JUSTICE FOR THE 58! Ampatuan Massacre 10th Year Commemoration
Members of the Baguio City media community together with local writers and artists demanded the conviction of the suspects for the Ampatuan Massacre during the 10th anniversary commemoration of the single deadliest attack against journalists in the world. Writer and poet, Luchie Maranan expressed her solidarity with her piece titled "Headline," a series of poems about the incident and trial as reported by the media.
Stories of attacks against activists and people’s organizations ranging from red-tagging, filing of trumped-up charges, arrests, and murder filled our news site in 2019, demonstrating the worsening human rights situation in Northern Luzon.
Baguio activists led the Global Action Against War with Iraq in the Philippines' Summer Capital to condemn the US war of aggression in Iran and other parts of the world. The group also called on the Philippine government not to get involved with the matter and pursue an independent foreign policy.
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