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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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Maguindanao village chief, wife arrested for drugs

Maguindanao village chief, wife arrested for drugs By Noel Punzalan and Edwin Fernandez KIDAPAWAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) – Authorities arrested on Monday a newly-elected village chair of Maguindanao, his wife, and two aides, during an anti-drugs operation in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 12 (PDEA-12) and in … Continue reading

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines; Military operations are `the main driving factor of displacement’ in Maguindanao
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Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines; Military operations are `the main driving factor of displacement’ in Maguindanao

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure … Continue reading

Task Force Davao assures security measures against threats
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Task Force Davao assures security measures against threats

News Release Task Force Davao assures security measures against threats DAVAO CITY — The Task Force Davao strengthens the security measures and now on its heightened alert regardless of what happened in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Military troops are enforcing strict policy and guidelines on checkpoints and other vital facilities in order to secure the safety of … Continue reading