It’s been 3 years today. It’s been three years since that November 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre that claimed 58 lives, including 32 journalists. It’s been 3 years, several suspects have already been arraigned, hundreds have already been arrested, hundreds more have already been presented as witnesses but NONE have been convicted.
Is justice for the Maguindanao Massacre victims and their families still in sight? Does justice still even exist?
Will the accused Andal Ampatuan, Sr., his sons Andal Jr. and Zaldy, as well as 25 other Ampatuan family members and their associates be convicted or will they be set free? Take a look at the infographics below and let me know how you feel. Do you feel pessimistic? Negative? Or positive perhaps?
On the third year of the Ampatuan Maguindanao Massacre, please join me in calling for justice.
Stop the killings, end impunity!
Please feel free to share this post with everyone you know. If you can also join any local initiatives in your area, please do. In Cagayan de Oro City, NUJP-CGY Chapter will conduct an “Impunity Funeral March” today, November 23, 2012. Assembly is at Kiosko Kagawasan, Divisoria, 3:30pm and from there march to the Press Freedom Monument, Capitol Grounds. Please wear black today.
And, please, help me say a prayer today.
* infographics courtesy of National Union of Journalists Philippines – CGY chapter, Union of Journalists of the Philippines – UP Diliman