Sisig: Where did this gastronomic sizzler come from?

Published September 29, 2014 9:03pm It is an extremely popular dish, with variations to be found in every region and a growing number of fans abroad. But not everybody knows where sisig originated. The word can be traced to as early as 1732, in a Kapampangan dictionary compiled by Agustinian Fray Diego Bergaño. He defines sisig…

Aetas in Pampanga: ‘We are not artifacts’

Published November 11, 2016 12:21pm The last time I visited the Aeta communities in Nabuklod, Floridablanca and Pasbul, Porac, I was warned by the elders that we should refrain from photographing them as it was an abuse of their culture and an exploitation of their ethnicity. They stopped allowing photographs after finding out that the photos…

From Nachtwey to Avedon: Exhibit brings together 200 iconic photographs

An exhibition of more than 200 extraordinary images by the worlds’ most famous photographers was recently launched in Bangkok. The exhibit is presented by the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps promote photography and emerging photographers, at its gallery the House of Lucie. It features both original prints and the published works of acclaimed…