Christian San Jose

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Not PH: Where are the stock videos used in the ‘Love the Philippines’ campaign actually from?

No, it’s not Banawe Rice Terraces or Paoay Sand Dunes. It’s somewhere else in the world. The supposed clips of local destinations in the DOT video was actually from Storyblocks, a rapid video creation platform

‘90s Kabaklaan is a time capsule for Filipino diaspora, plus more tea you probably didn’t know

The page has more celebrity tea than Instagram can handle, from ’90s drama to post-2022 election unfollowing kerfuffle. Plus, the whole deal about its admin being anon

Watch Bernal’s ‘Manila By Night’ for free, plus more Filipino and foreign films at this Pride film fest

Ishmael Bernal’s masterpiece will be screened at Cinematheque Centres in Manila, Davao, Iloilo, Nabunturan, and Negros on June 26 as part of FDCP’s “PeliKULAYa” showcase

Manila ravers’ ice cream of choice tops this turon a la mode

Celeste Lapida of Este’s ice cream shares another way to enjoy their bestseller mantecado with a Filipino merienda favorite

Climate journalist Whitney Bauck wants you to know it’s not the end of the world

“Yes, things are bad but we are making real moves.” The Antipolo-raised freelance journalist on correcting negativity bias in climate reporting and countering climate nihilism

Photographer Miguel Tarrosa on capturing cinematic Taiwan and having the best time doing it

It took Tarrosa three trips to finesse an itinerary that veers away from the usual but is just as breathtaking from any angle

Jeepneycore and basketball court dance floors inspired this Budots rave’s Pinoy maximalist stage

Manila Community Radio’s Boiler Room Budots showcase was not just about the grassroots sound, it was also a celebration of Filipino maximalism that production designer Paul Jatayna faithfully staged for the rave

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A mezcal cocktail that honors Filipinos’ hand in the history of Mexico’s spirits

Joey Osmeña of Bombvinos makes a dirty margarita using mezcal, an ode to the agave liquor’s untold Filipino story. Plus, a no-recipe recipe for roasted shishito peppers

Revisiting Quezon and Laguna via pancit habhab, lambanog, and sinigang sa buko

When in Southern Tagalog, eat as the locals do—with gusto, a shot or two, and coconut on everything

5 out-of-Manila bakeries worth the trip

Whether you’re going on a road trip up north or down south, these patisseries and viennoiseries are worthy destinations