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An Uncounted Victim, a Year After Philippine Massacre

The New York Times
Published: November 22, 2010

MANILA — Every day, Maria Reynafe Momay-Castillo has been in the courtroom — following the proceedings; grasping other women’s hands at emotional moments; quietly crying with them, as witnesses testified that their loved ones had died at the hands of one of the most powerful political clans in the southern Philippines.

Prosecutors say 57 people died a year ago Tuesday in a massacre that shocked even this country, which has long been accustomed to political violence: the gunning down of a convoy of people on their way to file candidacy papers for a rival of Andal Ampatuan Jr., scion of a family that has long dominated the strife-torn province of Maguindanao. Continue reading

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