The military exerts control not only over the traffic of people but the flow of information, too.
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News in Pictures: Groups Troop to Ampatuan Mansion in Davao, Condemn Continuing Injustice and Whitewash
DAVAO CITY — The Alliance Against Impunity in Mindanao, Kalinaw Mindanao, Sisters Association in Mindanao and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan led the people’s outrage in Davao City over Acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra’s callous decision to drop charges against the two of the suspected perpetrators of the Ampatuan Massacre. The protest was part of the commemoration of the 5th month of the Ampatuan Massacre.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Despite the deplorable conditions, the evacuees were unable to return to their homes because of the climate of fear that prevails to this day. Although heavily militarized, reports of the continued presence of the Ampatuan clan’s private army still persist.
A Vow to Seek Justice and Peace
The peace coalition Kalinaw Mindanao criticized the Arroyo government for spending P500 million ($10,216,591) in its military operations against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), describing it as “irrational, wasteful of public funds, and prolonging the agony of half a million war refugees.” BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH The peace coalition Kalinaw Mindanao criticized the…