Andal Ampatuan Jnr., (L) enters a courtroom at a maximum security prison
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Ampatuan family 'plotted Philippines massacre'

A powerful family accused of being behind the worst political massacre in the Philippines plotted the killings over dinner, a court has heard.

The witness, a former house servant, said the family had discussed killing their political rivals six days before the ambush in which 57 people died.

He quoted key suspect Andal Ampatuan Jnr as saying "just kill them all".

Lakmudin Saliao took the stand on the first day of the trial nearly 10 months after the massacre.

Rachel Harvey reports.

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