What’s inside the new Arroceros Urban Forest Park?

Opened to the public last week, the newly redeveloped forest park boasts 2.71 hectares of “green space” that mixes urban elements with nature

lagundi pizza with bougainvillea
This plant-based pizza has lagundi leaves and bougainvillea flowers—yes, it’s edible

Quezon City-based kitchen Terra Bomba makes sattvik (pure vegetarian) pizza decorated with edible flowers and herbs

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

aerial view of intramuros
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

half saints bake studio desserts
These are the sweet rewards of Half Saints’ pandemic experiments

It takes a lot of bravery and creativity to come up with new recipes every week, but Half Saints now has a new bake studio to show for it

The good can get better, Pino and Pipino prove with their comeback

“You just know the food’s going to be good when you can already smell it through your face mask,” I tell my colleagues

an empty street in ortigas
Pasig City closed a busy Ortigas street for half a day. This is what happened

“Open Street Sundays” is the city’s way of creating more “open public spaces” where people can walk, jog, bike, and exercise without cars

arroceros park redevelopment elevated path walks
What’s happening to Arroceros Park? It’s becoming an ‘urban forest park’

A recent visit by environmental groups revealed that the city’s beautification project involved chopping trees and putting elevated cemented platforms in Manila’s last lung

UP Diliman’s Academic Oval reopens to the public. Here’s what you need to know

The university’s open space welcomes joggers, walkers, runners, and the general public regardless of age and vaccination status back this week

public swarming to dolomite beach at Manila bay
You can swim at the dolomite beach by 2022 if DENR’s plans push through

For your reference, the coliform level at the beach is currently at 22,000 MPN/100 mL. Here’s DENR’s plan to reduce it to a safe 100 MPN/100 mL