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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…

Human-rights group Hustisya on Tuesday opened the 10-day long commemoration of the International Human Rights Day with an explosion of outrage, symbolized by red paint thrown at a target board with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s face surrounded by other notorious human rights violators including Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. In this photo, Elizabeth Calubad, wife…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS
The impunity in recent political killings in the Philippines could have emboldened the Ampatuan clan to commit the massacre. If the perpetrators of more than a thousand extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of political activists could walk scot-free, perhaps, they thought, they could get away with killing less than a hundred people.

November 27, 2009 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) demands the creation of an independent commission, to include media representatives, to investigate the Ampatuan massacre and the events that led to it. This is to help ensure that no whitewash will happen and to identify the roots and those responsible for this…