[From the web] Defending the Philippines -Global Witness

Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Duterte’s broken promises are leaving activists at the mercy of business at all costs in the Philippines, the country with the most killings of land and environmental defenders in 2018.

In 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. As our new investigation shows, despite his election promises, Duterte’s administration is leaving defenders at the mercy of corporate greed.
Mining, agribusiness, logging and coal plants are driving attacks against environmental activists – with household brands such as Del Monte and Dole, and Filipino giants like San Miguel Corporation linked to local partners accused of attacks and murders of protestors.

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