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Why You Can’t Miss MUNI Market 2017

March 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Muni. This Tagalog word, when used, evokes a daydream-like scene, where the subject is found seated, or in stillness, with glazed or unfocused eyes that are directed toward a far-off space. From a third person’s POV, you can see that while the subject is physically present, their thoughts are obviously […]

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Alexandra Eduque: Moving Mountains Through MovEd

March 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

In a country where quality education is a privilege for the few who can afford it, MovEd, or MOVE.org Foundation is building a sturdy bridge for the underprivileged youth to cross on their way to a brighter future. A non-profit organization that seeks to provide the youngest students of the […]

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Will Lauder’s Kapuluan Coconut is Proudly Pinoy

March 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The coconut is currently celebrating its heyday these days, and while raw and virgin coconut oil are easy to find in the coconut-rich tropics, the rest of the Western world doesn’t enjoy this luxury. Enter Kapuluan Coconut. Kapuluan (“islands”, in Filipino) Coconut’s founder, Will Lauder, was scheduled to fly from […]

12 Spots to Celebrate Graduation Day

March 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

It’s toga season and pretty soon fresh grads will be entering a new chapter of their lives. Give the hard-working graduates in your life a treat, or, if you’re graduating yourself, here are a few picks for where you can eat, drink, and be merry after receiving that well-earned diploma. […]

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Danjugan Island: Where Vacation and Conservation Go Hand-in-Hand

March 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Summer is nearing and its time to start looking for where to park your bum when it arrives. The Visayas is littered with beautiful spots that are all vying for your attention, but there is one destination that stands out, because of its natural beauty, and of the cause at […]

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PlanaFORMA and Munch Manila: Bringing Out a #HappyNewYou

February 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

There are no “hard-and-fast” rules to “being fit”. Working with different bodies for almost two decades has made it easier to understand that everyone is different, and its definitely made me more aware of what is and isn’t snake oil. First-hand experience and research has shown me that these five […]

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Hope for Lupus Foundation Celebrates National Lupus Advocacy Week

February 4, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

It was October 2007 when Diwa Partylist Representative Cong. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar was diagnosed with lupus. “I remember seeing my parents tear-up as the doctor explained what lupus was. Mama asked with a trembling voice, “Doc, will Emmeline die?” I laughed aloud then and said, “Of course, not!”, even though I […]

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Gifts to Warm Your Valentine’s Heart

February 3, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Days like Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be reserved for just lovers. Single or attached, it’s a chance to spend a day with the people you care about most. Heck, it can be your chance to indulge in some self-love too! Should you give someone special something more than your precious time, […]

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Holy Carabao: Easy and Conscientious Grocery Shopping

January 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The Christmas holidays of 2016 can be good for the heart and soul, yet it can be tough on the digestive system. Sweets and alcohol are the usual suspects that I always end up resolving to consume a little less of both once the year ends. If you’re looking to […]

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A Word with Save Philippine Seas’ Anna Oposa

January 17, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

In 2011, Anna Oposa co-founded Save Philippine Seas (SPS) as a response to an illegal wildlife trade case that involved the harvesting of endangered shells, critically endangered turtles, and black coral. Initially meant as an online campaign, SPS and its three members (all working on a project-based basis)—Oposa (Executive Director […]