Davao Today editor Carlos Conde reports in Frontline/World, one of the world’s most credible and authoritative news sites, about the killings of activists in the Philippines. In his story, Conde focuses on the travails of Omar Bantayan, the secretary-general of the leftist Kilusang Mayo Uno based in Davao City.

Bantayan is only 28. In jeans and a white T-shirt, he looked like an ordinary person out to have some fun on the weekend. But Bantayan told me he was a marked man. As the local secretary-general of a leftist labor group called Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement), Bantayan said he’s been in the crosshairs of the military for the past three years, with suspected military agents tailing him constantly.

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