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Editor’s note: When Patis Tesoro speaks, you listen because her words pull you in and you come away having learned something worthwhile. I love to listen to her talk. Not very many people have the gift of magnetic gab — Patis does.   This bohemian-hippie couturier of San Pablo City, Laguna, is known for her mixture of colors and designs using indigenous Philippine materials and hand-painted images. Yes, that is her delicious game. Filipina Vogue a La Mode. We hope you enjoy our photo essay and the short film by Owen…read more

Yvette Co

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Editor’s note: Ginhawa Craft Studio Café is in the Alumni Park Plaza at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna. By transforming a water plant building into an art center/cafe, Yvette Co has created a haven for budding artists. The café offers workshops for children, and artists collaborate with Yvette on art projects. It also serves food for those craving Fil-Chin cuisine. The café is small, but has space enough for sketch pads, and woodworking projects spill out onto the lawn. All in all, a very cool spot to…read more

Merienda at “Habin” Kitchen Garden

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Editor’s note: Popo San Pascual is an artist first. He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and later received grants from Indonesia, Venice, Italy and New York. After years of studying, learning different cultures and exploring the world it became clear where his path would take him. He created his own zany and wonderful art. It’s been thirty years of living, breathing and creating art for Popo, but then his mother’s wish added an occupation out of his norm. Is he up for it? Habin Kitchen Garden…read more