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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.

A Meat-Eater’s Rumination
Feature

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
Feature

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
Interview

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
Feature

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
Photo Essay

The Faces of Pride

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

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Ugly Delicious
Feature

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
Feature

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
Editor's Pick

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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The Mayor's City
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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The Weather Man
Feature

The Weather Man

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

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Poblacion Reinvention
Feature

Poblacion Reinvention

Barangay Poblacion, the red light district of the Makati CBD, has been reborn as the city’s most interesting neighborhood.

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