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"It is dismaying that the institution from whom people are supposed to seek help has become an instrument of oppression and spreading lies"
“It is outrageous for the DOJ to come out with a decision that essentially legitimizes the continued attacks against environmental defenders"
Pro-environment group condemns alleged politically-motivated charges against anti-reclamation advocate in Cebu
The Philippines has consistently been identified as a hazardous country for land and environmental activists.
Defending the passage is a significant step toward healing the wounded planet and building a just and sustainable world for future generations
Human rights groups challenged President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to conduct an investigation into the alleged abduction and enforced disappearances of activists. The groups made the...
"The truth is, we were abducted by the military. We were forced to surrender because they threatened our lives," said Castro
Eleven of the 16 environmental defenders killed in Asia in 2022 were in the Philippines while three took place in Indonesia and two in India
“We will not stop until our missing environmental defenders and other victims of enforced disappearances are surfaced."
Reyes and his brother Mario, who was also implicated in Ortega's murder, went missing in 2012 after an arrest warrant was issued against them