Peace and conflict stories from the margins

Rufa Cagoco-Guiam 12/07/2020

Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Founded in 1936, as the town of Dulawan, Datu Piang is a second-class municipality and one of the oldest towns in Maguindanao province. Several decades ago, I did a full-length immersion into the culture…

Labella orders probe on Cebu City students who tested positive of COVID-19 in Maguindanao

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wants to know how 12 students from Cebu City were able to go home to their hometown in Maguindanao without being tested for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).…

6,000 flee as clashes erupt anew in Maguindanao

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/27/2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines —Days before the end of Ramadan, more than 1,000 families were forced to leave their homes in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, after mortar shells hit their villages, a report…

Maguindanao town vice mayor ambushed, critically hurt

Edwin Fernandez - Inquirer Mindanao 12/24/2019

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao –– Unidentified gunmen riding on a motorbike ambushed Tuesday Vice Mayor Akmad M. Ampatuan of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, police said. Ampatuan, half brother of the late Maguindanao strongman Andal Ampatuan Sr., was heading home…

Police seek help in finding 80 Maguindanao massacre suspects

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jeannette I. Andrade, JHESSET O. ENANO 12/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police on Sunday described as a big challenge accounting for 80 persons, 12 of them police personnel, who were allegedly involved in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre. “This is a big challenge…

Jail to be locked down for massacre verdict

Meg Adonis - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will lock down the jail facility inside its Camp Bagong Diwa headquarters in Taguig City on Thursday for the much-awaited hearing where the Quezon City Regional Trial…

Cebu’s police remember SAF 44

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) joined the entire Philippine National Police (PNP) in the commemoration of the gallantry of the Special Action Force (SAF) 44 who died in the Mamasapano Clash of…

Gov’t foils bomb try in Maguindanao

Inquirer.net 09/10/2018

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Police and military authorities foiled on Sunday night an attempt by an IS linked armed group to set off a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) at the vicinity of Datu Odin Sinsuat town…

SAF carnage: Napeñas hits back at P-Noy

Nestle L. Semilla 01/27/2017

President Aquino has “no balls.” This was the stinging rebuke of former Special Action Force (SAF) commander Getulio Napeñas Jr. who was visibly mad at his former commander-in-chief for blaming him for the botched operation in Mamasapano,…

Maguindanao town under state of calamity

01/22/2017

Cotabato City – A state of calamity has been declared in Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao after floodwater submerged all of its 12 villages due to torrential rains and the swelling of Kabacan River, officials said. Datu…

President Pilandok

06/07/2016

It’s become a pattern since the campaign season began. Not a day passes without Rodrigo Duterte spewing some outrageous statement that makes one’s hair stand on end. Severe disquiet descended as Election Day ended with news of…

Mangudadatu survives sniper attack

04/07/2016

Davao City — Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu survived an attack in Datu Salibo town yesterday morning. Mangudadatu was onboard one of four airboats when the attack happened near Barangay Tee at 11 a.m. yesterday. “There were sniper…

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