While many hoped Aquino’s inauguration would lead to an end to EJKs and other human rights abuses, FIlipino NGO Bayan claims that they have continued at a rate of one per week. This is disturbing in and of itself. During the Arroyo administration, many critics alleged that EJKs were part of her strategy against Leftists. However, now with Arroyo out, it’s perhaps even more worrisome now because it indicates that Aquino might not have full control over the army. Thus far, I have year to hear Aquino make a strong statement on the issue. (For background on this issue, see my blog article for the Asia Foundation).