BENCH Romances by Shaira Luna

  Few can capture feels like photographer Shaira Luna. From a heartfelt ménage à trois to a dad doting on his daughter, our girl Shaira has summoned many big emotions through her shoots for BENCH BLOG. To celebrate the love month, we asked the gifted photographer to pack even bigger and wilder heart, the only […]

Screen Romance – #LongDistanceRelationshipGoals

Thanks to the sophisticated ways we communicate these days, the long-distance relationship is no longer myth. Chad Pantig and Maan Marquez play a couple that is at odds geographically (one’s in Manila, the other one’s in New York) but slays romantically. With a sweet Viber voicemail or flirty Facetime every now and then, two people can […]

“Firsts” – a Love Story in .GIFs

You remember those moments. They were just seconds but they changed everything—the first time you saw each other, the first words spoken, the first touch, the first kiss. With a whole month to celebrate those moments, BENCH BLOG visits French patisserie PAUL, the delicious setting for a couple’s many romantic firsts, portrayed by real-life twosome […]

You Only Live Once

Two decades later, Wes Craven’s Scream still echoes its influence in pop culture. Today, the popularity of the show Scream Queens is proof we haven’t tired of the Slasher genre’s most essential elements: hot hormonal teens, a knife-wielding mystery killer, and an audience yelling at a busty babe to get the F out of wherever she […]

KathNiel Coloring Book Costume Party!

Maybe Halloween should be renamed Independence Day II. Talk about a free pass to indulge whatever fantasy, or put on something fun or freaky. Anything goes, really. On the day where anyone can be whomever they want to be, Benchsetters far and wide have probably entertained the idea of being entertainment royalty in the form […]

YOUTH ISSUES – Meg & Young Star

Years after people have declared that “print is dead,” the magazine continue to thrive. Underground titles emerge everyday, while powerhouse publishing houses still sell thousands of copies each month. September is considered to be the New Year for magazines, with each one busting out bigger, thicker, and better issues. The Philippines is no exception to […]

Youth Issues – Candy & Garage

Magazines are very interesting things — not quite a novel, not quite a picture book either. What makes a good magazine great is its ability to sell both image and copy, telling you that Yes, those skinny jeans will make you look three inches taller. And here’s why. Years after people have declared that “print […]

In Good Company

  Sometimes the motivation to work doesn’t even come from a raise but from some elevated work wear. Dreary days at the office can do with a little style stimulation from a shirt cut sexier or a dark pair of jeans you can wear in the after-hours. Whether it’s the smart casual cool of a […]