My Bloody Balikbayan – a B/BLOG Horror Story

Rumors always circulated around the Luneta Hotel. They said it was the place statesmen brought their mistresses. Between the Luneta Hotel and the grand Manila Hotel, the former always had the more interesting stories. Of course, a more interesting story was what he craved in life, which is why he decided to end his own […]

B/BIYAHE: Hostel Hopping in Manila

  BENCH BLOG hops across hostels in Manila and asks a couple of travelers what they’re loving local.   MNL Hostel  Hi Ashleigh and Rebecca! What brought you to the Philippines?  Ashleigh: We’ve been backpacking for five months already and some of the friends we’ve met while traveling have been here. They said the beaches […]

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 […]

The Karpos Kids do Christmas – A Bench Meets Special

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Doing business with one’s family usually comes with a warning label: Don’t. But for siblings Steph, John, and Nicole Uy, it seems that there’s no one else they’d rather work with. And it looks like their family dynamic works, anyway: in a little over two years, their production company Karpos Multimedia […]