The last few months have seen an unexpected upending of the modern way of life. Countries all over the world have been instituting quarantine and lockdown efforts in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, now named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19, first described as a “pneumonia of unknown origin,” was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China in late December 2019.
After its spread through mainland China and other countries, it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO on January 30, 2020. By March 11, WHO declared it was a pandemic, urging countries to ramp up their responses to the virus in order to curb the spread. As of April 3, 2020, COVID-19 has infected over 1 million people worldwide, causing 53,238 deaths, affecting 204 countries and territories.
Fashion has always had its leaders, from style icons like
Twiggy in the 1960s to Kate Moss of the 1990s. These icons have shaped the
tastes of a decade, sometimes a generation, showing consumers what’s in and
what’s not. But as the Internet became more of a daily presence and the advent
of social media led to shifts in consumer habits, fashion has begun to change.
Social media has become an almost inescapable part of our
daily lives. Ever since the emergence of social media platforms in the late
90s, modern society has learned to connect and communicate in ways that would
have almost seemed impossible decades before. Social media influences the way
we speak, the music we listen to, where we travel, what we eat, and what we
wear— and at the forefront of that are the influencers.
With MMA slowly gaining popularity in the country, it’s only right that we should take a look at some of the biggest names in the sport currently. Here’s a list of the top 10 best Filipino MMA fighters in the country.
When you live in Metro Manila, heading out of your house means coming face-to-face with one of the most dreaded traits of the megacity: the infamous Metro Manila traffic. Every day, millions of travelers in and around the Metro struggle through one of the longest commutes in the world, with cars, buses, motorcycles, bikes, jeeps, and pedestrians all vying for space on the road. Over 370,000 vehicles daily pass through EDSA, Metro Manila’s busiest highway, and the metropolis itself has a population of 12.8 million people. If you’d like to know more about this perennial problem, or are stuck in traffic yourself, then here are ten top facts about traffic in the Metro.
There are tons of fitness fads that fade in and out of
popularity, but there’s one on the rise that looks like it’s here to stay.
Wall-climbing is an intensive, cardio-heavy sport that makes use of all your
muscle groups, so you get a full-body workout all at once. Climbers scale
vertical planes with the aid of grips or protrusions on the walls, holding
themselves up until they can find their next foot- or handhold. It’s definitely
not for the faint of heart, but it’s intense, fulfilling, and fun.
Health Fitness Revolution says that wall climbing combines cardio and strength into one workout, but that’s not the only reason why climbers climb. It strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and mental strength, and reduces stress, so if you’ve been looking for your newest workout, wall climbing might be the one for you. There’s also nothing like the feeling of pride after having accomplished a climb, which is enough to make enthusiasts come back again and again. Interested in capturing the experience for yourself? Check out this short list of places to get your wall-climbing fix in Metro Manila, strap on your gear, and climb!
If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few months,
you’d know that we’re only a few hours to the opening of one of the most
anticipated movies of all time. Philippine comic book fans, geeks, and casual
moviegoers all over the country are preparing to sit down to the final
installment to the current story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t
bought your premier ticket yet, are killing time until your showing, or really
have been living under a rock, then take a look below at this brief
backgrounder into the movie event of the season.
Nothing has revolutionized entertainment in recent years quite as much as Netflix has. Watching television in years past involved paying expensive cable subscription fees, waiting for TV schedules, and annoying commercials interrupting your show. Netflix gives you thousands of shows and movies at the click of a mouse— without pesky commercials— for as low as Php 370.
And while streaming services have been around for a while, no site has had quite the same impact. CNN reports that Netflix is now at almost 140 million subscribers globally, with Philippine viewers part of that number after the site’s international launch in 2016. With a huge variety of available shows and movies, no wonder that the conversation around pop culture is now so closely tied with its roster of available media. Keep yourself up to date by checking out what’s currently hot on the radar below!
Film brings together emotion, art, entertainment, and the
universal human condition. In addition, advents in filmmaking technology,
movies are bigger than ever, and there’s nowhere better to celebrate the magic
of moviemaking than during awards season. While every film award is of course a
huge honor, if you ask your everyman on the street what the biggest one is,
they’d definitely say the Oscars.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is one of the
biggest if not the biggest yearly event in the film industry. Awarded by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this year the Oscars are 91. With
some of the biggest changes to the formula this year— no host, Netflix movies,
and more presenters than ever— let’s see what the 2019 Oscars have in store for
If science and technology are the backbone of society, then
art is its heart. From the first time humans made stories out of the sky and
painted their hunts onto cave walls, art has been an indelible part of our
psyche. And while before the fine arts may have been the province of kings and
queens, art is now more accessible than ever.
There are tons of museums across the country that hold some
of the best of Philippine art, but the field is ever evolving. With new
materials, new ideas, and new faces coming up all the time, it can be pretty
hard to keep track of who’s who in the Philippine art world. Art Fair is
another way to keep up with some of the best up-and-coming artists in the
Philippines. And for first-timers, here’s what you can expect from one of the
biggest art events in the country.