TEAM Mag & Blued launched first Filipino gay web series

MANILA — Blued and Philippines’ only gay magazine TEAM Magazine recently launched Hanging Out, a gay web series featuring  a twenty-something sketch artist, that becomes an accidental party-crasher when a Grindr hookup sends him to the wrong address. The awkwardness creeps in once everyone realizes the mistake. In an interview with CNN Philippines during the show’s premiere night,…

Camping at Mt. Ulap

MANILA — It’s no doubt that Mt. Ulap rose as a new hiking destination in upland north. Roofing at 1,846 MASL it peaks through the Lingayen gulf in Pangasinan in the west, Mt. Arayat in the south and the some of the famous Cordillera mountains on the east. Average temperature here ranges from 10 to 15…

Lady Gaga and Adele mashup that you need in your cold December nights

MANILA — Famous Pop star singer Lady Gaga recently released her much anticipated album Joanne, the 14 song list include her hit Million Reasons that recently debuted its official music video in YouTube.  Meanwhile YouTuber Andy Wu somehow finally found the perfect material that would meet Adele’s Someone Like You. Yes, they fit just perfectly.  So here…

Rizal’s Pinto Art Museum

MANILA — Located in the residential neighborhood of Grand Heights in  Antipolo City is Pinto Art Museum, you may have read it from someone’s post on Facebook or Instagram but a visit to this art haven will surely make you fall in love to Filipino contemporary creativity again. Filipino Contemporary Art in its core The museum…

The hotel for OFWs

MANILA – The hotel tailored for overseas Filipino workers recently introduced a new room category that is more compact and budget friendly. “The trend here is that most of our guests are provincial-based OFWs who process their documents here in Manila in preparation for their work abroad,” said Kabayan Hotel general manager Raymund Aves. “Kabayan…

Burot beach owner preps for next phase of “development”

MANILA — The famed Calatagan’s “secret beach” or Burot beach is on temporary closure to make way for the privatization and development from its current owners.  According to claims, a unit of the holding company SM Investment Corporation acquired the property from Elizalde family way back in 2012. Turning it into another mixed luxury residential-resort complex…

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…

Acuatico Beach Resort: Laiya’s blend of fun and adventure

MANILA — Three hours from Manila is the quiet town of Laiya Aplaya in San Juan, Batangas that boasts of an amazing stretch of white sand beach backdropped by jagged rock formations. The clear calm waters are ideal for leisurely kayaking or going on an adventurous banana boat ride at high noon. The coast has…

LU’s halo-halo haven

LA UNION — The season of chasing waves is back with this year’s Surfing Break. Attracting varied markets from college students on semestral break to families and buddies with interest in surfing. Plain sports spectators are welcomed too.   If there is one thing that I love about the coastal heat, it’s not the vibe…

Fiesta Garden Hotel Resort and Spa: Vigan’s refreshing stay

MANILA — Vigan is a favorite holiday destination, as visitors explore the rustic ambiance of this World Heritage city. However, Vigan trips now can be more than the usual stroll along its calles (streets) lined with old houses. Located just five minutes away from Vigan’s heritage village, Fiesta Garden Hotel Resort and Spa is a…

Feast of Filipino Hospitality

MANILA — Homecoming means happy memories with family and friends. It also means carefully prepared dishes for loved ones from abroad, and this is what Filipinos have become known for – a warm and cheerful welcome for our guests. Nestled within the quiet street of Ortigas in Pasay City, Mabuhay Manor is a sanctuary for…

Spoon meets paint brush at Negative Space

MANILA– As a foodie, sometimes the hottest thing to try at new restaurants in the city isn’t on the menu: It’s a side of art in it. Combining art and food makes sense. While dining, for once people have that rare luxury of time to appreciate their surroundings, to take in the room and to…