Nina Unlay

GRID Editor-in-Chief

Nina is GRID's former Features Editor and current Editor-in-Chief. She's supposed to be a writer, but she spends most of her "writing time" banging her head on the table and pretending to be a photographer. She has also survived sleeping in the jungle and driving off cliffs. She asked to be acknowledged for helping Paco Feng Shui the office.

https://www.ninaunlay.com/
Each year, tourists flock to the town of Donsol to swim with the whale sharks. But what happens when spotting these creatures becomes a game of chance?
Feature

The Town that Counts Whale Sharks

Each year, tourists flock to the town of Donsol to swim with the whale sharks. But what happens when spotting these creatures becomes a game of chance?

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The Town that Counts Whale Sharks

Each year, tourists flock to the town of Donsol to swim with the whale sharks. But what happens when spotting these creatures becomes a game of chance?

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Whale shark tourism has uplifted the lives of the locals in Oslob, who keep a close relationship with these gentle giants. But where do we draw the line between tourism and conservation?
Feature

Where The Whale Sharks Remain

Whale shark tourism has uplifted the lives of the locals in Oslob, who keep a close relationship with these gentle giants. But where do we draw the line between tourism and conservation?

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From the Buddhist temples of Cebu to a protected island in Negros, Dave Albao has gone all sorts of places in search of meaning.
Hometown Stories

Nature's Path is Winding

From the Buddhist temples of Cebu to a protected island in Negros, Dave Albao has gone all sorts of places in search of meaning.

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Just a couple hours away from Metro Manila, the dive hotspot of Anilao is ready to welcome visitors.
Editor's Pick

Back to Anilao, Part II

Just a couple hours away from Metro Manila, the dive hotspot of Anilao is ready to welcome visitors.

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While on the road to Anilao, we take a detour through Tagaytay and Taal for GRID’s first trip out after the pandemic. But do we still remember how to travel?
Editor's Pick

Back to Anilao, Part I

While on the road to Anilao, we take a detour through Tagaytay and Taal for GRID’s first trip out after the pandemic. But do we still remember how to travel?

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Volvo has a reputation for making some of the world’s safest cars. An eventful trip to Batangas puts that rep to the most rigorous test possible.
Feature

Man vs Machine

Volvo has a reputation for making some of the world’s safest cars. An eventful trip to Batangas puts that rep to the most rigorous test possible.

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The life of a chef isn’t easy. Conversations with some of the Philippines’ best have us more convinced that these are the people who take their work home with them.
Editor's Pick

Portraits of a Chef

The life of a chef isn’t easy. Conversations with some of the Philippines’ best have us more convinced that these are the people who take their work home with them.

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Can we still earn our tattoos? A trip to Buscalan offers a closer look at traditional tattoo culture and the legendary Kalinga mambabatok Whang-od.
Editor's Pick

Whang-od Loves Coco Martin

Can we still earn our tattoos? A trip to Buscalan offers a closer look at traditional tattoo culture and the legendary Kalinga mambabatok Whang-od.

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Some people have been waiting for a near-decade for the slow, sleepy town of San Vicente to catch up to the Palawan tourism boom. Mayi Picazo, and his Urals, aren’t waiting any longer.
Editor's Pick

Off the Beaten Path

Some people have been waiting for a near-decade for the slow, sleepy town of San Vicente to catch up to the Palawan tourism boom. Mayi Picazo, and his Urals, aren’t waiting any longer.

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The story of the Philippine Wrestling Revolution begins and ends with a group of wrestling fans.
Editor's Pick

The Wrestling Revolution

The story of the Philippine Wrestling Revolution begins and ends with a group of wrestling fans.

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At Bahay Kalipay, people come to meditate, to heal intuitively, and to save the planet through good vibes.
Editor's Pick

It Takes a Village

At Bahay Kalipay, people come to meditate, to heal intuitively, and to save the planet through good vibes.

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A writer returns to a familiar place with new questions, including one that has been on the mind of the rest of the country.
Editor's Pick

The Mayor's City

A writer returns to a familiar place with new questions, including one that has been on the mind of the rest of the country.

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What do you do when extreme weather has become the new norm?
Feature

The Weather Man

What do you do when extreme weather has become the new norm?

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We send three of our youngest Team GRID members to survival boot camp. Nina Unlay comes back with blood on her hands.
Editor's Pick

Welcome to the Jungle

We send three of our youngest Team GRID members to survival boot camp. Nina Unlay comes back with blood on her hands.

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Meet the unsung heroes who are working hard to save our culture, our biodiversity, and our land.
Feature

Defending the Land

Meet the unsung heroes who are working hard to save our culture, our biodiversity, and our land.

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​​Borongan is on the cusp of reinventing its sleepy town into a Visayas surfing capital. Learning from the cautionary tales of its predecessors, the city is masterplanning its transformation by sports tourism.
Feature

​​On the Crest of a Wave

​​Borongan is on the cusp of reinventing its sleepy town into a Visayas surfing capital. Learning from the cautionary tales of its predecessors, the city is masterplanning its transformation by sports tourism.

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Writer Sandie Gillis respectfully paints a picture of life in Lake Sebu, from half a world away.
Feature

Capturing Indigenous Culture with Sandie Oreta Gillis

Writer Sandie Gillis respectfully paints a picture of life in Lake Sebu, from half a world away.

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What makes for a gastronomic epicenter is also home to an unlikely mango farm: in San Roque, Pampanga, the Mama Sita Foundation has cultivated mangoes on par with the mango capitals.
Feature

Hearts of Gold

What makes for a gastronomic epicenter is also home to an unlikely mango farm: in San Roque, Pampanga, the Mama Sita Foundation has cultivated mangoes on par with the mango capitals.

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Agu Paiso heads back to Nueva Ecija to conquer the first race of the Gravel World Series—and learns that there are more layers to this event than meets the eye.
Feature

Racers and Layers

Agu Paiso heads back to Nueva Ecija to conquer the first race of the Gravel World Series—and learns that there are more layers to this event than meets the eye.

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