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A New Philippine Bill Demands Dignity for the Country’s Embattled Commuters

Called the 'Magna Carta of Commuters,' this bill champions public transportation and commuter rights.
Lex Celera
8.5.19
Weed

Stoners From Duterte's Philippines Share How They Get Away With It

Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine government has waged a bloody war on drugs making it a highly dangerous place for drug users.
Lex Celera
7.23.19
News

This Filipino Man Hasn’t Taken a Shower in Over a Decade

Things we learned today: The fear of bathing is called “ablutophobia.”
Lex Celera
7.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia-Bound Cocaine Has Again Washed Up in the Philippines

Hundreds of kilograms of pre-packaged drugs have popped up in Filipino waters over the last six months alone.
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
Rodrigo Duterte

Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"

Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
David Gilbert
7.7.19
LGBT

The Largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in the Region’s Most Catholic Country

Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Lex Celera
7.2.19
News

2 Young Men Get Struck by Lightning While Playing ‘Mobile Legends’

They were outside because they wanted better cellular reception.
Lex Celera
6.26.19
News

Drug Dealers Were Caught Right Outside Duterte’s Presidential Palace

Three were caught in the act of using drugs near the country’s seat of power.
Lex Celera
6.24.19
tech-science

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
LGBTQ

Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention: Here’s Why That’s Garbage

From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
Sarah Ngu
6.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Parents in South Korea Are Upset They Can’t Beat Their Kids Anymore

The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.
Shamani Joshi
5.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Filipino Law Requires All Graduates To Plant 10 Trees

If properly implemented, the environmentally-friendly bill will ensure that at least 175 million new trees are planted each year.
Edoardo Liotta
5.27.19
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