Wherever there are powerful dynasties and warlords one can be sure these co-exist – nay, these perpetuate - deeply-entrenched poverty and social injustice.
Malacañang may be several islands removed from the scene of the crime. But it was no less the occupants of the Palace who pampered the clan with lethal weapons and corrupted power. It was Malacañang who enabled the Ampatuans to build their domain in a volatile terrain viciously contested by competitive clans who feel deprived of their fair share of the spoils.
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato - What is now known here as the Ampatuan massacre wiped out the staff of the five-year old pioneering vernacular newsweekly Periodico Ini (This Periodical) based in the city and left many a news organization in five towns missing a staff or two.
On October 26, 2009 young people converged in Cotabato City’s Notre Dame Social Action Gymnasium to sign up for Boto Mo Ipatrol Mo: Ako Ang Simula (BMPM).
Transcript of the ABS-CBN/ANC Manila Forum with Hillary Clinton held at University of Santo Tomas, November 13, 2009. The forum was moderated by ABS-CBN's Maria Ressa, Ricky Carandang, and Pinky Webb.