comic week 2019
'It Was a Joke' By the Philippines' Marguerite Alcazaren De Leon and Josel Nicolas
What happens when a certain powerful somebody keeps making "jokes" that have deadly punchlines.
Marguerite Alcazaren De Leon
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.
Is This the Best Action Movie Since 'The Raid'?
Watch the trailer for the new Philippines action film "BuyBust."
How the Catholic Church Is Helping, and Hurting, the Philippines' Poorest People
The Church is running poverty alleviation programs in communities like Tondo. But it's also fighting against policies that could help them.
It's Super Dangerous to Be a Journalist in the Philippines
But a brave few are working hard to maintain an independent press.
The Philippine Government is Powerless to Stop the Rise of HIV
Grassroots efforts prove to be way more effective at both diagnosis and support.
'Tekken 7' Tries to Get Its Filipina Character Right
The game wants to celebrate martial arts and nationalities from across the globe. Is an Indonesian character not that far off?
Modern-Day Slaves: Filipina Labor Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Own Stories
"My Family's Slave," a controversial personal essay published in The Atlantic last week, brought the oft-ignored issue of domestic labor trafficking to national attention.
Duterte Tells Philippine Soldiers If They 'Have Raped Three Women, I Will Own Up to It'
The Philippines president tells soldiers to do whatever they like while enforcing martial law in the country's south.
ISIS Expands Its Global Battlefield to the Philippines
'Global jihad 3.0'
Hong Kong Domestic Workers Are Being Forced to Sleep in Cabinets: Report
"This 'cupboard' is my private bedroom," a worker explained. "I belong to the kitchen."
Duterte Stands Accused of Mass Murder. So Why Do Most Filipinos Still Love Him?
A deep dive into the populist appeal of the Philippines' own "Punisher."