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Another Maguindanao massacre fugitive nabbed

Another Maguindanao massacre fugitive nabbed By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — Another fugitive in the decade-old Maguindanao massacre case was arrested on Thursday, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced. Over 10 years after evading arrest, Gambayan Kasim, alias Lori Arip, was apprehended at his home in Shariff Aguak in … 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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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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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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TESDA to provide scholarships to Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin

TESDA to provide scholarships to Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin By Ma. Christina C. Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — In commemorating the 7th year of the Maguindanao massacre, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said on Friday it will provide scholarship grants to the victims’ kin. TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said the … Continue reading

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Dispatches: Death of a Witness in the Philippines‏

News Release Dispatches: Death of a Witness in the Philippines Phelim Kine Dennix Sakal will never get his day in court to testify against the alleged perpetrators of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre. On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen killed Sakal, a key witness to the massacre, and wounded his companion and fellow witness Butch Saudagal in Maguindanao province’s … Continue reading