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What Went Before: Worst election-related violence in PH history

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to the marker marker where 58 people were killed at the massacre site in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in southern island of Mindanao on November 21, 2014, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the worst political massacre of the country. Five years after 58 people were killed in the Philippines' worst political massacre, anger among victims' relatives is building, with no one yet convicted and the alleged masterminds still enjoying power. AFP

On Nov. 23, 2009, 58 people were killed in an ambush in Maguindanao province in the worst election violence in Philippine history.

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

De Lima: No guarantee of massacre convictions by 2016

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The government hopes to secure the convictions of at least some of the primary suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, but there is no assurance this would happen before President Aquino steps down in 2016, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima seeks end to Maguindanao case bribery rift

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is looking for solid proof to get to the bottom of bribery allegations that private prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre case bared two months ago against their Department of Justice prosecutors (DOJ) counterparts.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyers for the Ampatuans in the Maguindanao Massacre case withdraw

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Lawyers of the Ampatuans, main suspects in the Maguindanao massacre case, have resigned.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Private, public prosecutors in Maguindanao massacre trial at odds over strategies

Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is it really a rift between the public and private prosecutors in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case, or among the private lawyers themselves?

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »