Maguindanao execs, Army assure Aquino most MNLF members loyal to peace accord

Local government executives and the military in Maguindaano Provincehave assured President Aquino Saturday that Moro National Liberation Front members in the province remained loyal to the Sept. 2, 1996 government-MNLF final peace agreement. The assurance was issued by Maguindanao Gov. … Continue reading Maguindanao execs, Army assure Aquino most MNLF members loyal to peace accord

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Witnesses in Maguindanao Massacre warned vs. ‘Ampatuan Chainsaw Gang’

A government prosecutor said witnesses in the gruesome mass murder in 2009 of 57 people, 32 of them members of the press, in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines could end up being shredded to pieces with a chainsaw by henchmen of the suspects. A man who testified in court on the Philippines’ worst political massacre was found dead “probably chain-sawed to pieces” in a killing meant to silence other witnesses, the prosecutor said. “If we mention someone he might also end up dead,” said prosecutor Nena Santos. Prior to the mass killing, there are widespread reports that people who crossed … Continue reading Witnesses in Maguindanao Massacre warned vs. ‘Ampatuan Chainsaw Gang’

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100 suspects in Ampatuan massacre remain free

Some 100 suspects in the gruesome massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao that shocked the nation two years ago remain scot-free, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said Wednesday. Rowena Paraan, NUJP secretary general, stressed that only 96 of the 196 suspects have been arrested since the grisly manslaughter happened 30 months ago Wednesday. She lamented of those 64 suspects arraigned, only two are primary suspects -— former Maguindanao Gov. Andal S. Ampatuan Sr. and his son and namesake, Andal Ampatuan Jr., former mayor of Datu Unsay town. Another prominent family member, Zaldy Ampatuan, former governor of … Continue reading 100 suspects in Ampatuan massacre remain free

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Datu Pax Mangudadatu to be recognized by international interfaith peace body

   Former Sultan Kudarat Governor Pax Mangudadatu would be recognized by a a world peace body for his role in bringing peace in Mindanao. The recognition comes as Mangudadatu takes another step at achieving peace in the conflcit-ridden Philippine southern island as  chair of the Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival to be held March 31, 2012 in Isulan town. The Philippine government is set to resume peace talks with the MILF in Malaysia.      Mindanao’s peace and order situation is volatile with the Moro group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in waging a secessionist war that aims to build a Moro … Continue reading Datu Pax Mangudadatu to be recognized by international interfaith peace body

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AMPATUANS TO BE APPOINTED AS AUTONOMOUS REGION FOR MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE

READ THIS AND CRY!!!! FORMER MAGUINDANAO  GOVERNOR ANDAL AMPATUAN SR. AS ARMM GOVERNOR. FORMER ARMM GOVERNOR ZALDY AMPATUAN AS ARMM VICE GOVERNOR . FORMER MAGUINDANAO, UNSAY TOWN MAYOR ANDAL AMPATUAN AS ARMM DEPUTY GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY VICE GOVERNOR. Photos by PARE PAREHO LANG JOKE ONLY!!! HARHAR!!!!-rOgerb. JOKE ONLY!!! HARHAR!!!!-rOgerb. JOKE ONLY!!! HARHAR!!!!-rOgerb. JOKE ONLY!!! HARHAR!!!!-rOgerb. JOKE ONLY!!! HARHAR!!!!-rOgerb. Continue reading AMPATUANS TO BE APPOINTED AS AUTONOMOUS REGION FOR MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE

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“Grade I Noynoy not going to Grade II”

BY ROGER M. BALANZA         A militant lawyer is giving President Benigno on his first year in office a clean report card—-without any grade.      This means that if he is in Grade I now, he isc not going to Grade II next year, said Carlos Zarate, convenor of Alliance against Impunity-Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao (AIM-UPLM. He does not deserve to be graded. There is no substantial reform in his administration,” said Zarate last week as the nation was preoccupied with the rating game on the presidential performance ahead of President Aquino’s July 25 State-of-the-Nation (SONA) address. Zarate … Continue reading “Grade I Noynoy not going to Grade II”

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ZALDY AMPATUAN TAGS FATHER, BROTHER IN MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE

Says Andal Jr. is the mastermind Cutting his ties with his family, former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Zaldy Ampatuan has pinned down his father Andal Sr. and brother Andal Jr. to the gruesome murders in 2009 that brought the country high in the impunity index. Speaking to ABS-CBN News’ Anthony Taberna inside his prison cell, Zaldy said he is willing to turn state witness and is willing to wait until the court hears his testimony. He also asked Malacañang to give him and his family security, knowing the consequences of his actions. “Willing po ako mag-testify, sabihin … Continue reading ZALDY AMPATUAN TAGS FATHER, BROTHER IN MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE

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DATU PAX MANGUDADATU: I will send my son to jail

          Former Sultan Kudarat governor Pax Mangudadtu said he would have no qualms about seeing his son sent to jail if found guilty of rape, but said he should be given a chance in court to prove his innocence.            I will never tolerate a member of my family or my relatives to break the law. We, Muslims, are law abiding citizens. As a longtime government servant, I have already set the example that we should not commit crimes, said Mangudadatu, who is being groomed to run for the governorship in the coming Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) … Continue reading DATU PAX MANGUDADATU: I will send my son to jail

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Court clears Sema in Yu kidnapping

MNLF chair slams politicians behind smear drive By ROGER M. BALANZA                 The Regional Trial Court in Cotabato has denied an amended motion  by prosecution to include Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema in the case involving the kidnapping of a wealthy Chinese business woman, virtually clearing the chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).                 In a February 10, 2011 order, RTC Branch 3 Judge Bansawan Ibrahim, Al Haj, denied the motion to admit amended information  for ” insufficiency of evidence.”                 The order came days after Sema in a privilege speech at the Sanggunian Panlungsod on February 8, condemned … Continue reading Court clears Sema in Yu kidnapping

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