Ibrahim Mangudadatu wanted to run for governor of Maguindanao province in May but had received threats he would be killed if he filed the candidate nomination papers himself. He sent his wife and sisters to file the papers, thinking “that women would have some protection,” journalist Maria Ressa told CNN.
and later in the same article:
Those killed include Mangudadatu’s wife and one of his sisters, according to two of his family members who spoke on local television.
Gotta wonder what kind of man sends his wife into a situation like that.