At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP

Philippines is now world’s deadliest country for land rights activists

  • Nearly 300 farmers, indigenous people and land rights activists have been killed since Duterte took office in 2016
  • In 19 countries surveyed by Global Witness, mining was linked to 43 deaths
Topic |   The Philippines

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At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP
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Ronald dela Rosa. Photo: Reuters

Philippines ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa to ‘independently’ probe his own drugs crackdown

  • Former police chief has been elected to Senate committee tasked with investigating operation Oplan Tokhang, which has left thousands dead
  • Activists say the decision presents a clear conflict of interest, with one calling it akin to ‘putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop’
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Ronald dela Rosa. Photo: Reuters
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