Philippines

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
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
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
Film

A Tarantino-Inspired Filipino Filmmaker Takes on Duterte’s ‘Death Squads’

‘Manila Death Squad’ is funny and beautiful—until it gets super dark.
Beckett Mufson
6.20.18
Cocktails

Manila's Best Cocktails Are Made With the Help of Shamans

Kalel Demetrio is basically a mad scientist—his fermentation cocktail lab is packed with hundreds of vials and beakers full of boozy experiments.
Hillary Eaton
3.29.18
climate change

The Woman Going After Big Energy for the Typhoon That Killed Her Family

Can polluters be held legally responsible for the damage wrought by climate change? We may find out soon.
Geoff Dembicki
2.14.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

US open to dialogue with North Korea, massive blackout sets Puerto Rico even further back, and more.
VICE Staff
2.12.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

#MeToo dominates the Golden Globes, Kushner company took $30 million from Israeli investor, flooding wreaks havoc at JFK airport, and more.
VICE Staff
1.8.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Senate passes huge tax bill, investigators wonder if Amtrak driver was distracted, Democrats split Virginia House after winning race by one vote, and more.
VICE Staff
12.20.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Doug Jones upsets Roy Moore in Alabama, Tillerson wants a sit-down with North Korea, Turkey calls for recognition of Palestinian capital in Jerusalem, and more.
VICE Staff
12.13.17
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