Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippines faces Hagupit one year after Hayan

Hagupit Typhoon hits Philippines

Long processions of women and children walked along the margins of the street holding white candles, the elderly prayed in front of sacred statues in the intimacy of their flourishing gardens, fisherman put their fishing boats in safe, all of them desperately hoping for God’s mercy. In Barangay, the smallest administrative division in the Philippines, captains were gathered for a special meeting ...

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5 years after the Ampatuan massacre, impunity remains

The Ampatuan Massacre How do we achieve peace in Mindanao? It’s been five years now since the ‘Maguindanao Massacre’, also known as the #AmpatuanMassacre where 58 people were kidnapped and brutally killed in broad daylight. It was on the morning of November 23 in the year 2009, that 58 people were on their way to file a certificate of candidacy for Esmael ...

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