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.
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.
Canada Is Finally Joining the War on Single-Use Plastic
Only 9 percent of the country's plastics get recycled.
What you need to know about the Philippine Midterm Elections
This election is widely seen as a referendum on Duterte's presidency.
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.
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
A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines
Plastic pollution claims another one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duterte’s drug war has killed thousands — but he needs weed to “stay awake”
His spokesperson later claimed it was "a joke."