What It’s Like to Deal Drugs in a Country with the Harshest Penalties in the World

Thousands of Filipino citizens have been killed in President Duterte's violent war on drugs. VICE meets a local dealer to learn why anyone would run the huge risk of selling when your life is literally on the line.


What you need to know about the Philippine Midterm Elections

This election is widely seen as a referendum on Duterte's presidency.


Duterte’s drug war has killed thousands — but he needs weed to “stay awake”

His spokesperson later claimed it was "a joke."


Duterte talks up war with China over oil and gas. Here's why it's not a great idea.

“The president has declared that if anyone gets the natural resources in the West Philippine Sea-South China Sea, he will go to war.”


Rodrigo Duterte has a new "idol": Kim Jong Un

“He appears to be amiable, jolly good fellow, and very accommodating"


Cambridge Analytica's tools turned “kind” Duterte into a "no-nonsense" strongman

"SCL used the cross-cutting issue of crime to rebrand the client as a strong, no-nonsense man of action."


No one is congratulating Putin on his election win

If he serves out his new term, Putin will be Russia’s longest-serving leader since Stalin.


Duterte upset after U.S. calls him a "threat" to democracy

The document makes it “very difficult to be friendly” with Washington.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

US open to dialogue with North Korea, massive blackout sets Puerto Rico even further back, and more.


Duterte orders his troops to shoot women in the vagina

"Tell the soldiers. There’s a new order coming from the mayor."


VICE News Guide to the World — Week of February 5

Pyeongchang's politics; Assad's siege tactics; and the Hague takes a look at Duterte.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Senate still debating how to reopen government, bombing in southern Thailand kills three, Lindsey Graham condemns Stephen Miller, and more.