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1h 33m Documentary 2022

Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But, for a tiny network of environmental crusaders and vigilantes trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to a battlefield. 

Delikado follows Bobby, Tata and Nieves, three magnetic leaders of this network, as they risk their lives in David versus Goliath-style struggles trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ ‘last ecological frontier’.

Take action to save Palawan’s forests

In Delikado we see environmental land defenders like Tata fighting to protect Palawan’s native forests, known globally for their rich ecosystems and biodiversity. However, these forests are threatened by mining, monocrop plantations, and ill-planned infrastructure projects.

Join the call for governments to protect the remaining 600,000 hectares of forest


Karl Malakunas


English, Tagalog



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