VICE checked in on Poblacion to find out what’s happening and what’s next for Manila’s party hub.
Imagine: a Manila with fewer cars and more trees.
He started painting with two old paint cans and plywood he found in the trash.
“I miss the times when the jeepney barker would say, ‘We can take one more,’ and I’d believe him but end up with half my ass hanging off the jeepney seat.”
The government plans for a one-stop shop vaccination center, but critics say there are plenty of other locations.
The project has faced strong opposition from environmentalists and others who claim it’s symbolic of the government's superficial response to issues.
Animal lovers hopped in their cars for the annual ceremony in the Catholic-majority country, which has one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
Experts say a strong reliance on tough lockdowns and a militaristic approach, without focus on other preventative measures, is a lethal combination – as seen in how poorly the Philippine government handled previous months of the pandemic.
While bored at home with my dogs, I decided to give online events a chance.
“This should be a significant reminder as to why Pride isn't just mere celebration, but rather a protest. Pride has and always will be a protest.”
In countries where the coronavirus was not well managed, healthcare systems continue to buckle under the weight of the pandemic as seen in these images.
Many are stuck in limbo awaiting government support.