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Senators rapped for not taking Duterte to task


The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over some senators’ seeming acquiescence with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s death threat against an alleged rice smuggler made during a Senate committee hearing last week, saying it would encourage impunity.

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

Human rights group slams senators’ tolerance for Duterte’s threat to kill smugglers


The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over the senators’ seeming support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s threats against a smuggling suspect during the Senate committee hearing on smuggling early this week, saying it will encourage impunity.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH government is committed to end impunity, says Coloma

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph/)

Malacañang on Thursday assured the public of its commitment to end culture of impunity in the country.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Killing of journalists a nat’l catastrophe’

Radio journalist Rogelio Butalid lies dead outside the Radyo Natin station in Tagum City after being shot by a lone gunman on Wednesday. Butalid (inset) was also a village councilor.  FRINSTON LIM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

An international human rights watchdog has urged President Aquino to declare the deadly attacks on Filipino journalists a “national catastrophe,” saying that the situation “threatens civil liberties” in the country.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PH’s slow justice system has worsened impunity in media killings—senators

Senators Grace Poe and Loren Legarda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The country’s justice system remains painfully slow and this has contributed to the persistence of impunity in the killing of media practitioners, administration lawmakers said on Thursday.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rights group calls killings of PH journalists a ‘national catastrophe’

Screengrab from http://www.hrw.org/

The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Aquino administration to declare as “national catastrophe” the killings of journalists, which “threaten civil liberties.”

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Second PH broadcaster murdered in a week

Michael Milo with sons Veni Vidi Vici and Mahatma.  Photo from Milo's Facebook Account

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a radio broadcaster in the southern Philippines in the second such murder in a week, police said on Sunday.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Radioman shot dead in Iligan City

buru un iligan city

Motorcycle-riding gunmen on Thursday shot dead a hard-hitting radio commentator here.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Victims’ kin fear political comeback of Ampatuans

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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.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bounty hunters making search for 92 Maguindanao massacre suspects more difficult

Former CIDG chief and now ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Samuel Pagdilao. FILE PHOTO

Tipsters after a P250,000 bounty are making the hunt for 92 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre still at large much more difficult.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No end in sight to trial of century

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File photo taken on Nov. 25, 2009, shows police forensic officers trying to identify the bodies of dozens of victims of the worst political violence in the Philippines’ history. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Slow pace of Maguindanao trial symbol of impunity in PH – lawyer

Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Number of murdered Somali reporters grows to 16

In this Friday, September 21, 2012 file photo, friends and relatives attend the funeral of Abdisatar Daher Sabriye, a well known journalist with state-run television who died in a Thursday, September 20, 2012 suicide bomb attack, during his funeral in Mogadishu, Somalia. The death of Somali television reporter Ahmed Saakin Farah on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 brought the number of Somali journalists killed this year to 16, most in targeted attacks by gunmen who know there is little chance they will be caught or jailed, making Somalia the No. 2 country in the world, behind only Iraq, for unsolved journalist killings in recent years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. AP FILE PHOTO/Mohamed Sheikh Nor

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.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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