Philippines

ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
2 hours ago
Duterte

Duterte Calls Women ‘Bitches’ and ‘Crazy’ at Female Empowerment Event

At an event aimed at celebrating women's achievements, President Rodrigo Duterte couldn’t, yet again, hold back on the sexist comments.
Edoardo Liotta
3.13.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

More Than 100 Apply for the Job of a Hangman in Sri Lanka

Including an American.
Pallavi Pundir
3.8.19
Drugs

New Report Shows War on Drugs in Asia is a Massive Failure

Thousands have been killed and unjustly incarcerated in the battle against drugs, but the illicit market shows no signs of slowing down.
Edoardo Liotta
2.27.19
weddings

The Philippines Had A Mass Wedding For Cops, And We Have So Many Questions

Who paid for the wedding? Who are the flower girls? This really happens every year?!
Edoardo Liotta
2.22.19
MARIJUANA

The Battle for Legal Medical Marijuana Hits Malaysia

A landmark decision legalizing medical weed in Thailand has some other countries questioning whether they should follow suit.
VICE Staff
2.15.19
Philippines

Duterte Just Escalated His Assault on Freedom of Speech In the Philippines

“No amount of legal cases, black propaganda, and lies can silence Filipino journalists who continue to hold the line,” said journalist Maria Ressa.
Natashya Gutierrez
David Gilbert
2.15.19
Travel

Indonesia Wants to Shut Down Komodo For One Year Because the Dragons Are Too Scrawny

The island is running out of deer, which has made the famous Komodo dragons too skinny and too lazy, the governor says.
Mustika Hapsoro
1.23.19
Skateboarding

The Best Female Skater in Asia Right Now is a Teenager from the Philippines

The daughter of a carpenter and a sidewalk vendor, Margielyn Didal had to borrow skateboards from friends when she was starting – now she’s aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.​
Lex Celera
1.16.19
Drugs

Why These Moms Want Marijuana Legalized In Duterte's Philippines

As the government wages a brutal war on drugs, a group of mothers are hoping for a law that they argue, could save their children's lives.
Kara Ortiga
1.15.19
lifestyle

Make Pinoy-Style Ribs

No need for a fancy oven. These Filipino-style ribs are stupid-simple and mouth-meltingly tender.
Miguel Trinidad
1.7.19
Culture

Inside the Dubious Schools Training Filipina Women for Domestic Work Overseas

For working-class women in the Philippines, becoming a live-in domestic employee abroad is a chance to provide for themselves and their families. But they often face exploitation and debt from training centers, employment agencies, and the employers...
Justin Heifetz​​
1.6.19
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