued a 96-page report titled They Own the People. It discusses the rise to power of the Ampatuan clan and how they use violence to control Maguindanao. The report links the Ampatuan to more than 50 killings.
  • First anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

    First anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre
    Newly elected, Pres. Benigno Aquino, promises to focus on the case and give justice to the victims. A marker was erected on a hill in Ampatuan, Maguindanao for the victims of the massacre.
  • Andal Ampatuan Sr. arraigned, pleads not guilty

    Andal Ampatuan Sr. arraigned, pleads not guilty
    Andal Ampatuan Sr. was arraigned in a maximum security prison in Manila, and he pleads not guilty.
  • Live media coverage of trial allowed

    Live media coverage of trial allowed
    Live media coverage of the Maguindanao massacre trial was allowed. Suspects cry trial by publicity.
  • Zaldy Ampatuan not willing to become a state witness

    Zaldy Ampatuan not willing to become a state witness
    Lawyers of Zaldy Ampatuan said that he is not willing to become a state witness anymore.
  • PCSO gives 10M to victims' families

    PCSO gives 10M to victims' families
    Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office gives Maguindanao victims’ families P10M.
  • Only Andal Sr. and Andal Jr. were charged after 2 years

    Only Andal Sr. and Andal Jr. were charged after 2 years
  • Suspect PO2 Hernanie Decipulo commits suicide

    Suspect PO2 Hernanie Decipulo commits suicide
    PO2 Hernanie Decipulo, one of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case, commits suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of the Quezon City Jail Annex.
  • Anwar Ampatuan was arrested

    Anwar Ampatuan was arrested
    Anwar Ampatuan, grandson of Andal Sr., was arrested.
  • CA affirms of Zaldy Ampatuan’s inclusion in the case

    CA affirms of Zaldy Ampatuan’s inclusion in the case
    Court of Appeals affirms of Zaldy Ampatuan’s inclusion in the Maguindanao massacre case
  • Anwar's petition nullified

    Anwar's petition nullified
    Anwar Ampatuan’s petition to have the murder charges against him be nullified was dismissed by the Court of Appeals.
  • Third anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

    Third anniversary of Maguindanao massacre
    Third anniversary of Maguindanao massacre - trial still on going.
  • Zaldy Ampatuan pleads not guilty asks court to allow him to post bail

    Zaldy Ampatuan pleads not guilty asks court to allow him to post bail
    Zaldy Ampatuan asks court to allow him to post bail a day after pleading not guilty
  • Former Vice Mayor Sukarno Badal is state witness

    Former Vice Mayor Sukarno Badal is state witness
    Court allows former Vice Mayor Sukarno Badal to be state witness.
  • Bong Andal dropped as state witness

    Bong Andal dropped as state witness
    Backhoe operator Bong Andal was dropped as a state witness and will be tried as an accused.
  • Manny Ampatuan pleads not guilty

    Manny Ampatuan pleads not guilty
    As expect Manny Ampatuan pleads not guilty
  • Six members of the Ampatuan clan win office

    Six members of the Ampatuan clan win office
    Six members of the Ampatuan clan win office in the elections despite of the cases their family is facing
  • Relatives of 14 victims almost agreed to settlement of P50M

    Relatives of 14 victims almost agreed to settlement of P50M
    Relatives of 14 victims of the Maguindanao massacre almost agreed to an out-of-court settlement for P50M.
  • CA rejects requests of Andal Sr. and Andal Jr.

    CA rejects requests of Andal Sr. and Andal Jr.
    Court of Appeals rejects the requests of Andal Sr. and Andal Jr. to not include the testimonies of Mohammad Rasul Sangki
  • Fourth anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

    Fourth anniversary of Maguindanao massacre
    Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes says she hopes the Maguindanao massacre verdict will be reached by 2016. Seven years after the massacre.