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Follow killer backhoe to keep case moving

Maguindanao massacre, Ampatuan Trial, Election Violence, Impunity, Media Killings, Philippine History, Rowena Paraan, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, NUJP, Andal Ampatuan Sr., “Province of Maguindanao”

Its rust-red boom neatly folded, the yellow backhoe that crunched the vehicles and bodies of 58 people, most of them media workers, in what is now called the Maguindanao massacre stands idle in the evidence yard of a police compound here.

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

What Went Before: Worst election-related violence in PH history

A Philippine soldier stands guard next to the marker marker where 58 people were killed at the massacre site in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in southern island of Mindanao on November 21, 2014, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the worst political massacre of the country. Five years after 58 people were killed in the Philippines' worst political massacre, anger among victims' relatives is building, with no one yet convicted and the alleged masterminds still enjoying power. AFP

On Nov. 23, 2009, 58 people were killed in an ambush in Maguindanao province in the worst election violence in Philippine history.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Colegio de Santo Tomas

On Nov. 20, 1645, through an order of King Philip IV of Spain, Colegio de Santo Tomas was elevated to the status of a university by Pope Innocent X. The University of Santo Tomas is now considered the oldest existing university in Asia. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Local hero remembered in Quezon ceremony


Quezon Gov. David Suarez called on his province mates to emulate the patriotism of local revolutionary hero Apolinario de la Cruz, popularly known as “Hermano Pule,” and to join hands with the government in uplifting the lives of Filipinos.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: 125th anniversary of Pedro Gil

Today, Nov. 13, is the 125th birth anniversary of physician, journalist and legislator Pedro Gil. He took up medicine at the University of Santo Tomas and established a clinic that became popular with the common folk in Paco and Ermita.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »