Yasser Ampatuan’s bid for governor of Mindanao has been endorsed by Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Handout
Yasser Ampatuan’s bid for governor of Mindanao has been endorsed by Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Handout

12 years after Ampatuan massacre, Manny Pacquiao backs a clan member for Maguindanao governor

  • Hadji Yasser Ampatuan, who allegedly was present during the planning of the infamous killings, is to run against the very man the massacre targeted – Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu
  • Mangudadatu’s wife and sister were among the 58 people killed when Ampatuan supporters ambushed a convoy on its way to filing his candidacy. 197 people have been convicted over the killings, but Yasser Ampatuan is not one of them

Yasser Ampatuan’s bid for governor of Mindanao has been endorsed by Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Handout
Yasser Ampatuan’s bid for governor of Mindanao has been endorsed by Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Handout
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