Mayor Ampatuan Surrenders

Mayor Andal Ampatuan, Jr., the alleged mastermind of the Maguindanao Massacre that happened at Sitio Masalay, Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao in the Philippines, had surrendered.

Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr.The incumbent mayor of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao and son of Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., turned-over his self past mid morning of November 26, 2009 to Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on Mindanao, in the provincial capitol of Maguindanao.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Jesus Verzosa, who earlier told the media that Ampatuan Jr. is a suspect, confirmed that the mayor will submit to an investigation.

Meanwhile, DILG Secretary Ronaldo Puno told reporters that Ampatuan Jr. will be flown to Manila for inquest proceedings.

As of the time of this writing, 57 dead people who were brutally killed were already recovered from the crime scene.