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In recent years, we have seen a shift in the tides of Philippine sports. While it’s true that basketball is still the country’s most beloved pastime, there has been a steady rise in the popularity of other sports. Johann Casal is a man who does not simply ride these waves of change; he tries to dictate their flow in an effort to promote a game that resides very close to his heart: futsal.

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These past few years, Toni Potenciano has been on fire. Together with her friend Gisella Velasco, she co-founded Fly Art Productions, which is a pop-culture project that mixes hip-hop and classical art. In 2014, the small project became an Internet phenomenon, garnering coverage from BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, Salon, and Billboard, among many others. Fly Art has also partnered with various fashion brands—both in the Philippines and abroad—to launch widely successful apparel lines.

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In 2011, Beyoncé asked an important geopolitical question: Who run the world? To her, and to many women around the world, the answer was clear: In between taking care of their families, being a great significant other, being a reliable, and building a successful career or business, women clearly make the world go round on a daily basis. Continue reading

2016 was a roller coaster ride for sports fans. The basketball world was shaken when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors broke the league’s single season record for wins, which was previously held by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. However, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rained on the Warriors’ parade by beating them in the NBA Finals, lifting the Cleveland Sports Curse. The Chicago Cubs then proved that 2016 was a good year for ending curses, as they also put an end to their 108-year championship drought by finally winning the World Series.

You might think that these—together with the rest of last year’s major sporting events—cannot be topped, but we encourage you to reconsider. 2017 has a lot in store for sports fans everywhere. Continue reading

Futsal and Football aren’t as different as you might think. Indeed, there are key differences: futsal is mostly played indoors, while football is played outdoors; futsal balls bounce less and are a tad smaller; and it usually has five players per team, while football features eleven.

But the skills one develops for futsal do translate to the football pitch. And there is no greater proof of this than these four football greats who sharpened their skills on the futsal court. Continue reading

The rise in the devotion to some of the workouts on this list has evoked comparisons to religion.  As evidenced by every other #fitnessgoals post we see on social media, community workouts such as Soul Cycle and CrossFit dominate the world’s current wellness environment. Continue reading


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