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Philippine election killing spree in full swing

Posted by akosistella on March 11, 2010

“There are just too many private armies, goons for hire and entrepreneurs of violence,” Rommel Banlaoi, executive director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, told Agence France-Presse.

“The government must urgently find ways to deter armed groups and ensure they are not used for election-related purposes.”

More than 90 people have already been killed in the run-up to the national elections in May, when thousands of positions from the presidency down to town councilor will be contested, according to the institute.

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