Kalikasan PNE deplores farmer killings; cites it as big blow to environmental protection

Kalikasan PNE deplores farmer killings; cites it as big blow to environmental protection

21.10.2019

Kalikasan PNE deplores farmer killings; cites it as big blow to environmental protection

Militant ecological group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) has maintained that farmer killings remain the biggest blow to the country’s environmental protection efforts.

“This shows that the unabated killings of farmers are the single biggest blow to the country’s environmental protection efforts. Protecting the lives and rights of farmers will allow them to continue their innate role of protecting watersheds and agricultural lands,” he added.

Kalikasan noted a major driver of land and environmental defender killings under the Duterte administration is the aggressive expansion of plantations and other agribusiness venture arrangements, accounting for 50 percent of the killings under his term.

Under Duterte, this rate has increased to 69 percent with peasant farmer groups such as the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, a member organization of Kalikasan being pointed to as the culprit of the various counter-insurgency policies such as the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, Memorandum Order 32, and Executive Order 70 pouring military troops into rural areas operating with brazen impunity.

Read more: Manila Bulletin News

Pinoy surfer rules the wavesJohn Mark Tokong feels like he’s in heaven and indestructible when riding the big waves. And it’s understandable.

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probeWASHINGTON — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.

Papal Nuncio cites Filipinos’ role as missionariesPapal Nuncio Gabriele Caccia cited the important role played by Filipinos as missionaries with “a strong faith” as disciples of Jesus.

NBA: Heat cite 'conduct,' suspend Waiters for season opener

Rice farmers find relief in digital economy as prices fall

Canada election puts spotlight on the oil-climate divideMany voters in oil-producing province Saskatchewan feel the last 4 years of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, with the stricter environmental policies it has rolled out, hurt them

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

22 October 2019, Tuesday News

Previous news

Duterte joins 400 VIPs in Japan emperor’s enthronement rites

Next news

Hands tied and paralyzed: Hong Kong leader struggles to end crisis