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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 »

Laude murder highlights struggle for LGBT rights

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. Inquirer File Photo

The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the  Philippines  but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targeting minority groups.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace blasts ‘baseless’ rights abuses claims under Aquino

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Responding to allegations of critics over human rights abuses allegedly committed by state security forces under the Aquino administration, a Malacañang official said Thursday that these claims are unfounded.

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

Dismissal of cops linked to Maguindanao massacre sought by victims’ kin

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Five days shy of the fifth year commemoration of the Maguindanao massacre on November 23, the families of 13 victims sought the ruling of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on a grave misconduct case they filed in 2009 seeking dismissal of 62 cops involved in the said murder.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Int’l group to look into media killings

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POLICEMEN secure the site where 58 people, including journalists, were slaughtered by followers and members of a political clan on Nov. 23, 2009, in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A solidarity mission led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will arrive in the Philippines to look into the status of the Maguindanao massacre case five years after the killings that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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