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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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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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The Way of the Weave

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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Writer Karla Quimsing reminisces on the Iloilo of her memories, and describes the Iloilo of today in three vignettes that come together to create an image of her hometown.
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This Must Be the Place

Writer Karla Quimsing reminisces on the Iloilo of her memories, and describes the Iloilo of today in three vignettes that come together to create an image of her hometown.

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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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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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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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Dave de Vera has been working with indigenous communities for over 30 years; and he vividly remembers his role in the landmark legal victory that gave the Tagbanwa of Coron their home back, from ridge to reef.
Hometown Stories

Where the Water is Home

Dave de Vera has been working with indigenous communities for over 30 years; and he vividly remembers his role in the landmark legal victory that gave the Tagbanwa of Coron their home back, from ridge to reef.

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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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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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On the eastern side of Oriental Mindoro sits Pola: a small, coastal town full of ancestral homes that no one's paid attention to—except the residents who want to keep the town alive.
Hometown Stories

The Houses They Left Behind

On the eastern side of Oriental Mindoro sits Pola: a small, coastal town full of ancestral homes that no one's paid attention to—except the residents who want to keep the town alive.

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After spending years of hopping from one home to another, writer Val Vestil finds himself back in Cagayan de Oro, the city of his childhood.
Hometown Stories

City of Treasure

After spending years of hopping from one home to another, writer Val Vestil finds himself back in Cagayan de Oro, the city of his childhood.

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One taste of this quintessential Filipino snack can make a bad day a good one. What's in a cup of taho that makes it so magical?
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The Magical Properties of Taho

One taste of this quintessential Filipino snack can make a bad day a good one. What's in a cup of taho that makes it so magical?

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The soul of Makati’s Poblacion is fired by entrepreneurs and small businesses; what happens when the night out ends?
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The End of the Night Out

The soul of Makati’s Poblacion is fired by entrepreneurs and small businesses; what happens when the night out ends?

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Nonprofit organization Balyena has spent nearly a decade pursuing humpback whales across the Babuyan Islands, and return to the human communities that call these islands home.
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Sing For the Moment

Nonprofit organization Balyena has spent nearly a decade pursuing humpback whales across the Babuyan Islands, and return to the human communities that call these islands home.

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The filmmaker tells us why we need to share more stories like that of the Bontok.
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Behind the Scenes of “Walang Rape sa Bontok” with Director Lester Valle

The filmmaker tells us why we need to share more stories like that of the Bontok.

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Can a tough bike tour around Palawan put a dent in our resident cyclist's love for his favorite pastime?
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When There's A Wheel, There's A Way

Can a tough bike tour around Palawan put a dent in our resident cyclist's love for his favorite pastime?

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The Filipinos’ still-evolving health traditions is unveiled in Quiapo, where the practical mixes with the esoteric, the mundane with the mystical, and the cultural with the scientific.
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Spiritual Sustenance

The Filipinos’ still-evolving health traditions is unveiled in Quiapo, where the practical mixes with the esoteric, the mundane with the mystical, and the cultural with the scientific.

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Negros is an island shaped—literally and figuratively—by sugar, one of the country’s most economically, historically, and culturally significant crops.
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Sugarland Calling

Negros is an island shaped—literally and figuratively—by sugar, one of the country’s most economically, historically, and culturally significant crops.

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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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Catching fish had always come easy in Bantayan Island, once hailed the Fishing Capital of the Visayas. Until one day, it wasn’t.
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In the Wake of the Storm

Catching fish had always come easy in Bantayan Island, once hailed the Fishing Capital of the Visayas. Until one day, it wasn’t.

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A photographer returns home to Sulu after 13 years and rediscovers the heritage of his people through food.
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Home Is a Bowl of Warm Soup

A photographer returns home to Sulu after 13 years and rediscovers the heritage of his people through food.

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Why aren’t there enough stories about the environment being published? One environmental reporter is taking his training and bringing it to young Filipinos.
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Val Vestil on Writing Environmental Stories

Why aren’t there enough stories about the environment being published? One environmental reporter is taking his training and bringing it to young Filipinos.

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Fishermen, scientists, and environmental activists have been at work for decades in imaginary constructs called marine protected areas. This grand experiment started in Apo Island, through the work of one scientist, nearly 40 years ago.
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Turning the Tide

Fishermen, scientists, and environmental activists have been at work for decades in imaginary constructs called marine protected areas. This grand experiment started in Apo Island, through the work of one scientist, nearly 40 years ago.

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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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Dr. Tj Malvar details how his social enterprise, Gising Gising, is trying to solve food insecurity and improve health conditions.
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Meet The Man Behind Gising Gising PH

Dr. Tj Malvar details how his social enterprise, Gising Gising, is trying to solve food insecurity and improve health conditions.

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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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Netflix’s Seaspiracy wants the world to stop eating fish in the name of sustainability. But would that really help?
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Why Conspiracies Won’t Save Our Oceans

Netflix’s Seaspiracy wants the world to stop eating fish in the name of sustainability. But would that really help?

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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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Films are more than just a means of escape. Legendary screenwriter Ricky Lee shares his thoughts on the intersection of storytelling, film, and Filipino heritage.
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Philippine Cinema Through the Eyes of Ricky Lee

Films are more than just a means of escape. Legendary screenwriter Ricky Lee shares his thoughts on the intersection of storytelling, film, and Filipino heritage.

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The Litas break motorbike stereotypes and show us how they ride.
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Meet The Litas

The Litas break motorbike stereotypes and show us how they ride.

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Girls Will Code’s founder and CEO shares her thoughts on the future of women in tech.
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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.
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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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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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We ask three leaders from the local fashion industry to help us understand the true meaning of circularity.
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On Style and Sustainability

We ask three leaders from the local fashion industry to help us understand the true meaning of circularity.

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Pitbulls are much more than what they're made out to be. CARA Welfare’s Pat Gayod takes us through the mysterious Laguna Pitbull Sanctuary.
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The Laguna Pitbull Sanctuary with Pat Gayod

Pitbulls are much more than what they're made out to be. CARA Welfare’s Pat Gayod takes us through the mysterious Laguna Pitbull Sanctuary.

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This is our 2020 reading list, featuring the people and places we can’t wait to see again, after a year indoors.
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Our Year Without Travel

This is our 2020 reading list, featuring the people and places we can’t wait to see again, after a year indoors.

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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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Just a couple hours away from Metro Manila, the dive hotspot of Anilao is ready to welcome visitors.
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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?
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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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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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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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From the supernatural to the extraordinarily bad, anything can happen on assignment.
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Horror Stories from the Field

From the supernatural to the extraordinarily bad, anything can happen on assignment.

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In memory of the best tapsilog and coffee he’s ever had, Miguel Nacianceno convinces his friends to join him on a bike ride to remember.
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Will Ride For Food

In memory of the best tapsilog and coffee he’s ever had, Miguel Nacianceno convinces his friends to join him on a bike ride to remember.

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As dining spaces changed, the chefs and cooks of Tahanan Village stayed close to home to serve food to the neighborhood.
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The Village Chefs

As dining spaces changed, the chefs and cooks of Tahanan Village stayed close to home to serve food to the neighborhood.

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Welcome to Coron Island, the ancestral domain of the Tagbanua, and where photographer Terence Angsioco made his escape from Metro Manila.
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Escape to Paradise

Welcome to Coron Island, the ancestral domain of the Tagbanua, and where photographer Terence Angsioco made his escape from Metro Manila.

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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.
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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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Books, essays, and critiques about our national heroes, curated and recommended by Filipino historians.
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Philippine Heroes 101: Recommended Reads

Books, essays, and critiques about our national heroes, curated and recommended by Filipino historians.

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Miguel Luis, creator of the conversation game So Cards, writes about the power of a good question.
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Talk Travels

Miguel Luis, creator of the conversation game So Cards, writes about the power of a good question.

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On National Heroes Day, we take a closer look at those we call heroes and why, with the help of Filipino historians.
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6 Filipino Historians Talk National Heroes

On National Heroes Day, we take a closer look at those we call heroes and why, with the help of Filipino historians.

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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.
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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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The hello’s and how-are-you’s: we check in with our partners to see what they’ve been up to.
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Catching Up With Old Friends

The hello’s and how-are-you’s: we check in with our partners to see what they’ve been up to.

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We talk to photojournalist Martin San Diego about his experience working in the Bangsamoro region, and what he’s learned from the new generation of Moro youth finding their place in the world.
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Images From Bangsamoro with Martin San Diego

We talk to photojournalist Martin San Diego about his experience working in the Bangsamoro region, and what he’s learned from the new generation of Moro youth finding their place in the world.

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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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Up north in Baguio, Solana Perez knows how to embrace the wild, having grown up with horses all her life.
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Girl From the North Country

Up north in Baguio, Solana Perez knows how to embrace the wild, having grown up with horses all her life.

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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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The last few weeks have asked to re-evaluate the ways in which we live, and take stock of what truly matters.
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It's a Strange Time to be a Travel Magazine

The last few weeks have asked to re-evaluate the ways in which we live, and take stock of what truly matters.

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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“The Great Outdoors favors only the bold, and rewards only the brave.”
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The Great Outdoors Knows No Body

“The Great Outdoors favors only the bold, and rewards only the brave.”

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“Pan de sal is the bread of our history, at the core of our culture, at the heart of our tastes.”
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The Path Of Pan de Sal

“Pan de sal is the bread of our history, at the core of our culture, at the heart of our tastes.”

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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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A walk through Taal Heritage Town tells us more about the heroes of the Philippine revolution, and the people preserving their legacy.
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Taal Heritage Town: Where History Endures

A walk through Taal Heritage Town tells us more about the heroes of the Philippine revolution, and the people preserving their legacy.

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The choice to go organic is about more than meeting consumer demand. As it turns out, what’s good for us is good for our local farmers, as well.
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A Meat-Eater’s Rumination

The choice to go organic is about more than meeting consumer demand. As it turns out, what’s good for us is good for our local farmers, as well.

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The freediving communities in Anilao, Cebu, and Panglao reveal the growing popularity of a sport that is as extreme as it is beautiful.
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Between Two Breaths

The freediving communities in Anilao, Cebu, and Panglao reveal the growing popularity of a sport that is as extreme as it is beautiful.

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Despite the immovable forces of commercial beer, the craft brewers are still here. GRID takes the Ford Everest on a trip up north to La Union, down to the bottom of a beer mug.
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The Northern Brew

Despite the immovable forces of commercial beer, the craft brewers are still here. GRID takes the Ford Everest on a trip up north to La Union, down to the bottom of a beer mug.

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Podcasts have swiftly cemented themselves as the new radio. Here are some of our favorites to tune into, from talk shows to stories of true crime.
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The Rest is Noise

Podcasts have swiftly cemented themselves as the new radio. Here are some of our favorites to tune into, from talk shows to stories of true crime.

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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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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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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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A walking tour of Manila reminds us of the true beauty of the country’s neglected capital.
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Manila in 9000 Steps

A walking tour of Manila reminds us of the true beauty of the country’s neglected capital.

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A return to the mystical island of Siquijor gives a second look at the magic found in the plants, the land, and the folk practices that have endured through centuries.
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Strange Brew

A return to the mystical island of Siquijor gives a second look at the magic found in the plants, the land, and the folk practices that have endured through centuries.

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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.
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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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With centuries-old crafts at the core of their identity, the Ifugao town of Kiangan is fighting to preserve its heritage in the face of modern innovation.
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Where Gods Loom

With centuries-old crafts at the core of their identity, the Ifugao town of Kiangan is fighting to preserve its heritage in the face of modern innovation.

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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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Once famed as the Unbroken Salt of Albur, Bohol’s Asin Tibuok stands today on the brink of extinction. Amidst fire, water, and ash, the last of its makers fight to keep their traditions alive.
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The Price of Salt

Once famed as the Unbroken Salt of Albur, Bohol’s Asin Tibuok stands today on the brink of extinction. Amidst fire, water, and ash, the last of its makers fight to keep their traditions alive.

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Palawan is known for its pristine waters and incomparable shores. But within the island lies a history of its people’s crafts that runs as deep as the waters surrounding it.
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Threads that Bind

Palawan is known for its pristine waters and incomparable shores. But within the island lies a history of its people’s crafts that runs as deep as the waters surrounding it.

