The Republic of the Philippines in Southeast Asia is an island country made up of more than 7,000 islands and islets. With a population of roughly 100 million, the ethnically diverse country has 19 recognized languages.
The name Philippines hails from colonial power Spain, which named the territory after King Philip II of Spain. Manila is the capital city, Quezon City is the most populous. This page contains DW's most recent content on the Philippines.
In the Philippines, police say more than 5,000 people have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs began this summer. The president has vowed to push on with the crackdown, But the country’s infrastructure is having trouble coping - prisons and rehab clinics are just too full.
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Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried in the national Heroes' Cemetery. His belated burial with military honors was a campaign pledge of the recently-elected president, Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine and US troops have held joint training exercises, after President Duterte had pledged to scale back ties to Washington. Duterte has since said that he expects improved relations under Donald Trump.
On this week's show: Following the historic - and perhaps shocking - election upset in the United States, hot air has been hissing the world over about Donald Trump. We'll hear from those who are very afraid of what his presidency could mean to the world. DW follows up on President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in the Philippines. Plus, how a former drug addict in Ottawa fights the stigma.
In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has left nearly 2,000 suspected ‘drug personalities’ dead in encounters with police since July. Another 3,000 people have been killed in so called vigilante killings. In September, reporter Michael Sullivan visited one Manila neighborhood for DW. Now he’s gone back - to see what’s changed.
With the world's attention firmly fixed on the US election, DW takes a look at how the campaign is viewed abroad and why that matters. We follow up on the President's anti-American tirades. And meet a famous Syrian actor who’s running out of places to hide. Plus, music as a tool for palliative care.