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UPV remembers Ampatuan Massacre

FIFTY-EIGHT. Candles were lighted to remember the victims of the worst election-related crime in recent history. Photo by Adrian Jimenea/UPV Media.com

Seven years after 58 people were slaughtered, 32 of whom were journalists, in Ampatuan Maguindanao, the UPV community held a series of activities to commemorate the victims of the massacre and at the same time called for the end of impunity and media killings in the country. 590 more words


A Lesson on Impunity

Impunity is one of the country’s most hallowed political traditions. Seven years ago 58 people, all of them civilians on their way to file a politician’s certificate for candidacy for the gubernatorial post of Maguindanao Province, were kidnapped and brutally killed by the rival politician’s goons. 350 more words



Representative Harry L. Roque filed on his first day in Congress a bill seeking to institutionalize universal health care in the country.

In his exploratory note, Roque said the Universal Health Care for Filipinos bill, “ that every Filipino receives the medical treatment he needs with the financial assistance he deserves.” 169 more words

QC Court, gibasura ang hangyo nga Aircon sa kulungan ni Ampatuan Jr.

Gibasura sa Quezon City Trial Court Branch 221 ang hangyo sa apo ni Ampatuan nga magbutang ug portable air conditioner sa sulod sa iyang kulungan sa Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City alang sa medical purposes. 96 more words


Song of the Martyrs

2nd Prize, 2010 San Agustin Writers Workshop Poetry Competition, English Category

(To the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre,

be they remembered)

And the Gods asked, 136 more words


The Massacre Friendly Philippines Does Forget

Two haunting events rocked the Philippines in the last six years that shaken its institution to its core. Yet, due to the fertile political priorities of Philippine congress, one issue is more important than the other.  590 more words

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