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R O N A L D B AT O D E L A ROSA Real talk with the Philippine’s top cop 74 K I D S W H O CRIME Should we be lowering the age that we can send them to jail? 78 M E D I C A L MAR I J UANA Let’s (puff-puff)pass a bill for it already. here’s why 82 2 3 W O R S T DECISIONS You’d want to score low on this checklist PHOTOGRAPHY: XANDER ANGELES 88 J A N E Y B She's here to brighten up your day COVE R STORY J E S SY M E N D I O L A Mendiola.September 2016 CONTENTS F E AT U R E S 68 G E N . Manila .

su casa ese 116 P A G E ENDER: THIS I S W H AT YO U CAM E F OR A final ode to the finest in the land PHOTOGRAPHY: JAKE VERZOSA. MASSES Stories from both sides of the fence 18 W H AT GAMERS ARE MADE OF No..childhood 9 4 D E N I M D AY S Creating a rotation out of the best basics 36 WHAT I KNOW ABOUT WOMEN: BIG SHOW The WWE star has some advice for all you husky boys out there 24 R O C K B A R S Real bars where the music never died 96 S T O R E GUIDE Hotspots of the north and south 38 S E x DOSSIER Well.September 2016 CONTENTS 14 E L I T E V S .. it doesn't include being good at trashtalk 1 9 COMICS: RAINING CATS AND DOGS And another problem that comes with it GENT PULSE FITS 34 D I N N E R D A T E Have her eating out of your hand in no time 20 P O K E M O N G O One man’s journey to . ARTU NEPOMUCENO VERGE . that escalated quickly 25 S T R A N G E R THINGS Here comes the 80’s all over again with better special effects 26 B E A B E N E D ICTO Let’s us into her house of fun at last 32 W H I S K E Y Decoding the dadliest of drinks 98 O F F D U T Y Medals dangling around your neck are optional BOOST 1 05 S E L F D E FE N S E Sparring partner not included 1 08 W I N E A N D CH E E S E C O M B I N AT I O N Pinkies out and feast like the bourgeoisie 1 1 0 M O T O R : BY D That’s “Build Your Dreams” by the way 112 C A S A REGINA Mi casa.

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FROM THE EDITOR

Misogyny. n. A hatred of women
That is the dictionary definition of a word that, by its implications, almost directly points
to its perpetrators as exclusively men. Feminists say men are misogynists because, come
on, who else can it be? Maybe they’re right, in so far as those dicks who hurt women
physically are concerned; wrong because the majority of us worship and adore women—
definitely, we don’t hate them.
But here’s a thought: if “misogyny” means hating women, can women be
misogynists?
We’d have to answer yes.
And it’s not even a clever remark to absolve us of any fault. It’s what we had seen
Jessy Mendiola go through the moment she was declared this year’s Sexiest in the Land.
The hate she endured online was enormous and terrifying. And a lot of it came from
women. Truth is, I don’t get it. Most of the hate Jessy got was focused on her physical
flaws. Well, let me tell you what I find sexy about Jessy, and it has nothing to do with
body parts: I find her voice sexy.
Those of my age will understand this: remember back in the day when we could talk
with a girl for hours on the phone (landline)? It’s 4 a.m., we’ve been at it for six hours,
and we’re still going, kept alive by that voice on the other end sounding so sweet, so soft
like silk, the sexiest we’d ever heard—and we hadn’t even seen her face because she was
just a random number we called?
That was what I was thinking the first time I met her and listened to her speak. She
sounded both fragile and carefree. I loved it. I wish there was a
way you could listen to her voice as you read her cover profile.
How do you capture sexiness like that in a picture? You can’t.
And maybe that’s the whole point of this year’s 100 Sexiest List:
it's a celebration of women’s qualities both seen and unseen.
Sorry if I sound a bit self-absorbed. It’s just that this issue
has taken on a whole new sense of purpose. Apart from Jessy’s
story, we got an exclusive interview with PNP Chief Director
General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and many tough questions were
answered. There are real issues here, gentlemen. Real big issues—
and you’re reading it on FHM.

What FHMers
have been up to
this month
We had the honor of interviewing the
immovable rock of the PNP forces,
the Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. The
chief said a lot of memorable stuff
during our talk but what really stuck
the most was his parting inquiry, “O,
kailan kayo susuko?”

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I really hope Ely can save OPM. Other people
might say OPM is still alive because bands
are still playing gigs but no one actually goes
to see the good bands. As you can see wala
namang malalaking concert na ginagawa ang
mga local artists and if there are, maliit na
portion lang of them can. But foreign acts are
always so popular–halos laging dinudumog
kahit sunod-sunod ang mga concert. Masakit
mang aminin, namamatay na talaga ang OPM.
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more than half of the population uses the train systems and most of them even just walk to the stations most of the time. an assistant professor in a well-known university in Quezon city who was an informal settler before moving into the convent of his religious order www. it’s been a lot easier for the community to develop the land and in general.ph . feel safer knowing there won’t be any more incidences of drunks walking in the streets at night. I’d rather just take out my car on weekends and take the subway going to work if public transport was only safer and more convenient. we could never find a place. the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has estimated that there are 2. hindi lang ‘matigas ang ulo’ ng mga ‘skwaters’ kaya ayaw nilang umalis sa bahay nila. Haves: The public transportation here in the Philippines has to be remodeled. Fr. we had no choice but to build the wall to separate the two communities because of overwhelming complaints from homeowners. While there have been programs by the Department of Interior and Local Government to provide housing.com. it has worried groups like Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations (ACTO). Every year. In more ‘civilized’ countries. which have held multiple strikes to protest the proposition. In their most recent population count in 2010. isaac*. While this proposition is only in its drafting stage and has no probably date of implementation. 65 years old.fhm.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial Squatting has been a problem of the Philippines for more than half a century now. atty. jeepney driver for over two decades MARK JESALVA A R E I N F O R M A L S E T T L E R S J U S T INCONVENIENCIES? 16 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook.Verge EVE BASWEL W H A T W O U L D H A P P E N T O Y O U I F W E T A K E A W AY T H E J E E P N E Y S The LFTRB has been pushing to phase-out public utility vehicles that have been in commission for 15 years and longer to decongest traffic in the metro. the assistance given will most likely take time before it is felt by the masses. Not to sound like Donald Trump.8 million informal settlers in Metro Manila. president of bMW car club of the philippines Have-nots: Ano na’ng gagawin naming mga matatanda? Paano kami maghahanap ng trabaho eh hindi nga kami tinatanggap? antonio kampanyero. Most of the time people like us don’t really have a choice.com/FHM. I want them to understand that sometimes. I would share my experiences with my students. Haves: In all honesty. ericson ang. but ever since the wall was built. I believe that the use of jeepneys as one of the major modes of transportation has outlived its usefulness.ph • twitter. alex* Member of the board of Homeowners in his subdivision Have-nots: We tried applying for government funded housing organizations but because of the size of my family (there were 12 of them).

The sad thing about contractualization is the possibility of being abused by employers by taking away an employee’s rights. but luckily for most millennials.49 billion pesos worth of drugs has been confiscated by PNP representatives.com.ph facebook. Have-nots: Dapat naman talaga mamatay yang mga adik na yan para maging ligtas sa lugar namin. it’s easier to fight for those rights if you were blessed with a good college degree. I’m glad we have family in the US that are willing to take us in because I know “they” are coming for my parents soon. I hate my parents for bringing me and my siblings into this fucking mess. a mother filing a sexualharassment complaint against their neighbor who was a suspected drug pusher in their neighborhood. elmer sanchez.com/FHM. Jose delos reyes. www. Haves: I’ve known about it since I was in highschool. There have been at least 756 killed drug suspects in the first 54 days of the current government administration. a part-time teacher at a wellknown all-boys school Have-nots: Binoto ko si Duterte dahil sa pangako niyang alisin ang contractualization. currently head of security in a well-known private school in san Juan * as per request of some of our interviewees. MARK JESALVA D O T H E R E A L LY S A F E R ? S H O U L D T H E C O N T R AC T UA L I Z AT I O N O F J O B S B E S TO P P E D ? One of the current administration’s promises during its campaign was to stop contratualization of jobs.S T R E E T S F E E L According to Senator Allan Peter Cayatano’s opening statement in the Senate Probe session on Extrajudicial Killings. nora*. I've seen armed men lurking outside our house allan*. Kung mapaisatupad ito. sobrang makakatulong ito sa mga baguhan naming mga guard at sa tingin ko. a philosophy graduate from ateneo de Manila university is from a family of drug dealers. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello fully supports what the administration is doing. he found out that he himself was a part of the “list” of suspected drug dealers in his barangay.ph • twitter. I’ve never touched the stuff because I've seen what they can do. through his connections in the pnp. The labor department already has a resolution in the works to help completely eradicate contractualization. Haves: “People move from one job to another to build a stronger more diverse resume and gather more professional skills nowadays.fhm. bigger companies are allowed to have only 20% of its workforce be contractual. For now. Hindi naman sa gusto kong may mamatay pero may magagawa pa ba kami? Ang tagal-tagal na niyang nakatira sa amin at nanggugulo pero binabayaran lang daw nila yung pulis para pabayaan sila. mas magkakaroon pa sila ng inspiration para maglingkod nang mabuti sa aming paaralan dahil hindi na sila matatakot matanggal.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 17 . their names have been changed to protect their identities. a total of 2.

” says Lim. fastfried goodies available in the market. and this is not because they visited the Philippines it is because they had their own experiences of playing with Filipinos. facebook. Because really. only a few teams like IPt (Imperium Pro team) have gaming houses.com/FHM.000 at the least. Garena Philippines. the company that brought League of Legends.000 and above). Franco Lozada Lim. most people think Pinoy pro-gamers as glorified tambays but is that really the case? Do we really know what Pinoy pro-gamers lives are like? We interview e-sports executive. the world’s most played moBa (multiplayer online Battle arena) is slowly taking that track by providing pro gamer salary (P15. of Garena Philippines. While different companies invest differently. “you do not want your keyboard and mouse to get all grimy.” shares Lim. P I N OY GAM I N G VO CA B U L ARY Pinoy gamers are known to be quite the poets when they communicate with other players. who literally spends 8-10 hours a day personally dealing with pro-gamers and all their loveable quirks! Here’s our chance to get a more intimate look at how Pinoy pro-gamers are… IRL. and limited in-game items they spend approximately P15.” says Lim.fhm. FOOD FOR TH E GODLI KE Like all on-the-go jobs. “many of my foreign gamer friends actually know a few of tagalog curse words.000 a month) which will be implemented January 2017 to each of their pro players along with prize money they win from tournaments (fvirst place teams get up to P100. But in reality. limited gaming peripherals.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. us. showcasing the legit bling from sponsors (or sponsors sana) separates the hardcore gamers from the casual ones. being a pro-gamer requires you to be as efficient as any nine to five suit when it comes to nutrition. Every gamer has at one point in their lives considered going pro. our gaming spots are well-stocked with all the instant-cooked. T H E PAYO F F the number everyone’s been waiting for.Verge K I L L Welcome to the big leagues Do you HavE WHat It takEs to BEcomE a PInoy PRo-GamER? PUTTI N G I N TH E HOURS our gaming overlords “in korea.” advices Lim.ph WORDS: CHISE ALCANTARA.com.” 18 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 TECH I E B LI NG While anyone can just save up for a good Pc. Luckily. “nothing that is messy on the hands. teams are usually brought together by sponsors and play together only for a few months before being entered into tournaments. “For hardcore gamers who usually purchase limited game licenses.ph • twitter. ILLUSTRATION: LOUIS ARENAS S . and in Eu [have] gaming houses where they can practice 10-12 hours a day [as a team]… [while Pinoy pros] are limited to about 8-10 hours [on their own]. getting paid to do something you love is #lifegoals.

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You could only imagine how my face lit up when the app worked and the GPS started mapping out the nearby streets in our area. An official announcement on the augmentedreality game’s launch date was yet to be made by its developers. I immediately corrected Ash’s mistake and chose Charmander as my starter Pokemon because its final evolution. “This is it.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial of the official app store. Back then. It only got better when the Game Boy and the trading card games subsequently made its way to the country. After all. Enter Pokémon GO. Apparently. boasting their newly caught Pokémon. New Zealand. CASTILLO pong. PROLOGUE I couldn’t believe it. other than GB games and trading cards. Inc.ph CAtCH’ EM ALL! Fantasy fulfilled You’d understand the hype if you grew up at the time Ash Ketchum and Pikachu was first introduced to the Filipino consciousness via the animé series in 1999 on GMA. looked the most badass..P Pulse YO U R G U I D E tO EVERYtHING tRENDING Edited by PONG M. duh. Niantic. As much as I wanted to bring out my bike and go about the next city.ph • twitter. but there they were. Pokémon GO was released in Australia. although I doubt picking him despite how cute the sprite was. I decided to take a break from playing and www.com. all those years spent tossing paper balls into the trash bin finally paid off. I wasn’t aware of the starter Pikachu Easter egg.fhm.castillo@summitmedia. The catching mechanics were so easy. the thought of living in a world where actual Pokémon roam lit a fire under us fans of the beloved franchise.com. and the United States that day. At 25 years old— employed and all—I was ready to begin my [virtual] Pokémon journey. an installer from outside the safety 20 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook.” I told myself.com/FHM. this wasn’t a matter of phone security—I’ve long waited for the closest thing to realizing a dream. Fans just uploaded a screenshot of Pokémon GO gameplay on Facebook. since I was a puny eight-year-old. some of my more ingenious friends were able to play it with an Android application package (APK)– basically. A quick afternoon stroll around the neighborhood got me a Krabby and a Pidgey. Still.ph . Charizard. With social media blowing up. I didn’t even weigh the pros and cons of those dubious links.

