MANILA, Philippines - Authorities have arrested one more suspect from the hundreds tagged to the Maguindanao massacre in November 2009.
Army chief Lt. Gen. Arturo Ortiz said Nasser Talib was nabbed by the Army’s 104th Brigade at Poblacion village in Shariff Aguak on Monday night.
He was brought to the brigade’s headquarters in Tacurong City before being brought to Manila before the Department of Justice.
Almost 200 people had been linked to the gruesome murder case, but most are still at large. The main suspects, the Ampatuan family, are now incarcerated in Camp Bagong Diwa.
The Philippines is still 3rd in the list of most dangerous countries for journalists, with the still unresolved Maguindanao massacre dampening efforts to move out of the impunity index. Most of the victims in the mass murder were journalists.