FORMER Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatauan, one of the principal accused in the infamous Maguindanao massacre where 58 individuals including 32 media workers were killed in cold-blood, was rushed to a hospital due to a heart ailment.
He is now reportedly in stable condition as per the medical bulletin released by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
BJMP spokesperson Xavier Solda disclosed that Ampatuan was brought to hospital Monday due to “Cardiovascular Disease Infarction Secondary to Cardiac Dysrhythmia.”
The Maguindanao massacre (or Ampatuan massacre) claimed the lives of 58 individuals including 32 media workers on November 23, 2009.
Members of the Ampatuan clan are facing criminal charges for allegedly masterminding the cold-blooded killing.
The victims that included the wife of Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu were in a convoy to Shariff Aguak town to file Mangudadatu’s certificate of candidacy for the May 2010 elections.