As Manila hosts the Miss Universe beauty pageant, thousands of young women around the Philippines are chasing their dream of standing in the limelight. DW's Bastian Hartig met up with one woman who is training hard to win a beauty contest some day.
Filipinos have rallied at the Chinese Embassy in Manila to protest against two Beijing-funded dam projects that they say will occupy land, destroy environment and incur massive foreign debt on the Philippine government.
A more aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW that the strain is threatening to spark a new epidemic.
After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC announced last month it was launching a probe into Duterte's brutal drug war.
People associated with the tourism industry are miffed over President Duterte's threat to temporarily shut down Boracay Island to prevent environmental degradation. Can a compromise be reached? Ana P. Santos reports.
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