The same kind of rhetoric that fueled Trump's rise and Brexit has powered Rodrigo Duterte's ascent to the presidency in the Philippines. The 71-year-old political outsider is recruiting armed civilians to join a “bloody war” on drug dealers.
With Congress poised to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, some are worried about what will be left out. In particular, there's concern that a policy overhaul might eliminate some categories of family visas.
Halloween is the candy-coated version of a longtime tradition of celebrating the inevitability of death. Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world to document ossuaries and charnel houses — rooms filled with, and often decorated with, human skulls and bones. Who knew death could be so beautiful?
Getting relief to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as Filipinos call it, has been painfully slow. The World's Jason Margolis explains that much of the challenge comes from the geography and lifestyle of the Philippines, as well as the lack of everything from roads to runways.
Many poor families in the Philippines rely heavily on US dollars sent home by Filipinos working overseas, and Orlando De Guzman reports from Manila on how the dollar's falling value against the Philippine peso is affecting their budgets.
For today's Geo Quiz we are looking for the name of the biggest island in the Philippines. The answer is Luzon. That island was once home to ousted former president Ferdinand Marcos. His family is still going strong in politics. Sunshine de Leon reports.
China's big appetite for energy is expected to double over the next quarter century. It's looking to the resource-rich South China Sea, claiming almost the whole thing as its own. But the Philippines have claims, too.