Philippines vows justice five years after massacre

Seeking justice: Relatives and supporters of the victims releasing white balloons into the air at the massacre site in Ampatuan. — AFP

AMPATUAN: Top officials vowed to deliver justice as the Philippines marked the fifth anniversary of a political massacre that killed 58 with no one yet convicted and several would-be witnesses murdered.

Under a burning sun hundreds of relatives and supporters of the victims, guarded by scores of military men, congregated on a hillside in the town of Ampatuan on the southern island of Mindanao where the bodies were dumped on Nov 23, 2009.

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