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Aquino admin slammed for ‘apathetic’ stance on Maguindanao massacre

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Filipinos light candles on a slogan bearing images of victims of a massacre that killed 58 people, including 32 journalists, as they mark its 5th anniversary with a candle lighting event at the historic EDSA Shrine in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP

Journalists in Quezon and Albay commemorated the Maguindanao massacre on Monday with protests and candle-lighting ceremonies, assailing the Aquino administration’s seeming apathy to the quest for justice of families of the 58 victims.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Justice remains elusive for slain Luisita workers in Tarlac

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VIOLETA Basilio (right) weeps during the protest action for the victims of the 2004 Hacienda Luisita Massacre where several sugar workers, including her only son Jhaivie, died during the bloody dispersal. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

About 500 people on Sunday gathered at Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Tarlac City, a property of the family of President Aquino and the site of a riot 10 years ago between government forces and striking workers, to demand justice for the seven men killed in that bloody event.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol to remember earthquake, people’s unity in rising up again

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BACLAYON Church in ruins after the  7.2-magnitude  quake that struck Bohol province last year TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

For the first time in a year, the church bells of the Holy Cross Parish will ring at exactly 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 15) for 33 seconds.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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