Rebellion is a crime committed against the government. It appears that Gloria in the Palace is correct in declaring Martial Law in Maguindanao and considering the acts of the Ampatuans as rebellion and not murder in cold blood... correct if the Mangudadatus is the government. Based on the reports:
But if the Mangudadatus is the government, ano pa ba ang ginagawa ni Gloria in the Palace sa Malacanang? she should step down and give way to the Mangudadatus. Di ba ang mga Mangudadatus ang gobyerno dahil malinaw ang alleged command: Kung dumaan ang mga Mangudadatu, ubusin sila lahat, pati mga bata, walang itirang buhay kahit isa?
In his affidavit submitted to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Kenny Dalandag, a member of the Ampatuans’ private army, narrated that on that day, Andal Sr. met with Datu Unsay town mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan, Sajid Ampatuan, Anwar Ampatuan, Saudi Ampatuan Jr., Ban and Ulo Ampatuan inside his mansion. His alleged order: “Kung dumaan ang mga Mangudadatu, ubusin sila lahat, pati mga bata, walang itirang buhay kahit isa (If the Mangudadatus pass through, wipe them out, including the children, don’t leave anyone alive)." Dalandag’s affidavit was the subject of a report by GMA News’ John Consulta, aired over the “24 Oras" news program.
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