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Christian San Jose

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Hold the unboxing vids! DTI says ‘no video, no refund’ policy illegal

In a huge win for girlies who can’t wait to open their packages, the Department of Trade and Industry says online sellers’ policy falls under “deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable sales acts or practices,” a violation of the Consumer Act

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Catch a free screening of ‘Gomburza’ on the 152nd anniversary of their martyrdom

The Pepe Diokno-directed film will be screened at the Metropolitan Theater on Feb. 17—with limited free slots

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Ryan Villamael will always be Los Baños’ artist in residence

Despite being born and spending most of his life in Laguna, the artist never runs out of reasons to return to his hometown

9 stylish (and actually useful!) gifts for the fashion girlies in your life

Here are gift ideas for that “one friend” that they can actually use and not just hide in their closet

Magazine shop Spruce Gallery is all about rekindling Manila’s love for print

Business partners Ric Gindap and Bonnapart Galeng are done with exorbitant local retail prices and extortionate customs fees—but just not yet with print—so they put up their own magazine shop that operates at minimal margins

Get to know Escolta, its history, and its burgeoning creative community at this street party

Hola, Escolta! this Nov. 25 features tours, open studios, and a street party, all in service of reintroducing what was once the “Queen of Manila’s Streets”

A Lino Brocka docu and other films you can watch for free at QCinema 2023

Catch “National Anarchist: Lino Brocka” and short films from Filipino and Southeast Asian filmmakers this month for free

At chef Miko Calo’s Taqueria Franco, transcendent tacos with foie gras, steak, and duck confit

How would a fine dining chef make tacos? At this new Salcedo Village taqueria, Calo explores its possibilities while keeping it playful

UP Vargas Museum opens after-hours for an art-rave party this Sept. 30

Taking cues from Jorge B. Vargas’s hosting residence Kawilihan, the university museum will open its doors past regular hours for a night of art, experimental rock, and electronic dance

Camiguin, a paradise of forgetting

The island’s multitude of landscapes shaped by its volcanic past is the perfect backdrop for temporal disremembrance