6 months Philippines ranks ‘deadliest’ country for land, environmental activists MB
By Ellalyn Ruiz The Philippines is the “deadliest” country for land and environmental defenders, a London-based watchdog said in its annual report released on Tuesday. Environmental activists hold a rally on Monday, April 29, 2019 outside the Canadian Embassy in Makati to protest the illegal shipment of 50 containers of waste from Canada to the Philippines two years ago. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) According to Global Witness, countries with the highest overall number of recorded deaths were the Philippines (30), followed by Colombia (24), India (23), and Brazil (20). Brazil was last year’s deadliest country for defenders ... more