Groups Blame Killings on Militarys ‘Oplan Bantay Laya’

May. 21, 2006 photo by Aya santos Of the 603 victims of political killings in the last five years, many were felled by motorcycle-riding assasins. The Armed Forces of the Philippines claims a purge within the revolutionary movement is to be blamed. But human-rights groups point to death squads formed under “Oplan Bantay Laya,” the Arroyo governments counterinsurgency program. Read Bulatlat’s report.

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