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SNAPPED: Barangay councilman Reynaldo Dagsa unknowingly photographs his assassin (above, far left) just as the man was about to fire his deadly shots. Dagsa’s family photos also captured the gunman’s lookout (above, far right).  (EPA photo)

 

CALOOCAN CITY — He could have drawn his pistol and shoot it out with his assassins, but he took a bullet instead than put his family at risk.

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Former Sen. Freddie Webb, left, leads son Hubert Webb out of the New Bilibid Prison on Tuesday after the Supreme Court acquitted Hubert and six others.  (Photo by Danny Pata)

 

MANILA — After 15 years behind bars, Hubert Webb and six others convicted for the sensational Vizconde massacre in 1991 walked out of prison on Dec. 14 after being cleared by the Supreme Court (SC).

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CHIEF JUSTICE CORONA

 

MANILA — Chief Justice Renato Corona and nine other Supreme Court (SC) justices voted to void the Truth Commission created to investigate alleged anomalies in the nine-year administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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The late Corazon Aquino.

 

MANILA — One of the 25 most powerful women of the past century, according to Time magazine, is a Filipino — the late President Corazon Aquino.

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Filipino journalists release white balloons as they commemorate the first anniversary of the country's worst election-related violence during a rally near the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 23, 2010.  (AP photo/Aaron Favila)

 

MANILA — A year after the Maguindanao massacre, nobody has yet been convicted for the gruesome crime.

The trial against the 196 accused has barely begun. And while some of the suspects belonging to the Ampatuan clan have already been arrested, only one of them — the principal accused Andal Ampatuan Jr. — has been arraigned.

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