Fiel Estrella
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Working class heroes
by Fiel Estrella - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
If the sudden influx of coworking spaces and longer operating hours for coffee shops in Metro Manila and beyond are any indication, freelancing has become a viable and stable source of income for Filipinos, especially...
Love is a battlefield
by Fiel Estrella - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
What if an app told you somebody has feelings for you? The new Netflix K-Drama ‘Love Alarm’ makes the case for back-to-basics romance under a high-technology premise.
The sun still rises
by Fiel Estrella - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandbox Collective’s ‘Dani Girl’ returns with faces old and new, and a stronger emphasis on positive thinking and hope.
One for the books
by Fiel Estrella - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
For Elda Rotor, the Filipino vice president and publisher of Penguin Classics, representation and diversity are the key to keeping literature alive.
After laughter
by Fiel Estrella - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Michael V sees his new movie, Family History, as something of a comeback.
Barre none
by Fiel Estrella - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Dynamic barre studio Physique 57 has taken its innovative and graceful classical ballet-infused fitness methods to Manila.
The times, they are a-changin’
by Fiel Estrella - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
When it landed on Netflix in October 2017, Stranger Things 2 was the perfect Halloween treat, all autumn leaves and Ghostbusters costumes and things that go bump in the night.
Fit to be you and me
by Fiel Estrella - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
July is fast approaching and the year is almost half done.
Hold me closer, tiny dancer
by Fiel Estrella - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
With grace and honesty, ‘Rocketman’ maps out the journey Elton John has taken to become a soul man — and provides refreshing LGBT visibility along the way.
The French connection
by Fiel Estrella - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
This year’s French Film Festival showcases comedies and tearjerkers about the strong ties that bring people together.
We need to talk about Brandon
by Fiel Estrella - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Watching Brightburn, you can’t help but try to categorize it according to different subgenres it could technically fit under.
Cool for the summer
by Fiel Estrella - May 25, 2019 - 9:30am
It was a scorching Saturday in Greenfield District, the only respite from the sun being the shadows cast by trees and skyscrapers around the area.
Create your history
by Fiel Estrella - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
In her latest novel ‘Bone Talk,’ Filipino author Candy Gourlay bridges gaps in the past and ponders identity.
Put a spell on you
by Fiel Estrella - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The stars of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ get candid about what’s new in part two, growing with their characters, and a brewing love triangle.
Better off dead
by Fiel Estrella - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The second film adaptation of ‘Pet Sematary’ makes a case for back-tobasics horror while offering a fresh take on the source material.
More than a woman
by Fiel Estrella - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
On March 23, for the second year in a row, CNN Philippines held a summit in honor of Women’s History Month. Bearing the title “Taking Charge,” the program took place in SM Aura’s Samsung Hall...
Eat your heart out
by Fiel Estrella - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Tall mirrors that resemble French windows, original pieces inspired by Filipino culture and the pop art movement, and the words “Umagahan,” “Tanghalian,” “Merienda” and “Hapunan”...
Personal space
by Fiel Estrella - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
WeWork’s first Philippine location is a well-curated hub of productivity and collaboration.
The (un)making of a hero
by Fiel Estrella - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
In the historical musical ‘Miong,’ Tim Pavino brings a layered and complex portrait of Emilio Aguinaldo to life.
Silver linings playbook
by Fiel Estrella - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2018, Teresa Herrera sent a Facebook message to Toff De Venecia, founder of the Sandbox Collective, about a play that had blown her away.
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