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Christian San Jose

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How to make binutong, a Bicolano rice delicacy wrapped in a banana leaf

Photographer Aya Cabauatan makes binutong using regular malagkit rice and black sticky rice and a generous amount of coconut milk and cream

What is and what’s not allowed during NCR’s GCQ Alert Level 4?

ICYMI: Metro Manila will be under a general community quarantine Alert Level 4 starting Sept. 16 to 30. Here’s what that means

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LOOK: Pasig opens bike boxes at Kapitolyo intersections to make roads safer for cyclists

Intersections are notoriously difficult for cyclists. But with the newly unveiled designated priority areas at Kapitolyo, Pasig aims to make them a little less stressful for two-wheeled commuters

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Manila is apparently the 2nd best city in the world for sleeping. Seriously? How?

As if this “study” can get any more dubious, it’s based on tweets. As if we Filipinos tweet about stressful nights as religiously as we do about earthquakes

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How the Met Theater’s restorers recreated its original wall finish

Arch Lico design consultancy is basing it on the historic layers of paint scrapings the Metropolitan Theater accumulated through time

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World’s hottest pepper Carolina Reaper grows in Cotabato. Bloggers can get half a kilo for free

A local farm employing T’Boli farmers grows Carolina Reaper, the undisputed king of peppers. Want to try it?

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Lav Diaz’s new 4hr film stars mustachioed John Lloyd Cruz as a 1950s ventriloquist/disillusioned Marxist

“History of Ha” (Historya ni Ha) will premiere at the British Film Institute London Festival in October

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Your salted egg chips and instant ramen dreams are coming true—albeit in Singapore

If you love salted egg-flavored chips and ramen, well, this one is for you: Irvin’s is collaborating with Nissin for a salted egg instant noodles

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What’s a granular lockdown again and how is it different this time?

Basically, COVID-19 hotspots in NCR will be locked down while the rest of Metro Manila is under a more lax general community quarantine

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In defense of okra, its stickiness, and the good that comes from it

The much-maligned vegetable is reduced to its gooey center, never mind the nutrients that come from it