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‘We could have been killed together’

CARRYING THE TORCH FOR REMEMBERING Students and media groups participate in a torch parade condemning the slow pace of the trial of the 197 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre on Friday, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the killings on Sunday. Fifty-eight people, including 32 media workers, were killed in the worst political violence in Philippine history.  AFP

The same old feelings—indignation and pain—engulf me every time I set foot on the exact site where the 58 victims, 32 of them media workers, were mercilessly mowed down with bullets by some 100 men, allegedly led by Andal Ampatuan Jr.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Driver sought for kidnap slay of Fil-British teen, pal in South Cotabato


Police in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, are hot on the trail of a driver who was tagged in the abduction and killing of a Filipino-British boy from South Cotabato and his teenage friend.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sarangani town hit by sharp rise in measles cases

Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The municipal health office in Alabel town, Sarangani, has launched a house-to-house visitation in nine barangay (villages) affected by the sharp rise of measles cases.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Sarangani barangay officials released by NPA


Communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels released on Saturday noon two village officials in Malungon town in Sarangani Province, a day after they were abducted by the guerrillas.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Widow welcomes filing of charges in mayor’s slay


The widow of Mayor George Perrett of Maitum, Sarangani, said Tuesday her family was grateful for the identification of and filing of charges against several suspects in the Feb. 28 killing of her husband, the fourth incumbent or former mayor of the town to have been killed since 1990.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »