7 months Palace airs concern over ‘deadliest’ place tag, attributes killings to vicious rivalry of claimants MB
By Genalyn Kabiling  Malacañang has expressed concern over the reports the country has become the world’s most dangerous place for land and environmental rights activists. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo(OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo acknowledged that killings sometimes occur due to the vicious rivalry between land claimants. “Well, that happens. If there are conflicts among claimants of a particular land, killings occur because of the viciousness of the rivalry between the claimants,” he said during a Palace press briefing. Asked if the report was a cause for concern for the government, Panelo said: “Let me tell you that ... more