The clan accused of orchestrating the Philippines’ worst political massacre — also considered the single worst killing of journalists on record — plotted the attack over a family dinner, a longtime housekeeper testified at the start of a long-delayed trial here on Wednesday.
The patriarch of the clan that has long controlled the province of Maguindanao in the southern Philippines, Andal Ampatuan Sr., gathered his sons, brothers and other guests at the dinner table six days before the killings of 57 political rivals and journalists last November, the witness, Lakmudin Salio, said.
Sep 8, 2010
Plot a massacre, pass the adobo
Planning murder will apparently make one hungry. From the New York Times: