Extra Judicial Killing

“Change is coming” maybe it is one of the reasons why most Filipinos voted for Duterte. Is it true that change is really coming? The campaign of Duterte’s administration promised to suppress crime, corruption, and to lessen the drug circulation here in the Philippines within three (3) to six (6) months. Obviously, the campaign was successful but why there are people, who were arguing about what is happening in our country? And what is behind the words “EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING”?

An extra judicial killing is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Extra judicial punishments are mostly seen by humanity to be unethical, since they bypass the due process of the legal jurisdiction in which they occur. Killing is not a way to solve problem, isn’t it? Perhaps the ultimate platform of the present administration is to reduce the population in our country. In this booming population, people experiencing poverty and this poverty provoked many individuals to do such crimes to support themselves and their family.

Whoever is behind this so called ‘extra judicial killings’, they should stop it right now. They should respect the rights of the individuals, specifically the drug suspects. They should not take one’s life. They should stop the unlawful methods of imposing this anti-drug campaign. And follow the due process and fair hearing to make things right and just.

The war against illegal drugs have gone overboard. Police just kill drug suspects who resisted arrest, as they claim. This is refuted by relatives who r saying they were not armed. Many were merely asleep when they were killed. Extra judicial killings, or EJK, have attracted negative global attention. Disregard of human rights has no place in our civil society.

Over 3 thousand have been killed so far, without the benefit of court trial. Even suspects, nay criminals, deserve their day in court. That’s basic human rights. Extra judicial killings must stop, the police should desist from killing anyone just merely on the notion they’re drugs users or dealers. We must all raise our voices against extra judicial killing.

 

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An Advocacy of ELE151 Team Colaso

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  1. First of all im pro in Death Penalty but after the due process, but this kind of shit happens nowadays was wrong.
    The first Root of this scenario is all about Drugs. “What is Drugs? a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.” there are different kinds of drugs like Cocaine, Ecstacy, Alcohol,Tobacco, Ecstasy, Inhalants, Cough Medicine, Methamphetamine, Amphetamine when you try this Pestecide things you’ll become addicted to that and cause to you become a Criminals that can kill innocent people when you try it too much its hard to stop, our Government are focusing to all the drug pushers and users to surrender right now for there safety and if not its up to them and the EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS Enter to that. An extrajudicial killing (also known as extrajudicial execution) is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Im Pro in Death Penalty But not in Extra Judicial Killings because many innocent peoples affected. STOP EXTRA JUDICIAL RIGHT NOW!

  2. Our beloved President Duterte strongly believes that drugs is the number 1 destroyer of our country. He uses his presidency to declare the war on drugs. I personally believe that we need this, but I do not agree to EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING. So I think our country need this advocacy to open up the eyes of the Filipinos and educate them what is happening to our country. Every one of us has the right to know what is our rights and every one of us needed it.

    I think Jose Rizal will support this advocacy. We all know that Rizal don’t want killings, like in the past Rizal uses his knowledge to spread his words to support the revolution against Spain. Rizal don’t want to put justice in his hands. So i think he will support this advocacy to stop the killings and use the judicial process of our country.

  3. Gender equality is a fight that the whole world is fighting against. It is a battle that is not easy to win because the idea is rooted in our past. It is very important to be aware of what is happening now in our society about the issue because it is a hindrance on our development, for the improvement of our nation. There’s nothing wrong with being gay, lesbian or transgender because they are just being true to themselves and what is wrong is when they abuse their rights. We should not treat them as other people because they still have the capabilities of doing such things and they are part of the key to success.
    The advocacy is not only for the Philippines but for the whole world. It is very timely because we have to educate the youth to respect all the people regardless of their gender or sexuality. As part of the society, we have to act, not only for ourselves but also for the others, to help them in building their self-confidence and building their real identity. Respect is something that everyone should receive and not something to beg for. Lastly, we, Filipinos should learn how to act to make the difference and to create a solution as one in order for us to have improvements.

