A cyclist lines up at Manila City’s drive-thru vaccination site

Yes, you can bike to your drive-thru booster appointment in Manila

Some netizens are even saying you can take an on-demand motorcycle ride to the vaccination site at Lawton to get your COVID-19 booster shot

What about this Filipino restaurant in Chicago made it one of America’s best in 2021?

Chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon’s brainchild has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times and the Michelin Guide for its marriage of top-tier pastries and inventive takes on Filipino cuisine

a motorist presenting his vaccination card to a police officer at a checkpoint
COVID vaccination cards are badly designed. Here’s how to care for it anyway

This flimsy paper is your gate pass to everywhere nowadays, you will certainly want to keep it intact. But how?

What about this Filipino restaurant in Chicago made it one of America’s best in 2021?

Chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon’s brainchild has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times and the Michelin Guide for its marriage of top-tier pastries and inventive takes on Filipino cuisine

a motorist presenting his vaccination card to a police officer at a checkpoint
COVID vaccination cards are badly designed. Here’s how to care for it anyway

This flimsy paper is your gate pass to everywhere nowadays, you will certainly want to keep it intact. But how?

a woman buying over-the-counter medicine at a pharmacy
Your go-to branded paracetamol’s sold out? Going generic is a good idea. Hear us out

As Filipinos scramble to find stocks of their preferred brand-name medication for cold and flu symptoms, the government is urging the public to consider generic counterparts. Here’s why that’s a good idea

aerial view of intramuros
Intramuros’s attractions open for fully vaccinated persons only

UPDATE as of Jan. 4, 2022: Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, and Baluarte de San Diego will remain open but only for fully-vaccinated individuals ages 18 to 65

woman staying in a hotel
Besides Poblacion Girl’s hotel, others apparently have pay-to-skip-quarantine schemes, too. Now what?

DOT confirms something we’ve suspected all along: Hotels are accepting bribes to allow travelers to skip quarantine. And it’s not just that Makati hotel where the Poblacion “patient zero” stayed

half saints bake studio desserts
These are the sweet rewards of Half Saints’ pandemic experiments

It takes a lot of bravery and creativity to come up with new recipes every week, but Half Saints now has a new bake studio to show for it

Collective empathy is the best gift you can give this Christmas

This Christmas, the priority should be helping people who are suffering from the effects of calamities. Not politicizing aid

top stories 2021 collage nolisoli
2021 in 10 stories: A botched church, $3 isaw, and best store-bought butter

These are the stories that we wrote this year that you liked best—or were most intrigued enough by to read and share

EDITOR’S PICKS
1000 peso bill 2022

Is the P1,000 bill redesign a front for historical erasure?

The three war heroes will be replaced by the Philippine eagle, prompting critics to ask if it is an attempt at collective forgetting of war atrocities

junk terror bill protest

Supreme Court just declared a contentious part of Anti-Terror Law unconstitutional. Here’s what that means

The caveat under Section 4, which considers protest a crime if it had an intent to cause harm, is tagged as “overbroad and violative of freedom of expression”

gift guide for adults practical gifts

Gifts we hated as kids but now desperately need (and can’t afford) as adults

Maybe our Secret Santas (or their moms) in grade school knew it before we did: Sometimes the best gifts are the most practical ones

The good can get better, Pino and Pipino prove with their comeback

“You just know the food’s going to be good when you can already smell it through your face mask,” I tell my colleagues

Sky rises and sunsets: Outdoor dining with stunning views

If you want to catch the sunset or enjoy the city skyline with a drink in hand, these venues are worth the visit

woldy reyes laying in the grass at fort green park in brooklyn with a baked good on a picnic cloth

The queer Filipino-American chef keeping kamayan alive—and meat-free—in New York

How chef Woldy Reyes went from questioning caldereta to championing the communal way of eating with bare hands, kamayan, in New York

More than politicians, we need public servants in office

Politicians in the Philippine political arena are a dime a dozen. Who we need to elect are public servants

VIDEOS

5 Chinese restaurants in Banawe, QC

Along Banawe in Quezon City, there are many restaurants that are institutions in themselves, serving Chinese and Filipino diners alike for years, if not decades. But at the same time, there are newcomers that may not be as steeped in tradition but just as enjoyable if not better.