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Due to the heavy downpour. and I. MARk jESAlvA KIDs KNOw bEt tE R The game’s official release in the Philippine coincided with my father’s birthday. Aside from the possibility of catching Pokémon along the way. the video production team gets the chance to throw Poké Balls at something every five minutes. another feature of the game is egg-hatching. however. my cute godkid shrieked upon the sight of a Jigglypuff I caught earlier. including the occasional biggies.com. To cheat the system. his son and daughter. Jeez.ph • twitter. Imagine my surprise when Niantic “paused” the game in regions outside the original three due to server issues. Rattatas.” He grabbed my phone and used the item that increased the spawn rate of Pokémon. it only emptied my battery faster and caused my phone to overheat. Apparently. my nephew asked “ Marunong kang mag-Incense?” “Huh?” I innocently shot back. But the move backfired because instead of resetting my speed. who is my godchild. while Ortigas Avenue Extension ensures quality incubation. I had to wait another month to resume the hunt. Even the office has a way better turnout rate compared to our rather obscure abode.Pulse instead. my Pokémon journey had to wait. The catch: you really have to walk. Heartbroken. were already into the game. The best Pokémon I got from my everyday grind? A Magmar with a combat power (CP) of 1064 that I chanced upon along EDSAOrtigas on the way home. it might just be working. malls and commercial developments were holding “Lure Parties”—an item called a Lure Module is activated at a PokéStop (where you get training essentials) to do what exactly it says on the tin: lure Pokémon. Eastwood. In front of a telco building that has 24/7 Lure. Boni—before the game. Unfortunately. Can’t wait for our Nuvali trip. While we were eating.com/FHM. here in the country. No wonder that in just a couple of days. A cruel joke for somebody who loves the game and a stark reminder of the reason I was there. While us here along the Marcos Highway area run in circles to catch a Zubat. after all. though. or any place that has multiple watering holes. Go above the 15 kph limit and the game will say you can't play while moving that fast. I was planning to be anti-social that night. ended up circling our little neighborhood.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. t R A F F I C N O t s O FAtA L Someone joked about the boom of Pokémon GO as the government’s solution to the worsening gridlock in the metro. trainers in BGC. which requires a trainer to cover various distances before getting a random Pokémon. I've thought of rebooting every time the game cautions me to take things slow. prepared myself for a night walk. My cousin. I had to entertain guests at Dad's party. L O CAt I O N It’s been three days and all I’ve caught are Spearows. Meanwhile. Pokémon spawn better based on a location’s draw of warm bodies and the feasibility of businesses. and the proverbial Pidgeys.ph . it doesn’t extend to the FHM side (particularly the website staff’s) of the workplace. Imagine how envious I got when he told stories of Bonifacio High Street teeming with trainers. Edsa has multiple PokéStops—only if you’re quick enough to swipe—and some decent Pokémon. “Ganito. get you a day’s worth of Pokehaul. which is actually a bad thing (meaning the traffic there is the worst). Considering how I dread my daily commute—from Cainta to 22 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 b OY F R I E N D D U t I E s My girlfriend and I often had arguments about facebook. his wife. Meanwhile. L O CAt I O N . certain parts of the Summit headquarters are blessed with an unfair spawn ratio. and stay upstairs to read about the game since it was pouring outside. just like their mom and dad.fhm. Growing up in a tech-savvy household.. someone has to do something about that eternal rush hour. oh.. slightly drenched and a Squirtle better. One of the attendees was my cousin who lives in Bonifacio Global City. Seriously. L O CAt I O N .

The creator (Satoshi Tajiri) and illustrator (Ken Sugimori. for fear of being addicted to it. We had to wait every Friday for a new episode of Pokémon. I wasn’t surprised with my actual love’s first line upon seeing me: “ Baka naman puro Pokémon ka pag magkasama tayo ah!” I made sure that wasn’t the case. while I shot occasional glances at my phone. With the game signaling a Pokémon nearby.caramel beer). I find myself watching gameplay video blogs of Pokémon GO (MoreAlia) and replays of Pokémon episodes (Charizard vs Magmar FTW).com. While people in other countries have no qualms about asking a fellow player where to find Magikarps.fhm. but I’m just getting started. As if only one of them has the chance to catch that Pinsir that just spawned. the game reflects the attitude of most Filipinos in making new friends. especially with no reported Charmander nests yet in the country. but that particular episode is a good start.ph • twitter. She isn’t too keen on the idea. After a few failed attempts. I was lucky to have this one experience wherein a Magmar sprang in front of me while I was crammed inside a UV Express at Robinsons Metro East. just to see Ash lose and win a badge after befriending the Gym Leader. It may sound cheesy. Having talked about my unbridled love of the game through text. It was our scheduled date (since we live on opposite sides of the region) and she wanted to grab a couple of beers in Kapitolyo. a lowly 1190-CP (combat power) Pinsir. Of the possible 151 Pokémon currently available in the game. I’d coax her to download the game. she was already gloating about her haul and was waiting for the next one. murmured something then brought out his phone. though. local closet trainers would rather bury their hands in their phones to avoid such social exchanges.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial A L OV E R E K I N D L E D Suddenly. I’ve already brought down a couple of gyms (although it’s quite hard to defend one with stronger trainers and Pokémon abound) and hatched a handful of eggs. Their brainchild was embedded into the hearts of dreamers like him. and the ones behind us followed suit. Safe to say my attempt at converting her was a success. I’ve only caught 67. although you’d be wrong to think that I would stop there. I’m still 112 Charmander candies away from a mighty Charizard. Pokémon GO couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I’m even seriously considering buying a Nintendo 3DS for the arrival of Pokemon Sun and Moon. Such thoughts bring back memories of the time when we would take turns on our Gold Gameboy Advance console and save up for Eveready batteries for lack of rechargeable ones. only to be drawn out again through Pokémon GO. Tajiri’s penchant for catching bugs evolved into something far more complex than just catching and training. their brainchild was embedded into the hearts of dreamers like him’ keeping phones down during dates. The dude seated beside me must’ve noticed. w H O ’ s t H At P O K é M O N ? As far as Pokémon GO being a social tool. Once in a while. vEEPEE AldABA ‘tajiri’s penchant for catching bugs evolved into something far more complex than just catching and training.com/FHM. just halfway through to the pinnacle 40. which got me my strongest Pokémon. the same cannot be said about our behavior towards one another.. I just reached level 20 in the game.. What came next was probably the biggest decision I ever made in our almost four-year relationship. and we swapped stories about work.ph Charizard facebook. FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 23 . Even though we’re known for being hospitable to foreigners. It will take some time before Filipinos learn to casually talk to each other. The task seems daunting. We even transferred to a pub which had activated Lure (Good thing she was also craving for www. It’s been a while since we’ve had those kind of verbal exchanges. first 151) of Pokémon couldn’t have imagined the cultural impact of these pocket monsters when they first came up with the idea. I let her catch it.

if you're into that as well. 24 FH M septeMber 2016 5 1 4 2 3 facebook.m. Razorback .m.com/FHM. WheRe: Felix Avenue. but that cozy feel also extends to its guests. – 3 a. And did we mention steaks? WheRe: 31 Polaris St. ContaCt: 0921 610 8004/ www. and shake with real rock ‘n’ roll. It's also a sports bar. Moonstar 88 2 The RoadHouse Manila Bay The RoadHouse is built on blues. but the rule is.com/ BKBarXCafe BanDS PLaYInG: Tanya Markova. 5 p.m. pHotogr apHY: paul Mondok 3 Checkpoint Rock Bar Described as the go-to place for gigs in the South. Quezon City houRS: Mon-Sun. there are a handful of underrated and low-key spots that offer fine original music. Bad Hair Day fhmphilofficial www. 107 West Avenue. but if you're still looking for other places to enjoy live music. if it ain't your song. there are still good ol' places like ’70s Bistro. Bel-Air Village. Mall Of Asia. – 3 a. They have smoothies. often intermingled in a single set. 6 p. To be sure.m.com/ www.ph words: JoHn paulo aguiler a.facebook. Tempestuous Jones 4 ZILI Nasi Goreng Feels like Kamikazee guitarist Jomal Linao hasn’t left the scene because of this bistro he co-owns with his wife. ContaCt: sarah. 4 p. Sucat.com/ checkpointbar BanDS PLaYInG: Typecast.ph BanDS PLaYInG: Reggae Mistress. Markus Highway 5 Black Kings Bar x Café Independent and unsigned acts of any genre play at BKBarXCafe. ContaCt: (02) 836 7382.ph • twitter.m. 1700 Parañaque houRS: Wed-Sat.facebook. 831 2719/ www. WheRe: SM By The Bay.com.m. we say. BF Homes. rock. Used to be they only had unplugged sets. 1900 Cainta Hours: Mon-Sun. The fundamentals.facebook.fhm.com/fhmphil • 1 Handlebar Manila Handlebar has a rocking atmosphere thanks to the superb slew of rock acts. – 3 a. Some days they're good to watch.com/ zilieatery BanDS PLaYInG: Mayonnaise. What were once clubs and crowds shaking to the fresh sound of the most exciting bands are now drowned out by remixes and strobe lights. but now they're bigger and armed for a full-band setup..Pulse M USIC HUB Rock this joint FHM bar crawls to several Haunts still cHaMpioning tHe live scene You could say EDM is killing our rock scene. Smoothies! WheRe: Westlife Building.m. Crew hospitality? Check. They cover everything from the current hits to the cheesiest classics. of the rebel lifestyle. Pasay City houRS: Mon-Sun. you're not a real band.com BanDS PLaYInG: Blue Jean Junkies. margaritad@gmail. which hosts daily gigs and regular productions. and sleek new joints like 12 Monkeys where original local rock acts play. Aguirre Avenue. And then there are the late-night watering holes where the house bands are show bands.com. Makati City houRS: Always open ContaCt: (02) 898 1976/ www. and motorcycles. these places continue to buzz. From established artists to up-andcoming acts. – 4 a. ContaCt: 0905 556 6964/ www. Checkpoint is not only home to local popular and aspiring bands. theroadhousemanilabay.m.handlebar. A mural of the biggest music icons? Neat! WheRe: MetroStar Mall. Affordable menu options? You got it. pound. 6 p.

played by the timeless Winona Ryder. Tupperware included. It didn’t ruin anyone’s childhood. down. and Roll not only for the novel idea of finding closure in the story. Even Herbert Bautista’s bespectacled Douglas. as well as working sexually charged teenagers into the plot. This should be appreciated by fans of Shake. Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin). Despite having potential to get stuck up in its own Upside Down with a continuous homage. but the real gems in the series are newcomers Finn Wolfhard (Mike). A lot of modern horror pieces work hard to be original by injecting elaborate backstories to increase scare factor.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial septeMber 2016 FH M 25 .O. from 1984’s Manananggal SR&R episode.ph • twitter. without being tasteless. This goes for the unapologetic placement of eerie music and gooey monsters. finds a hero’s tribute in Stranger Things’ adolescent protagonists. The whole series is a hat tip to E.B. Its first season doesn’t drag the audience through prolonged puzzles. His friends lead the search when they run into Eleven.’ The mythology of Dungeons and Dragons also plays a key role in the series.com/FHM. the show keeps its focus on the plot and moves along to a satisfying culmination. Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas). but most of the elements on this show are pretty much ‘Familiar Things. In a flashback from Joyce Byers. C H r I S T M a S I N T H e U P S I d e d o w N S e e M e d V e rY d I F F e r e NT "S I G HTI N G S S a I d P I K a C H U w o U l d b e H e r e ” www. Rattle. Stranger Things is dense in film references while nailing the ‘80s flick vibe down to the last prop.com. Toto’s “Africa” comes on during a kissing scene so you know all bases are covered.M E NTAL! Strangely familiar words: anne Mari ronquillo tHe new netFlix Hit stranger tHings is Fast Making ‘80s-inspired tHrillers our new old binge-watcH genre oF cHoice A new wave of horror is creeping into our small screens. In fact.T. the telekinetic young girl who is the subject of a sketchy government experiment. The show is an exquisite collage of Hollywood horror as the creators themselves (Duffer Brothers) admit to being huge fans of the works they reference. causing us to become the stubborn poltergeists haunting our own couches.V. and Millie Bobby Brown (El). but for the long-lost and muchmissed art of horror movie clichés. The series opens with the strange disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) and how an entire town is pretty much turned upside down by bizarre events that follow. Netflix original Stranger Things is what happens when you marry horror tropes with Stand By Me. club memberships are a salute to geeks and nerds everywhere. The ‘80s spirit is fully invoked in the show’s imagery.fhm. she surprises Will with Poltergeist tickets. Peep a Bowie poster in Jonathan Byers’ room.ph facebook. the show enhanced it. as well as The Thing in Michael’s basement during your re-watch. Stranger Things also does what every member of a horror movie audience always thinks of: it gets everybody working together to bring that S. Nostalgic folk would rave about Winona Ryder’s superb performance as Will’s mom. and the boys’ A.

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sometimes he just says random things na sabaw lang talaga. from being a self-confessed scaredy cat. Ramon Bautista. On the other hand. I don’t like recitation! Pag prayer leader nga ako nase-stress na ako eh. Who would’ve thought? “YOLO. ‘Oh sige. She played the fresh-faced Lilibeth in the now-defunct web series Tanods. Try googling “Bea Benedicto feet” and @beabeekilikili. you see him study all the time. her fans are relatively tame…until a basher starts to mess with Bea. nagba-blog ako. a minute span wouldn’t be complete without her cracking up after a joke or two. she and RA Rivera manage Bea Bee’s Kili-kili on Twitter. You wouldn’t want to do that. and RA. Even during the interview.” To put it succinctly. she either blocks or ignores them. as she is usually portrayed as a little ball of happiness. ‘Bea. Bea is still clueless on who has such a fixation to her tootsies that that person even put up a wikiFeet page. if not a welcoming presence. Instagram). She has gotten used to and adopted the sometimes “green” but still intelligent brand of humor. As for her role in the male-dominated news program. please. follow niyo naman para hindi ako maging taong-grasa. kausapin ko na kayo. “Dati nagpi-philosophical musings ang armpits ko. and is the only female anchor that initially presented the much lighter side of news in TV5’s Kontrabando. so parang.com/FHM. Wow!” She hilariously reveals being “forced to be (as) smart” as the four whenever she’s around them. Eto ako. You can’t get any more charismatic than him. is a genius. ha ha!” Other than that particular hint of weirdness. The only thing she should be afraid of now is how big she’s going to get in terms of stardom after being able to fully come out of her shell.” she says in jest. Jun Sabayton. pero that’s why I love him. A way to build a sense of self-certainty is to surround yourself with the most confident people. although I do that for a living. www.” Bea quips when asked why she decided to finally do it. Twitter. Now. “Jun is a character. Bea actually expected this upon joining the group. she uses the third-person point of view to explain it: “Bea is the one who’s there to kind of balance all the testosterone—there’s really too much. Case in point: spending time with the quickwitted bunch has improved her improv skills. With all the mature jokes being thrown around. she does read comments. name another celebrity whose feet and armpits have social media accounts. My mom follows him on Instagram and whenever she sees.’ ha ha!” Clearly. “I’ve always been really shy growing up.fhm.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial out to her almost 190k-strong social media following (Facebook. I know that my following is like 90 percent boys. it’s quite surprising to learn that Bea actually suffers from stage fright. “I’ll be super pragmatic about it. And a crowd couldn’t get any more confident than the one Bea is currently in. the statement above is a [literally] gross exaggeration. “Kaya nagiging bayaw na ko eh. Since we’re on the subject of online fandom. Lourd. he brings his books before we tape. As comfortable as she may seem in front of people.” The only downside is that she’s also catching up on her co-anchors’ “tito” look. Bea Benedicto comes off as warm. FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 27 . I wish I was more like him. tignan mo yung post ni Ramon!’ RA. which includes Lourd De Veyra. she says she sees it as also a way for her to reach facebook. though. Her print ads and TV commercials usually have her jumping for joy and flashing her pearly whites.Rarely will you see her without a smile. she has really outdone herself appearing on FHM. Ramon— swabe boy.com. hate has no place in her feed. all of whom she only has good words for.” Don’t get her wrong.ph “I have a fear of speaking in public.ph • twitter. that’s their fault! Ha ha!” Bea has come a long way since her coy student days. With style blogging and horror vlogging among her other hobbies. And whenever something negative comes her way. He doesn’t know how smart he is. Turning serious.” It wasn’t until after college that she mustered enough courage to accept a hosting gig (she even nonchalantly admits that the extra dough was a factor) and eventually made a career out of it. for fear of being swarmed with what she calls her “Bea Bee Defenders”: “I didn’t even have to do anything—at least I know that they’re there. “These are just bored people. deep down the social media star is actually the opposite.

