Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to crack down on drugs. Now he is targetting smokers too. By the end of the month smoking could be banned in public places. The plans don't go down well with everyone.
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."
From 2010 to 2016, HIV infections in the Philippines increased by 140 percent — the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the region. DW talks to Louie Ocampo of the UNAIDS about the HIV problem in the Southeast Asian country.
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.
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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