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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After two years of closed borders, the world is finally gearing up to move again. But what has changed in the way we travel, and is any of it for the best?
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Annotations on Travel

After two years of closed borders, the world is finally gearing up to move again. But what has changed in the way we travel, and is any of it for the best?

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Annotations on Travel

After two years of closed borders, the world is finally gearing up to move again. But what has changed in the way we travel, and is any of it for the best?

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Amid a growing ecological crisis, Coron finds its path to climate resilience by working with the first stewards of the land.
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The Future is Indigenous

Amid a growing ecological crisis, Coron finds its path to climate resilience by working with the first stewards of the land.

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Madge Reyes tells us about capturing dance through film, finding movement in the mundane, and what to expect in this year’s dance film festival.
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Where Dance And Film Collide

Madge Reyes tells us about capturing dance through film, finding movement in the mundane, and what to expect in this year’s dance film festival.

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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.
Interview

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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Photojournalism is a deceptively simple form of photography. Fotomoto 22: Home's Jes Aznar and Veejay Villafranca talk about their journey in a discipline that balances the beauty and reality of life.
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Taking the right shot with Jes Aznar and Veejay Villafranca

Photojournalism is a deceptively simple form of photography. Fotomoto 22: Home's Jes Aznar and Veejay Villafranca talk about their journey in a discipline that balances the beauty and reality of life.

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Ask Chef Alvin Cailan how his Tagalog is and he’ll quip, “Mas magaling pag lasing!” Last December, GRID sat down with him here in Manila to talk about how great food is here at home and how Fil-Am chefs abroad are taking our cuisine to new heights
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Drinks with the Egg Slut: Chef Alvin Cailan

Ask Chef Alvin Cailan how his Tagalog is and he’ll quip, “Mas magaling pag lasing!” Last December, GRID sat down with him here in Manila to talk about how great food is here at home and how Fil-Am chefs abroad are taking our cuisine to new heights

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This is the decades-long story of how the Filipino divers who made Tubbataha famous–at the cost of unsustainable fishing nearly destroying the reef–helped establish one of the most successful marine parks in the Philippines.
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Dark Mountain, Part I: A Ship Appears

This is the decades-long story of how the Filipino divers who made Tubbataha famous–at the cost of unsustainable fishing nearly destroying the reef–helped establish one of the most successful marine parks in the Philippines.

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Inseparable from the coordinated effort to protect Tubbataha is the quest to understand it. To scientists from around the world, the faraway atoll presents a bottomless mystery, offering answers that lead only to more questions.‍
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Dark Mountain, Part II: A Fathomless Frontier

Inseparable from the coordinated effort to protect Tubbataha is the quest to understand it. To scientists from around the world, the faraway atoll presents a bottomless mystery, offering answers that lead only to more questions.‍

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