Philippines

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
7.5.19
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
environment

Canada Is Finally Joining the War on Single-Use Plastic

Only 9 percent of the country's plastics get recycled.
Alex Lubben
6.10.19
Philippines

What you need to know about the Philippine Midterm Elections

This election is widely seen as a referendum on Duterte's presidency.
Natashya Gutierrez
David Gilbert
5.11.19
tea

We Admire This Girl's Next-Level Commitment to Bubble Tea

Commit to something for once in your life—even if it's dressing up as a giant cup of boba.
Bettina Makalintal
4.10.19
South China Sea

Duterte just threatened to go on a "suicide mission" against China

The Philippine president is confronting China over its presence in the South China Sea
David Gilbert
4.5.19
ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
3.18.19
Op-Ed

Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism

Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
Bettina Makalintal
2.25.19
MARIJUANA

The Battle for Legal Medical Marijuana Hits Malaysia

A landmark decision legalizing medical weed in Thailand has some other countries questioning whether they should follow suit.
VICE Staff
2.18.19
Philippines

Duterte just escalated his assault on freedom of speech in the Philippines

“No amount of legal cases, black propaganda, and lies can silence Filipino journalists who continue to hold the line,” said journalist Maria Ressa.
Natashya Gutierrez
David Gilbert
2.14.19
Cheese

How Dutch Edam Became a Christmas Tradition in the Philippines

Designed to last on long trade route voyages, Edam spread and became popular from Asia to South America.
Bettina Makalintal
12.20.18
Duterte

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

His spokesperson later claimed it was "a joke."
David Gilbert
12.4.18
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