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Or a six-inch strap-on if you know she’ll appreciate your trust. However. That is. just that we’re conditioned by a fast food culture that values a happy meal over a painstakingly prepared dinner for two. the minimum effort with unrealistic expectations. stranger. then dear sir. Now. infinitely richer than we can usually imagine. that series can be raunchy). teach yourself how to give a damn good one. kink-wise. We’re rooting for you. high reward. that communication should flow both ways. so. a standard against which you can measure your efforts.ph • twitter.com. We expect fast forward convenience in everything. too. For some. even. maybe a well-planned surprise lunch on a Wednesday. boredom is the enemy. Remember. that’s when deals are made and acts consummated. signals and perversions. so it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. Not every relationship demands chivalry or bespoke vacations or manners straight out of Downton Abbey. Say she expects a Labor Day staycation with you in Makati. then you may as well just rub one out on the toilet. what does a woman want? If you can ask her directly. you are a better man than most. if you remember to suckle hard on the turgid teat of life rather than mop up the drippings on the floor. we go for the lowest common denominator. Could be as easy as playing key episodes from Outlander’s Season 1 (man. 24/7 connectivity. (That’s why Trojan makes Magnums. If you know she loves a good foot rub. Whatever happened to making an effort? To putting your best foot forward? To going out of your way to make a girl feel really special? It’s probably not because we’re lazy. you may treat her with something small but unexpected.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 35 . the lowest hanging fruit. Sige na nga sex isn’t ever something you should aspire for. there are two basic things to keep in mind. Farther. Get moving to raise that dating bar. but does she want it? When expectations on both sides are met. of course. you and your prospect may have less complicated needs and wants. if delivery falls short of expectations. But let’s step off our high horse for a while. Maybe. E S TAB LI S h E x p E CTATI on S Why is this important? Establishing a baseline gives you a goal. What’s that saying investment bankers live by? High risk. but that shouldn’t prevent you from doing your own thing. and get the best returns in the process. then kudos to you. everything should be good as long as you have a safeword. The big question is. fast food is entirely okay. That’s great. If you want to make an effort.ph facebook. In a healthy relationship. man. though.) As mentioned earlier. Whisk her away to a quaint B&B in Tagaytay instead. and many such modern things. of course she does. then by all means. Maybe she’ll let you work on those calf muscles. inviting her over to your man cave expecting to have sex on a La-Z-Boy while your GI Joe collection stands guard just won’t cut it. However. You can either level up your intensity or work out your timing. Alternatively.It’s an instant gratification world we live in: drive-thru Starbucks. but you can do better. but much to be gained for effort. specific expectations will vary from person to person. As long as you’re on the same page. it is important to remember that life is bigger. D E LI G h T Th E CU STom E R So you’ve established your baseline and know each other’s needs. after all. however. sensually upwards. complacency is a crime. if the budget can take it. Things are okay. As in finance. not if you want to keep things interesting. but it’s not enough. simultaneous movie premieres. www. Set the mood with something you know she’ll agree with. wants. There is no bonus reward for being lazy. does this adage work in love. Does she know what you expect when you toss her a box of bananaflavored rubbers or Chromecast your latest Kayden Kross porno on the big TV? Well. a state of maintenance. video-on-demand. so if you’ve established this from the get-go.com/FHM. Communication is the basis of a good relationship.fhm. A status quo is nothing but a comfortable vanilla. In the pursuit of the expedient. too. Maybe do both. then allow you to work slowly. including relationships. *gags* To play this dating-and-relationships game smart.

little. Then I said a bunch of stuff that I couldn’t take back and that was pretty much the end of that relationship. He’s also a man with a lot of experience. they’re with you because they want an amusement park ride. you’ve got to make sure they know you love them and you’re on their mind. it’s not just size that matters. had a really wild night before we went back to the apartment. www. you’ve got to take care and communicate with everybody. the standard missionary is probably not going to get it done. even though Big Show can chokeslam you with just his pinky finger. [Whether you’re] big. and is happily married despite living the rockstar life of a pro wrestler. don’t be afraid to experiment. either.com. And no. [your partner] has to be a strong and confident person. Being fit is always a good thing. They’re not with you ‘cos you’re handsome. he puts you at ease with his bearded smile and deadpan delivery. We had gone out the night before. Someone who can handle the day-to-day stuff. don’t bring your home life to work with you. INTERVIEW JASON TULIO Gent . Still. that makes all the rest of it better. skinny— understanding your partner and having communication.ph PHOTOGRAPHY MARK JESALVA. went out dancing.fhm. But in the end.com/FHM. It’s a team effort. someone who is not insecure. If you’re a big guy. the better it is for everybody. Home is first. That is the difference between success and failure: communication. The next morning I got up and I thought she had crapped the bed but actually she had a candy bar that she left on the bed. Anybody who’s on the road a lot and has a partner at home. has had his share of bumps and bruises. In the same way.WHAT I KNOW ABOUT WOMEN The entertainer WWE SuPErSTAr BIg SHoW knoWS A THIng or TWo ABouT SIzE. you need a strong partner. we still made sure to ask nicely. LDrS. Cardio is very important. to be a successful professional. had a great movie. though. The better cardio you have in wrestling. and who has a lot of compassion to be a good CATC H WW E L i v E M ANi LA ON S EPTEM B ER 9 AT THE M AL L OF AS i A ARENA 36 FH M AUGUST 2016 facebook. Big Show has learned some even bigger lessons about women and relationships that he was more than happy to share with us. The only time that size is an issue is when you truly don’t understand the person you’re with. Separate your professional life from your personal life. had some drinks. AnD kEEPIng A WomAn SATISfIED When you’re seven feet tall and weigh over 400 pounds. fat. I did not eat the candy bar. tall. If you’ve got arms that are big enough to defy gravity. Get your facts straight before you react. Don’t bring your work home with you. Know your priorities and always communicate. size matters. Size is not an issue. The man dubbed as “the world’s largest athlete” towers over the average Pinoy even when he’s sitting down. You’ve got to take care of your home life. For LDRs to work. the better cardio you have in your love life. If you’re only seeing your kids once a week. I was dating a young lady for a while.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial sounding board for you. You better give them one. which was literally over a candy bar. He has been in the wrasslin’ business for over 20 years and along the way has flown many miles. As bro-some as he is. Anybody who has ever had really amazing sex knows it’s because they connected with the person. short.ph • twitter. If you’re a big guy and you’re single and you’re out there with a hot young lady. Leave your job at the door when you walk into your home. then defy gravity.

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” he begged again. He groaned in frustration. overflowing in my bra. And again I put a finger on his lips. He was thrusting his hips toward me. removed his shirt. surprised—I never made the first move. “I have another surprise.” I started moving my hips from side to side. baby!” he said.” I said. “Happy anniversary. Just when I could feel him squirming. “Fuck.Gent Sex DO S S IER BORG SIBANAN Happy anniversary One girl gives her man a special surprise Krissy Cunanan.” I told him.” I said. nothing but my thong between us.” he said. I crawled back on top of him.” And I walked out of the room. “No touching!” I said again. “Baby. and around his cock. I turned around and took in the sight of him. “This is the hardest I’ve ever seen you. took his hand.com/FHM. smiling wickedly. then I crawled on top of him. Krissy. just lust. and ran my hands down my body as I danced in front of him. going faster and faster. “I told Jet to grab a drink before heading home. his chest. I pushed him and he fell backwards. I was a little sad when it was over. I got on all fours and crawled toward him.” I reached for the handcuffs I had hidden and dangled them in front of him. baby. To paraphrase a pop song: No regrets. but I went into it with eyes wide open. “Please baby.” he said. baby. turned around. I knew things would change after that. I knew he would cum soon. “Who the hell is Pia?” His expression changed from arousal to confusion to understanding in the span of a second. knelt on the floor. referring to his roommate.m. I gave him another kiss. I stood up. “No talking. feeling a little selfconscious at first. I licked all around his crotch area. you can ask me anything!” he replied. I want you so bad!” he pleaded.” He opened the door to find me sitting on a chair. you do exactly as I say. “Baby. and pulled him closer to my boobs. and he gamely complied. Tonight. I’ll leave the key for Jet to find.” I said. bending over to give him a long look at my butt. my lips hovering above his. my chest. and led him to the bed. legs crossed and wearing a white button-down shirt. which dwindled into nothing. straining against the handcuffs. sucking each one in turn. “I don’t know what you’re talking about!” he yelled. you’re killing me. “What took you so long to come out and play?” I just gave him a seductive smile before putting the handcuffs around the wrought-iron grills on the bed and around his wrists. He would still text me every few days. “Hey. 22 Makati 7:30 p.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. But seeing my boyfriend excited made me a little bolder. clearly enjoying it. took the roses and set them down on the floor before planting a passionate kiss on his lips.” “At this point. “No touching—and that includes yourself!” I said sternly. “No talking!” I kissed him again before stepping back and playing some music. which turned into every few weeks. but I could tell he was loving this. “And no touching. pushing my thong out of the way. “Lick!” I commanded. “Not until I say so. you’re so hot!” he said. stockings. you are such a freak!” he said. His tongue was ravenous. “Krissy?” I heard Nathan walk across the living area and stop right outside his bedroom door. He looked at me. missing the attention.” I told him calmly. trying to push my head toward his dick. but I pushed him back down on the bed. I slapped his hand away. twitter. a bouquet of roses in hand. then gently took his boys in my mouth.ph . 38 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook. “Don’t you ever fuck with me again. “So we can make all the noise we want!” I put a finger over his lips to shush him. I stood up. ready to ram into me. rubbing his hard-on through his pants. I lowered myself onto his lap and ground my hips against him. I took his hand and made him sit down on the chair. I picked up my clothes and started to walk toward the door. I gave him a deep kiss. unzipped his pants.” I said. until my face was right in front of his crotch. this time kissing my way up his torso to his lips. restrained in his own bed. I pulled back. I turned to face him. this is a side of you I’ve never seen!” he said excitedly. licking my neck. baby. I unbuttoned my shirt as I swayed. “You know you really should change the password on your phone. rolling off him and getting off the bed. running his hot tongue across the tops of my breasts. where I had taped a sign: “Your anniv surprise awaits. “I just have one question before I ride your brains out. then removed his shoes. then turned around and unzipped my skirt. “Okay then. He groaned as I ran my mouth over his crotch. hitched it around his neck. you can’t leave me like this! She’s just some bitch who keeps texting me!” he shouted. a pencil skirt. I stood up and removed my shirt.fhm. Happy anniversary. “Baby no!” he protested. “Baby. and heels. “That feels fucking amazing!” I worked my way up and down. “Just enjoy.com. He let go of my breasts and sat up. baby.” I said. naked except for his socks. and pulled them off. I licked all the way up his shaft and around the tip before taking the whole thing in my mouth.ph • “Ahh!” he moaned. “God baby. as I straddled him. “You can’t fucking leave me like this!” “Happy anniversary. and licked my way down his neck. uncovered by my black lace thong.” “Baby. greedy for the finish. prying his hands away. so I stopped abruptly. He quickly undid my bra and cupped both breasts in his hands.

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it makes the title ‘Sexiest in the Land’ hold more meaning interview KARA ORTIGA photography XANDER ANGELES of Edge of Light Studios . Her confidence resonates.STANDING her GROUND Now we know the kind of spirit buoying Jessy Mendiola. making sure that nothing can bring her down.

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beguiling with her sheepish grin. only that the list has been dominated by familiar personalities for the past few years that it took everyone by surprise when Jessy shot up the ranks from no. It’s so normal for people to see me in a swimsuit bakit ngayon na pinost ko ’to. her face aglow. “I took it lightly lang kasi I wasn’t even rooting for myself. inviting. The actress’ steady rise to fame landed her roles such as the lead in the 2013 remake of the 1992 Mexican telenovela Maria Mercedes.THE FUNNY THING IS. to this year’s no. she says. Kaya nagiging candid na lang ako about it.” It was the intimacy of the photo that had everyone abuzz. but completely self-aware in the seductive way she preened. but really. 1. I just posted a picture.” She has inklings as to how it may have happened: it was probably that Boracay photo she posted on Instagram last summer. “Of course I am very happy. she had also. showing off assets that she knew she had but didn’t really make an effort to show off. Sabel. JESSY MENDIOLA WASN’T EVEN TRYING. that helped push her up the ranks. like she wanted you to be there. faint trace of freckles dotting her cheeks. and if you saw it.” Jessy says of the photo. . the summer sun gently touching her fair skin. She was so casual in her beaming sexuality. Her reign as FHM’s Sexiest happened almost accidentally. I wasn't even campaigning. made them whimper and weak in the knees. and it wasn’t even connected to this [FHM 100 Sexiest]. 23 last year. It’s not like she surreptitiously worked her way to the top. caused uproar among women who began to attack the actress’s physicality. “Dun na pumasok yung mga bashers and haters kasi I think nung time na yun. bigla akong nag-zoom up sa polls. “I always post swimsuit pictures.” says the 23-year-old actress of the unimaginable circumstance of it all.” says Jessy. but carry a more serious tone when she wants to stress on real concerns. because it’s so overwhelming. It feels so unreal. There she was tantalizing. for some reason.” There is a casualness with the way Jessy talks that might cause one to mistake her indifference with being aloof. “Yun yung pinaka-nag-viral daw. “Not even in my dreams. it’s honesty. bakit parang sobrang ingay’. as well as the title role in the afternoon show. The one that captured the actress in a red string bikini. She is honest and funny and she’ll tackle the “controversial issues” with lighthearted jest. But while the photo had captured the attention of men. you’d have easily given in to the urge to linger. But she is still perplexed. on the beach. She was luring viewers in. lahat sobrang ‘Wow. it feels like it’s still not happening. I’m always on the go.

