Extrajudicial Killing In The Philippines

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Should we tolerate extrajudicial killings in The Philippines for the greater good? Extrajudicial killing is defined as a deliberated killing not authorized by a previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples, according to law. In simple terms, it is the killing of someone on orders of a government official without due consideration of reason or innocence, the killing of one yet to be defended innocent or proven guilty through legal processes. The Philippines has been titled a democratic country ever since the late Cory Aquino ascended to Presidency on February 25, 1986, ridding us of the dictatorship ruling from the ruthless era of Ferdinand Marcos (held position of president from 1965 to 1986). Since then, democracy has entitled us to having a voice, guaranteeing basic personal and political rights, fair and just elections, separation of powers between the institutions of the state (Government, Parliament, Courts of Law), freedom of opinion, and most especially, basic humans rights to every individual person. 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, BILL OF RIGHTS Section 1. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. The definition of extrajudicial killings goes against every aspect and concept the Section 1 of our Bill of Rights has
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