Philippines reels from mass killing

A massacre in the southern Philippines prompts state of emergency to be declared.

    A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the southern Philippines a day after a massacre - apparently linked to the country's upcoming elections.

    The killings took place in Maguindanao province of the southern island of Mindanao - a region dominated by a few politically-powerful families.

    Soldiers and police are searching for a provincial governor implicated in the massacre of at least 22 people.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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