Mandaluyong to BGC in 30 minutes? Transport cyclists say you can do it by bike

Metro Manila’s car culture and motor-vehicle-centric commute have been more than apparent in the city’s heavy traffic pre-pandemic. But now that a killer virus is on the loose and the months-long quarantine period has prevented jeepneys and public utility vehicles (PUVs) from transporting heaps of people the way we’re used to, bike advocates are renewing calls ...

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‘Walk’ on Intramuros’ cobbled streets with this sweeping virtual tour

‘Walk’ on Intramuros’ cobbled streets with this sweeping virtual tour

If you had trouble hauling your ass to the walled city of Intramuros to soak in some culture before the lockdown even started, there’s zero chance of doing it now. Luckily...

Weekend Warrior (March 12-15): Prize-winning drama, pretty crystals, and a night just for nerds

Weekend Warrior (March 12-15): Prize-winning drama, pretty crystals, and a night just for nerds

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Weekend Warrior (March 5-8): A hot-air balloon show, a shutterbug fair, and peak high school nostalgia

Weekend Warrior (March 5-8): A hot-air balloon show, a shutterbug fair, and peak high school nostalgia

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Music fest Wanderland cancels 3 days before event after city issues COVID-19 notice

Music fest Wanderland cancels 3 days before event after city issues COVID-19 notice

The organizers of the Wanderland Music & Arts Festival, arguably the city’s biggest and most diverse roundup of live musical performances, announced today that the event...

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 27 – 29): A drag extravaganza, some massive female sculptures, and a cabaret

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 27 – 29): A drag extravaganza, some massive female sculptures, and a cabaret

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Pass the Hat: This new pay-what-you-can pocket play tour in Manila debuts this weekend

Pass the Hat: This new pay-what-you-can pocket play tour in Manila debuts this weekend

Marikina City-based Ikarus theater group has been staging a range of classic and original plays from their home base DITO: Bahay ng Sining (Here: Home of the Arts) for seven...

It’s not always about you, Manila: Art Fair 2020 explores the Visayan experience

It’s not always about you, Manila: Art Fair 2020 explores the Visayan experience

Art in the Philippines has often been criticized as being overly Manila-centric, but Art Fair 2020 is at the very least seeking to change that by putting Visayan art front and...

‘Nightcrawlers,’ Nat Geo doc on Duterte’s drug war, to get Philippine premiere at new film fest

‘Nightcrawlers,’ Nat Geo doc on Duterte’s drug war, to get Philippine premiere at new film fest

A National Geographic documentary about President Rodrigo Duterte’s internationally condemned drug war — which was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination in December — will get...

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 20 – 23): A rock musical, a zombie thriller, and some inter-religious conflict

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 20 – 23): A rock musical, a zombie thriller, and some inter-religious conflict

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...


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