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Filipinos on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of what are considered the worst politically motivated killings in recent Philippine history.

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Witness: Accused plotted to massacre dozens in the Philippinesupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 05:30:00

A key prosecution witness said Wednesday that he heard the accused plot the murders of 57 people in what is considered the worst politically motivated killings in recent Philippine history.

Philippine massacre trial expected to drag onupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 19:08:00

Even if a landmark murder trial starts Wednesday in the Philippines, the accused might well die of old age before the case ends, a lawyer said.

Trial expected to begin over Philippine massacreupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 00:33:00

An alleged ringleader in what is considered the worst politically motivated killings in recent Philippine history is expected to go on trial in Manila on Wednesday.

Murder charges filed against former Philippines governorupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 04:12:00

Authorities in the Philippines have filed murder charges against the former governor of southern Maguindanao province and 196 others in connection with last year's election-related massacre there.

Philippines mayor pleads not guilty to murderupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 03:00:00

A member of a politically powerful family in the southern Philippines pleaded not guilty to dozens of murder charges filled against him in connection with a November massacre in Maguindanao province, Philippine news outlets reported.

Philippines lifts martial law, ordered after massacreupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 05:51:00

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lifted martial law in the country's south, which she declared after the massacre of 57 people last month, Philippine news outlets reported Saturday.

Mayor accused in Philippines massacreupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 01:46:00

Philippines police say that at least two people who were at the scene of last month's massacre in the country's south have implicated a mayor as being involved in the killings, state media reported Thursday.

Convoy ambushed near Philippine massacre siteupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 12:03:00

A Philippine government convoy was ambushed by gunmen Thursday in the same province that saw the bloody massacre of 57 people last month, a Philippine military spokesman said.

Philippine martial law under debateupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 13:01:00

The Philippine House of Representatives and Senate were meeting Monday to debate the imposition of martial law in the country's south by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the aftermath of last month's massacre of 57 civilians.

Philippine official: Rebellion charges to be laidupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 01:25:00

Charges of rebellion will be leveled against many of those arrested during martial law in the southern Philippines -- declared in the aftermath of last month's massacre of 57 civilians, the nation's justice secretary said.

Philippines president declares martial law in Maguindanaoupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 01:14:00

Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared martial law beginning Friday night in the southern province of Maguindanao, where 57 people were killed last week, an army spokesman told CNN Saturday.

Arrests made under martial law in Philippinesupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 18:20:00

Troops in the southern Philippines early Sunday took advantage of martial law to hunt down those believed responsible for last week's killings there.

100 suspects sought for Philippines massacreupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 01:22:00

One hundred more suspects -- including police officers -- could face arrest over a massacre in the Philippines, a government official said Friday after authorities charged the alleged architect of the killings.

Politician charged over Philippines massacreupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 07:37:00

Authorities have filed murder charges against a politician over the massacre of 57 unarmed civilians in the Philippines, state-run media reported Thursday.

Philippines massacre draws fear, disgustupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 01:51:00

Filipinos are used to violence during the run-up to elections -- they'll often say with a sad shrug, a grimace and resignation that it's "normal." They're only too aware that politics can be a dangerous business in this country, so often mixed with guns, greed and money.

Death toll rises in Philippines massacreupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 22:58:00

Bodies lie scattered in a rural field in the southern Philippines, some unearthed from a shallow grave hastily dug by the gunmen who seized the group of men and women just a day earlier.

Philippines region on alert after massacreupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 22:55:00

The Philippines government has increased security in the southern region of Maguindanao after gunmen kidnapped and killed at least 22 people, according to military officials and the country's national news agency.

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