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In 2010, Esquire.com named her to its worldwide list of 195 Sexiest Women Alive for her work reporting on Al-Qaeda. Today, the threats may have changed, but Ressa remains a constant presence on the forefront of the fight for freedom.
“Despite her size, fearless enough to write an eyewitness account of Al-Qaeda,” Esquire trumpeted in 2010, when the website named Maria Ressa to its list of 195 Sexiest Women Alive. It’s a factoid that was resurrected earlier this year by (let’s be ...
 
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To begin Esquire's series of interviews with candidates seeking posts in 2019, we speak to Samira Gutoc, a hijab-wearing Muslim who is running for the Senate in the hopes of bringing the 20-year absence of a Muslim legislator from the Upper Chamber to an end.
Last year, during a special session of Congress on the matter of martial law in Mindanao, Samira Gutoc spoke as one of the survivors of the Battle of Marawi. Gutoc asked the government to lift martial law in Mindanao, and asked the ...
 
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Actor Diego Luna is the star of the upcoming Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, in which he portrays Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, a Mexican drug lord who almost single-handedly created the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s.
ESQUIRE PHILIPPINES: One of the things we've always loved about your work is that we never know what role you're going to inhabit next. How did you decide to say yes to playing Gallardo?DIEGO LUNA: I sat down with [showrunner] Eric Newman and he ...
 
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As Chief Executive Officer of Globe, he has been recognized as the best CEO in the Philippines by FinanceAsia. In this interview, we look in on the thoughts of one of the country's most powerful drivers of change.
Globe’s enigmatic Chief Executive musters a few moments from his whirlwind work and travel schedule to speak to Esquire—about loving work, about why happiness is a cycle, and about how powerful culture works as an enabling force in any organization, and in ...
 
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Marty Syjuco and Michael Collins on justice, Jacqueline Comes Home, and their new film Almost Sunrise.
Paco Larrañaga's fight for justice has hit its second wind. Last month, following the release of Ysabelle Peach Caparas' Jacqueline Comes Home, public attention to the controversial case of the Chiong Sisters' murder was renewed. With it came a new audience for Give Up Tomorrow—the 2011 documentary that originally showed ...
 
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This month's featured photographer was behind some of Esquire Philippines' most memorable covers.
Since moving back to the Philippines from Spain, Francisco Guerrero has built a name for himself as a travel and lifestyle photographer, the host What I See, a travel photography show on CNN Philippines, and as one of the founders of Grid, a ...
 
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Dr. Ingicco is the leader of the archaeological team that unearthed a find in Kalinga that may prove that humans were in the Philippines ten times longer than previously believed.
It's part of their their mission to help the Philippines catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia in terms of archaeological research. In 2014, this team unearthed the remains of a rhinoceros that was later dated to be an incredible 709,000 ...
 
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In this 2014 interview, QC Mayor Herbert Bautista talks about...everything.
ESQ&A: HERBERT BAUTISTAQuezon City MayorThis interview originally appeared in our April 2014 issue.ESQUIRE: Do people still call you Bistek?HERBERT BAUTISTA: Marami. And they call me by different names. For senior citizens they still call me Reneboy, my character in a soap opera in the ...
 
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The Fil-Am Pulitzer Prize-Winning photojournalist speaks about what it takes to tell the world's most urgent, most difficult stories.
When we think of war correspondents, the popular imagination doesn’t conjure up someone like Cheryl Diaz Meyer, 49, soft-spoken, born in Quezon City, raised in Duluth. But Diaz Meyer stands among the top tier of news photographers—she's best known for her coverage of the ...
 
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When Buddy Valastro meets a fellow cake boss, they talk about work and success, family, and what it means to be a working man.
There are cakes and then there are these cakes. Popularized by Buddy Valastro on his show Cake Boss, these fantastical creations push the boundaries of baking to make edible pieces of art. There was that time he made a 16-ft. cake in the shape ...
 
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The Fil-Am funnyman says slapstick is part of his routine.
Filipinos love to laugh. That is what Fil-Am stand-up comedian Joseph Glenn Herbert, who is better known as Jo Koy (or, to those who've seen his act, “Josep”), has observed from his own extended family and from the audiences of his sold-out shows. ...
 
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Maria Ressa on the social media wars, the future of news, and optimism.
“Despite her size, fearless enough to write an eyewitness account of Al-Qaeda,” Esquire.com trumpeted in 2010, when the website named Maria Ressa to its list of 195 Sexiest Women Alive. It’s a factoid that was resurrected earlier this year by, let’s be ...
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