Peace Process

Extrajudicial Killing

Posted on 2016/12/12

How safe is extrajudicial killing? Is it good or not? Is it exercised rightfully? Or rather, is it based on a personal desire? Before, I just watched it in the television, heard it over the radio or read it in the newspaper. Yet, to experience it in your family, it is like the heavens fall. It hurts so much.

What is extrajudicial killing? Extrajudicial killing is the killing of a person without due process of law. Nowadays, extrajudicial killings become a rampant issue.

In the state of the nation address of the President, he said, ďTo our police officers and other officials, do your job and you will have the unwavering support of the Office of the President. I will be with you all the way. Abuse your authority, and there will be hell to pay, for you will have become worse than criminality itself.Ē

But, how can you say that the authorities are executing their duties in accordance with the law? Are the authorities performing it lawfully? What if, some are using it to abuse people? The order was used arbitrarily. We donít notice that the bad elements go with the flow in conducting its operations. They are executing their plans and put the law in their hands.

We donít see that some misused such power. They are subdued to execute what is right for them. They are empowered by such confidence. They will not be punished or sanctioned because of such protection given to them. Are these justifiable or not?

Perhaps, they are notified about the price. Nevertheless, others donít know what is right and wrong already.

I want peace. I want to walk safely in the street without thinking of any danger that may happen to me. Nonetheless, I want to end this war. My humble prayer is that, please stop this war. The scale of justice is not balance anymore. The other side fell down by this time.

Think of other programs other than this. I donít want that another innocent life will be lost again. It hurts when you experience it. Right now, you donít feel what I feel. Conversely, what if, it happens to you? What are you going to feel? Is it like the heavens fall?


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Liceo Legal Aid Center (LiLAC) doing business under the name and style of Center for Alternative Lawyering of Liceo is the legal aid center of Liceo de Cagayan University, a privately owned university based in Cagayan de oro City. The group is composed of law students, alumni of the College of Law of the University, and lawyers who are passionate in the practice of alternative lawyering. LiLAC is guided by its vision of a holistic formation of law students committed to the transformation of society by promoting justice, empowerment, unity and peace, through helping the marginalized sector of the depressed areas here in Mindanao, in the Philippines and in the world. While the group was registered only this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it has been providing services to marginalized communities in partnership with NGOs for more than 8 years now. LiLAC has more than 50 members, 15 of whom are taking the active role of running the groupís activities.


The Mindanao State University Legal Aid Clinic or Mindanao SULAC for brevity, is the Legal Aid Clinic of Mindanao State University College of law. It is the first and currently the only one of its kind to be established in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It strives to cater the legal needs of the underprivileged and/or indigent clients of the Region and to help promote the proper administration of justice as a key to lasting peace in the region and in the country as a whole.

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The Palawan Cradle of Rights is a unified composition of law students from Palawan State university school of Law, established last August 26, 2013 after the culminating activity of the Basic Orientation Seminar by the US Embassy in partnership with the MYVC.

Through our linkages and with the help of the different Government and Non-government organizations we aim to provide free access to people who need legal assistance.


The University of Mindanao Legal Aid Network (ULAN) is a non-stock, non-profit, and service institution of the University of Mindanao. As a service institution, it provides legal assistance, advocates human rights and social justice, and facilitates the formation of law students for alternative lawyering. It consists of law students and alumni of the College of Legal Education of the University of Mindanao committed to provide an adequate and greater access to justice of the community through its programs.


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