Back Issues of Philippine Primer
STREET - "Staycation" and "Spa day"
TRAVEL- El Nido
Features of the issue STREET- For people For whom going out of town is rarely a handy option, "staycation" and "spa day" have been coined as alternative means of refuge that are more practical and attainable. Metro Manila may well be the cradle of all kinds of stress, but the plentitude of hotels and spas are ready to redeem you from the dark abyss. Turn immediately to the Street section to find these saving graces of the city.
STREET - Supermarkets & Deli
TRAVEL- Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Features of the issue STREET- Despite people's varying lifestyles and preferences, supermarkets are undeniably everybody's go to as the most accessible source of sustenance, be it meats and fresh produce or grab-and -go items. This month, we take you around the metro's top supermarkets, plus delis and international groceries that might just be within your neighborhood.
COVER - Chinatown x Divisoria
JAPAN SPECIAL- Hokkaido, Japan
Features of the issue COVER Being the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo is one of the most coveted shopping and food destinations in the Philippines. In its bosom is the quintessential Chinatown and spread across the district are streets harboring a vast array of restaurants, temples, feng shui stores, and wellness shops, all exuding a Chinese feast waiting to be explored. What 's more is that you can score various cheap finds in the nearby Divisoria, just steps away from Chinatown. Join Philippine Primer as we take you to a celebration of Chinese culture and shopping escapades you don't want to miss this January! the Philippines and rediscover the many wonders that keep people coming back to it.
STREET - Ultimate Guide to Legaspi Village
TRAVEL- Rediscover the Sights and Flavors of Tagaytay
Features of the Issue COVER- Tagaytay is a very popular destination not only due to its accessibility from Manila but also because of the many escapades that lie in wait. It is the most sought-after for its cool weather and its unparalleled vantage point to revel in the views of Taal Volcano and lake. Apart from these, the city is also home to many well-kept treasures that can easily satisfy both your tummy and your imagination-one visit in Tagaytay is the same. This month, we revisit the second summer capital of the Philippines and rediscover the many wonders that keep people coming back to it.
COVER - Okada Manila
TRAVEL- Silang Cavite
Features of the Issue COVER- Gleaming golden among the towering skyscrapers in the rising Entertainment City Philippines, Okada Manila has become the symbol of world-class dining and relaxation in the country. Since 2016, it has become a venue for families and friends who desire a gastronomic journey through its various dining options as well as powerhouse entertainment. Plus, with views of Manila Bay from some of the most luxurious rooms, you could ever have the chance of seeing, Okada Manila is the best place to visit for a world-class luxury experience. Know more about this ultimate entertainment destination in this month's cover story.
STREET - Good bread
COVER - Bay City
Features of the Issue STREET-We gives you this day a guide to your daily bread in the metro-this month's Street feature is dedicated to those of us who cannot last a day without some good bread. The heavens have indeed blessed Metro Manila with a multitude of gourmet bread shops and bakeries that have gone beyond just serving good bread-they also offer coffee, meals and spreads to enjoy with your baked goodies. Croissant, sourdough, baguette, Cronut, Danish, sweet bread, pandesal, you name it and they got it! Plus, we give you tips on how to eat and preserve your favorite baked goodies, especially the creative ways you can enjoy the ultimate local favorite, pandesal!
COVER - Pork!
TRAVEL- Quezon City
Features of the Issue COVER- Is it red or white? Pork is the meat that baffles white meat and red meat dieters yet continue to captivate all meat eaters around the world. By expert standards, pork is considered red meat, although it is also often compared alongside chicken, white meat. Red or white, there's no denying that pork is delicious and versatile, able to transform into any dish that can satisfy the pickiest of eaters. In this issue, we feature the various restaurants in Metro Manila and each of their pork specialties that not only are delicious but also give a glimpse of local and international cuisines.
COVER - Batanes
STREET - Little Tokyo
COVER - Many might find the ominious weather conditions surrounding Batanes an unfortunate barrier that isolates this little archipelago from the rest of the world. However, upon seeing the beautifully preserved nature and heritage of the province, you'll find that, if anything, the typhoons and the harsh water are heaven-sent-a loving gift to preserve this beloved land. As a province of the Philippines, Batanes is one that offers a very unique experience of culture, people, and cuisine. This month, we take you to the heaven's- and now, our -beloved province to give but a small glimpse of just how precious Batanes is.
COVER - Lunch Spots
COVER - Besides Banaue being home to not just one-but two stunning UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE-inscribed rice terraces, not many people are aware of just how beautiful this quaint Northern town is. Often considered as a side trip to Baguio and Sagada, Banaue proves to harbor many things that compel at least two days of sojourn. This month, we shine a spotlight on Banaue and the many lesser-known reasons that this town of delicate beauty should be where your adventures begin.
COVER - Alabang
Features of the Issue COVER - Distinct from the other lovely cities in the southern metro, Alabang is loved by its patrons for its relaxed atmosphere that melds modernity with nature. As Muntinlupa City's commercial center, Alabang boasts high-end lifestyle and wellness centers and corporate towers, balanced out by spacious walkways and lush greeneries and parks. Turn immediately to the Street section and discover the many reasons to love Alabang.
COVER- Bonifacio Global City, Mckinley Hill
COVER- A close neighbor of Bonifacio Global City, Mckinley Hill is a tasteful European-inspired development by Megaworld in Fort Bonifacio that transport you to memories of the idyllic streets of Spain and the moonlit Venitian lagoons in Italy. While its main crowd puller is the replication of Italy's grand canal at Venice Grand Canal Mall, there are many other places in Mackinly Hill that espouse relaxation and intimacy. In the issue, we explore such a place and give you a good taste of Europe right here in the metro.
COVER- Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.
TRAVEL- Ilocos Norte
COVER- A vibrant business-friendly environment, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City has a lot of great things to explore. From the flashing skyscrapers and commercial strips to the safe and walkable roads, BGC is an ideal setting to live, work, and have fun. The place emanates with passion for art and culture like no other city in the metro, which makes it truly a passion-forward community worth exploring.
COVER- Expats have a lot of adjustment to deal with when settling into a new city, even more so for families with children.
COVER- Expats have a lot of adjustment to deal with when settling into a new city, even more so for families with children. One of the main challenges for expat families is finding a suitable school for their kids in a new country or city thay may have a different school system from their home country. For expat parents who are still brooding over which school to choose in the Phippines, we feature some of the best schools in Metro Manila that every parent, expat and local alike, can entrust the education and development of their children.
COVER-Salcedo Village is a laidback neighborhood with a bright yet peaceful ambiance...
TRAVEL-Ilocos Sur embodies a compelling chapter of the Philippine history through its many Hispanic monuments...
COVER-Salcedo Village is a laidback neighborhood with a bright yet peaceful ambiance, with restaurants and quaint shops safely sheltered in this charming community, on its tree-lined streets and inside buildings. In this month's Street section, we explore the many reasons-in the form of restaurants, cafe's and other establishments-why everybody has fallen in love with Salcedo Village.
COVER- It's another high season for New Year's resolutions as we usher 2019 in with hopeful anticipation.
TRAVEL- Siargao used to be a sleepy little teardrops-shaped island in Northeastern Mindanao
COVER- It's another high season for New Year's resolutions as we usher 2019 in with hopeful anticipation. If you are among the many who, every year, promises a better self and better health habits, turn immediately to our special diet and fitness feature, where we talk about the latest diet trends, the convenience of diet delivery services, the top fitness gyms in the metro, and more.
Cover Story: It has been yet another exciting year for Metro Manila's ever-bustling restaurants from different countries all over the world.
Local Travels: Pampanga being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.
COVER- It has been yet another exciting year for Metro Manila's ever-bustling restaurants from different countries all over the world, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and France. There are, of course, entrants from local chefs and restaurateurs that have an impressive array of specialties inspired by different cuisines. Be in the know of the hottest restaurants of 2018 in this month's feature.
Cover Story: Poblacion comprises Rockwell in the east, Century City.
Local Travels: Laguna lakes, hot springs, and waterfalls.
COVER - Poblacion comprises Rockwell in the east, Century City in the west, and Makati Avenue cutting through the center. There’s also Burgos, known as Makati’s entertainment district brimming with bars and nightclubs. In this issue, we explore Poblacion not only for its nightlife but also for the restaurants and cafes that welcome more discerning customers with great food and ambience. We also throw in a few picks from Rockwell and Century City.
Cover Story: Coffee places have become a place for friends' hearty catch-ups.
Local Travels: A day trip to Antipolo City.
COVER- Coffee places have become a place for friends' hearty catch-ups, an extension of workspace for businessmen, and a haven for people who simply want to spend a quiet time while savoring a cup of coffee and eating good food. In this issue, Philippine Primer goes on a coffee spree to introduce some of the best cafes in and around Metro Manila for every type of cafe-goer.
Cover Story: Curry is most often associated with India.
Local Travels: The city of Santa Rosa, Laguna
COVER- Curry is most often associated with India, a country known for the use of a myriad of spices in their dishes. While most people are certain that India was the birthplace of this palate-tickling, sometimes tongue-burning dish, the question of where this dish actually started is still quite debatable. There is one thing we're sure of: you will find various recipes around the world, that showcase the complexity of this one dish called "curry". For this issue, Philippine Primer has brought together some of the best curries from different restaurants of different cuisines.