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“It’s okay to be afraid, as long as we do not cave in to cowardice.”
Every year, Esquire Philippines’ Man at His Best (MAHB) honors extraordinary Filipinos who are reshaping society. These are the men and women who are raising the bar for Filipino creatives, athletes, public servants, and professionals.This year, we’re celebrating eight modern-day heroes and ...
The real story behind one of the most infamous moments of the NBA star's Hall-of-Fame career.
In late October 1997, Charles Barkley was about to begin the 14th season of his NBA career. A year earlier, he’d been traded to the Houston Rockets, where he teamed up with fellow Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Barkley was chasing ...
It might have been the easier way out, and it might have provided him with opportunities that he didn’t have here in the Philippines, but it was never about his personal gains. Pole vaulting is an individual sport, but all athletes are part of a team—one that embodies the dream to win.
There are athletes, and then there are Filipino athletes: superhumans who push their bodies to their limits and endure unimaginable strain on their physical and mental health; and modern-day gladiators who walk through fire to fight for an ounce of recognition. For ...
The new Netflix three-part documentary covers a grisly murder in the bodybuilding world
The latest addition to Netflix’s true-crime documentary roster focuses in on the world of bodybuilding, and in particular, the murder of one of the most famous American names in the sport, who was killed by his bodybuilding wife.Killer Sally – or Killer McNeil, ...
BurgerKim shatters racism and stereotypes in her esports journey.
Shoutcaster of the World. This is probably the best moniker to describe Kimberly Mas, aka BurgerKim, who went on an international shoutcasting spree, raising the flag of Filipino shoutcasters across Southeast Asia.Her first major international casting stint was the English Broadcast of ...
The room in the photo was where some of the world’s biggest esports stars were molded. 
It is common knowledge among esports insiders that nearly all of the Philippines’ most powerful pro players had very humble beginnings. That includes Royal Duo and Hall of Legends inductees Johnmar  “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James (DJ) “Wise” Del Rosario. In an exclusive ...
Another impressive ship made by Filipino hands. 
Austal Philippines has launched the largest ferry ever built by the company: Express 5. The 115-meter, high-speed vehicle-passenger ferry is a type of catamaran, a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size.“The launch of Express 5 is a genuine milestone ...
This Filipino graphic novel deserves its own TV show. Calling Netflix, Prime, and HBO. 
“What are cities to stars… and what are stars to the endless flow of time?” This is just one of the many existential crisis-inducing lines from the critically acclaimed Doorkeeper by Ethan Chua and Scott Lee Chua. The graphic novel follows an immortal being ...
Fiction mirrors reality as the actor-turned-businessman is currently starring as a startup founder in the Start-Up PH
Over a decade ago, multi-hyphenate Alden Richards broke into showbiz, and now, he’s breaking into business. After years of playing the leading man in blockbuster roles, Richards is becoming the leading man in the boardroom as well. The actor, singer, and celebrity has ...
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