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Christian San Jose

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Ito Kish’s TikTok-famous cafe is now a restaurant where eyes feast first

At its new Makati outpost, Ito Kish Design Food expands its cafe concept into a restaurant space replete with design treasures and San Pablo delicacies served on covetable tableware

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Artists Marina Cruz and Rodel Tapaya find a new canvas for creation in books with IsTorya

IsTorya Studios in Bulacan is not just Cruz and Tapaya’s creative respite; It is also a platform for artists who want to tell stories beyond the canvas, and a boost for small independent creators who want to amplify the voices of others

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How a pastry chef created an island-themed spread with an edible Virgin Mary grotto-inspired centerpiece

Bettina Tañedo’s latest work for woman-owned studio Jos Mundo is a religious and delicious experience replete with Filipino sweets and flavors. And yes, you can eat all of them—save for the rocks and the moss

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Lost no more: Inu, the Shiba who wandered into Karrivin, has found a home

Prior to being adopted, Shoyu Inu (his new name), was nurtured by the members of the Karrivin community in Makati from the time he was found in December

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Savory banana chips exist! I may never go back to sweet ones

Move over, original sweet banana chips! These barbecue-, sour cream-, and garlic-flavored variants are now my go-tos

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Greenbelt 1 is not the first Locsin building demolished in Makati and it will not be the last

Before he was a National Artist for Architecture, Locsin’s prolific body of work began with a few buildings along and around Ayala Avenue—where most of it also met their fall

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Journalist Patricia Evangelista returns to PH for ‘Some People Need Killing’ book tour

Catch the ‘Some People Need Killing’ author this April at a series of book talks and signing in Manila, Baguio, and Cebu

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These are the coolest streets in the Philippines—literally

We are currently living in an air fryer the size of a country. Luckily, there are a few low-temperature local destinations to cool off in this summer

list of restaurants, cafe, and shops open on holy week including an indian restaurant, a cafe, and a book shop
Holy Week 2024: Restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and recreational spaces to go to if you’re staying in the city

A guide on how to spend your Holy Week weekend if you’re staying in the city

Linda Ty-Casper black and white photo by Bill Edmunds with a 2024 edition of the book “The Three-Cornered Sun” from local press Exploding Galaxies
Linda Ty-Casper is a trail-blazing fictionist you should read if you want to unlearn textbook history

Exploding Galaxies’ Mara Coson on the new edition of the author’s 1979 book “The Three-Cornered Sun” and why it’s still relevant nearly half a century after its publication