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Pilipinas Street Plan

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Graffiti artist Joven Mayor shares the challenges and triumphs of introducing graffiti art to this part of the world. Ungga tells his story on 8 Magazine July-Sept 2012 issue

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Café Lucia

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A couple of years back, I’d refer to Café Lucia as “that new coffee shop by Agus”. Those were the days when my friends and I would spend hours at the Astrodome and would be too lazy to go anywhere else the moment we got comfy at Kamalyan’s, or Canto Fresco or HisHer. As the crowds got younger at the Dome (or maybe we just grew a bit older!), we got less and less lazy and we would find ourselves more often at what has now become one of my few haunts in Tacloban – Café Lucia. A favorite for casual club meetings, a spot for photographing Tacloban City by night, a haven for those who simply want to truly enjoy coffee al fresco – these are just some of the reasons Café Lucia is a hit. I personally love how it has become a place to check out local art. The café is frequently a venue for exhibits that allow local artists to showcase their work and display what is at times raw, at times polished and modern, yet definitely always interesting pieces.  On the counter are hand-crafted jewelry by local artist Danika Astilla. A couple of times, I was able to attend opening ceremonies of exhibits by visual artists from all over...

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Instant Adventure – The Five Falls in Lawaan, Eastern Samar

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There are five falls in Lawaan at Brgy. Guinub-an. The Ban-awan Falls, the largest of them all, is around 300 feet above sea level, featuring a level-three waterfall which is an hour’s climb away on a challenging trail.

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Basey: A Cottage Industry

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Basey is popularly known for weaving Banig. It started as a leisure activity and a symbol of status. The primary material used is the ticog or sedge which undergoes various labor-intensive processes before it is finally used to make hand-woven products. Ideally, the ticog should be woven in a place of cool temperature to keep it plaint. Some weavers would opt to do the weaving under a cave.

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Giuseppe’s Italian-Filipino Restaurant

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Un Buon Restorante Giuseppe’s is an Italian-Filipino Restaurant established last October 26, 1992 by food connoisseurs, Joseph Bonavitacola and Catherine Añover.  The restaurant’s name was taken from the co-owner’s name, Joseph in Italian is Guiseppe. Located at 173 Avenida Veteranos. It is a perfect place to experience their brick-oven-made Italian pizzas, good-tasting wine, and their variety of yummy desserts. Aside from their flavourful dishes and exquisite beverages, the ambiance of Guiseppe’s is very homey. Giuseppe’s Italian-Filipino Restaurant is located...

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Dagami Delights – Binagol

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Smiling kitchen staff greeted us with warm grins and discreet scurrying – they had obviously been expecting us since their day started. I squinted as I let my vision adjust in the dark. The first things I could make out were familiar, round-shaped, packed sweets I so know and and love. Rows and rows of the treat were laden, ready for packing, on a long wooden table. Indeed, I was standing in one of the biggest binagol kitchens in...

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Alodia and Ashley – Gosiengfiao sisters on the cover!

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Cosplay Godesses, Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao, capture Eastern Visayas!

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