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The story of the Filipino isn’t always pretty. But whether it’s about refugees of war or environmental conservation, we’ve never shied away from having the conversations that matter.

Talk Travels
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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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The Weight of Gold
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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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The End of the Night Out
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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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Val Vestil on Writing Environmental Stories
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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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Can we make community pantries sustainable?
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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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Time Beaters
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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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Meet The Man Behind Gising Gising PH
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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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Why Conspiracies Won’t Save Our Oceans
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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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Teaching Girls to Code with Isabel Sieh
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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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On Style and Sustainability
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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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Back to Anilao, Part II
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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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Back to Anilao, Part I
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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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Back to El Nido
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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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Back to Boracay
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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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Horror Stories from the Field
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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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The Village Chefs
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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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Filipino Sign Language With Bayani Generoso
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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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Philippine Heroes 101: Recommended Reads
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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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6 Filipino Historians Talk National Heroes
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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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Saving Sharks with Ariana Agustines
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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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Catching Up With Old Friends
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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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Images From Bangsamoro with Martin San Diego
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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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Where the Green Grass Grows
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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 Great Outdoors Knows No Body
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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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A Meat-Eater’s Rumination
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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 Rest is Noise
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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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Art Meets Urban Development with Leeroy New & Julia Nebrija
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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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The River Warriors of Pasig
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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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The Faces of Pride
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The Faces of Pride

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

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Ugly Delicious
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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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Spiritual Sustenance
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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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In the Wake of the Storm
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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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Sugarland Calling
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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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