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The wunderkind director is woke to the strange rules of the new order, smuggling subtext in different genres and exploring all available platforms. Most of all, Red knows that, in this post-pandemic world, we don’t have infinite time.
Mikhail Red was 21 when he made his first feature film, Rekorder. It was about a drifter who pirated movies, a film that was enamored with the behavioral effects of the overconsumption of technology and violence. The movie was screened at the Cinemalaya Film Festival ...
 
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When not moonlighting as DJ Katsu or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the 28-year-old businesswoman headlines the net-positive investment firm KSR Ventures and events company CC:Concepts.
It’s 9 in the morning at Solaire, and already guests are positioned at the card tables and the slots, looking like they just rolled out of bed, or never went home to it. Solaire’s decadent, winner-takes-all interiors transport you to another place, ...
 
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After putting her mark on the heart-roiling Filipino genre, the actress is setting her sights on bigger and bolder things.
We’re following Bea Alonzo up and down a hotel hallway like a dolly crew on a movie set. We pause as she poses by a window, and roll on as she advances toward the next photo. In this setup, she’s been told ...
 
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The healthy neighborhood grocery was born out of its founders' desire to feed their families better and smarter.
A deeply personal venture that extends beyond ambition and business models, Real Food, the healthy neighborhood grocer founded by Nicole Fandiño, Honey Almendral, Bea Lhuillier, and Katrina Mañosa, is the realized vision of four mothers and their desire to thoughtfully nourish and ...
 
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These young twenty-somethings know better than to let this marvelous life decade pass without making a mark and making the most of it.
Sam Sadhwani devoured books when she was a child. She asked for books as presents and spent most of her time reading. “I remember my mom would actually read my Judy Blume books just to make sure the themes were appropriate for ...
 
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In line with the 50th anniversary of Ballet Philippines, T&C catches up with the spirited woman who started it all.
National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, founder and current artistic director of Ballet Philippines, is every bit the individual you’d expect her to be. She is a cresting wave; a force of power and grace crowned by a bold shock of white ...
 
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The senator's wife is in total control of her life.
On Audrey: Pink silk spaghetti strap top, Vivien Ramsay, Tropa Store; belt, Jun Escario, Greenbelt 5; tiered skirt, Robbie Santos.Photographs by ARTU NEPOMUCENOStyled by MEG MANZANO assisted by SOPHIA BERBANO CONCORDIAProduced by NICOLE LIMOS MORALES assisted by CHELSA GLORIAMakeup by CLAIRE SEELIN DIOKNOHair by RICK DIOKNOShot on location at HENRY HOTEL MANILAIt ...
 
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David Jacob has done it all—established a flourishing career, married the girl of his dreams, and found balance in work and play—and now he talks about his grand plans for the future.
Photographs by ARTU NEPOMUCENOStyled by PAOLO CHUAProduced by NICOLE LIMOS MORALESGrooming by CLAIRE SEELIN DIOKNODavid Jacob exudes the energy of a man between generations. His age—51 years young this year—suggests he belongs to the Generation X demographic: that of the cynical slackers ...
 
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After seeing the world, this genuine "super-hyphenate" has settled down and built a family.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...These are the magical words that first waken young minds to an idea of a world outside their own.  Perhaps it’s the exaggeration of distance that ignites the imagination or maybe it is ...
 
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A look inside the grand, seven-story pre-war mansion then and now.
At the center of the Palacio de Memoria—a grand, seven-story pre-war mansion currently being restored and renovated by sisters Camille Lhuillier and Angelique Lhuillier—hangs a chandelier of pristine Murano glass. Sunlight pours in from the main ballroom’s windows, dancing in the explosion ...
 
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Awit at Laro bridges generations by giving a twist to traditional songs and games.
When Bambi Mañosa Tanjutco turned one year old, her parents threw her a pink party.“Everyone had to come in pink. My Dad had tablecloths made, as well as paper flower cutouts, handmade pink parasols,” she says, her eyes twinkling. “He curated everything. ...
 
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Akiko, now a wife and mother of three, is grateful for her many blessings.
Some of Akiko Thomson Guevara’s earliest childhood memories involve climbing trees in the backyard of their family home in Paco, Manila.“We all had so much energy,” Akiko says of her siblings, Julia and Josh, and herself. “I was a tomboy, definitely not ...
 
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"I'm under no illusion that I have the monopoly on great ideas," he says.
Everybody loves Raymond. I can say this with confidence because I have come to realize it’s not a matter of opinion; it’s pretty much empirical.Thirty years young, Raymond Ang is already shaping his generation’s narrative through an impressive body of work and ...
 
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The founder of Bellas Artes Project believes in the growing potential of Manila's art scene.
It’s difficult not to be a little jealous of Jam Acuzar.Intelligent, beautiful, and down-to-earth, this agreeable young lady confidently exudes style and polish in the way that only the well-educated and well-meaning can. Not to mention, she was recently named one of ...
 
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The CEO of Evident Communications, an integrated marketing and public relations agency, talks about philanthropy and the bright future of digital technology and social media.
It has taken nothing short of a miracle to pin down Cecile Dominguez–Yujuico. It’s not because she chooses to be evasive, but the simple truth is that Cecile has been busy.Running a growing business, overseeing a foundation, and building a new social media ...
 
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The Sunnies Studios co-founder talks about her successful brand's retail approach in the ever-changing digital age.
To Bea Soriano-Dee's 272,000 Instagram followers who patiently await her intermittent posts and to the hundreds of thousands more who follow Sunnies Studios and all of its affiliates, Bea is still very much the “It” girl she was labeled a decade ago. Despite her ...
 
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Introducing our list of this year's Bright Young Things, who are defining their generation’s trajectory.
Community, connectivity, and collaboration.These are the words that we have heard over and over again from this year’s DownTown&Country set. A group of knowledgeable elite, these four meritocrats are chic and cool, politically informed and socially inclusive. They don’t just walk the ...
 
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The whole nation has proudly watched Lea Salonga blossom from a little girl into an enduring global phenomenon.
Once upon a time, forty years ago during the age of disco, Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga was a little girl who loved to sing. “Lea was always singing at home. Singing and singing, always singing. She wanted to be on stage,” says ...
 
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The charming cabinet secretary is currently the darling of the media and the rest of the nation.
The rain is pouring in torrents. It’s a bleak Saturday afternoon, and after an extremely hectic work week, it is clear Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat would much rather be in bed. But she had committed to attending the launch of ikotMNL ...
 
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This month's cover girl talks about juggling several businesses while running a household with four boys.
Happy—it’s more than her name. It's also the emotion she wants every restaurant patron to experience through her food. True enough, customers step out of her dining establishments with satisfied stomachs and smiles on their faces.“As long as the people who eat ...
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