Zaldy Ampatuan

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Zaldy Ampatuan
5th Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
In office
8 August 2005 – 25 November 2009
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byParouk S. Hussin
Succeeded byAnsaruddin-Abdulmalik A. Adion
Member of the ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly from Maguindanao's 2nd District
In office
1 October 1993 – 31 March 1998
Personal details
Born
Zaldy Uy Ampatuan

(1967-08-22) 22 August 1967 (age 52)
Philippines

Zaldy "Datu Puti" Uy Ampatuan (born August 22, 1967) is a Filipino politician and was governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao from August 8, 2005 until his expulsion on November 25, 2009. He was the chairman of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats for ARMM, and is one of the sons of Andal Ampatuan Sr., the head of the powerful Ampatuan clan of 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][2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Conde, Carlos H.; Norimitsu Onishi (25 November 2009). "Suspect in Philippine Election Killings Surrenders". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  2. ^ Statement. "On Zaldy Ampatuan's furlough, NUJP asks: Where are state prosecutors in this?". MindaNews. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  3. ^ Filipino journalists protest DOJ order clearing 2 in massacre. Mindanao Examiner, April 19, 2010.
  4. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20091126-238535/Massacre-witness-surfaces-tags-Ampatuan