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they are threatened by a woman who speaks her mind. castigating women (not men. na kung titingnan mo.” Many of them are perfectly capable adults. She simply chalks it up to fanaticism. pointing out that there’s something wrong with her “thunder thighs. she doesn’t think of the backlash as some kind of testament to our culture of quick judgments..’” she enumerates. the irony being that she is vilified by her own kind. “MOST OF THEM ARE WOMEN. that fans are fans.” that she “isn’t humble” because she openly acknowledges her self-worth and beauty. It’s just. Yun yung nakakihiya. “What happened to the “change” that everyone says is coming? Let’s make it happen. and they bring you up.” she prods on. which is the odd part). “Don’t we already live in the year 2016?. “Why do we want to pull other people down instead of helping each other up. We are very strong. It’s quite embarrassing for us women. she says. jealousy.” she insists. “Pata. calling her “fat”. bewildered. . mga lalaki pa yung nag-rerespect sa’yo. and that a men’s magazine would lead the way to open discussion on how we approach standards of beauty. “Can you not look at it in a very superficial way?.” is her most popular critique. “Survey says. even when pushed to corner of vulnerability.“YOU KNOW THE WORST PART ABOUT IT.” Jessy asks. noting that people nowadays even criticize the bodies of gymnasts. thunder thighs. Pata..” Jessy is caught between the adulation and ire of men and women. But what is it about her that has drawn such an adverse reaction from haters? We can come up with a few theories: they are frightened of a woman who is so comfortable with her sensuality and is not afraid to work with it. denigrating her legs. ‘Grabe parang panlalaki yung legs niya. because a woman is so confident. ‘Pata!’ Top answer!. and hazards a guess that some of them may be mothers who have daughters as old as she is.we all crumble when we pull each other down.” SHE SAYS OF HER HATERS.” that she has no talent except “taking her clothes off. pata queen. And some are young girls.” she jokes.” she grieves. “Women talaga are really strong. and that’s that. and especially among women?. But Jessy says no.

hello?” And while she does admit that sometimes the negativity gets to her. ang ibig sabihin ko kasi nun parang. maybe even 10 or 20.” she clarifies. I can sprint. And I think for me. So yun lang yung ibig ko sabihin nun. but she continues to practice it for fitness). and look at the people around you. But then you plant yourself on the ground again.That’s the good thing about Jessy—she handles everything with an unapologetic candor. it only takes a moment of reassessment before she continues to keep charging on. Jessy woke up the next day to find she was all over the news. Because who can compare with Miss Universe? I mean. ‘Grabe kayo ha. “Nung night na yun. “When you analyze what I said. I don’t even see myself as the sexiest. she walked down the ramp of the awarding party anyway. but people wanted me to be here. sobra yung pagiging importante ko sa inyo na parang feeling ko ako si Pia ngayong gabi. When disparaged for having thick thighs. Kumbaga. which makes her all the more alluring. and FHM made that possible. I can jump. all types of sexiness we just have different ways of showing it. I can even kick. Jessy continues to speak out because she feels she needs to stand her ground. they’re functional. I mean. “It’s really hard when you’re in this industry. One or two bad comments. She’ll retort to a “fat” comment with another stunning photo of her in a two-piece suit. “Siguro [what gives me strength] is the dream of sending a message across. they all float in your head and in front of you. that’s where I get my strength. So siguro I’m carrying other women [with me] too. they build you up again. I’m just blessed to have legs! Bash all you want but uhm—I have legs!” When people decried that she didn’t deserve to be FHM’s Sexiest. I just felt so happy and important. I can take it. I can walk.” So despite the backlash and unnecessary rage. I do Muay Thai (she has the bruises and friction burns to prove it). Parang nakikita mo yung words. because now she stands up for the women who are atypically considered sexy. that the responsibility of being The Sexiest in the Land has actually become more substantial. and braved the critical public who once again became furious with her when she pointed out amusingly that she ranked higher than Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. and they tell you your strengths instead of your weaknesses. who are there to support you. she’ll quip. if they want to wear that damn swimsuit then wear it! There are all types of confidence. I do pole dancing for crying out loud (Jessy started pole dancing for a role in Maalala Mo Kaya. But a thousand—sometimes it gets too much. “Okay lang.” .’ Ganun ka-grabe yung overwhelming feeling.

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as she unguardedly snacks on a banana mid-interview. FHM . she wanted to be a pilot. she doesn’t do it for the boys. or vain. Without the perfectly coiffed poise expected of a girly girl. kahit ano gawin ko. as a young girl. they have this image of you na dapat fit ka. the only reason you should do those things. the radiance with which it seduces. Not for anyone else. And maybe finally. even when they think she leads as the sexiest. the blithe way with which she carries herself is the same kind of carefree demeanor you will see of her on the news. her beauty was too evident to ignore. Her mom shares that her daughter was never really one who needed to be the center of attention. Ako kasi. when she sits with her legs uncrossed.JESSY SUGGESTS THAT SHE ISN’T A COOKIE-CUTTER BABE. or healthy.” Jessy Mendiola could care less about what anyone thinks. And I’m strong this way. or maybe we all need. her back slightly hunched. or dapat mas maliit yung ganito mo or mas maliit yung ganyan. she does for herself: she didn’t do it for the list. “Hindi talaga siya mawawala.” she says exasperatingly gesturing toward her thighs. It shows. it’s about time a girl is recognized by men-or womenfor exactly that. too: when she throws on an oversized camo t-shirt in between layouts. And this. that the middle-child out of three is more insouciant to the fame. which she thinks is one of the facets of her charm. The first and only reason why you should strive to be fit. agrees: she recalls that Jessy never wanted to be an actress anyway. her feisty conviction. But maybe even then. coupled with her innate sex appeal. and she sure as hell didn’t mean to piss so many girls off. who is on the set to shower her with support. not for what they say. “Dahil sasabihin nila ‘sexiest’ ka. is because you want it for yourself. And the best part is that in everything she does. which is probably also why blunders like backlash are something she can easily brush off. or for what they want you to do but for yourself. Her mother. or sexy—the main reason. She sees herself as one of the boys. ganyan siya eh. the fact that she has valid things to stand up for in the first place—all of these things build up to a woman that maybe we’ve all been waiting for.