  4. Nowadays, an extra judicial killing is rampant because President Duterte started the war on drugs. I, personally, don’t agree with this because innocent people may be affected. It is important to the Filipinos to support this advocacy for this to stop. We need to use our voices to fight for our rights. Despite their actions against the law, every suspect needed and deserved rightful justice and not just in the hands of inconsiderate officers.
    As Rizal’s saying goes, “Pen is mightier than the sword.” Surely, he will support this advocacy. We know that Rizal doesn’t want violence. Back when he was still alive, he used his skills in writing to open his countrymen’s minds and to fight against the Spaniards. I believe that Duterte and Rizal are two different people with different perception; they approach this kind of issue opposite to one another.

  5. The movement against extra-judicial killings values the right of every individual to due process of law. No person shall be convicted or punished without being proven guilty. In fact, drug addicts are also victims who need our help through rehabilitations. Supporting this movement will give chance to people to change which cannot happen if they were accidentally fall prey of extra-judicial killings.

    This advocacy will protect and uphold the human rights. Its significance will preserve the life of every innocent individual who might be killed. It will also prevent the foreign investors from pulling out their investments in the country since potential investors will not be attracted to put up their business when they fear of being affected by such government campaign. This way, our economy will not be endangered by such loss of investors

  6. EJK or extra judicial killing is one of the main issues here in our country since the war on drugs that our beloved President Duterte declared.I am not against in this drug war campaign but in EJK. Because many victims are just innocent. Everyone deserves a second chance like Popoy and Basha. Some police kill their assets or allies to cover themselves. Suspected drug users or pushers deserve a rightful due process. What are laws for if we cant implement it in a proper way.

    I believe that Rizal will support this advocacy. We knew that he doesn’t like violence. Just like when he fought the Spaniards using his wits and pen to open up the minds of the Filipinos.

  7. Extrajudicial Killings (EJK) refers to criminal suspects being killed without having received due process under the law. And I will not support the EJK but I understand that they want to clean the streets or country for our families, I’m pro-Duterte and I like how fast the changes are happening, but killing is just too much. What happens when one day it’s someone we love being wrongly accused and gunned out without a proper trial? Or worse, what if we, or someone we love, become collateral damage in a random shoot-out? It’s scary because anyone can be killed then labeled as a drug pusher or whatever.
    Today, if rizal is alive i think he would not support this advocacy because he believed that everyone of us is a hope of this country like what he had said the youth is the hope of this country. So how can we be part of the hope if extra judicial killing is still prevailing? A big no to Jose P. Rizal and for me I also do because for what I believe that we as people can make mistake and in that mistake we can learn from it and be productive and on the latte part the hope of this country.

  8. Obviously, many knew that a rise in death toll might come to pass. Those who voted for President Rodrigo Duterte counted on him and his hard stance against crime and drugs to “clean the streets,” as it were, of drug pushers, syndicates, and would-be criminals. And just two months into office he appears to have kept his word. As they say, “change has come indeed.” However, we also have to stop and ask ourselves at what cost?

    I have supported President Duterte’s stand against criminals. I understand where he is coming from and we most definitely have to start making sure Filipinos feel safe in the Philippines again. After all, for too long those who break the law would go by unpunished and as a result more and more criminals are emboldened to do as they please because they don’t fear the repercussions. There are many aspects of the president’s solution to violence and crime that I can understand and even support. Placing curfews on teenagers, alcohol consumption, and more are smart preventive measures.

    What happens when one day it’s someone we love being wrongly accused and gunned out without a proper trial? Or worse, what if we, or someone we love, become collateral damage in a random shoot-out? It’s not far-fetched considering the way people are reacting to the president’s mandate.

  9. Obviously, many knew that a rise in death toll might come to pass. Those who voted for President Rodrigo Duterte counted on him and his hard stance against crime and drugs to “clean the streets,” as it were, of drug pushers, syndicates, and would-be criminals. And just two months into office he appears to have kept his word. As they say, “change has come indeed.” However, we also have to stop and ask ourselves at what cost?

