Opinion & Commentary

Are LGBTQ+ rights in the Philippines too much?

In August 2019, the narrative of Gretchen Diez shook Filipino consciousness. The exchange of thoughts and opinions about her case blew out of proportion. While some rallied behind Diez’s plea, others said the issue was too dramatic. Moreover, even...

No, poverty is not a choice — and this is why

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of When In Manila.  With the enhanced community quarantine in effect across several cities, we’ve seen that those suffering from it the most are the economically...

6 Ways to Tell if Your Source is Reliable

Words and illustration by: Andrea Sangco Ever since the internet gave us the convenience of fast and real-time dissemination of information, how we communicate with our friends and loved ones changed drastically. From handwritten letters, to chat...

6 Things Every Pug Lover Can Relate To

Words and photos by Clariz Mendoza Welcoming Mocha (our pug) into our home completely changed our lives.  Having her is like riding a roller coaster with nothing but upward thrills. She is a ball of sunshine that brought chaos, laughter, happiness,...

The Impact of Jose Rizal in My Life

Most Filipinos know Jose Rizal as our national hero who featured in our one-peso coin. In history, students and enthusiasts know how he fought for the Philippines’ independence against the Spaniard colonizers.  As for me, the VoiceMaster, I see...

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How To Landi Responsibly

Malandi ka ba? Aminin mo na, wala naman masama sa pagiging malandi. Basta landi responsibly. GIF from GIPHY We’ve all either heard or read of that saying, “landi responsibly.” It has become one of the most relevant sayings of our generation....

Hostels vs. Hotels: Which Do You Prefer?

Lots of people have discovered the joy of traveling by now. They want to explore new places and try new attractions. For any tourism activity, though, one of the basic needs of travelers is their accommodation. Backpackers and tourists need a...