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IN RETROSPECT: The rollercoaster that was 2016
by Nadine Macalalad and Nicole Wong
Feature // January 28, 2017

The last few days of every year are usually met with the same mundane routine: Christmas zips into New Year’s Eve, people rush around traveling or attending parties, and, when asked, ‘How was your year?’ an indifferent ‘Meh, uneventful’ would probably be the reply.  Last year proved to be different. There’s no denying that 2016…

#HangryAboutHunger: U4HK launches campaign against malnutrition
by Catherine Orda
Feature Writer's recap // January 22, 2017

In the early evening of January 18, hundreds swarmed the lobby of Green Sun Hotel in Makati city to join United for Healthier Kids (U4HK) and Nestle Philippines as they kicked-off their campaign against the worsening state of malnutrition in the Philippines. Bringing together media practitioners, representatives from non-government organizations, university students, and advocates against…

Rant & Rave: Metro Manila Film Festival [Part 2 of 2]
by Cody Cepeda, Jaime Papa, Eternity Ines and Samantha Faye Se
Feature Rant & Rave // January 18, 2017

  Oro Reviewed by Samantha Se Oro is based on the true story of a tiny village situated on an isolated island. The islands’ inhabitants make their living by extracting and purifying gold deposits that they collect from a cave near their village. This is a major source of income for the villagers’ families, and…

Rant & Rave: Metro Manila Film Festival [Part 1 of 2]
by Cody Cepeda, Catherine Orda, Casey Margaret Eridio and Michi Dimaano
Feature Rant & Rave //

  Saving Sally Reviewed by Casey Eridio Months before its initial release, Saving Sally popped up in almost everyone’s Facebook news feed. The trailer, which featured the film’s quirky animations and fairytale-esque narration, caught the attention of those who proudly wear the geek badge, as well as those who were simply looking for something different….

Hero on duty
by Westin Perez and Marielle Lucenio
Feature // January 10, 2017

The eve of Christmas is often a calm and happy one. Most people blissfully go to sleep, having spent the day with their family and having the most awaited day of the year to look forward to the next day. The holidays represent rest and relaxation, a chance to lay back and to enjoy the…

Strutting in heels: A burlesque drag’s journey
by Cirilo Cariga and Lance Villarosa
January 7, 2017

The drag scene in Manila is far from dragging. Identity theft is a crime common around the world, but not when it’s done in bars. Behind the comforts of great company and comedic ambiance, impersonation has become a staple among the midnight stages of the metro. Places like Obar and Wicked have become breeding grounds…

Mistletoe and whine: Outgrowing the Christmas magic
by Katherine Moro and Michi Dimaano
Feature // December 22, 2016

It’s that time of the year again when Jose Mari Chan dominates the airwaves, and gatherings with friends and families are organized left and right. Since it is the birth of Jesus, this holiday is mostly centered on children, who receive gifts and aguinaldos from parents, grandparents, ninongs, and ninangs. Memories of your Christmas gifts…

Beyond the lights: Unwrapping the Filipino Christmas spirit
by Danielle Arcon and Casey Margaret Eridio
Feature //

You step out of the church and it all hits you. The bright lights—red, green, and yellow—twinkle around the windows of every house. Some are slowly fading in and out, some seem like they are dancing to the tambourines and the choir singing Joy to the World, echoing from inside. The midnight air embraces you,…

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?
by Isabella Argosino, Flores Gilda, Nathaniel Sierras and Samantha Faye Se
Feature //

“I know it might sound shallow, but the little things get me excited the most—like holiday edition drinks from Starbucks, and Christmas jazz music. Of course, on the more intimate side, it’s the one time a year that I get to unite with my relatives; even just having my mom and cousin with me is…

The naughty and nice of Christmas gifts
by Eternity Ines and Denise Nicole Uy
Feature // December 19, 2016

Christmas songs are starting to fill the air again. Beautiful decorations are slowly and steadily adorning the streets and houses you see on your commute while the scent of hot chocolate and warm coffee beckons you to enter shops and take a peek at the freshly baked Christmas-themed goods.   Christmas is a great time…