The self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram (C) is accompanied by former congressman Satur Ocampo (R) and a constitutional lawyer Rafaelita Gono (L) in Manila on March 4, 2013, as Kiram affirms his sultanate's claim to the Malaysian state of Sabah. Armed followers of the sultanate crossed over to Sabah to stress the long-dormant claim and have clashed with Malaysian security forces, leading to several deaths on both sides. The clashes have sparked fear in the area and forced Philippine President Benigno Aquino to dispatch his foreign secretary to Malaysia to try to find a solution and avoid further bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO.
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Congressman Satur Ocampo of Bayan answers questions from reporters at the site where 57 people were massacred on November 23, 2009, at a gathering at the massacre site on January 23, 2010 in the township of Ampatuan, Maguindanao Province, Philippines. Hundreds of people, including groups of journalists and peace advocates, gathered at the site of the recent massacre in the township of Ampatuan. They formed together in remembrance and as a collective expression of outrage against the killings of journalists and innocent civilians and to place more pressure on the Philippine government to investigate further. The European Parliament strongly condemned the massacre and called for a deeper investigation, stressing the need for an independent and comprehensive police investigation, followed by effective prosecutions, including members of the security forces suspected of involvement.
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Former congressmen Satur Ocampo and Teddy Casino, fourth and fifth from left, take turns in placing candles outside the Philippine National Police headquarters. A mass was celebrated outside the Philippine National Police headquarters as they called for truth and accountability for the casualties of the botched anti-terror operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao provionce last January 25, including 44 police commandos, as well as several civilians.