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".
- No reprisal planned by Lucio Tan Posted in Alvin Capino's column "Counterpoint" on Manila Standard Today (accessed March 5, 2008).
- Book Reviews : The Passion of Salvages (Review of SALVAGED POEMS by Emmanuel Lacaba) Book review on Peyups.com posted March 11, 2003 (accessed March 5, 2008).