the Philippines

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
Josel Nicolas
2.19.19
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
movies

Is This the Best Action Movie Since 'The Raid'?

Watch the trailer for the new Philippines action film "BuyBust."
VICE Staff
8.14.18
Philippines

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.
Sai Villafuerte
7.28.18
Philippines

It's Super Dangerous to Be a Journalist in the Philippines

But a brave few are working hard to maintain an independent press.
Gianna Toboni
6.9.17
HIV

The Philippine Government is Powerless to Stop the Rise of HIV

Grassroots efforts prove to be way more effective at both diagnosis and support.
Justin Heifetz​​
6.9.17
GAMES

'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?
Kevin Wong
6.6.17
the Philippines

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.
Lena Solow
5.29.17
the Philippines

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.
Alex Lubben
5.29.17
the Philippines

ISIS Expands Its Global Battlefield to the Philippines

'Global jihad 3.0'
Tim Hume
5.27.17
Domestic Helpers

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."
Gabby Bess
5.15.17
the Philippines

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."
Sabina Murray
5.10.17
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