V.Avena & Sons, the last one standing
by Cody Cepeda and Casey Margaret Eridio
Feature // February 14, 2017

The typewriter, in the context of the times, has been heralded as sophisticated and futuristic—so much so that the fine contraption changed the way people saw communication, and became a necessity in most professions and households for the most part of the 20th century. But the workhorse that so often received beating from the likes…

Rant & Rave: Precious Moments Gift Shop and Restaurant
by Celestine Sevilla
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Be it a haven for collectors of well-loved porcelain figurines or simply a sanctuary for those seeking comfortable solitude, this quaint little nook hidden within the metropolis of Makati is none other than the SamBREW Cafe inside Precious Moments Gift Shop and Restaurant. Having just been reopened after undergoing renovation,  Jojo Sonillo, president of Precious Moments…

Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan
by Eternity Ines and Dab Castañeda
Feature Writer's recap // February 13, 2017

Every February, the Philippines opens its arms to art as month-long celebrations for National Arts Month commence. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), high hand in art and culture, doesn’t hold back in its festivities to promote the celebration and appreciation of all art forms. Pasinaya, the biggest multi-arts festival in the country, is…

Memoirs of a Lasallian: Pio Uy Dehesa
by Addy Binoya and Denise Nicole Uy
Feature Lounge // February 9, 2017

“Hindi ko talaga alam kung mayroon pa akong kaklaseng buhay,” admits 96-year-old Lasallian alumnus Pio Uy Dehesa, his voice quiet and contemplative. For him, age is not just a number, but a hint of how different the world he was born into is from our world right now. What must it be like not knowing…

Green Pulse: On stricter regulation of social media
by Celestine Sevilla and Cirilo Cariga
Feature // February 8, 2017

Social media became witness to last year’s significant turn of world events. From #Brexit, the United States elections, the Aleppo crisis, the impeachment of South Korea’s President, to President Duterte’s anti-American streak, our news feeds have been fueled with stories that have spread like wildfire. The democratizing power of networked spheres spur easier citizen participation…

Comedy and the city: Stand-up and beyond
by Danielle Arcon and Catherine Orda
Feature // February 5, 2017

Mow’s comedy bar, a faintly lit room nestled inconspicuously within the basement of a Chinese restaurant in Quezon City, houses a crowd of about twenty people hoping to have a few laughs. Huddled around wobbly steel tables and equally flimsy bar stools, they make attempts at conversation as The Strokes’ Reptilia blares through the speakers…

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
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  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….