Stories written by Gabriel San Rafael

PHILIPPINES: Will Blood-soaked Election Change Maguindanao? – Part 2

"Young and old, whether you’re against them (the Ampatuans) or not, were (forcibly) taken from their homes and brought to a place somewhere in Maguindanao, where they were tortured and later killed," recounted a resident of Cotabato City—a major city bordering Maguindanao in southern Philippines— who declined to be named out of fear for his life.

PHILIPPINES: Maguindanao Massacre Has Some Familiar Roots – Part 1

In an instant the Philippines emerged as the world’s most dangerous place for journalists, effectively displacing Iraq, which, until the massacre in an impoverished town in southern Philippines, held that dubious distinction.