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 of 63 persons out of the 108 accused of planning and carrying out the massacre who are in…
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“The [Ampatuan massacre] case is an encapsulation of ‘justice delayed, justice denied.'” – Dean Roland Tolentino, UP College of Mass Communications
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
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 then Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, to file a certificate of candidacy (COC) on his behalf in…
Mrs. Salaysay, widow of slain journalist Napoleon Salaysay, expressed hope that the Filipino people would not forget the Ampatuan massacre.
“I am sad but also happy to know that many people continue to support our fight for justice.” – widow of Ampatuan massacre victim
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,…
Various media organizations, progressive groups and the academe commemorated the third anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre that claimed the lives of 58 individuals, of whom 32 are media workers. Photos by POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA, RONALYN V. OLEA, ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL, JANESS ANN J. ELLAO and FRED DABU Produced by BULATLAT MULTIMEDIA
By SIDLANGAN NATIVIDAD Bulatlat.com MANILA– Student journalists from different student publications under the banner of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-NCR (CEGP) held a protest action in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch a day before the November 23 Ampatuan Massacre commemoration. Campus journalists hold protest at the Mendiola Peace Arch marking the third…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Taken together, the acts of commission and omission by the Aquino administration betray sheer lip service to justice and press freedom, and a dangerous tendency to sacrifice both to the exigencies of power.” – media groups
By BULATLAT STAFF
On the 3rd anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre, justice remains elusive for the victims. Groups deem that the Aquino administration has failed to curb impunity.