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Envi activists dismay over charges of grave oral defamation

"It is dismaying that the institution from whom people are supposed to seek help has become an instrument of oppression and spreading lies"

Kalikasan condemns DOJ’s decision to charge abducted activists for defamation

“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.

Calapan bishop calls for protection of ‘biodiversity hotspot’

Defending the passage is a significant step toward healing the wounded planet and building a just and sustainable world for future generations

Marcos Jr. urged to investigate ‘abduction’ of environmental defenders, political activists

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...

Environmental defenders reveal they were ‘abducted’ 

"The truth is, we were abducted by the military. We were forced to surrender because they threatened our lives," said Castro

Philippines remains ‘worst place’ in Asia for environmental defenders

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

Albay bishop laments environmental challenges

The bishop called on the faithful to “stand together” and protest environmental abuses and “become genuine stewards of the earth”

Ecumenical bishops call to surface missing church worker, environmental defender

“We will not stop until our missing environmental defenders and other victims of enforced disappearances are surfaced."

Philippines top court orders re-arrest of suspect in activist killing

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

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