Buluan vice mayor Toto Mangundadatu is disappointed over the actions of Malacanang, saying that why is it that the palace is taking sooo long to arrest Datu Unsay Andal Ampatuan Junior and all the perpetuators of the massacre which resulted to the deaths of 57 people.
Reports indicate that the main perpetuators of the crime are now guarding the younger Ampatuan. Twenty members of the Ampatuan private army were arrested. Those who hacked and raped the twenty two women victims are now holed up inside the Ampatuan compound, armed to the teeth.
The United Nations has condemned the massacre as one of the most barbaric acts in this century.
Mangundadatu says that the police should also arrest the Senior Ampatuan due to evidence of the use of the backhoe. It is totally inconceivable, says Mangundadatu, that the criminals or animals who did the massacre were able to use the property of the provincial capitol without the expressed authority from the Maguindanao governor and the provincial engineer.
Andal Ampatuan Sr. is the Governor of Maguindanao and a close ally of Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Meanwhile, several Muslim groups have condemned the massacre and said that they don't consider the Ampatuans as Muslims.