Country in Focus



  • Capital:Manila
  • Population:96.71 million (WB, 2012)
  • Languages:English, Filipino (based mostly in Tagalog), regional languages
  • Head of State:President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines martial law raises concern

It is alarming that the president and the House speaker have taken turns denouncing the Supreme Court, both saying they would ignore the justices if they dared declare military rule invalid....

The changing face of Ireland

Leo Varadkar represents the huge generational change that has taken place in the conservative country as he is on course to become the next prime minister....