In 2 days time, The Maguindanao massacre will recon its 4th year
anniversary. The said massacre which happen November 23rd of
2009 gained media attention because of its victim, who are innocent people, including some media personnel.
Looking back, the media men from different TV stations were in Mindanao to cover a filing of Certificate of Candidacy of Buluan Vice
Mayor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu. At around midmorning, people were shocked by the news that 37 people including lawyers and
media men were ambushed and massacred. There were appeals,
rallies, write ups and videos that were made as an appeal for justice.
Back then, TV stations included the news in their headlines for months, to update the public on the case’s status. This has been a very
sensitive issue, and has gained international attention because of
the number of people killed innocently. This has been a wake up
call for some of the journalists, in regards to their safety.
How safe is it to broadcast in the Philippines?
UNTV 37, a TV network, which lost 3 journalists who are in
Maguindanao to cover the event, arranged a fund-raising to help the family of the victims.
Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Andal Ampatuan Sr., Mangudadatu’s
political rival, has been suspected to be the mastermind of the
crime. In August 2012, Ampatuans were arrested and was put in
UPCOMING MOVIE: ISANG ARAW
Isang Araw, (One Day), a Filipino movie, directed by Kuya Daniel
Razon, UNTV’s CEO is expected to hit the big screen this
November. Though still on release, the trailer of this movie is
making a hit on shares on Facebook. This movie has been expected to make a difference in the Philippine Movie Industry.
As an interview was conducted, one of the actors cited that this is not an ordinary film. This is a film that viewers will never forget, and will
surely have a very memorable moral lesson.
The film also stars Jess Lapid Jr, Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco, Ricardo
Cepeda, Rey PJ Abellana, Toby Alejar, Jeffrey Santos, Ritz Azul,
Daria Ramirez, Eagle Riggs, and Kuya Daniel Razon.
Isang Araw film (One Day) will surely make a difference on the big
screen and One Day, justice will prevail for Maguindanao massacre
· 4th year: Kin, colleagues to visit Ampatuan massacre site
· Media group says public must never forget Maguindanao massacre
· One more suspect in Maguindanao massacre nabbed
· Conviction of Ampatuans seen ‘within 3 years’ – lawyer
· Never Again: Commemorating the Fourth Year Anniversary of the
Maguindanao Massacre (caffeinatedsojourner.wordpress.com)
· Maguindanao Massacre (rainbaby28.wordpress.com)
· NUJP on Maguindanao massacre: Go beyond remembering
· The Ampatuan massacre: Lest we forget (rappler.com)
· On 4th year of Ampatuan massacre, Aquino tagged as ‘Impunity