Since January of this year, there have been at least 16 killings in the province of Bukidnon in the island of Mindanao [Jeoffrey Maitem/Global Witness]

Just before midday in early February of 2017, Renato Anglao, a leader of the indigenous Manobo community, was driving his motorcycle, with his wife and their five-year-old child onboard, when they were waylaid by three unidentified men.

The Anglao family had just finished buying some school supplies and was heading home in their province of Bukidnon, in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, when the attackers struck.

The gunmen, who were also on a motorcycle, drove to their side, shooting Anglao at close-range, hitting him in the head and chest. The assailants quickly escaped. Anglao’s wife and child were uninjured,

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