B/BISITA – Marikina, a ‘Hood We Love 

It used to be that Marikina evoked images of bright pink MMDA road signs and your tita’s favorite step-ins. But with “Discipline, Good Taste, and Excellence” as its motto, it’s no surprise that this industrial city is becoming known for more than producing great soles—it’s also becoming a hub for some pretty good grub. Marikina […]

BENCH MEETS Rebecca Coates & Mitzie Lao of Dani Girl

In the age of viral videos, all this talk of theater dying is no surprise. Launched last week and running until July 27, a musical called Dani Girl has got us thinking, however. The Dani in this musical is a nine-year-old girl who learns that her cancer is back, but not without the consolation of her cheeky guardian […]

B/TV: Bench Body Whitening Lotion TVC, Behind the Scenes

We can’t help but continue soaking in the radiance of BENCH’s freshest faces: Addie Manzano, Sam Rodriguez, and Dominique Cojuangco. The newest endorsers of BENCH Body Whitening Lotion, “the next generation in skin whitening,” are elegant young ladies who have warranted their own spotlight away from parents Edu Manzano, Miguel Rodriguez, and Gretchen Barretto. Of […]

Hot Heads: Hair That’s in Shape for the Summer

The summer sun doesn’t just put a spotlight on the bodies we’ve worked on, but the body we keep up top. Less clothes means more attention on our hair, which should keep its shape in the face of the heat and humidity. While taking a dip in the ocean gives your hair a wet n’ […]


Stay in school, kids, and you may find yourselves sitting pretty one day. Through a thesis grant from her university, Tini Dahl was visiting the Philippines to research the country’s economic development when the Fil-Norwegian stunner started turning heads and setting off camera flashes.