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.
Rising sea levels are threatening the very existence of coastal cities and even entire islands. Just take Manila in the Philippines where the poorest of the poor are most at risk from flooding. The government wants to move them to safer areas, but that has been met with resistance.
Jocelyn Aquiatan has been campaigning to protect indigenous rights in the southern Philippines for more than 20 years. She's the executive director of the Intercultural Organizations Network for Solidarity and Peace (ICON-SP) in Mindanao — a resource-rich part of the country where hundreds of indigenous people have been displaced by mining projects.
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