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Trump Phone Call to Duterte Left White House Staff ‘Genuinely Horrified’

The US President congratulated the Philippine President for an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” a bloody drug war that has allegedly killed over 20,000 people.


This Group of Millennials Is Making Political Discourse Healthy Again

In the Philippines, young people with opposing views come together for respectful in-person discussions, in an effort to understand each other.


Philippine President Duterte Said He Suffers From Rare Autoimmune Disease

Rumours about Duterte’s health have been circulating since he became president in 2016.


Another Block of Cocaine Was Found Floating in Philippine Waters. The Town Mayor Thinks it’s From China

This is just the latest case of cocaine seen floating in Philippine waters.


Duterte Promises Cash Prize for Capturing Felons. But He's Also Fine if You Kill Them.

“The one million prize is available to those who can capture them dead or alive. But maybe dead would be a better option. I will pay you smiling."


The Philippines Is Deploying 'Really Pretty' Female Officers to Distract Drivers from Traffic

Here’s why the sexism is not that surprising.


The Origins of Budots, the Philippines’ Catchiest Viral Dance Craze

In “Budots: The Craze,” filmmakers Jay Rosas and Mark Limbaga try to figure out where the budots genre came from.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.