Demonstrators hold pictures of victims on November 23 as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines. Photo: AP

Explainer |
Maguindanao massacre: 10 years after Philippines’ bloodiest political killing, will there finally be closure?

  • The verdict in the trial for the killings – in which 58 people, including 32 journalists, were slaughtered in 2009 – will be issued on December 19
  • The leaders of the powerful Ampatuan family are charged with ordering the killings in a bid to quash an election challenge from a rival clan
Topic |   The Philippines
Demonstrators hold pictures of victims on November 23 as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines. Photo: AP
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