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Emi Salgado

Kinalas, Interrupted

Pondering on Naga City’s famous Kinalas (local ramen) these social distancing days and the absence thereof.

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I Should Have Pretended I’ve Been To Bicol

April 12, 2017 Destinations
A Bicolano sits with a Manilena asking her to just shut up and pack for a trip to Bicol immediately.

Yukie Sarto: The Bicolano Fashion Photographer

March 5, 2020 People
The Vogue Italia Digital-published fashion photographer talks about his craft and his roots in Buhi.

Manay Dominique Is In The House

February 6, 2020 People
We sat down with Bicol’s ‘It Girl’ on her year in surf-batical, finding love right after, and her love for regional cuisine.

Twelve Books From Bicol We’re Binge-Reading This Lockdown

March 21, 2020 Arts & Culture
We asked fellow Bikolanos the twelve books published recently from the region that's perfect for days. Like. These.

Gay and (Almost)Golden: The 49th Miss Gay Bicolandia

February 3, 2020 Arts & Culture
What it’s like to be at the helm of the longest-running gay pageant in the Philippines and South-East Asia.

Coconut Milk’s Antiviral Properties: Some Details

March 13, 2020 Food
The country's recent viral crisis has lead us to read more about coconut milk's immune-boosting properties

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