The Maguindanao Massacre


This video tells the story of the Maguindanao Massacre when 63 civilians were killed on the 23 November 2009 in Maguindanao in the Philippines. The events are recounted by one of the three surviviors still in hiding Aquiles Zonio, correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The video includes footage from the days after the massacre when the mass grave was discovered. Amnesty International calls on the government to: 1) Revoke Executive Order 546, and ensure full accountability over all state-sponsored militias and paramilitary groups. 2) Establish a presidential commission aimed at preventing and prosecuting enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. 3)Order the administration to fully implement the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the displaced.

Photo Credit:
Raymond Villanueva
JL Burgos


  1. Muslims are not this violent … Allah will surely put justice in this horrible incident.. killing innocent people, this is not a Muslim deed… the people who are responsible with this incident should be punished with death..

  2. alam ko d mapapatawan ng mabigat na kaso si ampatuan, mgling ung kakmpi nya eh c gloria kya pla na 0 vote si FPJ sa mindanao dahil d2 sa ampatuan clan.

  3. I hope that the Ampatuans would be tortured and let the agony prolong… The Philippine viewers might wanna see that entertaining on the television. Ang lalaki ng mga ulo nila, kasi kumare nila si Gloria. Lol!

  4. Despicable. I think the killers must be brought to justice and should receive the death penalty. I am not in favor of torture, however, as acts of cruelty…the Philippines must be better than that. People can't think that cutting off limbs or torturing people is right in any circumstance.

  5. @sweetdancher Thats a relief man, I am a Christian, and as a matter of fact, I loved a Muslim girl, this incidents and happenings are believed to be a hindrance to our relationship, but no matter what, this is indeed not a Muslim dead, and I highly agree that my girl's family is not like this fuckers, I love my girl and she loves me that's it, and the people responsible for this are just rebels that make their own belief about Islam.

  6. Bullshit sometimes sana mamatayan din yang pamilyang yan or someone got the gut na pumatay sa ISA sa mga ampatuan family para maramdaman din nila Kung paano mawalan ng pamilya!!!

  7. Dapat bitayin yang mga taong yan ilang taon na wala paring justice sa mga victims please people sa mga nawalan planohin nyo din na maka revenge kayo buhay ang kinuha dapat buhay din kapalit.

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