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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…

By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle Posted by Bulatlat.com The International Coordinating Committee and all member-organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemn with all their moral conviction and strength the monstrous massacre of at least 57 people, including many women and children, 29 journalists and two human…

“The MILF has no presence there, the place is near the checkpoints of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu), and is also near the Army station,” says the MILF’s Mohagher Iqbal. “So how could they accuse the MILF of having a hand in the massacre?”