Dozens of bodies were pulled from the Philippine river last year, suspected victims of the drug war.Read more
BBC News, Manila, Philippines
The Philippine city of Marawi was liberated from IS-linked militants in 2017, but rebuilding has been a long, slow process.
People in the Philippines are voting in congressional and local elections seen as a referendum on president Duterte's administration. The president enjoys big support and is predicted to do well in the polls. Aries Arugay, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science University of the Philippines Diliman told BBC Newsday why the elections are so significant. (Picture: Filipinos at a polling station in Manila, Philippines. Credit: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)