Philippines

The VICE Guide to Right Now

75% of Filipinos Are Convinced Climate Change Is a Serious Problem

Often hit by natural disasters, Filipinos feel like climate change is already happening.
Lia Savillo
4 hours ago
LGBTQ

A Trans Woman was Hacked to Death in the Philippines

Advocates are once again pushing for the SOGIE bill, which aims to protect the LGBTQ community in the Philippines.
Lia Savillo
a day ago
News

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."
Tim Marcin
a day ago
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Filipino Scientists Have Invented a Device to Monitor Coral Without Getting in the Water

It is seen as a more cost-efficient way to take care of the country’s marine life.
Lia Savillo
2 days ago
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
3 days ago
Views My Own

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

Here’s why the sexism is not that surprising.
Natashya Gutierrez
4 days ago
as told to

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
9.13.19
Culture

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.
Lex Celera
9.10.19
weird

An American Woman Was Caught at Manila's Airport Trying to Smuggle a Baby in a Bag​

She has been charged with human trafficking, amongst other things.
Meera Navlakha
9.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How 8chan Was Born — and Became the Worst Place on the Internet

“Real life stopped mattering to me,” says founder Fredrick Brennan.
Elle Reeve
9.6.19
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Asians Continue to Use Skin Whitening Products Despite Their Toxic Levels of Mercury

Whitening creams are popular across Asia, where light skin is generally perceived as more beautiful.
Meera Navlakha
9.4.19
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