Lest we forget, we must again remind ourselves that four years ago, on November 23, 2009, 58 people were killed in one of the most reprehensive and abominable massacres in the long line of political murders in the Philippines One scorching mid-day on November 23, 2009, Datu Unsay town mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr led 192...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has formally recognized a photojournalist as the 58th victim of a 2009 politically motivated massacre. The body of Reynaldo Momay has not been found. The Justice Department included him based on his dentures found at the scene of the killings blamed on a powerful southern clan. Quezon City Regional...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine provincial governor says his political rival tried to kill him and his brother months before a 2009 election-related massacre of 57 people. Esmael Mangudadatu, governor of southern Maguindanao province, testified at the massacre trial Thursday that the main suspect in the 2009 killings had sent hundreds of government soldiers,...
The Filipino Department of Justice finally began its preliminary investigation into murder of the 32ndvictim of the 23 November 2009 Ampatuan massacre with a hearing at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig, this Thursday,March 22. The case of Reynaldo ‘Bebot’ Momay, whose body has yet to be found, is the last among the 58 victims...
If there’s any doubt that impunity is alive and well in the Philippines, look no farther than the presidential palace, where Benigno S. Aquio III, the son of democracy icons Corazon Aquino and Ninoy Aquino, now presides. In the past few weeks, Filipinos were once again confronted with the spectacle of a government kowtowing with...
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