Killers of earth activists bolder under Duterte, watchdog notes

MANILA, Philippines — Murders of environmental activists and land defenders in the Philippines have risen sharply under President Rodrigo Duterte, an international rights watchdog said on Tuesday, alleging his speeches and policies have “emboldened” the killers. Campaigners who challenge powerful logging, mining and fruit growing interests have long faced deadly violence in the country, but … Continue reading Killers of earth activists bolder under Duterte, watchdog notes