In an effort to defend his boss, Amando Tetangco, from criticisms expressed by the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) which Tetangco chairs, has done nothing to cause the freezing of the Ampatuan assets, AMLC Executive Director Vicente S. Aquino wrote to say that my view on their inaction was […]


Cocktales writer Victor Agustin tried to malign my law firm in his column last Monday. No effort at all was made to hear the other side, my side, which genuine journalists always do to differentiate themselves from paid hacks. In past press releases, the BSP falsely linked me to a supposed P245 million payment made […]

The 500th day of the massacre

Today marks the 500th day anniversary of the notorious Ampatuan massacre that claimed 58 lives, including 32 journalists. The massacre has since been referred to as the “single deadliest attack against journalists in the world” and the “deadliest election-related violence in Philippines history”. On November 23, 2009, 58 individuals were intercepted at Ampatuan, Maguindanao, brought […]