    I have supported President Duterte’s stand against criminals. I understand where he is coming from and we most definitely have to start making sure Filipinos feel safe in the Philippines again. After all, for too long those who break the law would go by unpunished and as a result more and more criminals are emboldened to do as they please because they don’t fear the repercussions. There are many aspects of the president’s solution to violence and crime that I can understand and even support. Placing curfews on teenagers, alcohol consumption, and more are smart preventive measures.

    However, having said all that, I don’t believe that “shoot to kill” is the best way to achieve the goal of a safer country. When did fighting fire with fire ever actually work in the long run? There has to be a better middle ground. If the president’s mandate of shoot to kill is followed what we would end up with are even more vigilantes walking the streets with a convoluted sense of ‘wild wild west’ justice. This is not the way to make things safe again. In fact, things might get even more dangerous.

    If the current rate continues, the total number of EJKs for the six years of the Duterte administration will end up about 700 percent more than the killings committed during the 14 years of the Marcos dictatorship.
    President Duterte is either ill-advised or terribly underestimating the risk that he can be held liable at the International Criminal Court, given the circumstances of the killings.

    Nathaniel Renegado 🙂

  10. My concern does not only revolve around the growing tally of killings reported by the police. What is particularly worrisome is that the campaign against drugs seems to be an excuse for some law enforcers and other elements like vigilantes to commit murder with impunity

  11. I don’t believe that “SHOOT TO KILL” is the way to achieve the goal of a safer country. When did fighting fire with fire ever actually work in the long run? There has to be a better middle ground. If the president`s mandate of shoot to kill is followed what we would end up with are even more vigilantes walking the streets with a convoluted sense of wild wild west justice. This is not the way to make things safe again, In fact, things might get even more dangerous.

  12. I am against the death penalty and of course the extra judicial killings that is happening in our country. As of now there are total of 7,000 people killed because of war against drugs these numbers are the recorded ones but the question is how many people were killed that is not recorded. There were some innocents victim that died due to gunshot or “ligaw na bala” some of them was children. its been almost a year since our president promised that drugs will end on the sixth month of his reign, after six months he ask for a year long. How long will it take to end the war against drugs, it is dangerous for many Filipino who are not involved in this kind of killing, we don’t feel secure anymore its like every step we take outside we are in danger. Some of the victims were killed because of mistaken identity there is no justice that was given to the family that remains. We are in a democratic country we should feel secure in our land.
    If we just give the right punishment for those who are using drugs and let them change their way let us help them not kill them.

    – Jacob A. Mangulabnan

  13. 1. Extra Judicial Killing
    – RA 1122 – which state that every person who is a victim of EJK should be proven guilty or else the person who is in charge of the operation which caused death to any person will be put in prison for not less than 6 years.
    2. Teen Pregnancy
    – RA 1992 – the parents of the teenagers ( both male and female) will be the one responsible if their son/daughter will be having a child at a very young age they will be put in question and if they can’t prove that they did their best as a parent they will be put in prison for not more than 6 months.
    3. Gender Discrimation
    – RA 1908 states that anyone who is caught discriminating anyone in terms of physical , mental , etc… will be in prison for not more than 3 days.

  14. 1. Early Pregnancy
    R.A 0716 – States that the father must take responsibility to both mother and child whatever happens, if he refuses to take the responsibilty he must pay a 500,000 peso fine that will be given to his family.
    2. Gender Discrimination
    R.A 0608 – States that a person who discriminates another person based on its gender must be put in jail and must pay a 100,000 peso fine.
    3. Drug Abuse
    R.A 0329 – States that a person who caught using drugs or selling drugs must be put in jail(reclusion perpetua) and pay a 2,000,000 peso fine.

  15. 1. Early Pregnancy
    R.A 0716 – States that the teenagers involve must prove themselves responsible from what they did. If not, after giving birth the baby will be sent to the DSWD and they will not be able to see it. And they will also pay a fine.
    2. Gender Discrimination
    R.A 0608 – States that a person who discriminates another person based on its attributes must be put in jail for atleast 5 months and will pay a 100,000 to the person he or she discriminates.
    3. Drug Abuse
    R.A 0329 – States that a person who caught using drugs or selling drugs must donate a 1,000,000 to any charity or LGU and will be put in jail for not less than 30years.

