Rainy Season Trivia: The Filipino Love for Kulambo

Countries in the northern hemisphere now enjoy warm days of summer. But in the Philippines, June is the onset of the wet season that lasts until October. Other than typhoons, flooded streets, and damp laundry, mosquitoes are major rainy-day woe. Dengue is a fatal...

The Mangoes of Guimaras

Guimaras Island is recognized as the Mango Capital of the Philippines, farming and researching export quality mangoes for the past several decades. Alongside this, a rich and storied culture has flourished, including  The Manggahan Festival celebrated in May. Directly...

Filipino Treats to Beat the Summer Heat

It’s hot in the Philippines all year and it only gets even hotter comes summer. Going to the beach, taking a dip in the pool, or going somewhere cool might be the brightest ideas to deal with the sweltering heat. But for Filipinos, summer will never be complete...

Xilium Joins the Women’s Month Celebration pt. 2

In continued celebration of Women’s Month, Xilium once again joins the University of San Agustin in the second installment of Babaye, Bulahan Ka! (Woman, You Are Blessed!): An Art and Photo Exhibit. Four days from the launch of the first art fair, this occasion is set...