Radio commentator and anti-mining tribal activist Roy Bagtikan Gallego murdered

The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that Roy Bagtikan Gallego was scheduled to launch anew radio station program a few days before he was gunned down by men on motorcycle on October 14." The Director-General of UNESCO has condemned his death.

Italian priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio murdered in Mindanao

GMA News reports that "Tentorio was shot and killed by a lone gunman inside the compound of the Mother of Perpetual Help parish church in Arakan at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday."

There has been widespread condemnation by environmentalists, religious organizations, journalists, indigenous people's groups, and international human rights solidarity networks.