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Salvage, when used in a Philippine context, commonly refers to summary execution of a person done by police or military authorities. The term came to have this meaning during the Martial Law era, when those persons who were against the government were abducted or arrested without a warrant, tortured and killed. Their remains would then be casually left in places such as roadsides, rivers or vacant lots, as warnings to those who would oppose the Marcos regime, and were referred to as "na-salvage" or "salvaged".




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