Sai Villafuerte is a journalist specializing in cultural reporting. She received an MPhil in international development from the University of Oxford.
People Are Socialising More than Ever, Just In a New Way
A new culture is emerging as people all over the world are forced to stay at home to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Borders Issue 2019
Filipino Chefs Are Taking Back Control of Their Cuisine
Filipino food is gaining worldwide popularity. But as the diaspora grapples with the country's multicultural history, the cuisine's identity is yet to be established.
How the Philippine Drug War Could Kill the Underground Dance Scene
A controversial drug raid leads to the closure of a dance club in Manila, leaving a music subculture lost and scrambling.
This Artist Is the Only Man Ever Convicted of Blasphemy In Modern Philippines
Carlos Celdran took on the church eight years ago and the fight took over his life.
How the Catholic Church Is Helping, and Hurting, the Philippines' Poorest People
The Church is running poverty alleviation programs in communities like Tondo. But it's also fighting against policies that could help them.