Philippines

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
a day ago
News

A 'Kidnapped' Man Turned Out To Be A Thief Getting Arrested

The thief chose the worst possible target when he tried to snatch a gold chain from a government agent.
Lex Celera
7.17.19
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
7.16.19
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
7.8.19
News

Someone in the Philippines Got Caught Smuggling Weed in a Bag of Chips

Over 800 grams of kush was sent from Illinois.
Lex Celera
7.2.19
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

A Philippine Mental Health Hotline Was on the Brink of Closure Due to Gov’t Pull-out

Luckily, some donors stepped in.
Fruhlein Chrys Econar
6.28.19
News

A Survivor of One of The Strongest Typhoons in History Is Headed to MIT

Her goal is to make scientific knowledge digestible to everyone, including her countrymen.
Lex Celera
6.28.19
Culture

This Filipina-American Rapper's Heartfelt Song For Her Immigrant Mother Is Worth A Listen

Ruby Ibarra's song 'Someday' emerged as one of the standout submissions in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
Lex Celera
6.27.19
News

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

They were outside because they wanted better cellular reception.
Lex Celera
6.25.19
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
6.21.19
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