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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
THE AMPATUAN’S former household worker has identified Andal Sr., the clan patriarch, as the mastermind behind the killing of 57 people, including 31 media workers during the Maguindanao massacre.
This was the testimony of Lakmodin “Laks” Saliao who returned to the witness stand at the makeshift courtroom inside the Metro Manila District Jail (MMDJ) at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig on Wednesday.
“Siya po ang nag-utos ng pagpatay sa mga Mangudadatu at sa lahat ng mg tao sa convoy,” Saliao said pointing to Andal Sr. during the hearing at the sala of Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes.
Andal Sr.’s son, Sajid, then-acting Maguindanao governor, was also present while the plan to attack a convoy that included the journalists was hatched, Saliao said.
“Si Sajid din po kasama sa meeting,” he said pointing to Andal’s son who was seated beside him during the hearing.
In his September 2010 testimony, Saliao claimed that he was present in a meeting held at the residence of Andal’s son and co-accused, former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) governor Rizaldy Ampatuan.
Held at Barangay Baghong, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, the meeting reportedly discussed the clan’s plans to attack then-Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu and everyone who accompanied him in a convoy to file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for governor of Maguindanao in the May 2010 polls.
According to Saliao, among those in attendance include former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., Rizaldy, Akmad Ampatuan, Anwar Ampatuan, Datu Digo Mamalapat, Datu Ulo Ampatuanm Yassir Ampatuan, Amira Ampatuan and Tamano Mamalapat.
Both Andal Sr. and Andal Jr. have already pleaded not guilty to the multiple murder charges.
Saliao also pointed to lawyer Art Loren Tan, who was seated at the far end of the bench, as among those who attended the meeting.
“Attorney, kapatid ng asawa ni Sajid,” Saliao was quoted as saying as he pointed to Tan.
Sigfrid Fortun, defense counsel, raised an objection, saying the witness identified someone who wasn’t even accused in the case.
“He identified a lawyer who is not an accused in the case. It only goes to show what the witness is capable of,” Fortun said.
His sentiments were echoed by another defense counsel, Paris Real, Sajid’s legal counsel, who asked why the witness did not mention it when he first testified in court.
Saliao was scheduled to deliver his testimony last week but failed to attend a hearing owing to a miscommunication between government prosecutors and the Witness Protection Program (WPP). (AH/Sunnex)


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Yats Wine Cellars Philippines
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite)
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Kristine

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For wine lovers in Hong Kong, Macau and China:

Yats International HK Sales Office,
Room 1302, 13/F., The Centre Mark
287-299 Queen’s Road Central Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong SAR

Tel: (852) 2788-0738 ask for Miss Eva Leung

If Philippines is part of an upcoming travel and holiday plan, wine lovers might want to visit Clark Freeport Zone just 70 minutes from Manila. This bustling new city that is slated to replace Manila as the new capital of the Philippines has the largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center. For more information, log on to

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

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