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Philippines peace hangs in the balance after tragic deaths

By Fri, Feb 13, 2015 7:04AM UTC 0 Comment

Three weeks into the tragic Mamasapano incident, the country continues to bleed – its people again polarized and divided....

Philippine police say Muslim rebels finished off wounded commandos

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015 5:22PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police chief, holding back tears, says autopsy reports showed some of his anti-terror commandos were wounded but still alive when they were shot to death at close range by Muslim insurgents in a recent clash....

Philippines: NUJP calls for random inspections of Ampatuan jail

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:36AM UTC 0 Comment

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: The untold story of the Ampatuans’ fall from grace

By Fri, Nov 30, 2012 7:40AM UTC 0 Comment

The people of the Philippines were raging and indignant on a Wednesday morning three years ago when Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez, then president of Lakas-CMD, called former defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro. His voice was firm but filled with utmost urgency. Dominguez asked Teodoro to call a press conference by mid-afternoon. “What for Migs,” Dominguez recalled Teodoro...

Philippines confirms 58th victim in 2009 massacre

By Tue, Sep 25, 2012 12:36PM UTC 0 Comment

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...