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Ten Clan Members Implicated in Philippines Massacre Are Running for Office

GMAnewsTV/Mindanews , Posted: Feb 10, 2010

Ten Clan Members Implicated in Philippines Massacre Are Running for Office

DAVAO CITY, Philippines Only two of the 12 members of a prominent political clan, the Ampatuans, implicated in the November 23, 2009 massacre of at least 58 persons (32 of them from the media) are not running for any posts in this years elections.

Just as well, their wives and a daughter -- among 10 relatives in all -- are running for local offices, records of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) show. Of the 12 Ampatuan clan members implicated as perpetrators or conspirators in the massacre, six are now in government custody; six others have yet to be arrested, and they're running for office.

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