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...
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) — Several witnesses to a 2009 election-related massacre of 57 people have been placed under government protection following a spate of killings of other witnesses to the country’s worst political bloodletting in recent years, officials said Wednesday. State prosecutor Peter Medalle said six witnesses have been added to the Department of Justice’s...
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,...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A prosecutor says a man who was fatally shot in February was a potential witness in the massacre of 57 people in the Philippines in 2009. Nena Santos said Wednesday that police have established that the victim of the drive-by shooting was the same man prosecutors approached about testifying in the...
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