By Philip C. Tubeza
, TJ Burgonio
The families of journalists killed in the Maguindanao massacre are afraid that the case against the Ampatuans could become “collateral damage” in the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a private prosecutor in the case said Thursday.
Tipsters after a P250,000 bounty are making the hunt for 92 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre still at large much more difficult.
By Julie Aurelio
, Philip C. Tubeza
Three years after the gruesome Maguindanao massacre, proceedings against the accused in what has been described as “the trial of the century” grind at a snail’s pace and have not even reached the halfway mark.
By Germelina Lacorte
For a case that captured the attention of the world, the trial of the accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre has taken on too long and has become a symptom of impunity in the Philippines, militant groups said when asked to reflect on the third year anniversary of the slaughter.
By Abdi Guled
The list of murdered Somali journalists keeps growing longer, and no one seems able to stop it. The death of Ahmed Saakin Farah brought the number to 16 Somali journalists killed this year, most in targeted attacks by gunmen who know there is little chance they will be caught or jailed.
By Karen Boncocan
Human rights advocates have joined forces to step up and consolidate their efforts to stamp out rights violations, which they claimed were being violated with “impunity” in the country.
By TJ Burgonio
In the absence of strong leads on the Oct. 17 murder of Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio, officials from the European Union and the Italian Embassy in Manila on Thursday pressed the Philippine government to step up efforts to unmask the killing’s perpetrators and for media not to forget his case.
By Marlon Ramos
Families and friends of murdered botanist Leonard Co have lambasted the Aquino administration for its failure to bring to justice the perpetrators of the crime.
By Philip C. Tubeza
MANILA, Philippines—Although bereaved, they were happy to see him in handcuffs. The patriarch of the powerful Ampatuan clan of central Mindanao on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges of masterminding the worst election-related violence in Philippine history, drawing jeers from the victims’ kin. Andal Ampatuan Sr.’s arraignment took place at the maximum security prison compound [...]