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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 »

Cagas rushed to hospital for lab tests

Former Davao del Sur Gov. Douglas Cagas, who has been accused of masterminding the 2010 murder of journalist Nestor Bedolido, was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning.

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

CA affirms court ruling not to discharge 3 massacre witnesses

The Court of Appeals building in Ermita, Manila. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/COURT OF APPEALS WEBSITE

The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 not to discharge as witness three accused in the Maguindanao massacre case.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP, BJMP face complaint for barring media coverage of massacre trial

Maguindanao provincial Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu looks at mug shots of suspects in the Maguindanao massacre. AP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) officials are facing a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for barring the media from covering the trial of the Maguindanao Massacre.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vice mayor takes over helm at Davao del Sur town after mayor’s indictment


The Department of the Interior and Local Government has approved the assumption by Vice Mayor Elmer Javelona of the top executive post in the town of Matanao, Davao del Sur, following the arrest of Mayor Vicente Fernandez in connection with the killing of a journalist here in 2010.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »