By Raïssa Robles –
Much of the conflict in the Philippines arise from squabbles over land and how to use it.
For decades, wealthy and the powerful personalities have controlled land use. Thanks to them, many of our mountains are nearly bald from logging.
And now, they are training their sights on the valuable ore lying beneath vast tracts of land. Many of these areas happen to be collectively owned by indigenous communities.
Here is my latest story on the battle over land, which appeared today in South China Morning Post (HK).