Tag: Philippines

Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash

TELOK GONG, Malaysia — Black sedans with government plates raced through a town near Malaysia’s main seaport, flashing blue sirens as they approached rogue trash dumps. The raid, in the town of Telok Gong this week, was among the latest efforts by officials to shut down unlicensed dumps holding plastic scrap imported from the United […]

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‘This Is My Life!’ Why the Philippines Is a Hoops Haven.

Go to any street corner in the Philippines. Any village. Any beach. Even a church. You’re likely to see a basketball jersey. “It’s often described as a religion,” Carlo Roy Singson, the managing director of N.B.A. Philippines said in an interview. Indeed, basketball is ingrained in Filipino culture and has been for more than a […]

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Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine President, Says He Was Gay but ‘Cured’ Himself

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said at an event in Tokyo that he had “cured” himself of homosexuality with the help of “beautiful women.” Mr. Duterte volunteered the remarks on Thursday at a speech to a Filipino crowd. In the speech, part of which was provided to reporters afterward, he also appeared to try […]

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‘Not Just a Maid’: The Ultra-Running Domestic Workers of Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Six days a week, Jaybie Pagarigan cooks, cleans and shops for her employers, a family in Hong Kong. Then on Sundays — her one day off — she hits the trails. Traversing the city’s lush and vast country parks, the 39-year-old domestic worker from the Philippines clocks in miles of running and […]

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