  16. KILL AGAINST KILL BILL 2017

    NO. 143

    This law states that extra judicial killings are prohibited and should undergo due process in the court trial. No one has the right to kill anyone even if the suspect is found guilty. Any person who will be caught guilty in extra judicial killings will be penalized a 15 years of sentence and should pay 500,00.

  17. For me ok is also being subject to the death penalty because it is inevitable that the use of drugs because it is bad for our body, especially the young people should shield the illegal use of drugs because anything you say even catch and Can also warn users of bad drugs that inhibit or stop the damage because using it in our lives, especially sitting president Rodrigo Duterte which to stop the using drugs.

  18. RA 148

    This law states that someone who is caught with the act of killing someone without the help of the court (which is extra judicial killing) shall be sentenced with death penalty.

    Domingo, King Richmond B.
    CIV151

  19. Anti – TOKHANG Act of 53016

    This law states that extra-judicial killings is prohibited, thus every suspect shall be undergo the due process. Anyone caught in extra-judicial killing is sentenced with death.

    Patricia Santos – CIV151

  20. Tiongco, Zen Jaireck M.
    FIN131

    RA no.666
    “killing is the solution”

    Ang batas na nag sasabi na dapat pinapatupad ang pag patay sa mga masamang tao na dapat patayin dahil sa mga kasalanan nila upang mabawasan ang masasamang tao sa mundo .at para maging mapaya at may takot gumawa ng masama ang tao. Ang sino man gumawa ng masama at labag sa batas ay DAPAT PATAYIN.

  21. Republic Act no. 0298

    Also known as Value life Bill.

    Section 1. The Police officials must have a transparent record of mission on how they perform their task to eradicate illegal drugs in our country.

    Penalty:
    -2 to 10 years
    – Lifetime imprisonment.
    Hary N gloria

  22. This EJK is important to the Filipinos to support this advocacy to stop. We need to use our voices to fight for our rights. No person shall be convicted or punished without being proven guilty. In fact, drug addicts are also victims who need our help through rehabilitations. Supporting this movement will give chance to people to change which cannot happen if they were accidentally fall prey of extra-judicial killings. Besides Im Pro in Death Penalty But not in Extra Judicial Killings because many innocent peoples affected.

  23. Quennie Mae CIV151

    Extra judicial killing is something rampant and timely in our country. We must do something about it as it cause someones life. We must stand and fight to preserve and value life. It is obviously a violation of human rights as it serves no justice to the suspect.

  24. I am better than Rizal because first of all Rizal is not like guy want sports. I think that is one that mekes me better than him because, Im a sporty person I like playing sports and happy for that. I think can prove to him if he is still aliv until now.

    HARVY N gloria
    CIV151

  25. I am way better than Rizal because unlike him, I’ve never criticized, questioned nor degrade the church. I will always have my utmost respect towards catholicism.

    Quennie Mae Estrella
    CIV 151

  26. R.A. 0101 “Extra Judicial Killing Law” and “Against the Drug Law”

    Sec. 1 An Act Shall be known “Extra Judicial Killing Law” and “Against the Drug Law”

    Sec. 2 State that every person who is a victim of Extra Judicial Killing should be proven guilty or else the police who is in charge of the operation which caused death to any person will be put in prison for not less than 10 years.

    Sec. 3 States that a person who caught using drugs or selling drugs must be put in jail for 20-40 yrs.

    -Troy Gonzales
    ECE151

  27. RA 10930

    SEC. 1 This Act shall be known as “Extra Judicial Killing Prevention Act”

    SEC. 2 This law shall give Filipinos protection against “Extra Judicial Killing”

    SEC. 3 Perpetrators shall be imprisoned for a lifetime and shall pay the fine of (P1,000,000) One Million Pesos.

    David Joshua Dalisay
    ECE 151

  28. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

    REPUBLIC ACT NO. 90901

    Section 1 – This act shall be known as “Huminitarian Act”

    Section 2 – The state shall provide the Filipinos their right to life. Any form of killings shall be prohibited and the court shall trial the crime in order to attain justice to the victim.

