Tags: Ampatuan

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “We are having difficulties fighting the moneyed Ampatuans.” This was a heart rending statement from Grace Morales – who lost her husband, Rossell, and her older sister, Marites Cablitas, in the Maguindanao massacre – as quoted in an inquirer.net special report Maguindanao massacre: Victims’ kin losing hope. And to think,…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The eyes of the whole world are on the Philippines because of this crime and especially because until now, there is no justice and the killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations continue.” – Nestor Burgos, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Sidebar: Groups laud filing of case vs Arroyo for Ampatuan massacre

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com Main Story: On 2nd anniversary of Ampatuan massacre: Aquino told to end impunity MANILA – “There are no Ampatuans if Arroyo did not coddle warlords and private armies.” This was the statement of Hustisya!, an organization of families of victims of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA –Wearing a black dress, Monette Salaysay took the stage and began speaking. Her voice broke and her tears fell the moment she uttered the name of her husband, Napoleon, one of the 32 journalists killed in the Maguindanao massacre on November 23, 2009. “After two years, I thought I…

News Release November 17, 2010 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today supported calls for the dismantling of all paramilitary groups after Human Rights Watch issued the recommendations in its report on the Ampatuan massacre and the complicity of the Philippine state. HRW said that many of the perpetrators of human rights violations in Maguindanao…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com The ongoing trial of foremost Maguindanao massacre suspect, Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., has raised hopes in some quarters that justice will be soon rendered to the 58 victims (57 whose remains have been found with 1 still missing). Four other Ampatuans including the patriarch, former…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL NORTHERN DISPATCH POSTED BY Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) — The leader of a Cordillera-based underground revolutionary group said the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army is in the same sinking boat as the Ampatuan private army and other armed groups pampered by the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration. In a statement sent…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com The declaration of martial law in Maguindanao is not the answer to the cry for justice for the victims of the Nov. 23 massacre allegedly perpetrated by top local government officials allied to the Arroyo regime – all members of the warlord Ampatuan clan –…

By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle Posted by Bulatlat.com The International Coordinating Committee and all member-organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemn with all their moral conviction and strength the monstrous massacre of at least 57 people, including many women and children, 29 journalists and two human…