Opinion & Commentary

Are making serial killers sexy a bad thing?

The recent controversies surrounding the new Ted Bundy movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile and Netflix’s original series, You, have forced us to ask this question. There’s been a lot of backlash concerning the way these media...

6 Realities of Growing Up with OFW parents

During the reference period of April to September 2017, there were 2.3 million Overseas Filipino Workers noted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (Source). This is the combined number of those how have worked abroad and of the ones who are...

Here’s Why You Should Join Training Workshops

Words by Hannah Angelique Bacani These days, a diploma is not the best thing that you could own, but a great skillset. Learning new skills and having practical knowledge of something unfamiliar to others could be to your great advantage. And with...

4 Years Ago, I Took a Picture of a Future Queen

Four  years ago, I had my first stint for When in Manila, covering an event for an iconic band in the Philippines: Eraserheads. It was the launch of their magazine cover for Esquire Philippines, as well as the release of their two songs with...

Why Life is So Much Better with a Dog

Article by: Albert Alicer Chewbacca Miyagi a.k.a. “Chewy” has been my best friend for four years now. He is a male Shiba Inu. Getting Chewy was one of the best decisions I ever made. You should seriously consider getting one, too! Why Life is So...

6 Reasons Why Storytelling is Magical

Children are always fascinated with stories, read or told. Little do we know that when children listen to stories, they listen with their hearts, so much so that they fall in love with each story they hear. Each beautiful narrative stays in their...

What Does It Mean To Be A Filipina?

A few weeks ago, Twitter blew up on the topic of Filipina representation in America’s modeling industry. The Victoria Secret Fashion show had just aired and people were hot on the topic of Kelsey Merritt’s debut on the VS runway.  They...

Grieving and Keeping in Touch in This Day and Age

I won’t argue about having technology in our lives. I love every bit of it. While it makes our lives easier, grieving and keeping in touch, in this day and age, has become a privilege. It has also became an easy way to make excuses for...

Do you believe in astrology?

Ah, astrology. The field of study that is so divisive that its debates usually end in exasperation and being told that the other party is only being stubborn because of something in retrograde. I personally have no clue about the hows and whys of...

Why Can’t We Just Let People Enjoy Things?

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, some people are simply just so negative about anything and everything? David Christopher Hizon sure has, especially after watching ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the cinemas recently. “Why can’t...

We all like sex… but why do people slut-shame?

Words by Bernice Danielle Castillo Human beings are animals, yes. It’s not just your ex or your backstabbing best friends. People have an innate need to procreate with each other because it is what evolution has designed us to do. However, due...

3 Things We Loved About Z-Street Halloween

All photos from Z Hostel’s Facebook page. Don Pedro is a part in Makati where you’ll find lots of bars and restaurants. It’s a perfect place to hang out with your friends on weekends. We were in for a surprise last October as this...

How Stan Lee Changed the World of Superheroes

Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics, recently passed away – but why are so many people affected? Aside from giving life to some of our favorite superheroes today, Stan Lee has done so much more for lovers of comic books. Rudolph Rabago, a...

I Saw Donald Trump at PETA Theater

Article by Mari Lorica With the upcoming elections in 2019, it is important to know what the truth is and what fake news is. After reading a headline, identifying fake news is as easy as simply reading the full article. In my case, I watched...