Killings of activists: 173 under P-Noy’s watch
It seems that we will not see the ending of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations under this second Aquino administration.
What we have seen were continued killings with impunity — and not only of political/social activists. These were largely perpetrated through a method flagrantly used during the previous Arroyo government: killers-in-tandem aboard motorcycles.
In his first state-of-the-nation address in July 2010 President Aquino acknowledged that, within four weeks after he assumed office, there had been six extrajudicial killings. Declaring that three had already been “solved,” he vowed to have the other three cases solved — and to stop the killings.