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
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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
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“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…

A very secular Christmas
by Catherine Orda and Nicole Wong
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It begins, as most celebrations do, with the act of informing everyone at arm’s length that it is almost here. We then count the days that lead to it—excitedly and religiously—and there is almost a sense of collective relief as we get to cross off another day on our calendars. Then there are the images…

Divisoria 101: A look into a bargain hunter’s haven
by Addy Binoya and Audrey Giongco

Upon opening the television, news channels are once again sending reporters to check out what’s happening in the busy complex of Divisoria. There’s a certain charm that Divisoria unravels during the holidays; shoppers are seen multiplying faster the sooner Christmas day comes as there is a compelling need that people get especially at this time…

Lazy Bastard: Ridiculously comfortable
by Nicole Wong
Feature // December 11, 2016

With an ambience reminiscent of a simple hole-in-the-wall restaurant in New York, Lazy Bastard is dedicated to serving customers their ridiculous comfort food, as one of its partners, Mr. Justin Qua, puts it. And at Lazy Bastard, ridiculous is a good thing: Hotdogs topped generously with ingredients such as meaty chili con carne, or honey…

Break On Through: Going beyond limits at TEDxDLSU
by Denise Nicole Uy, Casey Margaret Eridio and Maxine Ferrer
Feature // December 9, 2016

  On November 25, 2016, the Junior Entrepreneurs’ Marketing Association (JEMA) held a TEDxDLSU event entitled Break on Through. TED is a global organization renowned for their dedication to promoting new and innovative ideas in the form of educational talks with individuals from all walks of life. TEDx is a platform of the same organization…