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EJKReport_Parreno_9152010

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This report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency forInternational Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Atty. Al A. Parreño and do not necessarilyreflect the views of USAID, the United States Government, or The Asia Foundation.
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Al A. Parreño, University of the Philippines, College of Law, 2003.
 Al graduated in the top ten of his law class. He is an editor of the Philippine Law Journal. He has represented human rights groups in legal cases, including human trafficking cases. He also lectures on the use of electronic data discovery and contract management tools in the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program of the Supreme Court. He is a member of the Diaz, Parreño and Caringal Law Firm.
Contact him at: aa.parreno@dopclaw.net 
 
REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINEEXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS(2001 – August 2010)*
Atty. Al A. Parreño**
 
Report on the Philippine Extrajudicial Killings2
 
Report on the Philippine Extrajudicial Killings3
Table of Contents and Quick Summary
- FINDINGS – ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
 
Statistical Conclusions .................................................................................................................................. 5
 
A)
 
Extrajudicial Killing is an Epidemic in the Philippines ....................................................................................5
 
B)
 
The Philippines Has One Too Many Incidences of Extra Judicial Killings. .............................................6
 
C)
 
Most of the Victims Are Members or Officers of Activist Groups ...............................................................8
 
D)
 
Most Indentified Suspects Belong to the Military ........................................................................................... 14
 
E)
 
Policemen Are Also Involved ..................................................................................................................................... 16
 
F)
 
State Actors Are Involved ............................................................................................................................................ 16
 
G)
 
The Rebels Comprise 12% of Suspects ................................................................................................................. 17
 
H)
 
Pampanga has the Most Number of Victims, followed by Negros Occidental and NorthernSamar ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
 
I)
 
The Years 2005 and 2006, During the Term of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Had the Most Number of Cases ............................................................................................................................................................... 19
 
J)
 
The United Nations Representative Expressed Concern ............................................................................. 21
 
K)
 
The Commission on Human Rights ......................................................................................................................... 26
 
L)
 
Oplan Bantay Laya – The Beginning of the End? ............................................................................................. 27
 
M)
 
The Aquino Administration –
“Walang Wang Wang.” 
................................................................................... 29
 
Judicial Conclusions
................................................................................................................................................................... 32
 
A)
 
Statistically 1.05% Conviction for Incidents that Happened from 2000 to 2010 ........................... 32
 
B)
 
Thirty-two percent of the Cases Remain Unsolved ........................................................................................ 33
 
C)
 
The Process Takes Too Long – It takes an Average of 5 Years, 2 Months and 11 Days for aCase of Extrajudicial Killing to undergo the Criminal Process. ................................................................ 34
 
D)
 
It takes an Average of 6 Months and 22 days for the Preliminary Investigation ............................ 35
 
E)
 
Based on Available Data, it takes an Average of 3 Years, 7 Months and 25 Days for the TrialStage ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 36
 
F)
 
Insufficiency of Evidence is the Number 1 Reason for Dismissal ........................................................... 36
 
G)
 
The Non-identification of the Assailants is the Main Reason why 31% of the cases haveRemained Unsolved ........................................................................................................................................................ 38
 
-BACKGROUND ON THE EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS AUDIT-
........................................................................... 39
 
I)
 
Project Objectives, Scope and Methodology....................................................................................................... 39
 
A)
 
Project Objectives ............................................................................................................................................................ 39
 

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