Dropping of Charges Against Two Ampatuans Affirms Impunity

“Alibi is the weakest defense,” said Atty. Harry Roque, one of the legal counsels of the kins of the Ampatuan murder victims.

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The farce about disbanding the private armies

The superstructure of political mafias and modern caciques and the material conditions that breed them are so powerful that piecemeal approaches to addressing this issue are self-defeating. One begins to think that in order to dismantle the private armies the first step is to put the political superstructure that promotes them out of circulation