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.
The Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court because its government fears investigation. Other countries have never even joined. Nonetheless, the ICC is more than just a paper tiger.
Despite losing its caliphate in the Middle East, IS has put down roots in Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. The government has promised Mindanao's Muslims more autonomy in return for combatting Islamist terror.
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of thousands of police documents related to President Duterte's war on drugs. Lawyers and activists dubbed it an important but partial victory. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa's latest arrest has taken the situation "from the ridiculous to the absurd," she told DW. The former-CNN correspondent has reported critically on the Philippine government's drug war.
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