Tags: Maguindanao

MANILA — After the brutal killings on Nov. 23, the province of Maguindanao is now under martial law. But only hours since the proclamation, the regime has faced various protests from progressive groups. On Saturday, at the Boy Scout Monument in Tomas Morato in Quezon City, more than a hundred protesters gathered to condemn the…

Eldest daughter Sunshine bids goodbye to her mother, Lawyer Concepcion ‘Connie’ Brizuela.  Brizuela was laid down to her final rest on Monday, November 30, in their residence in Del Carmen village, President Roxas town in North Cotabato. She was one of the victims of the gruesome massacre in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao. (davaotoday.com Photos by Barry…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com It was a carnage waiting to happen. In the wild, wild province of Maguindanao, ruled since 2001 by the Ampatuan clan, long-time political allies of de facto President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 people and counting, could be chalked up as another…

The State of the Bakwits (S.O.B.), a joint coverage of Mindanao and Manila journalists held on June 29 to July 1, 2009 was intended to focus public attention on a humanitarian tragedy that we believe has not been given the attention it deserves. Coming from different media organizations in Mindanao and Manila, we issue this…

Even as the Arroyo government publicly declares it is for peace in Mindanao, a National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission conducted in North Cotabato and Maguindanao from Oct. 22-24, 2008 concluded that: “The military offensives in North Cotabato and Maguindanao are carried out under the pretext of pursuit operations against Kato and his group, but these in reality fall within the context of an all-out war.” Even evacuation centers are not spared from the military offensives, the mission said, resulting in the deterioration of the situation reaching the proportion of a “humanitarian crisis”.