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Fuel on the Fire: The World Bank’s Complicity in Duterte’s War on Farmers in the Philippines

January 26, 2021

The government’s development strategy prioritizes a "modern" export-oriented commercial agriculture system that directly threatens farmers' and Indigenous Peoples' right to land and life. Those who organize and resist are killed or imprisoned with impunity in President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines.