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2009 Maguindanao massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

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In this Nov. 24, 2009 file photo, police officers carry one of dead bodies they recovered along a hillside in Datu Ampatuan, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines. Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Seeking re-election, Imelda extends Marcos dynasty

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Twenty-seven years after a public revolt ousted her dictator husband, Imelda Marcos is the Philippines’ ultimate political survivor: She dazzled voters with her bouffant hairstyle, oversized jewelry and big talk on the campaign trail this week bidding to keep her seat in Congress.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipino extremists face new foe: fellow rebels

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Nur Misuari.  FILE PHOTO

After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary: fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely condemned terrorist group.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Filipino extremists face new foe: fellow rebels

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In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, thousands of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members, who signed a peace agreement with the Philippine government in 1996, display their weapons during a rally on the volatile island of Jolo in southern Philippines. After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary: fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely-condemned terrorist group. The emerging enmity between the Abu Sayyaf militants and the Moro rebels could bolster a decade-long campaign by the Philippines and Western countries to isolate the al-Qaida offshoot Abu Sayyaf, which remains one of the most dangerous groups in Southeast Asia. AP/Nickee Butlangan, File

After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary: fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely condemned terrorist group.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ASEAN leaders to adopt rights pact despite protest

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A Cambodian worker sprays water on flowers in front of the Peace Palace, the place for the 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and Related summits in Phnom Penh on November 15, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

Southeast Asian leaders plan to adopt a human rights declaration aimed at fighting torture and illegal arrests in a region notorious for violations, despite criticism that the pact falls short of international standards.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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