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WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE A warm summer sunset in Sorsogon City. (Image by Sara Grace C. Fojas)

Summers of innocence and joy

By Sol Vanzi Summers in the ’50s defined the weeks of vacation from school, grand town fiestas, and days of exploration. We would leave home…


Summer chill

Text and images by Kara Santos The summer heat is starting to sizzle and most tourists are probably already packing their bikinis and flip-flops for…


Make Lab, Not War

Text by Raymund Magno Garlítos Images by Noel Pabalate (Photo courtesy of The Hub partner Mickey Lu of Fabricca Manila) Then and now, the Perez-Samanillo Building has already been an oasis for…



By Raymund Magno Garlitos and Mae Lorraine Rafols Lorenzo Images by Jovel Lorenzo and Noel Pabalate For the smartphone-thumping, selfie-obsessed generation, the mention of “Escolta”…


Hail the Jeepney!

By AA Patawaran In the early 2000s, just before the social media revolution, hate mail or the call-in was the only way readers could get…


Pasig: River of Life

By Luisito Batongbakal, Jr. The origin of its name suggests what the storied river used to be. Anthropologist Dr. E. Arsenio Manuel believed the word Pasig is the…