Welcome to Curious Philippines!

The proud sunset view of Manila Bay.

A dependable shot of romance if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Manila.


Curious Philippines is a platform for getting to know the Southeast Asian jewel, the Philippines, and its 7,000+ islands.  It is a photo archive that seeks to map trends, patterns and stories of Filipino heritage, as they are discovered first hand.

Curious Philippines is developed with contributions from artists and friends.  It serves as a challenge and an aid to Filipino artist Mae Aguinaldo in getting to know the islands of her home country.

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CINEMATIC                     ENIGMATIC                       POETIC


Dennis Aguinaldo   Angeli Chi   Irma Lacorte

Butch Mapa   Daisuke Takeya  Glaiza Veluz

And other “secret” friends…


Marker 2

“Fight for what is right and true. Defend human rights”

Quezon City [2018]

Christmas: Decorate Philippine-Made

Red and green flowers made out of sinamay,

bought in a local trade fair that featured products from the Philippine regions.

Sinamay is made out of natural plant fibers

and is a common, popular material for all sorts of Philippine crafts.


Time spent over at Twitter world has inspired the birth of Curious Philippines Campaigns/ CuriousPHCampaigns.

This post belongs to the the #BuyPhilippineMade campaign.

See the rest of the campaign here


Zine Scene II: BLTX

BLTX / Better Living Through Xeroxography

A small press expo in Davao …

Held simultaneously with BLTX Manila, Baguio, Naga, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo

Photos by Angely Chi

Davao City [2017]

Zine Scene I: Count the ****

Student: “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we greet them?”

Teacher: “Welcome.”

Pity To Waste A Good Crisis

Photo and text by Gerome Soriano, from the artist’s self-published zine


Philippine Waters

Photo by Irma Lacorte

Cebu [2017]

Regina Rosarii

At the Dominican Sisters of Regine Rosarii

Quezon City [2017]


“Kung hindi mo kayang linisin ang kapaligiran, huwag mo na lang dumihan,”

or, if you can’t clean the surroundings, don’t make it dirty then.

The sign is repeated in several waiting sheds along the streets of the city.

Manila [2017]



Developing entity in social evolution is not the individual, but culture. Culture is the result of the social interaction of learning individuals, the result of a collective learning process.

– Klaus Eder in “Learning and the Evolution of Social Systems.”

Urban Creation: Suspended Coffee

Local games cafe starts the practice of “Pending Coffee”.

Quezon City [2017]

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