BENCH MEETS: Dog Days with Andre Drilon

B/Blog meets no less than four Shiba Inus under the care of Andre Drilon, artist, student, and son of an anchorwoman. Get cozy with the Bench Blog as we snuggle up with our favorite personalities and their furry friends. We’re stepping inside the homes of the most exciting individuals today to see their lives through […]

BENCH Meets: Raxenne Maniquiz

Illustrator and unapologetic maximalist Rax Maniquiz talks about her illustrations for Charles & Keith’s new campaign and how she juggles her creative responsibilities. Working a day job has proved to be no problem for Raxenne Maniquiz, graphic designer, illustrator, and side gig goddess. On top of her nine-to-five at Plus63 Design Co., where she currently […]

Body of Work

World-renowned as “The World’s Hottest Math Teacher,” Pietro Boselli was catapulted to global fame in 2015, when photos students took of him teaching in the classroom went viral on Facebook. Since then, he’s become a celebrity in his own right, gracing the pages of magazines like GQ and People, while enjoying a 1.7 million following […]

BENCH Meets Cedrick Juan of “Viva Viva Escolta”

The life of theater actor Cedrick Juan is no one-act play. After several successful productions on stage, the Dulaang UP headliner is taking a quick intermission to star in the QCinema short, Viva Viva Escolta. But he’s not bowing down for the curtain call yet. In between dress rehearsals and whole day tapings, Cedrick Juan […]

See You After Class

Back to school, back to rules and regiment. But while uniforms and natural clique selection have whisked you away from the freedom of summer vacation, school can also be the place you find your people and feed your passions. In this Back to School special, BENCH BLOG celebrates the extracurricular activity and the general sense […]

BENCH Meets Graham Caygill

  Goals can change over time. For Fil-British soccer star Graham Caygill, goals became less literal in the past year what with his decision to quit local football team Loyola Meralco Sparks and trade “the beautiful game” for an arena that straight up celebrates beauty. As the new host of sporting and lifestyle show Gameplan, he’s […]

#BenchBodyLanguage: Century Tuna Superbods Finalists Ameen & Tanya

There’s only so much you can tell a person to inspire fitness. Oftentimes, a body of evidence is necessary: slits across hips, toned arms, a tight stomach. For the past 10 years, Century Tuna Superbods has sent out a parade of those bodies—the sort you desire, but more so that spur a desire to get […]