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Killing the Messenger

On November 23, 2009, 58 people—32 of them journalists—were murdered in Ampatuan, Philippines by a group of armed men. It was later discovered that the powerful Ampuatan political clan was responsible for the massacre, with Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan, Jr. 514 more words

The Philippines -- a Perspective of a Random Foreigner I Met at the Jeepney

12:30 pm. I decided to ride a jeepney on the way to the office.

Going there, I rode a 13C jeepney. and across me was a foreigner (can’t tell if he was Caucasian, Australian or American) who I think was in his 60s discussing with the Filipino passenger beside me about the Philippines. 784 more words

Philippine Military Says Bomb-Maker Abdul Basit Usman Killed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks in the south, has been killed. 755 more words

[From the web] Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines
Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao
By Carlos H. Conde

Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure the heat in makeshift evacuation camps with inadequate food, medical care, and sporadic electricity supply. 441 more words

Human Rights

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines; Military operations are `the main driving factor of displacement' in Maguindanao

Dispatches: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines

Military operations are “the main driving factor of displacement” in Maguindanao

By Carlos H. Conde

Human Rights Watch

Here’s a… 406 more words

Maguindanao ‘bakwits’ vulnerable to trafficking

A civil society leader and peace advocate warned of a rise in cases of human trafficking among evacuees in Maguindanao, with the continuing conflict in the province. 151 more words

Mindanao

Mamasapano incident

Last January 25, 2015, a clash between the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) (with the U.S. Army Special Forces), the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. 87 more words

Philippine Government