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Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes blesses the site of the massacre of 57 people including 32 journalists and staff at Maguindanao. Pic: AP.

Philippines: NUJP calls for random inspections of Ampatuan jail

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:36AM UTC Comments Off Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes blesses the site of the massacre of 57 people including 32 journalists and staff at Maguindanao. Pic: AP.

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) wants random and unscheduled inspection of the detention facilities where the suspects in the Ampatuan Massacre are now being held....

Philippines massacre: Govt, private prosecutors clash amid bribery allegations

By Wed, Aug 06, 2014 12:05PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Just over three months before the 5th anniversary of the gruesome murders in the southern Philippines that shocked the global press, the government and private prosecutors have locked horns over how the government has handled the case against the suspects....

The Ampatuan massacre: Lest we forget

By Wed, Nov 20, 2013 9:21PM UTC Comments Off The hand of one of many dead victims lie across a police line at a hillside in Datu Ampatuan, Magundanao province, southern Philippines on Tuesday Nov. 24, 2009. Pic: AP.

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...

Philippines confirms 58th victim in 2009 massacre

By Tue, Sep 25, 2012 12:36PM UTC Comments Off

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...

Philippine governor: Massacre suspect ‘was trying to kill me for months’

By Thu, Jun 28, 2012 4:36PM UTC Comments Off Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu. Pic: AP.

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,...

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