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SPOT is Reborn!
New look, new stuff, a new lease on Manila life. Meet the staff and stuff the new Spot is made of.

by Published on: May 4, 2009 - 8:16am

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I’ve lived in Manila all my life-born in Ermita, raised in Malate, schooled in Pasay, came of age in Parañaque, and enlightened in Diliman before deciding to be a bonafide Makati girl for almost two decades. I’ve worked in Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, and wherever work took me all over the city. You could say I’ve been around.


Having been to my fair share of cities around the world, I now know what I bet you already knew: Manila is a unique city of contrasts and ironies which together make a delightful brand of cheesy goodness and kitschy cool in true Manila style. One day you’re making tusok-tusok fishballs and dunking them in three trademark sauces (Hepa A, Hepa B or Gastro), the next day you’re sipping mimosas at Sunday Jazz Brunch the morning after you partied all night to the trance beats of a world-renowned DJ. Inexplicably, life in Manila, no matter how short, will always have a happy, exciting vibe you can’t seem to feel anywhere else in the world. Your existence here can range from humdrum and monotonous to eclectic and surreal, depending on what you’re up for at the moment and what you’re willing to do about it.


And if you’ve ever wished to be shown the way or kept in the know about all things Manila, SPOT is the answer. With daily, up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest in Manila life, culture, entertainment, dining, politics, and style, SPOT   is your go-to guide for where to go, what to do, see, eat, buy, and talk about. Your daily dose of SPOT moves you to go out into the city, get to know it well, and enrich your life only the way living in Manila can. Smart, Playful,  On the ball  and Timely, SPOT is your authority on life in Manila, giving you an insider view and always keeping you one step ahead.


More than just a repository of information and numbers, SPOT offers solid, well-written lifestyle   features and insightful commentary you’ve never seen before in the local scene. Together, we’ll dissect trends and our culture in a fresh, engaging way that encourages conversation and interaction. SPOT will give you the scoop, the dish, the blow-by-blow-with a probing eye and provocative take. Get plugged into Manila and come into our world of SPOT- because there’s such a lot of world to see. We’ll show you a good time!


MYRZA SISON, Editorial Director

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The Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Joanna C. Manalastas,

Art Director: Warren Espejo,

Managing Editor: Loren Evangelista,

Eat+Drink Section Editor: Sasha Lim Uy,

Staff Writer: Aya Tantiangco,

Staff Writer: Aimee Dacanay,

Editorial Assistant: Jamie Sanchez,


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Associate Publisher Owen Maddela,

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