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Growing up in the slums, Manjean Faldas is grateful there was a roof over their heads. 
There are two sides of Manjean Faldas: The loud, extroverted, shoutcaster in esports, and the quiet, reserved gentleman you typically see on the hallway, greeting you with bow of the head. Exceedingly humble, Faldas easily disarms with his charm and humility when ...
Merriam-Webster's word of the year reflects the treacherous times we live in.
"Gaslighting" has been chosen as the Word of the Year by American dictionary Merriam-Webster as it noted how fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories have become more pervasive in the post-COVID world.Defined as "the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage," "gaslighting" lookups increased ...
This means something big for the environment.
The Philippines is undoubtedly the world's "whale shark capital." The gentle giants have been sighted in several parts of the country, including in Donsol, Oslob, Quezon, and most recently, Batangas. On November 25, just a day after a group of whale sharks were ...
“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 ...
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