Promise 58: Dismantle private armies
Mindanao | 07/25/2010 12:58 AM
I will dismantle private armies and take a firm hand against all forms of lawlessness.
November 21, 2012: Three years after the brutal Maguindanao massacre, the Aquino administration was urged to deliver on its promise to dismantle private armies. Human rights lawyer Harry Roque said there will be a repeat of the Maguindanao massacre if the government fails to neutralize these groups. (Continue reading)
October 17, 2012: President Benigno Aquino III said the government has an ongoing program to dismantle private armies, including those in the Cordillera and Central Luzon. (Continue reading)
May 8, 2012: President Benigno Aquino III has ordered Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to dismantle private armies around the country. (Continue Reading)
November 24, 2011: There are still around 40 private armies in the country, a Malacañang official said. (Continue Reading)