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.
President Rodrigo Duterte's murderous war on drugs has cost thousands of lives. After the killings of two local mayors, a ruthless police chief has made his name as a willing enforcer, Florian Neuhof reports.
The arrest of Philippine senator Antonio Trillanes has been ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte while visiting Israel. Trillanes backs an International Criminal Court probe into Duterte's crackdown on drug suspects.
When politicians can say everything and mean nothing, trash-talking strongmen like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are the result. DW's Conflict Zone meets Salvador Panelo, chief legal counsel to Duterte.
Rodrigo Duterte is the first Philippine president to visit Israel, apparently seeking supplies of military hardware to reduce reliance on the US. He kicked his trip off with a remarkable apology to Barack Obama.
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