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Filipinos at the Pandemic’s Frontlines

As countries gear up against COVID-19, Filipino healthcare workers are highlighted once again for their caregiving and dedication at the frontlines of the pandemic. Despite their contributions in the medical field, these brave and hard-working individuals cope with...

Bayanihan in the Time of COVID

Bayanihan is a Filipino value of upholding the spirit of community work for the better good. In the ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have risen up to the challenge of making sure that society is intact until the virus is contained. As governments mandate...

VMA Stories: What’s Your WFH Look?

Filipinos are diligent workers and we love to dress up. But given social distancing policies to combat COVID-19, we’re working from home now. Gone are the days of suits and ties. Now, it’s all about Pambahay. Pambahay is a Filipino word that simply means...

Your Not So Mainstream Ice Cream

Thanks to the Philippine’s tropical climate, ice cream comes in cheap to beat the heat. Purple yam and coconut ice cream are arguably Filipino, but emerging new flavors and twists are gaining quite a following. More so now that ice cream shops compete in creating the...

Social Media and Medical Literacy in the Philippines

How has social media affected medical literacy in the Philippines? Filipinos are the world’s top users of social media and this has been the case for the past four years. Despite being one of the more tech savvy nations (as far as social media is concerned), Filipinos...

Road to FMX 2019: Iloilo’s Brewing Sweet Revival

Iloilo City (where our VMAs are based) has witnessed large scale developments over the past few years. Once called the Queen City of the South, the local government is gearing towards redeeming the title. This year, the Iloilo provincial administration boosts the...