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The popular Filipino podcast returns with its second season.
Love true crime documentaries? Well, there’s nothing more criminal than disinformation. Popular Filipino podcast Catch Me If You Can returns with its second season focusing on trolls, voter manipulation, misinformation, and the insidious side of Filipino internet culture. But that’s not all—the podcast’s ...
Get to know more about how the iconic OPM band remained friends and bandmates for so long.
In the latest Esquire Sessions Live episode hosted by Associate Editor PJ Caña, we talked to one of the most resounding rock bands in the Philippines: Rivermaya. Whether it’s “Kisapmata,” “214,” or “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita,” any OPM fan is sure to have at ...
The latest guest on Esquire Sessions Live: Clara Benin.
Esquire Sessions Live’s latest guest needs no introduction. Clara Benin is a beloved figure in the indie music scene, whose acoustic-folk artistry has captured fans young and old. In our latest episode with podcast host PJ Cana, Clara shares intimate details about ...
The band gets candid about their favorites, firsts, and dreams for the future.
Before 2021 ended, Esquire Philippines had the chance to talk to all nine members of one of the best bands of our time, Ben&Ben, made up of Paolo Benjamin Guico, Miguel Benjamin Guico, Poch Barretto, Jam Villanueva, Agnes Reoma, Pat Lasaten, Andrew ...
Back in the ‘50s, Filipino soldiers fought for South Korea.
Before the Korean cultural wave, the Philippines was already tied to Korea—this time through blood and battle instead of K-dramas and K-pop.A few years after World War II ended, it was North Korea's turn to stoke conflict when it started invading beyond the ...
We just know you've seen at least one K-drama this quarantine.
Much like K-pop, Filipinos have been enamored with K-dramas, even before the pandemic started. What started as Tagalog-dubbed versions in TV networks have morphed into counterfeit DVDs, and now in various streaming platforms. It seems like now is the perfect time to ...
A crash course on history, sans revisionism.
On the 21st of September in 1972, then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines. It’s been almost five decades since that dark day, and we commemorate those who fell victim to the atrocities of that time. Some would argue that ...
It’s not at all like history class.
The history of the Philippines boasts countless narratives, although not all of them get time in the spotlight. These pieces of history get buried somewhere in the abyss of ancient documents and accounts. So what happens to them? That’s where The Colonial Dept comes in.  Created ...
The musician, designer, and writer is now a filmmaker.
In the 10th episode of the Lonely Hearts podcast with Esquire's editor at large Sarge Lacuesta, we talked to Kate Torralba, the multi-talented artist, musician, designer, writer, and now, filmmaker.In this episode, Torralba mused about the early beginnings of her music career as a piano prodigy at only ...
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