Christian San Jose

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Ship your Typhoon Odette donations to Cebu and Surigao for free through these initiatives

To help facilitate the sending of relief goods to those affected by Typhoon Odette, Gothong Southern Shipping Lines is offering to ship free of charge from Manila to Cebu, pier to pier

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LOOK: These iconic Filipino architecture lamps will light up your desk

Something by Delab’s archi lamps series features the Metropolitan Theater, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Capitol Theater, and National Museum

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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