Remembering lives lost in Mamasapano


We call to remembrance the lives lost during the bloody incident in Mamasapano, Maguindanao a year ago today.

There were at least 64 Filipinos dead, including 44 police commandos, 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters and 3 civilians.

Thoughts and prayers are due to the surviving relatives of the elite cops who until their last breath dutifully took orders from their commander, risking life and limb for the country; to our Muslim brothers, who well deserve the peace and recognition they have long fought for; and to the people caught in the crossfire – civilians who were innocent bystanders to the clash and have been so for many decades. (END) –

MATS MADE IN MAMASAPANO. Wives of Muslim fighters in Mamasapano, Maguindanao weave mats for income. Photo by Lito Boras

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