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.
The Philippines are at high risk of stroms and floods. In 2013, when the super tayfoon Haiyan hit the city of Tacloban, many people with disabilities were left behind and suffered even more than their able-bodied neighbors. Jason Strother met survivors like a lady who was stuck in her wheelchair as the water rose around her and finds out what is changing.
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Australian officials said their players were "bruised and battered" during a massive fight at an Asian qualifier. But one Philippine official said he was proud of his country's team for "standing our ground."
President Rodrigo Duterte has called Maria Lourdes Sereno an "enemy" for voting against government proposals. The opposition said the ouster of the nation's first woman chief justice left behind a "puppet Supreme Court."
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.
A man has been arrested for the death of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait City. The incident led Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to ban workers from traveling to Kuwait to work.
The Hague-based ICC has launched an initial probe to investigate claims of crimes against humanity as part of the Philippines' deadly war on drugs. President Duterte "will argue his case personally," a spokesman said.