How Marvel’s first featured Pinoy superhero can save society

By Jonathan Lansang/ – The world could always use more heroes. Next month, the hero coming has Filipino comic book fans buzzing. Her name is Wave, and she is an all-new superhero from the Philippines created by Greg Pak and our very own Leinil Francis Yu. There isn’t much known Read more »

These vintage Italian posters prove Pinoy films were being screened in Europe as early as the ‘60s

By Jerome Gomez/ – Three weeks ago, Archivo 1984 gallery at the La Fuerza compound in Makati screened the documentary Happy Days Are Here Again. It’s a Cirio Santiago production that weaves together many musical numbers from our big studio films from the 50s to the 70s, each segment introduced Read more »

Indonesian player on offense in Philippines’ $1bn coffee war

By Cliff Venzon/ – A coffee war is brewing in the Philippines after Indonesia’s PT Mayora Indah announced plans to produce instant coffee locally to take on Swiss giant Nestle and local food and beverage juggernaut Universal Robina. PT Mayora early this week said it would invest $80 million in Read more »

Philippines Beats China In Happiness

By Panos Mourdoukoutas/ – Filipinos are happier than Chinese. That’s according to the recently published 2019 World Happiness Report, which ranks Philippines in the 69th position, and China in the 93trd position. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by combining quantitative data, such as per capita GDP growth; and Read more »

No end in sight as Philippines communist revolt marks 50th year

via – Philippine policewoman Ruby Buena’s introduction to one of the oldest communist insurgencies in the world was a roadside bomb blast followed seconds later by an eruption of gunfire. “I thought it was my time to die,” said 25-year-old Buena, who instead woke up in a hospital with Read more »

What is Filipino architecture supposed to look like?

By Keena Vazquez/ – Where are you from?” For the last seven years I’ve spent living overseas, I’ve grown used to this question. I am one of those people whose eyes are of a nondescript shape and color and whose nose hints of diluted Western descent, but whose unbleached hair Read more »