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  1. the cut podcast
    A Manual for FearlessnessOn this week’s episode of The Cut, journalists Olivia Nuzzi and Maria Ressa discuss reporting during times of political turbulence.
  2. power
    Philippines President Slammed for Kissing Woman OnstageRodrigo Duterte, who is notorious for human-rights abuses, is being criticized for kissing a woman on the lips in front of 3,000 people.
  3. war on drugs
    Trump’s Plan to Solve the Opioid Crisis Might Involve Executing Drug DealersHe praises brutal policies in Singapore and the Philippines, and would reportedly love to replicate them — but he’ll settle for harsher sentences.
  4. politics
    Watch Donald Trump Struggle to Figure Out a Group HandshakeThere were too many hands for the president.
  5. history of love
    Trump Asked Philippines President to Sing Him a Tender Love SongLet’s examine their budding romance.
  6. Trump Cites Brutal, Bigoted Myth of Gen. Pershing Murdering MuslimsTrump’s response to breaking news of a possible terrorist attack in Spain is to endorse a false tale of U.S. torture and religious insults.
  7. U.S. May Bomb ISIS in the Philippines: ReportAs Tillerson meets with Duterte, the Pentagon mulls opening a new front in America’s war against the (so-called) Islamic State.
  8. international affairs
    U.S. Special Forces Join Battle Against ISIS-Linked Group in PhilippinesThe assistance is reportedly limited to technical support, but likely reflects warmer relations between the countries under Trump.
  9. international relations
    Philippine President Duterte Might Be Too ‘Tied Up’ to Make White House VisitHis comments come after Trump’s controversial invitation to the leader accused of human-rights violations.
  10. foreign policy
    Trump Invites Philippine President Duterte to White HouseThe surprise move seems like an endorsement of Duterte’s brutal drug war, which has led to the extrajudicial murders of thousands.
  11. Duterte Wants to Expand His Deadly Drug War to 9-Year-OldsHuman-rights groups are opposed to the idea, which is being floated at a time when thousands of drug users are being murdered.
  12. Philippines’ Duterte Admits to Roaming Streets and Killing CriminalsThe president of the Philippines doesn’t just encourage vigilantism, he’s done it himself.
  13. the chain gang
    Taco Bell’s Got a New Cheetos Quesadilla and People Are Real ExcitedIt’s only available in the Philippines, but it’s not like it’d be hard to do this yourself.
  14. terrorism
    Police Detonate a Suspected Bomb Near the U.S. Embassy in ManilaNobody was hurt in the controlled blast.
  15. Police Van Plows Through Crowd of Protesters at Anti-U.S. Rally in PhilippinesThe police chief denies that anyone was run over. The video says otherwise.
  16. Philippines President Tells President Obama to ‘Go to Hell’At least he didn’t insult Obama’s mother this time.
  17. crime
    An Aristocrat’s Daughter Was Brutally Murdered for Being a Drug PusherAurora Moynihan was found dead in the Philippines.
  18. President of the Philippines Gets Handshake From President Obama Despite InsultHe called Obama a “son of a bitch.”
  19. Food Scares
    2,000 People Got Sick After Eating ‘Poisoned’ Candy in theAuthorities say the question is now whether this was “intentional” or “mishandling.”
  20. Frankenfoods
    Now KFC Is Using Fried Chicken As a Pizza CrustThe evolution of the Double Down, it seems.
  21. ISIS Now Has a Network of Military Affiliates in 11 Countries Around the WorldTerror groups from Libya to the Philippines have joined the ISIS cause.
  22. horrible things
    U.S. Marine Charged in Murder of Transgender WomanHe allegedly strangled and drowned her in the Philippines.
  23. Foodievents
    Dale Talde Bringing Roberta’s, Toro, and Others Together for TyphoonHelp out by eating out.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Imelda Marcos Secretary Convicted of Conspiracy in Art SaleAnd of tax fraud.
  25. Foodievents
    Aldea Donating Monday’s Proceeds to Typhoon Haiyan ReliefHelp out at lunch or dinner, your choice.
  26. very sad things
    The Terrible Aftermath of the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan in PhotosPresident Benigno Aquino III says about 2,500 people are dead.
  27. very sad things
    Typhoon Haiyan’s Death Toll Rises to Estimated 10,000The storm is now headed to Vietnam.
  28. very sad things
    Super Typhoon May Have Killed at Least 1,000 People in the PhilippinesIt’s being called one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall.
  29. very scary things
    One of the Strongest Storms Ever Just Hit the PhilippinesTyphoon Haiyan has made landfall.
  30. Knockoffs
    There’s a Ramen Burger Knockoff in the PhilippinesOnly one outlet is selling it with the tagline “disgusting and overhyped piece of shit.”
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    27 Years Later, Imelda Marcos’s Ex-Secretary Charged in Art TheftIt was the perfect crime until she tried to get paid.
  32. secretary of awesome
    Filipino Protesters Paint Hillary Clinton’s ConvoyNot everyone was happy to see her.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Casey Lane Plans Downtown Restaurant; Lemonade Opens in Pasadena TomorrowThe Tasting Kitchen chef is also eying a new project at Wabi-Sabi.
  34. Mediavore
    Food Crisis Grows in Africa and North Korea; Eating Out Makes You FatThe rapper plans a U.K.version of 40/40 with soccer player Ashley Cole.
  35. Mediavore
    Food Banks Await DRPA to Deliver on Funding Promises; Eating In RestaurantsPlus: The E.U. resumes food aid to North Korea; Philippine sugar producers boycott Coke, all in our morning news roundup.
  36. flags
    U.S. Embassy Apologizes for Flag Faux Pas“This was an honest mistake.”
  37. Other Cities
    Bow WOW: China May Finally Ban Dog and Cat MeatPlus, a bizarre restaurant extortion attempt involving a dead rat.