Klea Gonzales

GRID Associate Digital Editor

Klea likes to call herself an amateur writer who is lucky enough to string words together for a living. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines, where she spent most of her time writing (and yelling) about various sports. She likes getting lost in big cities, having long conversations, and going on Wikipedia expeditions at 1 A.M.

More and more urban farmers are planting their roots in Metro Manila—literally.
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Urban Eden

More and more urban farmers are planting their roots in Metro Manila—literally.

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Urban Eden

More and more urban farmers are planting their roots in Metro Manila—literally.

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Our resident sports fan makes a toast to the journeys of Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, and Nesthy Petecio—and a plea for supporting Filipino athletes year-round.
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The Weight of Gold

Our resident sports fan makes a toast to the journeys of Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, and Nesthy Petecio—and a plea for supporting Filipino athletes year-round.

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Baguio City was the first in the country to reopen its doors to travelers. Months later, the locals still lean on each other for support, as they never know how long those doors will stay open.
Hometown Stories

Over the Hills and Far Away

Baguio City was the first in the country to reopen its doors to travelers. Months later, the locals still lean on each other for support, as they never know how long those doors will stay open.

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In a tropical country, a group of players and fans spend after hours in a mall, making the case for ice hockey.
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Stories From the Rink

In a tropical country, a group of players and fans spend after hours in a mall, making the case for ice hockey.

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Blackwater diving offers a glimpse of the world beneath the surface.
Photo Essay

Into the World of Blackwater Diving

Blackwater diving offers a glimpse of the world beneath the surface.

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Girls Will Code’s founder and CEO shares her thoughts on the future of women in tech.
Interview

Teaching Girls to Code with Isabel Sieh

Girls Will Code’s founder and CEO shares her thoughts on the future of women in tech.

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In honor of the 35th EDSA Day, we ask a long-time history professor at the University of the Philippines to recall his experience of People Power.
Interview

Remembering EDSA Revolution with Dr. Ricardo Jose

In honor of the 35th EDSA Day, we ask a long-time history professor at the University of the Philippines to recall his experience of People Power.

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Philippine rowing is finally on the come up, thanks to a passionate community who are steering the sport in the right direction.
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Across Still Waters

Philippine rowing is finally on the come up, thanks to a passionate community who are steering the sport in the right direction.

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The beautiful shores of Boracay are, once again, open to travelers. But the locals say the road to recovery will need more than a tourism boost.
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Back to Boracay

The beautiful shores of Boracay are, once again, open to travelers. But the locals say the road to recovery will need more than a tourism boost.

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Filipino Sign Language has existed for hundreds of years. Now, thanks to the local Deaf community, it's finally being recognized.
Interview

Filipino Sign Language With Bayani Generoso

Filipino Sign Language has existed for hundreds of years. Now, thanks to the local Deaf community, it's finally being recognized.

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In a small coastal town in Western Visayas, two people take on the gargantuan task of redefining what it means to build a sustainable business.
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In the Light of the Garden

In a small coastal town in Western Visayas, two people take on the gargantuan task of redefining what it means to build a sustainable business.

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Artist Leeroy New and urban planner Julia Nebrija talk about their newest collaboration, the ongoing fight for public spaces, and the growing importance of public art.
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Art Meets Urban Development with Leeroy New & Julia Nebrija

Artist Leeroy New and urban planner Julia Nebrija talk about their newest collaboration, the ongoing fight for public spaces, and the growing importance of public art.

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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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Traveling is about more than just the places you visit, as cinematographer and director Ice Idanan has come to learn while working on the acclaimed road film Sakaling Hindi Makarating.
Interview

Journeying Through the Islands

Traveling is about more than just the places you visit, as cinematographer and director Ice Idanan has come to learn while working on the acclaimed road film Sakaling Hindi Makarating.

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The world of off-roading, camping, and the great outdoors from the backseat of a Toyota Hilux.
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Thunder Road

The world of off-roading, camping, and the great outdoors from the backseat of a Toyota Hilux.

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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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