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Maguindanao massacre anniversary: Aquino reminded of poll promise

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Journalists carry torches and display placards bearing the photos of victims of the massacre of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, as they march towards the Justice Department in Manila Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 ahead of Sunday's 5th year commemoration of the massacre in Maguindanao, Southern Philippines. The journalists lamented the slow pace of the trial of the Ampatuan clan, the prime suspects in the massacre as well as 196 others accused in the carnage. The massacre of 58 people is the country's worst election violence. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Jergi Malabanan, daughter of Gina dela Cruz, one of the 58 killed in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, was fidgety as her turn to take the stage on Saturday night was nearing.

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

SC has taken ‘extraordinary’ steps for speedy Maguindanao massacre trial — Sereno

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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has already taken “extraordinary” measures to ensure the speedy disposition of the five-year-old Maguindanao Massacre trial.

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

Palace vows ‘to pursue justice’ for massacre victims, calls slain journalists ‘martyrs’

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In this Nov. 21, 2014 photo, Roman Catholic priests bless the wooden markers at the site where 58 people, 32 of them journalists, were massacred at a remote village in  Ampatuan township, Maguindanao province in southern Philippines. Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of the massacre, in Maguindanao, southern Philippines with the Ampatuan clan tagged as the prime suspects in the carnage. The massacre of 58 people is the country's worst election-related violence. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Describing the slain journalists as “martyrs,” Malacañang vowed on Sunday to bring justice to the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre wherein the perpetrators have not been convicted five years after the gruesome crime that shocked the nation.

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

700 protesters call for end to impunity on 5th anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

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A photographer takes pictures of an art exhibit to mark the 5th anniversary of the massacre of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, about 700 protesters from Mindanao marched from Las Piñas to Baclaran in Parañaque on Sunday and called on the government to end the culture of impunity and injustice still prevailing in their region.

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

Witness in Maguindanao massacre trial shot dead, another wounded

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One of the key witnesses in the mass murder of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province, was killed, while another witness was wounded after they were attacked by still unidentified gunmen in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

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

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