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Panelo hits New York Times editorial vs Duterte as 'false information'

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses the New York Times of relying on 'false facts...peddled by communist rebels...as well as the political opposition'

'FALSE INFORMATION.' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses the New York Times of spreading 'false information' after it criticized President Rodrigo Duterte in an editorial. Screenshot from RVTM

U.N. experts urged to probe killings of environmental defenders in PH

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

In its annual report, international watchdog Global Witness has tagged the Philippines as the most dangerous country for environmental activists

DEADLIEST. The Kalikasan Philippine Network for Environment holds a press briefing at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City to release the report by international watchdog Global Witness which has dubbed the Philippines as the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

More than 160 land defenders murdered in 2018 – watchdog

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The Global Witness annual land defenders report found 'countless' more people were silenced through violence, intimidation and the use and misuse of anti-protest laws across the world

PH deadliest country for environmental activists in 2018 – report

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Global Witness says 30 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines in 2018

A group of farmers hold a protest at the Department of Justice in Manila on 11 March 2019, as the mother of a survivor in the Sagay massacre files a child custody case against police officers and her estranged ex-husband. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48

PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:20 PM

At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016 according to environmental monitor Global Witness

2016 deadliest year for environment defenders – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:05 PM

At least 200 land and environmental defenders died in 2016 the deadliest year on record according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness