Environmentalist Murdered in the Philippines

An environmental advocate and broadcast journalist was shot dead in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Monday morning. Dr. Gerry Ortega, a veterinarian, was killed by a gunman in San Pedro Village after finishing his daily radio program on DWAR Palawan. In recent years Ortega was involved in vigilant advocacy campaigns, participating in anti-mining protests and pressing for the Palawan community’s share in the Malampaya natural gas project. click here for more.

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