B/BIYAHE: Balay Dako & Batangas Boating with Kito Zialcita

  After a season of chasing waves and waterfalls from Taytay to Baler, B/BIYAHE dives back into the staple destinations of summers past. Amid the higher altitude in Tagaytay, new concepts have risen rapidly in the past couple years, from mini-amusement parks to art galleries. And further down south to the old reliable that is […]

B/PROUD: Cha Roque Speaks Out

Words by Margarita Buenaventura With all the cat memes and Vine videos saturating the Internet, it’s pretty hard for one voice to stand out. But lesbian mom Cha Roque’s did, loud and clear, when she wrote an impassioned open letter to the hosts of noontime show Eat Bulaga. From her Facebook wall, she addressed the […]

B/BIYAHE: Baler, Aurora with Surfista’s Elaine Abonal

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Everybody wants to be a surfer these days, and why not? When the sun’s out to play, might as well catch a sweet wave to beat the heat. Those rash guards and bikinis won’t be wearing themselves, after all. Surfer and water babe Elaine Abonal knows this all too well. Besides […]

#BeBetter: A B/Blog Reminder to Be Better Citizens

With great love for what is local comes great responsibility. You can’t say you care about a place if you don’t show it—even in the little things. As a friendly (and maybe a little sassy) reminder not to be an asshole to your fellow Filipino, B/BLOG created #BeBetter, a series that encourages us to be […]

B/Biyahe: Taytay Falls with Kimi Juan & Thomas Caja

  As we’ve seen in classics like Bonnie & Clyde and A Life Less Ordinary, love is more exciting when it’s on the run. Even sweeter: when both people can take some great photos along the way. Putting the romance in wanderlust are Thomas Caja and Kimi Juan, who have racked up quite the Instagram […]

B/Biyahe: Liliw, Laguna with Chef Justin Sarabia

Words by Margarita Buenaventura For many of us, the provincial life is an escape—a welcome change from city life. It’s when we stop thinking and simply enjoy. But for Chef Justin Sarabia of Rural Kitchen, heading to the province is more than a chill out jaunt: it’s a muse for his craft. Justin spent several […]

Lessons in Body Language – Session 3

It isn’t easy to teach bodily self-expression. Comfort has to come from within. Once again, B/BLOG conducts another lesson in body language, capturing some fine examples of what it means to be at ease. This time, our #BenchBodyLanguage class expands with an engineer, a digital content director, a resort owner, and a basketball player, none […]

B/TV: The Morning After

All clothes by BENCH  I  Directed by Sarie Cruz  I  Styling & Production Design by Carla Villanueva  I  Makeup by Pong Niu & Anton Patdu  I  Hair by Marben Talanay Behind-the-Scenes photos by Francisco Nuñez You had to come from some sort of mess in order to start fresh. In B/TV’s first fashion short with […]

Lessons in Body Language – Session 2

It isn’t easy to teach bodily self-expression. Comfort has to come from within. Once again, B/BLOG conducts another lesson in body language, capturing some fine examples of what it means to be at ease. Continuing the #BenchBodyLanguage campaign are a chef, a pole dancer, and a martial arts enthusiast, none of which have a problem […]

Albertus Swanepoel x BENCH: A Madhatter’s Event

Haute hat maker Albertus Swanepoel has put his lid on the fashion world, from winning runner-up at the 2008 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund competition to topping off an Alexander Wang runway show. Through his recent collaboration with BENCH, the milliner adds another feather to his cap. The collab launched in November 6 alongside an exhibition of […]