Wednesday Jul, 17 2024 12:21:42 AM

North Cotabato journalists remember Maguindanao massacre victims

Breaking News • 19:52 PM Thu Sep 24, 2015
Malu C. Manar

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Journalists from North Cotabato commemorated on Wednesday the 70thmonth of the Maguindanao massacre with a candle lighting ceremony and offering of prayers for the repose of the souls of the victims of the most gruesome crime in the Philippines’ history. The journalists, all members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Cotabato chapter, lighted 58 candles as symbols of the lives lost during the massacre. They vowed ‘never to forget’ the crime and would continue to seek justice for the victims, 32 of them journalists. The brutal massacre is one of the world’s deadliest attacks against media workers. The NUJP Cotabato members expressed relief when they were told that the petition for bail filed by former ARMM Governor Datu Zaldy Ampatuan was denied by the court. Citing reports, the NUJP Cotabato chapter said the petition was denied because of the strength of the evidence against Ampatuan. The order, penned by Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the QC RTC Branch 221, was issued on September 15. The group was also hopeful that the massacre trial hearings would be finished -- as promised by Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, before the year ends. They were told the prosecution and defense lawyers will finish presenting evidence by the end of 2015.After which, Judge Reyes will have 90 days to issue a verdict.

9 na kababaihan pasok sa Top 10 Shari'ah bar exam passers

With an 86.75% score, Nurhaifah Hadji Said Punginagina is ranked first in the Top 10 in the 2024 Shari'ah Bar Examinations. Supreme Court...

Maguindanao Sur now under state of calamity due to massive floods 

COTABATO CITY  – The Maguindanao del Sur provincial board approved has approved this afternoon a resolution putting the entire province under...

PRO-12 sends augmentation force for Tnalak in SoCot

GEN. SANTOS CITY - Brig. Gen. Percival Augustus Placer, PRPO-12 regional director, spearheaded on Monday the send-off ceremony of the 106 police...

PDEA-12 agents arrest couple together operating drug den

COTABATO CITY - Anti-narcotics agents seized P91,800 worth of shabu from a couple operating a drug den in Barangay Cabaruyan in Libungan, North...

Badminton player from Lanao Sur brings gold for BARMM in Palaro 2024

Jamal Rahmat Pandi of Lanao del Sur I has brought honor to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by winning another gold medal...