Revamped Uber app expected to launch soon

MANILA — Ride sharing app Uber recently announced that the company will be launching a major revamp  on its app — the most significant update since 2012. In a media briefing and product demo earlier this week, The Verge cite that the new app is suppose to offer its rider and driver a much cleaner interface, less confusion around which…

Advisory: Pico de Loro’s indefinite closure

MANILA– Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area Management Board (DENR-PAMB) confirmed that Mataas na Gulod National Park that covers Mt. Palay-Palay or known as Pico de Loro in Cavite will be closed indefinitely to all hiking activities starting October 1, 2016. The famed natural park was flocked by large number of visitors and hiking…

Grab Philippines offer discounts to NAIA passengers

MANILA– Starting September 14, 2016, ride hailing app Grab Philippines is offering Php 200.00 or USD 5.00 discount to its passengers who will book their trips from any Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals (T1, Centennial Terminal, T3 and T4) to their destination. You and your loved ones who are flying into Manila can claim the discount when you use…

Let…love…In! Filipinos unite for Metro Manila Pride festival

MANILA– Family, friends and members of the LGBTQIA+ community gathered in front of Lapu-Lapu Shrine last June 25, 2016 to call for an end to discrimination and hate. The event which is packed with features like open marketplace that sells Pride merchandise and freebies, was also attended by members of the press and foreign tourists. “Love…

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Uber Manila to introduce new ridesharing option

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA–  Famous ride sharing app, Uber Manila is now on foot to bring a new ride sharing option in Metro Manila. The new option matches the rider with other Uber riders in the same area, going the same direction, at the same time. The option will be available starting June 15, 2016.  The…

TRENDING: Musical flash mob serenades Manila train commuters

MANILA– Regular commute in the metropolis is a hassle, there’s no need to expound that.  So the Cultural Center of the Philippines in coordination with the Light Rail Transit Authority pull off a wonderful idea to bring art and culture experience to the public and make one commute remarkable to the lucky riders. Last June 3, 2016 at…

Classic bridges of Manila that we wish we have today

By Gillian Gacuma | Resources: Rafael Minuesa and Robert S. Gardner MANILA– Flyovers, bridges and soon, double-deck elevated highways are ordinary sights in today’s metropolis. Crisscrossing our roads and connecting districts with its pale grey cement and metal railing look, passing through it will be at the cost of just cutting travel time.  However, back in the day, bridges are…

TRENDING: Video show 100 years of beauty in the Philippines

MANILA– Filipinas are beautiful, that’s undebatable. The round dark brown eyes and charming smile has been capturing the heart of the world through the years–testified by their dominance in various international beauty pageants.  In a 4 minute presentation posted by Watchut Video, anthropologist Chris Santo Domingo Chan explained the progression of definition of Filipina beauty in the…

Kapit Bisig sa Jomalig 2016

By Gillian Gacuma | Photo by Agatha Lee Ruadap REAL– Located off the coast of Luzon, Jomalig is a sixth-class island-municipality composed of five barangays located on the far eastern end of Polilio Islands in Quezon. It has a land area of 51 square kilometers and a population of over 6,000 in 2011. The island is regularly exposed…

A testament to an invincible spirit of a traveler

By Gillian Gacuma | Photo by STAR’s Fernan Nebres MANILA– A year ago, I was able to interview an inspiring woman for an article at The Philippine STAR. Until now, it’s still one of my favorite stories that I’ve written on the magic of discovering new places and self healing. “For me, life didn’t end when they told me…