November 24, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable

The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings of and human rights violations against journalists, activists, and other sectors.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Public urged to light a candle for justice

Members of the End Impunity Alliance, AlterMidya, a national network of alternative media outfits and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication will hold a protest march around the university’s academic oval on Nov. 21.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Aquino held accountable for impunity

“Aquino is wrong in saying that the killings are not work-related. These journalists were killed for their work, not because of a love triangle or any other reason.” – Luis Teodoro

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Ampatuan massacre update | Media groups file raps vs police, jail officers for ‘press freedom violations’

“Rather than demonstrating the government’s sincerity in seeing the trial to a credible conclusion, the ban provokes suspicions that concealing vital information from the public is in progress.” – Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Lawyers, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims fear conspiracy in the offing

“Our criminal justice system will be measured by how we faired , and if we don’t get the conviction of those guilty simply because of the mis-appreciation of the facts of the case, perhaps mismanagement...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Journalists, rights group slam promotion of military officials involved in Ampatuan massacre

“As military generals, those who murder and torture, get promoted and plunderers of the nation’s coffers receive special treatment in jail, the Aquino government is on full blast promoting impunity.” – Karapatan

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Ilocos Sur journalists commemorate Maguindanao massacre, reiterates call for justice

"We are frustrated with the slow pace of the trial. It is disheartening that justice lies in the hands of those who are powerful, yet, they are not doing anything about it.” – CEGP-Ilocos Sur

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Victims’ kin to Aquino: ‘What happened to your promise?’

“How long will the trial take? 10 years? 20 years? We are getting old.” – Maria Cipriana Gatchalian, 61, widow of journalist Santos P. Gatchalian Jr. RELATED STORY | Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims seek UN help

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims seek UN help

“In this case, our criminal justice system is not working. The much-needed reforms in our institutions never happened.” Harry Roque, lawyer for the families of 14 victims

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Impunity in year three

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld It’s been four years since the Ampatuan Massacre of November 23, 2009, and three years since Benigno Aquino III assumed the Presidency. The hearings on the petitions for bail...

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

On 4th year of Ampatuan massacre, Aquino tagged as ‘Impunity King’

"The case is an encapsulation of 'justice delayed, justice denied.'" – Dean Roland Tolentino, UP College of Mass Communications

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