Philippines has become Asia’s deadliest country for land rights activists, according to watchdog

Murders of land and environmental activists are surging in the Philippines, making it the deadliest country in Asia, according to campaigners who said the government has failed to provide protection.
The Philippines-based rights group Karapatan recorded at least 63 killings of land and environmental activists last year, more than double the previous year.
“There is a climate of impunity and a total lack of access to justice for victims,” said the group’s secretary general,…