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Denise Gonsalves

GRID Features Editor

Denise holds a degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines, but somehow ended up working in publishing instead. Her hobbies include spending time underwater and (recently) riding her bike.

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Nine years since they first made the big move away from the city, we talk to Kiddo and Amy Cosio about what keeps them in La Union after all this time.
Hometown Stories

The Family That Never Left Surftown

Nine years since they first made the big move away from the city, we talk to Kiddo and Amy Cosio about what keeps them in La Union after all this time.

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Some dishes just taste like home. Unearthing a family recipe for pancit molo has writer Denise Gonsalves thinking about her hometown in Iloilo.
Hometown Stories

My Grandfather’s Molo Soup

Some dishes just taste like home. Unearthing a family recipe for pancit molo has writer Denise Gonsalves thinking about her hometown in Iloilo.

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Community pantries serve people who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. But is this an initiative meant to last?
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Can we make community pantries sustainable?

Community pantries serve people who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. But is this an initiative meant to last?

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Amid Metro Manila’s rush hour traffic, a small group of transport advocates are finding ways to reclaim their space on the road.
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Time Beaters

Amid Metro Manila’s rush hour traffic, a small group of transport advocates are finding ways to reclaim their space on the road.

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To commemorate Women's Month, a list of our favorite GRID heroines, and the powerful women who wrote them.
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The Women We Want You to Read About

To commemorate Women's Month, a list of our favorite GRID heroines, and the powerful women who wrote them.

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As the tourism industry restarts, it's impossible not to turn to El Nido. What does the future of travel look like for the world’s best island? 
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Back to El Nido

As the tourism industry restarts, it's impossible not to turn to El Nido. What does the future of travel look like for the world’s best island? 

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Shark populations around the world are facing rapid rates of decline. What could that mean for us? Scientist and LAMAVE Project Lead Ariana Agustines talks about local shark conservation, and what travelers can do to help.
Interview

Saving Sharks with Ariana Agustines

Shark populations around the world are facing rapid rates of decline. What could that mean for us? Scientist and LAMAVE Project Lead Ariana Agustines talks about local shark conservation, and what travelers can do to help.

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Session Groceries, a fledgling company in Baguio, uses technology to take care of Filipino farmers.
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Where the Green Grass Grows

Session Groceries, a fledgling company in Baguio, uses technology to take care of Filipino farmers.

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Filipino astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts are leading the way for space education in the Philippines. Away from the blinding lights of the city, they also find peace in the night sky.
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The Traveling Astronomers

Filipino astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts are leading the way for space education in the Philippines. Away from the blinding lights of the city, they also find peace in the night sky.

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What draws someone into a craft, and what keeps them in it? An exploration of craft-making skills leads to picking up a few lessons from three modern-day artists.
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Sleight of Hand

What draws someone into a craft, and what keeps them in it? An exploration of craft-making skills leads to picking up a few lessons from three modern-day artists.

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Carlo Huerta Echegaray, head chef of Samba at Shangri-La at the Fort, shares his experience as a Peruvian chef in the Philippines and what it means to connect our cultures through food.
Interview

Peruvian Cuisine and the Filipino Palate with Chef Carlo Echegaray

Carlo Huerta Echegaray, head chef of Samba at Shangri-La at the Fort, shares his experience as a Peruvian chef in the Philippines and what it means to connect our cultures through food.

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A resilient group called the River Warriors are fighting to protect the fragile waterways of Metro Manila, in hopes that its polluted state can be restored to their former glory.
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The River Warriors of Pasig

A resilient group called the River Warriors are fighting to protect the fragile waterways of Metro Manila, in hopes that its polluted state can be restored to their former glory.

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There’s more to Philippine cinema than your average formula film. Next-generation filmmaker Mikhail Red recalls how he started out in the industry, and what it’s taught him about navigating a career in film.
Interview

In Defiance of the Indie Film

There’s more to Philippine cinema than your average formula film. Next-generation filmmaker Mikhail Red recalls how he started out in the industry, and what it’s taught him about navigating a career in film.

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What happens when you travel for a living? Lexter Tarriela of TBA Studios talks about working on two of the biggest productions in Philippine cinema.
Interview

Recreating Goyo’s Historic Battles

What happens when you travel for a living? Lexter Tarriela of TBA Studios talks about working on two of the biggest productions in Philippine cinema.

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My Girlfriend Keeps Talking About P-Pop

Pinoy Pop is an emerging music genre that excites audiences with unique sounds and explosive performances. But can it be counted among the waves of K-Pop’s influence, or does it belong in the roster of OPM?

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Uncovering the past is risky business, but it’s the only way to learn from those who came before us. Writer Claudine Lanzona joins an excavation in Quezon Province to observe how archaeology deepens a community’s sense of place.
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The Bone Collectors

Uncovering the past is risky business, but it’s the only way to learn from those who came before us. Writer Claudine Lanzona joins an excavation in Quezon Province to observe how archaeology deepens a community’s sense of place.

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What kind of future do you envision for the Philippines? We ask six young Filipino leaders about their dreams for the nation, and the steps needed to get there.
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Six Filipino Youth Leaders On The Nation We Deserve

What kind of future do you envision for the Philippines? We ask six young Filipino leaders about their dreams for the nation, and the steps needed to get there.

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Charisse Aquino Tugade goes with ANTHILL Fabric Gallery to see their work—and the lives they touched—in one of their partner communities in Abra.
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Charisse Aquino Tugade goes with ANTHILL Fabric Gallery to see their work—and the lives they touched—in one of their partner communities in Abra.

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Nine years since they first made the big move away from the city, we talk to Kiddo and Amy Cosio about what keeps them in La Union after all this time.

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