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World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

General Santos city is located in the south of the Philippines. The volatile area was where 57 civilians who were killed during a Nov. 23 attack.

General Santos city is located in the south of the Philippines. The volatile area was where 57 civilians who were killed during a Nov. 23 attack.

By Jim Gomez
The Associated Press

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines (AP) — Kristia Subang wiped her father’s coffin with a cloth and recalled the last time she saw the veteran newspaperman, when he woke her with a surprise gift of a new set of shoes for school — the night before he and 29 colleagues were massacred on their final assignment.

Relatives of the journalists — among 57 civilians who were shot and hacked to death in a Nov. 23 attack on an election convoy in the southern Philippines — gathered for a wake on Sunday, Nov. 29, at a rundown funeral parlor. The white wooden coffins were all shut except for one, disfigured in a slaughter that used guns, machetes, and a backhoe.

The massacre highlighted the violent factionalism that plagues the volatile region — and the deadly risks journalists take in covering it. The powerful clan accused in the killings vowed it was innocent and said Sunday it would wage a legal battle to disprove the allegations. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11, World NewsComments (4)

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