Thu, August 19, 2010

Philippine political massacre

Journalists, activists rally to demand justice for victims

Journalists and activists hold a protest rally near the gates of Malacanang presidential palace in Manila to demand justice for 57 people, many of them journalists, who were murdered in the southern Philippines last week. Full story

BACKGROUND

Philippine general election, 2010

Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections in the Philippines are scheduled to be held on May 10, 2010.

POLL

Do you believe the massacre was planned by Andal Ampatuan Jnr, the mayor of Datu Unsay?
Yes
No
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Location

Suspect faces prosecutors for Philippine massacre

2009-12-18 12:35:16 GMT SINA.com The main suspect in the Philippines' worst political massacre, wearing a bulletproof vest and handcuffs, was pushed by guards through an angry crowd Friday to appear at a preliminary investigation hearing.

Gunmen seize 65 people in southern Philippines

2009-12-10 07:22:07 GMT SINA.com Gunmen on Thursday seized 65 people in an area of the southern Philippines where communist rebels are known to operate, the army said.

161 suspects in Philippine massacre: police

2009-12-09 03:38:15 GMT SINA.com At least 161 people are suspected of having directly participated in a political massacre in the southern Philippines, the nation's police chief said Wednesday.

Philippine court issues writ of amparo for Ampatuan family

2009-12-04 07:29:19 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Court of Appeals in Cagayan de Oro has issued Friday a writ of amparo in behalf of the Ampatuan family, who had claimed they were unnecessarily detained inside their homes in Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao.

Philippine gov't orders governor to reply complaint against him in connection with massacre

2009-12-02 09:43:29 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Philippine Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno ordered Governor Zaldy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to reply within five days the complaint filed against him by Buluan town vice mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu in connection with the massacre of 57 civilians in Maguindanao.

Australian gov't warns its citizens in Philippines of terrorist threat

2009-11-30 12:04:53 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has advised its citizens to exercise an extreme degree of caution in the Philippines because of the high levels of terrorist threat and serious crime, said a travel advisory issued by Australia on Monday.

Philippine president says no special treatment to Ampatuan

2009-11-26 10:41:35 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua)-- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assured Thursday that Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., the top suspect in the recent killing of 57 in Maguindanao, would not be given any special treatment, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in a press briefing.

Philippine gov't takes "foreceful measures" on Maguindanao massacre

2009-11-26 08:02:40 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Philippine Interior Secretary Ronaldo V. Puno said the government has taken "forceful measures" to give justice to the victims of the massacre in Maguindanao.

Journalists, activists rally to demand justice for victims of Philippine massacre

2009-11-30 14:42:08 GMT Xinhua English Journalists and activists hold a protest rally near the gates of Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, capital of the Philippines, Nov. 30, 2009 to demand justice for 57 people, many of them journalists, who were murdered in the southern Philippines last week.

Philippine Maguindanao Massacre suspect in detention

2009-11-27 01:50:06 GMT Xinhua English Philippine Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno announced in the news conference Thursday in Manila's Quezon city the surrender of Andal Ampatuan Jr. who was implicated in the massacre of 57 journalists, lawyers and political supporters in Maguindanano province in southern Philippines is the worst political violence in recent history.

Funeral set for victim of Philippine massacre

2009-11-26 08:02:48 GMT Xinhua English Mourners grieve as they bury in Buluan town, members of Mangudadato political clan who were among those massacred in Ampatuan, Maguindanao in southern Philippines November 26, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Candlelight indignation rally held after massacre in Manila

2009-11-26 07:32:33 GMT Xinhua English Journalists hold a candlelight indignation rally after a stunning massacre of journalists, civilians and relatives of politicians happened in Maguindanao of the southern Philippines, in Manila, Nov. 24, 2009.