Extrajudicial killings during Arroyo term now 903 – Karapatan


A total of 903 cases of extrajudicial killings have been reported since President Arroyo assumed office, the human rights group Karapatan said on Tuesday.

Of the total, Karapatan said three regions had the most number of extrajudicial killings–Southern Tagalog at 163, followed by Central Luzon at 137, and Bicol Region, 127. Majority of the victims were reportedlt peasants (419) and indigenous people (85) while the partylist group Bayan Muna and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) have the most numbers of alleged victims placed at 132 and 104 respectively. Continue reading