Manila

Environmental Extremes

Houses on Stilts, Boats as Transport: What it's Like Living in This Sinking Philippine Town

Global warming and the misuse of water resources have caused perpetual flooding in this coastal village, forcing residents to adapt in unusual ways.
Therese Reyes
5 hours ago
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I’m a Jeepney Driver in the Philippines. Here’s What I’m Afraid Of.

What’s wrong with driving jeepneys? We’re actually helping people; we bring our passengers to where they need to be.
Richard Manuel
4 days ago
as told to

I’m an Actress With Millions of Instagram Followers. Yes, I Still Feel Insecure

It took a lot of courage to say that I’m actually what I’m not on social media. This is the real me.
Isabelle Daza
9.5.19
Culture

Inside Club Matryoshka, an Exclusive Club Found in a Minecraft Server

It’s like Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub but in a 32-bit virtual space.
Lex Celera
8.23.19
News

A 'Kidnapped' Man Turned Out To Be A Thief Getting Arrested

The thief chose the worst possible target when he tried to snatch a gold chain from a government agent.
Lex Celera
7.17.19
as told to

What Happened When I Got Kidnapped for Ransom

"I thought this just happened to ultra-rich businessmen or the children of politicians or celebrities. Not some random dude from the south of Manila that had nothing to do with anything, to anyone."
Julian Rodriguez
5.8.19
News

Dozens of People Are Still Missing After Earthquake Hits Central Philippines

Many are believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings.
Alia Marsha
4.23.19
Culture

Meet The Only Filipino Artist Exhibiting in Art Vancouver 2019

Vin Quilop is a 25-year-old who paints the ‘beauty and grit’ of Manila in watercolor.
Lex Celera
4.15.19
video

Crystal Meth and Cartels in the Philippines: The Shabu Trap

VICE News travels to the Philippines, to speak to the gangs and police officers at the center of the crystal meth trade.
VICE News
3.3.19
LGBTQ

The Elderly Gay Filipinos Who Perform in Drag to Survive

For Manila's Golden Gays, drag is both a means of survival and a glimmer of hope.
Justin Heifetz​​
2.20.19
Drugs

How the Philippine Drug War Could Kill the Underground Dance Scene

A controversial drug raid leads to the closure of a dance club in Manila, leaving a music subculture lost and scrambling.
Sai Villafuerte
1.9.19
lifestyle

Chef's Night Out: Manila

MUNCHIES explores Manila, capital of the Philippines, with Rural Kitchen of Liliw, Laguna chef Justin Sarabia, tasting the good, the bad, and the extra-weird eats the city has to offer.
Justin Sarabia
12.27.18
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