is an editorial photographer, the Photo Editor of GRID Magazine, and a part-time bartender at The Curator. For this issue, Sonny took photos of Kiddo Cosio, proprietor of El Union Coffee in La Union, with his family of five for a story about unschooling and raising a family by the beach.
is an independent photographer and photo correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, whose work has also appeared in several publications across Southeast Asia, as well as in Anthony Bourdain’s Explore Parts Unknown. Jilson took the portraits of outgoing Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco for this issue’s What I’ve Learned, and of Mel Velarde, the man who brought home the map that would prove Scarborough Shoal is ours.
is a portrait photographer and sometimes-writer whose photos, essays, and photo essays have been featured in many of the country’s top magazines. Joseph shot this month’s cover story: four famous new fathers and their equally (if not more) famous progeny, including Dingdong Dantes and daughter Zia Rivera-Dantes.
is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University and a former assistant professor at Ateneo de Manila’s Department of Political Science. He authored the books Basagan ng Trip: Complaints About Filipino Culture and Politics, and Taming People’s Power: The EDSA Revolutions and Their Contradictions. In this issue’s Notes & Essays, Leloy traces his liberal lineage with an excerpt from his new book, Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking The State in the 20th Century Philippines
is a writer whose work has been honored by the Philippines Free Press and the Carlos Palanca Memorial Foundation, and who once served as the head writer and social media director for the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office under former president Benigno Aquino III. For this issue, Sasha wrote a new work of fiction entitled “Fortune,” which is accompanied by exclusive photos by Edric Chen.