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Follow killer backhoe to keep case moving

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Maguindanao massacre, Ampatuan Trial, Election Violence, Impunity, Media Killings, Philippine History, Rowena Paraan, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, NUJP, Andal Ampatuan Sr., “Province of Maguindanao”

Its rust-red boom neatly folded, the yellow backhoe that crunched the vehicles and bodies of 58 people, most of them media workers, in what is now called the Maguindanao massacre stands idle in the evidence yard of a police compound here.

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

Acclaimed photojournalist shot in Thai protests

US journalist James Nachtwey, second right in white shirt, is taken to an ambulance after he received a minor injury following clashes between anti and pro-government groups in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AP

Acclaimed US photographer James Nachtwey was shot in the leg but not badly hurt in pre-election clashes in Bangkok Saturday, his long-time employer Time magazine said.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Village poll loser guns down brod, 2 sisters

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A barangay captain in Capiz province shot and killed his three siblings after he and his daughter lost in Monday’s grass-roots elections, bringing to at least 34 the number of people killed in poll-related violence, the Philippine National Police reported.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PNP: Violence worse than 2010 barangay elections; 22 killed

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“Too much violence!” Joseph Dechavez of Muntinlupa City blurted out. “What’s with these people? Is government money really worth all this trouble? And to the lowest levels? Ugh!”

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 killed, 3 hurt but no major event disrupted barangay polls — PNP

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Like in previous barangay (village) elections, violence marred Monday’s balloting in some of the over 42,000 villages across the archipelago, but the police said cases of violence were isolated and could not disrupt the election proceedings nationwide.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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