    Section 3 – The government shall prioritize the huminitarian value of the Filipinos by conducting a nationwide seminar to promote to the Filipinos the quality life they should have. Every student must participate to the activity to build up their cultural aestheticity regarding what life should be and is all about.

    Section 4 – Reclusion Perpetua shall be executed to law breakers.

    -Agustin, Jayvee
    ECE151

  29. R.A 1127

    Section 1: This act will be named as “Stop the Killings Act”

    Section 2: This act will cover cases that are related to the governments’ war against drugs.

    Section 3: Persons accused should be given the right to exercise due process of the law and shall be given a chance to defend himself in the court.

    Section 4: However, if proven guilty, the suspect will face lifetime imprisonment.

  30. Republic Act of the Philippines

    R.A 2016 ” Unjust Killing Act ”
    This act aims to determine whether the killing of drug abuser are just or not.

    Section 1 : This Act will be known as ” Unjust Killing Act”
    Section 2: The state should provide a right and just investigation through the killing scenes before accusing the armed officials of killing without considering Laws that stated in 1987 Philippine Constitution.
    Section 3 : If Killing of innocent people be proven through investigation , the involved armed officials/police will be automatically remove from their position and shall be executed giving a sentence of Reclusion Perpetua.
    Section 4: Equality must give both to officials and accused people. Unless proven guilty, one must face the consequences of what he has done

    Menguiz, Patricia Anne O.
    ECE151

  31. RA 6319

    Section 1 – This act shall be known as “Anti-Extra Judicial Killing Act”

    Section 2 -The State recognizes the need to reestablish the right of the accused specifically the right of life and equal protection of the law.
    Section 3 – During the operation, the State prohibits police men to shoot-to-kill any person under investigation.
    Section 3 – The State shall provide protection in any way to any person under the investigation regardless of the crime, including the safe house for the accused and competent counsel that will provide him/her right informations regarding the processes of law he/she will going to take.
    Section 4 – Any person who willfully violates any provision of this act shall suffer imprisonment of not less than two years.

    -Nicdao, Rochelle Anne Marie A.
    ECE151

  32. RA2531
    “extra judicial killing act” and “No to Drugs law”
    sec. 1 this act will be know as”extra judicial killing law” and ” no to drugs law”
    sec. 2 this act shall give protection to all Filipinos. it should be proven that he/she is using drugs or else the who kill will be imprison 10-20 years.
    sec. 3 a person that will be caught selling drug also the drug lords must be in jail not less than to 15 years and will be having a fine of 1-2 million pesos.

  33. ECE151
    DE VILLA, CARA LARIZE

    Killing people without due process of law is an inhumane thing to do to people which violates the right of the people to live. Life is not just a toy you want to steal from others, it is a precious thing given to us by God and He must be the only one who can take it away from us. No policeman should have the approval the have to kill a person without the proper judgement on court, it will lead the police to abuse such power which resulted to this type of crisis.
    Republic act no. 7171 “Execution Prevention Act”
    Section I: The police should recognize the right of the people to live and follow the right due process of assessing the crime before killing. If such an offense is made the person in charge will be imprisoned for at least ten years or will pay a 10,000,000 fine.
    Section II: guns will be prohibited during apprehending a person on drugs thus will just use a tranquilizer to only immobilize them. However, it depends on what kind of operation was involved. An observer will be in during the operation that will make a report if it follows the appropriate conditions, his identity will be hidden securely to prove effective.

  34. Colico, Jester T.
    PSY152

    Transnational- This Extrajudicial Killing is a transnational one. It is adapted from other country such as India, Egypt, and central America and it is employed here in the Philippines under Duterte Administration.

  35. Transnational – Extra judicial killing is transnational because this is also an issue in other countries. This become rampant in our country under the new administration.

  36. Transnational- this kind of system came from other countries which the Philipipines has adopted for Duterte’s agenda which is Laban Kontra Droga.

  37. The fact is people are being killed without given due process. Many here in Ph are against this Extra judicial killing.

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