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Philippines a global hotspot for environmental murders

Oton - Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness.

Confiscation crusaders try to save Philippine paradise

Oton - Tata gives hand signals for his men to drop to the rainforest floor as the searing whine of a chainsaw fades, their mission to save a critically endangered piece of paradise in the Philippines suddenly on hold.

$100 million pearl hidden under poor fisherman’s bed for decade

Cebu City - For a decade, a poor fisherman in a western Philippine city did not know that what he was hiding under his bed could be the world’s largest natural pearl worth at least $100 million.

Philippines: 'Our environment is worth more than palm oil'

The rainforest land and ancestral homes of small farmers and indigenous peoples of the Philippines are under threat, as the Philippine government plans to promote oil palm plantations on a vast scale.

New Mindanao Development Law Signed

MANILA – A bill that would hasten the socio-economic development in Southern Philippines was signed into law last Wednesday by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after weeks of political speculation that the legislative initiative would be vetoed.
 

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“The forest is our children s future. Oil palm plantations only make us poor.”
“The forest is our children's future. Oil palm plantations only make us poor.”
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The entrance to the Underground River in Palawan
The entrance to the Underground River in Palawan
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me at the beach

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