REFLECTIONS: A timely gathering before the 11th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre

(Delivered at the online forum ‘From Repression to Resistance” on 21 November 2020) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 November) —  This virtual gathering is timely because this Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 is the 11th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre that left 58 people, 32 of them journalists,  dead in Maguindanao. The International Day to […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsNov 22nd, 2020

Imperfect justice in Ampatuan Massacre

Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre. With the guilty verdicts imposed on many of the accused —most of the masterminds and many of the perpetuators—last December 2019, this year’s milestone is not as depressing as in previous years. At the same time, we must remember that what we achieved with the guilty verdicts is what I described in a Layman’s Guide to the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, published in MindaNews, as “imperfect justice.”.....»»

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Ampatuan Massacre@11:  kin of slain media workers forego site visit; Mangudadatu expects 500 to 1,000 visitors

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 22 November) — For the first time in a decade, families of the media workers killed in the infamous Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao province on November 23, 2009 will not visit and offer prayers at the massacre site on its 11th anniversary on Monday due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mary […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Security of families of carnage victims assured

The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured the families of the victims of the infamous Maguindanao massacre of their safety amid security concerns over what the once-powerful Ampatuan clan could still do if the verdict is not favorable for them. PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said they have been continuously intensifying the gathering of intelligence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

AMPATUAN MASSACRE@10: Pila na katuig ang pabalikbalik nato nga pag ampo sa hustisya?

(Homily of Fr. Rey Carvyn Ondap of the Passionist Fathers, at the 10th anniversary mass for the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre at the massacre site in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, on Sunday, 17 November 2019) Maguindanao or Ampatuan Massacre. Kini nga panghitabo o kaso, sabay ni sa akoang pagkapari. Kung 10 years na ko in priesthood, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019


Sons and daughters of slain media workers sing “Hustisya” at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre at the massacre site in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on 23 November 2019. Fifty eight persons were killed, 32 of them from the media, when armed men led by then Datu Unsay mayor Andal Ampatuan, Jr., flagged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

On Ampatuan massacre anniversary, Andanar says gov t wants quick resolution of attacks on media

"We will work to prevent and put an end to attacks on journalists, who are simply fulfilling their obligations to disseminate truth and information to the public," Andanar said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

Mural painting for 10th year of Ampatuan Massacre

Journalists and artists gathered at the Megan Garden in Manila on Saturday, November 23, 2019 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre. The mass murder of 58 persons, 32 of them journalists, is acknowledged as the worst incident of electoral violence in recent Philippine history and the single deadliest attack on the press […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

Malacañang: We will put an end to attacks on journalists

MANILA, Philippines – On the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre, or the deadliest attack on journalists in the Philippines, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Duterte administration "will work to prevent and put an end to attacks on journalists." This is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019

Families of Ampatuan Massacre victims want court to set date of decision

AFTER THE Supreme Court granted the plea of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes to extend promulgation of a decision on the Ampatuan Massacre by 30 days, families of the victims are now demanding the court to set the date. “On the 10th year anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre, the kin of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

'FightFor58: Activities commemorating 10th anniversary of Ampatuan Massacre

MANILA, Philippines – Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre on November 23, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) along with its allies will be holding several activities to remember the victims and help the families of those slain. Fifty-eight people – including 32 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Victims kin gather at site of Ampatuan massacre as 10th anniversary nears

Family members of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre again visited the site of the killing at Sitio Masalay in Ampatuan, Maguindanao to call for justice for the deceased as they have each year since the worst-case of election-related violence in Philippine history......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

A continuing injustice

Amid the spectacle at the Senate on Wednesday and the speculation surrounding the involvement of high-level officials in the illegal drug trade, it was almost easy to forget that it was, as well, the seventh anniversary of the massacre in Ampatuan town, M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2016

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Walang Katarungan, Walang Pananagutan

(Privilege Speech of Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate delivered on Nov. 21 at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, on the 7th anniversary of the Nov. 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, and the International Day to End Impunity) Ginoong Speaker: N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016


Ruschiel Faye Marie Morales, 15 year old daughter of one of the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre sings her composition, calling for “Hustisya, Hustisya” on the 7th anniversary rites at the massacre site on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Minda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

DOJ indicts 8 more, clears 40 in Ampatuan massacre

The Department of Justice has found probable cause to file multiple murder charges against only eight out of the 48 people included in the second batch of accused in connection with the 2009 Maguindanao massacre......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 56 min. ago

For kin of 58th Ampatuan massacre victim, quest for justice still continues

Ma. Reynafe Castillo, Momay’s daughter, stressed Monday that the fight to recognizing his father as the 58th victim of the gruesome massacre continues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 56 min. ago

Palace confident Ampatuan massacre suspects will be arrested

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque noted that while members of the Ampatuan clan are now behind bars, other suspects are still free. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 56 min. ago

Hugot ni Vice: Namatay ako for a time pero ngayon nabuhay ulit

FEELING ng mga host ng Kapamilya noontime program na “It’s Showtime” ay muli silang nabuhay matapos “patayin” nang ipasara ng Kongreso ang ABS-CBN. Nag-celebrate kahapon ang show ng kanilang 11th anniversary kung saan nagpasalamat ang buong production sa pangunguna ni Vice Ganda sa madlang pipol na hindi bumitiw sa pagsuporta sa kanila mula noon hanggang […] The post Hugot ni Vice: Namatay ako for a time pero ngayon nabuhay ulit appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

Unesco retains unresolved classification of Ampatuan massacre after appeal by groups, individuals

CMFR file photo.HUMAN RIGHTS advocates hailed the decision of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, promulgated on 19 December 2019 which found the primary accused in the massacre in Ampatuan, Maguinda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Duterte asked to act on slow disbursement of aid for seniors

President Duterte has been urged to step in on the supposed slow disbursement of financial assistance to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Citizen partylist Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Ordanes brought to the attention of the Chief Executive the “continuous troubles” hounding the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s implementation and disbursement of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) , Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT), and Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens. “To date, we continually receive reports from thousands of our senior citizens all around the Philippines on how the DSWD fails to timely disburse the monetary aid that our government promised to them,” he said in his letter to Duterte dated Oct. 21. He laments that some of the senior citizens have perished before receiving a single centavo from the monetary aid due them. “This slow implementation and disbursement of the DSWD of critical monetary aid for our senior citizens clearly runs contrary to the directive of Your Excellency for the government to do whatever it takes to protect the welfare of our almost 10 million vulnerable senior citizens,” he said. “Thus, we humbly seek the assistance of Your Excellency in requesting that the DSWD fast-track the implementation and disbursement of the monetary aid for our senior citizens,” Ordanes said. During the House of Representatives’ plenary deliberations on the proposed P171-billion budget of the DSWD for 2021 last Oct. 13, it was relayed that some 1.404 million senior citizens have benefited from the national government’s SAP. In a virtual press briefing last week, over 2.9 million indigent senior citizens have received their social pension worth about P8.7 billion. The number is almost 83 percent of the 3.5 million indigent elderly targeted to receive the government stipend. During his 58th birth anniversary last Oct. 15, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista led the distribution of social pension worth P2.178 million to around 726 indigent senior citizens in Dinalupihan, Bataan. Republic Act No. 9994 or the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010” provides that seniors qualified to receive social pension are those who are frail, sickly, or with disability; without any pension from other government agencies; and without a permanent source of income or source of financial assistance and compensation to support their basic needs. However, the DSWD said those senior citizens who are not included in the list, but are eligible, can still appeal to the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), their local governments, and the nearest Field Office, which has jurisdiction over their areas, for assessment......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020