Therese Reyes

Editor, VICE Asia

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Coronavirus

The Philippines’ Public Health Insurance Agency Is Under Investigation for Corruption in the Middle of a Pandemic

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claims his administration is tough on corrupt officials but millions of dollars meant for universal healthcare were allegedly stolen under his watch.
Therese Reyes
a day ago
world coronavirus

Duterte Personally Asked Xi Jinping for COVID-19 Vaccines, As He Praised His Own Govt’s Pandemic Approach

The Philippine President made the bold claim during his 2020 State of the Nation Address, amid growing concerns over his administration’s pandemic management and foreign policy shift towards China.
Therese Reyes
7.27.20
As Told To

I Spent Five Days in a Crowded Philippine Jail for a Drunken Outburst That Went Viral

"It was depressing to be seen in a viral video like that and to uncover a side of me I never knew existed."
Kenzo Gutierrez
7.23.20
What I Miss

Forget Live Music, Movies, or Dates: All I Miss Is Korean BBQ

I would gladly cook for my friends and have the smell of meat stick to my hair for hours just to get these moments back.
Therese Reyes
7.16.20
Philippines

In a Win for Duterte, the Philippine Congress Officially Shut Down the Country’s Largest News Network

President Rodrigo Duterte had repeatedly stated that he had a personal grudge against the network.
Therese Reyes
7.10.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Japanese Amusement Park Wants You to Keep Your Roller Coaster Screams ‘Inside Your Heart’ to Fight COVID

While the admonishment might not sound particularly fun, there could be a free one-day pass in it for those who can keep it together.
Therese Reyes
7.10.20
Philippines

Duterte Just Signed the Philippines’ Controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill Into Law

Filipinos are calling on their compatriots to #OustDuterteNow, as many continue to protest against the new law over fears it could be used to charge government critics as terrorists.
Therese Reyes
7.3.20
pride 2020

I’m an Out Gay Man. This Is Why I Still Go to Church.

"God’s love is like a radio on maximum volume. No matter what we do, God can’t love us any more or any less. How can you exceed infinity?"
Raymond Alikpala
6.25.20
pride 2020

Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray Shares What Being an LGBTQ Ally Means to Her

"I can never know exactly what they’re going through but what I can do is listen, and when I can, lend my voice for those who cannot raise their own."
Catriona Gray
6.24.20
Philippines

Here Are 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Young Mayor Vico Sotto

Who did he seek advice from after getting elected? What’s the real reason he’s on TikTok? What does he think about all those memes?
Therese Reyes
6.16.20
Philippines

The Philippine Gov't Banned Rallies, So Protestors Threw a 'Party' on Independence Day Instead

Wearing party hats and holding balloons, Filipinos rallied against a looming law that would allow the government to charge its critics as terrorists.
Therese Reyes
6.12.20
Philippines

This Daughter of an Actress and Politician Is Carving Her Own Path as a Voice for Gen Z Activism

On Philippine Independence Day, VICE spoke with 19-year-old artist Frankie Pangilinan about what fighting for freedom looks like in 2020.
Therese Reyes
6.12.20
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