Category Archives: Ampatuan Massacre

Ampatuan Massacre: victim’s son asks gov’t to use ML to arrest suspects

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/24 November) – The son of a victim of the Ampatuan Massacre on Thursday told police, military and government officials who attended the massacre’s 8th year commemoration that it might help to make use of martial law against the suspects who remain at large. “To our brave soldiers, since Martial law […]

Tesda offers scholarships to kin of Ampatuan massacre victims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 December) — The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) has offered training scholarships to family members of victims of the gruesome Maguindanao massacre. TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong personally relayed the scholarship assistance, which will be provided through its current programs, in a dialogue here on Thursday with the families […]

Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims want audience with Duterte

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 November) — The families of victims in the gruesome Ampatuan massacre are planning to seek an audience with President Rodrigo R. Duterte in a bid to advance their quest for justice. Emily Lopez, chair of the Justice Now Movement, said Wednesday the president could intervene with the slow-moving trial of the […]

STATEMENT of NAKP: Stop the killings! End impunity! Human rights for all!

There has been an epidemic of summary killings and extrajudicial executions across the Philippines for decades now. From 1998 to December 2015, a total of 1,424 were documented to have been killed by the so-called Davao Death Squad in Davao City. More such killings, often perpetrated by so-called “riding in tandem” killers and death squads, […]

BATANG MINDANAW: Hustisya

Ilang taon na naman bang hihintayin? Umiitim na ang hangin, Umabot na tayo sa anim, Hustisya’y di parin mapasamin. Umiiyak na ang araw, Mga luha ay umaapaw, Kaluluwa ng mga pumanaw, Di matahimik, sigaw nang sigaw. (ref:) Isang salita lang ang kailangan, Tatlong pantig ng yong malaman, Aming sinisigaw, aming ginagapang Nag-aapoy na mga dugo, […]

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: Ngayong Miyerkules, ika-dalawampu’t tatlo (23) ng Nobyembre, ay muling gugunitain sa buong mundo […]

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Walang Katarungan, Walang Pananagutan

(Privilege Speech of Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate delivered on Nov. 21 at the House of Represnetatives in Quezon City, on the 7th anniversary of the Nov. 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, and the International Day to End Impunity) Ginoong Speaker: Ngayong Miyerkules, ika-dalawampu’t tatlo (23) ng Nobyembre, ay muling gugunitain sa buong mundo […]

Hustisya

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. MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas READ MORE

“This is no longer an Ampatuan Massacre. This is Judicial Massacre”

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 November) – Barely two weeks after the world’s strongest storm hit the Visayas and portions of Luzon in November 2013,  the priest who officiated the mass here to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre prayed “no political or judicial Yolanda” would happen in the administration of justice otherwise […]

Still no justice: Families of victims mark 7th year of Ampatuan Massacre

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 November) — Editha Tiamzon’s eyes welled up with tears as she stepped into a fenced plot at a hill in Sitio Masalay of Barangay Salman here where white headstones stood in remembrance for the 58 people who died in a gruesome massacre seven years ago. The site was one of […]

Justice delayed…

Justice delayed is justice denied for 58 victims of the Nov. 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, 32 of them from the media. Never forget, says Editha Tiamzon (center with eyeglasses), widow of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon during the silent protest at the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo by NUJP     […]