On 3 February 2017, Renato Anglao was travelling home on his motorcycle with his wife and 5-year-old child after purchasing school supplies in the town centre in Quezon, Bukidnon province, Northern Mindanao. Another motorcycle, with three unidentified men on board, drove alongside and shot Renato Anglao twice in the head. He died instantly.
The hitmen after killing Anglao, alighted their motorcycle and began heading toward Anglao and his wife and child. But since people already started to gather around the scene, the hitmen backed off, rode back on the motorcycle and sped off in the direction going to BUSCO. Renato Anglao was rushed to hospital but was declared dead-on-arrival. His wife and child, though still in shock, were uninjured.
According to Karapatan, Renato Anglao is the fifth victim of human rights related killings in 2017.
From 21 August 2016 to 31 January 2017, during the Government of the Republic of the Philippines’ (GRP) unilateral ceasefire period, Karapatan documented fourteen killings and at least 439 illegal arrests.