The country has a history of separatist movements. But it had never seen an extremist takeover like this.
As the death toll in the Philippines soars, those left behind confront a different life.
New infections in the country have skyrocketed, even as they’re declining worldwide. Cebu City, one of the hardest-hit areas, is struggling to control the drug use that’s spreading the virus.
In the Philippines, a husband and wife can part only through death, or the torturous process of annulment.
Migrant mothers from the Philippines are raising kids through care packages.