To escape the drug war, over a million addicts in the Philippines have given themselves up. Jails are bursting at the seams. But in a new rehabilitation center with capacity for 10,000, only 186 are getting treatment, due to a lack of doctors.
Religious groups and concerned citizens in the Philippines took to the streets to protest the brazen killing of three Catholic priests over the past several months. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte kissed a Philippine worker on stage "just for fun." The move has prompted criticism from activists who say the president abused his power.
It has been two years since Duterte became president of the Philippines and unleashed a brutal war on drugs. The death toll is high but nobody seems to know the real numbers — not even the police, as a DW research shows.
The decision comes after the ICC launched an investigation to see if crimes against humanity occurred in the country. Human Rights Watch says that since Duterte took office, his war on drugs has killed more than 12,000.
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