December 21, 2014     Philippines
Support alternative journalism. Donate to Bulatlat.com.

May 24, 2013
Journalists mark 42nd month of Ampatuan massacre

42nd-AM-memorial-115.jpg

MANILA – Journalists from various media outfits commemorated the 42nd month of the Ampatuan massacre, May 23, at the National Cathedral of St Mary and St John in Quezon City.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) mounted an exhibit titled “Never Forget: The Ampatuan Massacre” featuring photos by Jes Aznar, Nonoy Espina, and Veejay Villafranca, among others.

42nd-AM-memorial-019.jpg
A short program was held in the evening. Journalists lit candles and offered prayers for their 32 colleagues slain in the massacre.

Mrs. Edita Tiamzon, widow of UNTV crew Daniel Tiamzon, one of the victims, joined the acivity.

mrs-tiamzon.jpg

On Nov. 23, 2009, police and militiamen supposedly led by Andal Ampatuan Jr. waylaid a convoy that was supposed to file the candidacy of incumbent Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu. The ambush led to the death of 58 people, including 32 journalists, and has since been known as the worst case of election-related violence in recent years. The massacre has also been known as the single most brazen attack against journalists and media workers.

42nd-AM-memorial-147.jpg

Of the 196 suspects, 103 have been arrested and 87 have been arraigned. Two of the suspects have died, one in an apparent suicide and another, in a recent gunfight with police authorities. So far, of the masterminds and other suspects, none has been convicted. (http://bulatlat.com)

Photos by Macario José

ARTICLE TOOLS
Printer-Friendly Version Printer-Friendly Version

TAGS
CATEGORIES
* Latest PostsnameNews in Pictures
REPRINT
Feel free to reprint, repost or republish this material. (Read Bulatlat's syndication policy.)

Comments are closed.

BROWSE BY SECTION OR SUBJECT ››

Politics
Economy
Human Rights
OFWs & Migration
Agrarian Reform
Labor & Employment
Urban Poor
Environment
Education
Youth
Indigenous Peoples

Women & Children
Health
Media
Culture
Poetry
Analysis & Opinion
Regions
International
Democratic Space
Press Releases
Downloads

ON THE FRINGES (BULATLAT STAFF BLOG) ››