October 20, 2014     Philippines
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ampatuan massacre


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 of the prosecution of the case, or underestimating the defense, we have to answer not only to the families of...

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

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Pooled editorial: `Impunity King’ President Aquino perpetuates culture of impunity

There is a simple explanation to call President Aquino the country’s “Impunity King”: He allows the perpetuation of the culture of impunity as he has not done anything to end it

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The killing of a journalist is an attack against press freedom

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com I will not forget that day of Nov. 23, 2009 when the news broke out that 58 individuals were reportedly killed on their way to accompany the Genalyn Tiamzon-Mangudadatu, wife of...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

44th month of Ampatuan massacre commemorated

Mrs. Salaysay, widow of slain journalist Napoleon Salaysay, expressed hope that the Filipino people would not forget the Ampatuan massacre.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Widows of Ampatuan massacre victims disappointed in Aquino’s speech

“I am sad but also happy to know that many people continue to support our fight for justice.” – widow of Ampatuan massacre victim

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