Zaldy Ampatuan

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Zaldy Ampatuan
6th Governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
In office
8 August 2005 – 25 November 2009
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Parouk S. Hussin
Succeeded by Ansaruddin-Abdulmalik A. Adion
Personal details
Born 22 August 1967

Zaldy Uy Ampatuan (born 22 August 1967), is a Filipino politician and was governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao from 8 August 2005 until his expulsion on 25 November 2009. He is former chairman of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats for ARMM. and is one of the sons of Andal Ampatuan Sr., head of the powerful Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao.

Accusations of involvement in the Maguindanao massacre[edit]

Zaldy was expelled from office when his brother, Andal Ampatuan Jr., was accused of carrying out the Maguindanao massacre of 2009.[1] He was arrested in the province of Maguindanao and held by the Philippine military on charges of rebellion, but in April 2010 the Philippine Department of Justice decided to drop all murder charges against him, citing lack of evidence.[2]

References[edit]

[3]

  1. ^ Conde, Carlos H.; Norimitsu Onishi (25 November 2009). "Suspect in Philippine Election Killings Surrenders". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Filipino journalists protest DOJ order clearing 2 in massacre. Mindanao Examiner, 19 April 2010.
  3. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20091126-238535/Massacre-witness-surfaces-tags-Ampatuan