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Political Massacre in the Philippines

Photo by Bikoy

 By Kim Knibbe 

Usually, the political violence in the Philippines does not make headlines in the European media. In preparation for the elections in May 2010, there have been occasional outbursts of violence, which one could label ‘politics as usual’; local big men shooting at each other, as well as the continuous killing of (unarmed) activists and journalists that has become normal (again) under the presidency of Gloria Arroyo (see also the previous posts on the death of Corazon Aquino and the candidacy for president of her son on this weblog). But last week an incident occurred which defies belief:

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