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‘We could have been killed together’

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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 »

‘Grand exit’ for ARMM as execs claim achievements

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Calling it a grand exit for a political entity that had been described as a “failed experiment” in autonomy, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) celebrated its 25th, and probably last, anniversary dressed in its finest.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

ARMM settles P890M in GSIS premium arrears

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In a bid to improve access to the services of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), top management executives of the agency have been going the rounds of provinces nationwide to touch-base with the firm’s 48 branches and stakeholders to get their concerns, suggestions, complaints about the granting of loans and benefits to pensioners.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers displaced by Maguindanao massacre get UN-WFP help

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Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao Muslims seek gov’t help to preserve 634-year-old mosque in Tawi-Tawi

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Tubig Indangan, Simunul Tawi-Tawi

Through the help of residents here, the Sheikh Karimul Makhdum mosque, the oldest historical and religious landmark in the country, was able to survive the elements for more than 600 years.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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