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Journalist Maria Ressa’s Libel Trial is Underway in the Philippines

“How this is decided will have an impact on...the quality of journalism in the digital age in the Philippines.”
Meera Navlakha
7.24.19
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We Ask Duterte’s Critics Why He Remains Popular

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been heavily criticized for a variety of his policies – yet halfway through his term, he remains as popular as ever.
Fruhlein Chrys Econar
7.23.19
Weed

Stoners From Duterte's Philippines Share How They Get Away With It

Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine government has waged a bloody war on drugs making it a highly dangerous place for drug users.
Lex Celera
7.22.19
News

Duterte Signs an Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill He'll Have Trouble Following

The Philippine president is on record exhibiting many of the acts deemed unlawful by the bill.
Lex Celera
7.16.19
Drugs

What It’s Like To Deal Drugs In a Country With the Harshest Penalties In the World

Thousands of Filipino citizens have been killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs. VICE meets a local dealer to learn why anyone would run the huge risk of selling when your life is literally on the line.
Shirin Bhandari
7.8.19
News

Duterte Calls Chinese Vessel Collision With Philippine Fishing Boat A ‘Little Maritime Accident’

The normally strong-mouthed president throws China a softball.
Fruhlein Chrys Econar
6.18.19
Drugs

Two Directors Tell Us What They Saw While Shadowing Philippine Police During The Drug War

'The police were convinced they were doing the right thing. They have no doubt in their mind that what they are doing is legitimate.'
Edoardo Liotta
6.18.19
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Ranking The Worst Sexist Comments President Duterte Has Made About Women

From calling women bitches at a female empowerment event, to flirting with the Vice President at a typhoon commemoration, here are the 7 worst comments the Philippine leader has made about women.
Edoardo Liotta
5.29.19
Philippines

The Philippines is Pissed After Canada Refuses to Take Back its Trash

After Canada fails to abide by the May 15 deadline to take back garbage a Canadian company shipped to Manila in 2013, the Philippines recalls its envoys.
Lex Celera
5.16.19
Drugs

Bricks of Cocaine are Literally Washing Up on Philippine Shores

Fishermen are finding millions of dollars worth of cocaine and no one knows where they’re coming from
Lex Celera
5.15.19
VICE Votes

After Philippine Midterm Elections, ‘Migrate’ Queries Spike on Google

It looks like some Filipinos were so unhappy with the election results that they were ready to move ASAP.
Lex Celera
5.14.19
VICE Votes

'I Held Back Tears': Young Filipinos Vote in Divisive Midterm Election

Young voters from across the country expressed mixed emotions of frustration and hope, as they cast their ballots in an election seen as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte and his policies.
Natashya Gutierrez
Lex Celera
Erika Agravante
5.13.19
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