Some things new, old in Ampatuan massacre site

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/31 March) – At the mouth of the dirt road leading towards the massacre site in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, all but two of the photographs of the… »

Mangudadatu: “If I do something wrong, tell me”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – “Tao lang ako. Kung may nakikita kayong mali ko, sabihan nyo ako” (I’m just human. If I do something wrong, tell me),’ Maguindanao Governor Esmael… »

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (3): Starting from Zero

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/20 October) – He would have delivered his State of the Province Address (SOPA) in early August. In fact, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial legislature) had been waiting for… »

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu(2): Mobile Capitol

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/19 October) —  Governor Esmael Mangudadatu may refer to his office as “Satellite Office” but several Maguindanao residents believe the governor has transferred the Capitol to  his hometown… »

MONITORING MAGUINDANAO From Ampatuan to Mangudadatu (1): Changing the image of Maguindanao

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/18 October) –  Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Gaguil Mangudadatu lives in a two-storey house here that relatives refer to as the “White House.” The “White House” pales in… »

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