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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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After setting foot at the highest peaks of the world—from the summit of Kilimanjaro to the pinnacle of Everest—there are no greater heights for mountaineer Carina Dayondon to conquer.
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The First Filipina to Conquer the World's Seven Summits

After setting foot at the highest peaks of the world—from the summit of Kilimanjaro to the pinnacle of Everest—there are no greater heights for mountaineer Carina Dayondon to conquer.

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In a country crazed by milk tea, local tea master Renee Sebastian is on the hunt for a tea culture we can truly call our own.
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The Search Party

In a country crazed by milk tea, local tea master Renee Sebastian is on the hunt for a tea culture we can truly call our own.

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Who knew Guimaras was ripe to become the country’s next mountain-biking mecca?
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The Roads Must Roll

Who knew Guimaras was ripe to become the country’s next mountain-biking mecca?

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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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ANi (The Harvest) offers a bold and practical take on local science fiction.
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Seeds from the Future

ANi (The Harvest) offers a bold and practical take on local science fiction.

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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.
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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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Metro Manila Pride is many things, made up of many faces.
Photo Essay

The Faces of Pride

Metro Manila Pride is many things, made up of many faces.

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Aboard the latest Lexus UX, Team GRID takes a trip down to the southernmost tip of Luzon and finds comfort and luxury in designs made one with nature.
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Searching for Siama

Aboard the latest Lexus UX, Team GRID takes a trip down to the southernmost tip of Luzon and finds comfort and luxury in designs made one with nature.

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An exploration of rice has led Michelle V. Ayuyao to dive deep into its rich history, before uncovering just how much value falls upon a single grain of rice.
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Of Gods and Of Men

An exploration of rice has led Michelle V. Ayuyao to dive deep into its rich history, before uncovering just how much value falls upon a single grain of rice.

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Amid the Marawi conflict, Chiara de Castro meets with the artisans and culture bearers of Lanao del Sur, seeking to understand how cultural identity endures war and displacement.
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The Art of War

Amid the Marawi conflict, Chiara de Castro meets with the artisans and culture bearers of Lanao del Sur, seeking to understand how cultural identity endures war and displacement.

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A datu goes to his hometown with food history on his mind, and returns with more.
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Notes on Maguindanao

A datu goes to his hometown with food history on his mind, and returns with more.

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Millions of pounds of food continue to go to waste, often due to their physical appearance. But why should looks be so important for food that’s valued for its nutrition?
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Ugly Delicious

Millions of pounds of food continue to go to waste, often due to their physical appearance. But why should looks be so important for food that’s valued for its nutrition?

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In a country that endures a constant and oppressive humidity, a proper iced dessert is salvation. Enter the halo-halo, supreme leader of Filipino desserts.
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The Halo-halo Diaries

In a country that endures a constant and oppressive humidity, a proper iced dessert is salvation. Enter the halo-halo, supreme leader of Filipino desserts.

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

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

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Do it right, and your coffee can alleviate poverty, create strong relationships with immigrant communities, and safeguard the country from hunger.
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Searching for Auntie Asthrine

Do it right, and your coffee can alleviate poverty, create strong relationships with immigrant communities, and safeguard the country from hunger.

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The world is more water than it is land. There are men who answer the call of that 71 percent of the earth, getting to know the world’s oceans in the most pure, most extreme way possible.
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Water Breathers

The world is more water than it is land. There are men who answer the call of that 71 percent of the earth, getting to know the world’s oceans in the most pure, most extreme way possible.

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You’ll find no flowers or saints here at the Masbate Rodeo; just a celebration of the rough, dusty, and honest life of the Filipino Cowboy.
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A Man Called Horsefly & Other Stories From the Masbate Rodeo

You’ll find no flowers or saints here at the Masbate Rodeo; just a celebration of the rough, dusty, and honest life of the Filipino Cowboy.

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Waves for Water Philippines is bucking old notions of the NGO and volunteer experience, one filter at a time.
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Making Waves

Waves for Water Philippines is bucking old notions of the NGO and volunteer experience, one filter at a time.

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Pearl farming is not a business for the faint of heart; this is a business for adventurers, for explorers, for those who understand that nature always wins.
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Treasure Island

Pearl farming is not a business for the faint of heart; this is a business for adventurers, for explorers, for those who understand that nature always wins.

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