AMIRUL MARINSE, 68-year old Pala’uan tribe member in Araray, Espanola, Palawan, points to the palm oil plantation that threatens the coconut industry and biodiversity of the country’s last frontier. PHOTO BY RHAYDZ B. BARCIA

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan: A long stretch of land, as far as the eye can see, on the southern tip of Palawan, is now the preserve of massive palm plantations.

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