Tomorrow is judgment day by the court on the Ampatuan Massacre.

 Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) shares the Ampatuan Massacre: Summary of Case Trial, by the CMFR;

* Below A playlist of documentaries produced by journalists of PCIJ and MindaNews on the Ampatuan Massacre, the case trial, and the wealth of the Ampatuans;
* Links to related PCIJ stories.

By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network


THE photos and video tell a true story.

They were shamefully rich, immensely powerful, and by many accounts virulent in their ways and mores, during their long rule in Maguindanao province and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

By court documents, the lifestyle check conducted by the Office of the Onbudsman, and the testimonies of their own allies and subjects, this much is true: The Ampatuans and their associates had 597 bank accounts, 500 hectares of real property assets, 130 motor vehicles, 420 firearms, and a private army many hundreds strong.

Below is a playlist of PCIJ documentaries on the Ampatuan Massacre of Nov. 23, 2009, as well as on the Ampatuan clan, whose scions now stand accused in the murder of 58 persons, including 32 journalists and media workers. 

The videos were produced by the PCIJ team led by Ed Lingao, at the time PCIJ multimedia director.

Research and reporting by Carolyn O. Arguillas, editor of MindaNews, and other journalist-colleagues of PCIJ in Mindanao, assisted in great measure in the making of these video.

Click on the links to watch the video



ANGKAN, Inc, a PCIJ documentary on the clans of Maguiindanao, 2012


The Ampatuan assets, a PCIJ documentary on the wealth of the Ampatuans, 2012


ANGKAN, Inc. with subtitles, 2012  



LIPAT-BAHAY. A PCIJ documentary on the wealth of the Ampatuans







Maguindanao: The Quest for Justice, 2010


PCIJ on GMANewsTV. Maguindanao: Ampatuan Wealh



Maguindanao: Isang Taon Matapos ang Massacre





Freeze order on Ampatuan assets expires, Dec. 2011




PCIJ. The sale of the Ampatuan assets, 2013



PCIJ. Ampatuan Massacre, 57th month, 2014




Ampatuan Massacre, 7 years, 2016




Links to PCIJ stories on the Ampatuan Massacre and the Ampatuans: (link to the full report)



Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

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Updated Juky 15, 2019

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