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.
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte has called Maria Lourdes Sereno an "enemy" for voting against government proposals. The opposition said the ouster of the nation's first woman chief justice left behind a "puppet Supreme Court."
The chief justice of the Philippines' Supreme Court, who has challenged many of President Duterte's controversial proposals, has been expelled from her post. Experts say it undermines the nation's judicial independence.
An EU political party official who once denounced the Philippine's President Duterte for his drugs crackdown has been deported from the country. His PES party has called the move "inacceptable."
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