Roger Timboco, a 32 year old man was shot by an unidentified gunman. He was a member of a militant farmers group in Mawab town, Compostela Valley. He was a member of the Farmers Federation of Maco, ComVal and was a staunch supporter of banana workers who have been embroiled in a land dispute with an agri-business giant, Lapanday Food Corp in Davao Del Norte.
Timboco was the 43rd victim of political killing in Southern Mindanao under the Duterte administration
A fact-finding mission to the Philippines, carried out by The Observatory from August 7 to 16, 2017, observed an increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in the country. Interlocutors reported having experienced increased difficulties in carrying out their human rights activities under President Duterte,