“This serves as a crack to the impunity in the killings of journalists.”
A decade has indeed passed but the conditions that led to the Ampatuan massacre remain: political dynasties and patronage are still alive, paramilitary groups have not been dismantled, and the Ampatuans’ collusion with the administration — Arroyo then and Duterte now — still persists.
By DEE AYROSO
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Grace Morales, wife of Rosell Morales and sister of Marites Cablitas, two of the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre, is disgusted with the temporary freedom of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, now representative of Pampanga’s second district. Although Morales deemed that Arroyo had no direct participation in the…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Mrs. Editha Tiamzon, wife of Daniel Tiamzon of UNTV who was killed in the massacre, appealed to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo to allow them to visit the Ampatuans in jail.
By the CENTER FOR EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE Analysis Posted by Bulatlat.com The presidential order for the disbandment of hundreds of private armies in the country could be a cheap publicity gimmick. At the very least, it was meant to exonerate the Arroyo administration from accountability for their proliferation as well as for the Maguindanao mass…