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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…

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.