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PTFoMS observes landmark conviction of Ampatuan massacre suspects

PTFoMS observes landmark conviction of Ampatuan massacre suspects AMPATUAN MASSACRE VERDICT. The legal counsels (foreground) and the accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case await the verdict at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Dec. 19, 2019. The Presidential Task Force on Media Security on Saturday (Dec. 19, 2020), commemorated the landmark decision of … Continue reading

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Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims relieved, surprised with verdict

Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims relieved, surprised with verdict By Richelyn Gubalani  GENERAL SANTOS CITY (Philippines News Agency)  — A tense silence gripped the crowd inside a chapel at the old Catholic parish novitiate here as the guilty verdict was finally meted on Thursday morning against the principal suspects in the grisly Ampatuan massacre. The … Continue reading

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Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin hail court’s guilty verdict

Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin hail court’s guilty verdict By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan  MANILA — The long wait for justice has come to an end for the families of the 57 victims, mostly journalists, of the Maguindanao massacre on Thursday. Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu said the decision was fair despite acquitting former acting Maguindanao … Continue reading

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Maguindanao and the stigma of ‘Ampatuan massacre’

Maguindanao and the stigma of ‘Ampatuan massacre’ By Noel Punzalan   COTABATO CITY (Philippines News Agency)  – The Maguindanao massacre, also known as the Ampatuan massacre, took place 10 years ago but the trauma it brought remains in the hearts and minds of Maguindanaons. To date, development continues to pour into Maguindanao, with regional and local … Continue reading

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PCOO chief pays tribute to Maguindanao massacre victims

PCOO chief pays tribute to Maguindanao massacre victims By Jelly Musico   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday paid tribute to the victims of Maguindanao massacre. This, as the communications chief, along with Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco, led the wreath-laying … Continue reading

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PH commemorates 3rd anniversary of Mamasapano clash Thursday

PH commemorates 3rd anniversary of Mamasapano clash Thursday By Juzel Danganan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippines will commemorate for the “first time” on January 25 the death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF 44) members, who were massacred in a botched police operation in Mamasapano in 2015. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the yearly … Continue reading