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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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Int’l community lauds Maguindanao Massacre decision

Int’l community lauds Maguindanao Massacre decisionBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora December 20, 2019, 9:14 pmShare MANILA — The European Union (EU), including some Western nations, has welcomed the verdict against the principal suspects in the Maguindanao massacre case. “Justice has been served for the victims and families of the Maguindanao Massacre,” the EU delegation in … 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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Victims’ kin laud gov’t efforts to resolve Maguindanao massacre

Victims’ kin laud gov’t efforts to resolve Maguindanao massacre By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre welcomed Malacanang’s assurance of resolving the case before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. Noemi Parcon, widow of Joel Parcon of Prontera News, said she and other families … Continue reading

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Dispatches: Four Years On, No Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims

Dispatches: Four Years On, No Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims By Carlos H. Conde The threat was unambiguous. If Bong Andal testified against one of the Philippines’ most powerful political families about their alleged involvement in the November 23, 2009 massacre on the southern island of Mindanao, his family would suffer. “They came again last … Continue reading