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Shrine marks massacre of journalists

Philippines | Press Freedom

WORKERS PUT UP the finishing touches on the Maguindanao Massacre Memorial Shrine for the 2nd anniversary of the infamous Maguindanao massacre of 58 people, including 33 Filipino journalists.

The number of reporters killed in the massacre was raised from 32 to 33 after authorities confirmed this month that they are looking for the body of the 58th victim, Reynaldo “Bebot” Momay, a photographer of Midland Review based in Tacurong City.

The Shrine costing 13 million pesos (US$30,000) is located on a grassy slope where the gory massacre took place.

The massacre in the town of Amputuan, Maguindanao, in southern Philippines on Nov. 23, 2009, shocked the worldwide media and dwarfed any killing involving members of media anywhere else in the world.

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