Philippine massacre clan jostling for power again

Dozens of members of a clan whose leaders are on trial for the Philippines' worst political massacres are candidates for next year's elections. 

This is according to media and rights groups. 

The revelations sparked outrage on the third anniversary today of the killings, in which 58 people died. 

Critics say the Ampatuan family's enduring political influence underlined the country's "culture of impunity". 

Leaders of the Muslim clan are accused of carrying out the massacre to stop a local rival from filing his candidacy for Maguindanao province governor in 20- 10 elections. 

Andal Ampatuan Snr, the patriarch and then governor of the province, and four of his sons are on trial. 

They are accused of planning or participating in the massacre. 

Eighty-two people in total are on trial, many of whom were allegedly members of the Ampatuans' private army.