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The vanishing richness of our marine species is alarming. 
This COVID pandemic has drastically limited the number of places we can visit. As a sprawling outdoor destination, the Marikina River remains one of the few places left for Metro Manila’s citizens to commune with nature.I visited the river right after the ...
 
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America couldn’t overcome the inertia of history.
“Does ‘republic’ mean Father and I will have to move away?” asked Hassan, the green-eyed, harelip servant boy with a “China doll face,” in one of the most haunting lines in Khaled Husseini’s wrenching novel, The Kite Runner. Here was an achingly ...
 
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No need to soundproof your room for remote work.
In this pandemic, we all know the pain of trying to talk over the sound of random household noises like dogs barking or children crying. It isn’t exactly easy to hear our colleagues over the honking of cars outside either. And who ...
 
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The introvert creator describes his work as his 'sanctuary.'
Eman San Andres is an introvert. That’s why, when his creations went viral the past week, he was shocked. San Andres is the brains behind the Kalsada Heroes digital art series, which includes 11 characters such as Mamang Sorbetero and Magtataho.When asked ...
 
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Cebu Homecraft is committed to producing sustainably made furniture.
Looking at Cebu Homecraft’s eye-catching, impeccably crafted pieces, you’d never guess that they’re made out of driftwood and recycled denim. But owner and designer James Doran-Webb’s commitment to sustainability drives him to constantly innovate new ways of turning second-life materials into stylish ...
 
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He has many goofy shortcomings, but he never failed as a father. 
I’d like to think of my dad as the real-life Homer Simpson or Phil Dunphy. He likes to drink and smoke. He loves watching anything on TV and on Netflix. He loves to go out. I don’t think he likes his job ...
 
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It’s a modern take on a courtship song called Balluha’d Bayauhen. 
If, like everyone else, you’ve been binging Trese over the past week, you’ve probably wondered about the name and meaning of its hauntingly beautiful opening song. Its distinctively ethnic yet modern sound perfectly sets the tone for a series about Philippine mythological ...
 
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Jose Rizal is coming to defend the West Philippine Sea.
If you’ve ever played Civilization, you’ll know that the popular strategy game only lets you play as countries that were or are still dominant on the world stage. These include civilizations like ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, China, the USA, etc. It’s ...
 
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See the old ‘skyscrapers’ of Tondo.
Old Manila is often the stuff of legend—we’ve all heard our grandparents wax nostalgic about how beautiful the capital was before it was decimated during World War II. Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino mourns the passing of the ...
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