Activists in Quezon city protest President Rodrigo Duterte's militarized push for big mining firms and plantations making 2017 the bloodiest year for environmental defenders." Bullit Marquez | AP
Protecting Profit

Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

Rights defender Cristina Palabay of Karapatan told MintPress she sees Washington’s hand in the violence as Manila wages its war on poor communities to protect corporate profits.