New LGBT-themed ad of local clothing brand Bench tackles coming out

In a conservative Catholic country like the Philippines, it’s not easy for LGBT youth to come out to their parents. So many were surprised when local clothing brand Bench touched on the issue in their latest advertisement, posted to Facebook on Sunday. The ad asks: “How long can you keep a secret? Someone is bound to smell it.” The video tells the ...

Sexuality & dating

Love or career? According to latest survey, most Filipinos choose career

Love or career? According to latest survey, most Filipinos choose career

While it seems most Filipinos tend to be hopeless romantics and wear their hearts on their sleeves, a survey released by Social Weather Stations (SWS) yesterday found that most...

To encourage others to get checked, ex-Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach takes HIV test in public

To encourage others to get checked, ex-Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach takes HIV test in public

The Philippines’ former Miss Universe conducted a public HIV test in Manila on Wednesday a week after the United Nations said her country had the fastest-growing number of...

This digital ad agency gives break-up leave, dating allowance to employees

This digital ad agency gives break-up leave, dating allowance to employees

Need time off to get over a break-up? How about some extra bucks for dating? One digital ad agency in Manila gives their employees just that. According to a story in Newsbytes, an...

Love in the Time of Marawi Siege: Army soldier marries evacuee in evacuation center wedding

Love in the Time of Marawi Siege: Army soldier marries evacuee in evacuation center wedding

There’s really nothing that can stop true love, not even a group of terrorists wreaking havoc in a once peaceful town. Private First Class Roy Bantasan was assigned to...


 

Coconuts Manila Sexuality & dating

We’re not kidding when we say we talk about anything and everything. The Coconuts Manila team is here to shake up your comfort zones when it comes to dating. We report on things that you’re too shy to ask about, and we interview people you’re probably dying to talk to (we had a conversation with Manila’s rope queen!). BTW, we’re big fans of a good love story too. Some of our writers actually give good love advice. So don’t be surprised if you see pieces of cheese in here every once in a while.