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PNP chief director
geNeral roNald
"Bato" dela rosa
talks to fhm
aBout imPortaNt
thiNgs: who are
the vigilaNtes
out to kill? are
they frieNds or
eNemies? are the
Police to Be Praised
or feared?
why the rhetoric
of killiNg? has
he ever tried
drugs himself?
NothiNg was left
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this interview was done on august 1, 2016, three weeks before the senate hearing on extra-judicial
killings chaired by sen. leila de lima, one of president rodrigo duterte's most vocal critic of the
death toll on our current war on drugs. some of the questions here were asked at the senate inquiry
as well, confirming them as national concerns. you saw the pnp chief slog it through two grueling
days of explaining and justifying the actions of the police as well as their efforts to resolve “deaths
under investigation” (the use of the term “extra-judicial killing” had been a thorny issue right at the
beginning of the hearing).
he was true to form at the senate—brawny, not one to mince words, sometimes funny. the same man we
saw at his office in camp crame, and funnier by several notches. but maybe not as mythic as people make
him out to be. he was all too human when we saw him—in the course of the interview, he was coughing
sick. inside his mammoth chest, common viruses were eating him up. “halos wala na akong tulog,” he
complained of the stress of the job.
still, you knew he was the rock.
First off, we want to re-introduce you to our young
when you were a teenager?
readers. So sir, who are you?
To tell you frankly, buong pagkaestudyante ko, high school
Ako ay isang pulis probinsya, ordinaryong tao, at walang
to college, sa college lang ako nakatikim ng marijuana.
ibang hangarin kundi makatulong para sa pagbabago. At
Nakatikim ako ng marijuana—twice. Dalawang gabi, yun
yun nga, ang ating bansa ngayon ay lugmok sa droga,
lang. Yun lang experience ko with drugs— marijuana,
kriminalidad at korupsyon, at sana ang isang pulis
twice, dalawang gabi. Pupula yung mata mo pagkatapos mo
probinsya na andito ngayon sa harapan n’yo ay makatulong
maghithit ng marijuana, pagkatapos kakanta ng folk song
para sa pagbabago ng bansa.
dun sa dormitory, mga Neil Young
Is there a difference between a
(breaks into song), “Four strong
pulis probinsya and one from
winds that go lonely…” Yun lang.
Manila?
Neil Young—astig! So that’s all you
Magiging bias ako ‘no, [pero] sa
were into—music. Apart from those
aking paningin, nakikita po natin
two nights on weed…
na yung pulis probinsya, siya
Oo, music.
po yung pulis na totoong nagWere you already bent on joining
aalagad, nagseserbisyo, at malinis
the police force back then?
yung kalooban at puso. Kasi pag
Hindi pa. Ang pangarap ko talaga,
pulis sa syudad—marami kasing
mag-sundalo. Kaya ako napasok
kasalanan na nangyayari rito sa
sa PMA. Elementary pa lang ako
syudad di ba? Andito yung mga
pangarap ko nang maging sundalo.
vices, maraming bisyo, andito
What made you want to become a
yung mga sugal, maraming droga.
soldier?
Most likely—hindi naman natin
Maliit pa lang ako nasa kalooban ko
nilalahat—pero malaking tendency
nang magserbisyo, makipag-gyera
talaga na yung pulis natin ma-taint
sa masasamang tao. Maliit pa lang
yung kanyang reputasyon dahil sa
ako gustung-gusto ko na yung mga
operational environment na kanyang
war stories—makikipag-gyera ka sa
ginagalawan.
mga invader ng iyong bansa, sa mga
Do you mind if we ask you how old
masasamang tao.
you are?
Were you like Captain America—a
54 years old. Do I look that old?
reed-thin military recruit who
Yun nga sir, we were just trying
became a specimen of perfect
to establish the fact that you are
manhood? Payatot ka ba dati, sir?
a very young top PNP official.
Oo. Tingnan mo yung mga picture ko
We’d like to know how you were
nung maliit pa ako—actually hindi
as a teenager. This would be in
naman gaano ka-malnourished, pero
the mid-‘70s—di ba sir nung time
minsan once a day lang makakain
na yun usung-uso ang mga drugs
dahil mahirap talaga kami. Kasi
ronald dela rosa, Pma Batch '86
like marijuana and drinking cough
sa amin sa Brgy. Bato (Santa Cruz,
syrup?! So sir, what were you up to
Davao Del Sur), although wala

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RONALD ‘BATO’ DELA ROSA kayong pagkain dun sa hapag-kainan. accounts of the duterte binigyan nila ng supply ng drugs. How is your typical day at home. so this is the part where we ask the big questions. Patay ako sa misis ko. Kung may kailangan vigilantes—your enemies—to justice? akong i-address. wala hindi vigilantes. may mga niyog. matutulog hindi nakapagbayad. interschool competition ng boxing. Yung eldest ko.” magluluto ako. Kasi fans ko dun. itong ating justice system.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 71 . I had all the time to na ito. na ako matulog. Sabihin nun “i-fix mo yung Nung high school na kasi ako sumasali ako ng boxing. may makita kang saging baka merong magtext doon na “tsup tsup tsup I miss you!”. Yung drawing lang talagang frustrated. sino ang mas heneral. Dalawa lang yan. bigyan natin ng warning yung mga taong magbabasa. na hindi makapag-remit ng pera. Pero yung cellphone ko. firm that he does not hindi ko mabasa yung kanilang messages. Malaki na mga anak ko. So. So dalawa ang possible diyan: pure rosa. Balak niyang mag-abroad. sila may-ari. Sabihin nun sir? “magluto ka. 1. You can survive kahit walang Si Misis. baka mabasa ng anak ko. yung mga member talaga ng mga criminal na.ph • twitter. yung may hawak. we wonder if there is someone managing your social media accounts. Galit na nga yung mga syndicates na involved sa droga. Is boxing still your regular workout regimen? Do you still Dalawang graduate na babae at isang graduating ng college. Tapos yung isa naman.200 na yun. lagi akong nagbo-boxing tuwing hapon diyan sa gym Are they in public service as well? ng Crame. Eh yung syudad. say. sir. Pero ngayon. however.200 messages. na nakatayo. nilang mabayaran yung mga members like pulis. pwede ganon.com/FHM. under investigation” are public ko na Facebook. ikaw o si Mam? Ganon ang buhay namin noon. maraming naglabasan na Facebook accounts using my name. yung anak ko ang being looked into. sila may hawak ng cellphone ko nga lang hindi ko ma-open sa drugs. Ay ano. pero pag lumabas ka agad. Ang isa naming possible na suspek ay iyong mga engage in Facebook. Chief PNP na ako. they call my attention Imbestigahan. kang umakyat sa niyog para kumuha ng niyog at kainin. ramdam nila na niloloko lang nitong na caricature ng kalbong pulis. the correction officers. So are you active on Facebook? judges.200 bababa ng mga 900. babasahin ko. may mangga. isang Ronald Dela Rosa at yung Sige. wala ng time. dun nag-start mag-build Are your kids all grown up? up ang aking katawan.ph facebook. nurse. We’d like to start with the issue of vigilantism. sa bahay niyo. bayabas. appearing on our feeds. galit na. Wala na sa kanilang high school. ayun ipapapatay nila drugs. Well. remains naman ulit! Nagagalit na yung iba dahil vigilante or criminal syndicate. so frustrated itong mga tao Noon. getty images ON BIG ISSUES www. nung hindi pa ako Chief ng PNP. gawa-gawa na yung iba. have time for it? youngest ko na lalaki. na yung caricature. Yung kabila kompetensya nila.GEN. Tapos Because a lot of funny pictures with you in it are yung pangalawa. Who are Sir. mga ilang libong messages na maraming mga ka-kompetensya. mga higaan” I-fi-fix ko yung higaan. PNP chief dela ako. na kaya sa‘kin. sir. fiscals. either s’ya ay totoong vigilante. What is your official stand on vigilantes: condone vigilantism and Why don’t you hire a social media manager? kakampi ba sila o kalaban? that all cases of “deaths Paminsan-minsan yung anak ko.com. What steps are you taking to bring these tumitingin doon. isang yun hindi ko na-o-open. on a weekend? So how did you beef up like that? Paano kayo naging Bato Maghihintay ako ng iuutos ni misis sa‘kin. is the public account the one where you’re holding a gun? these people behind the extra-judicial killings? Oo. punta ka sa likod. member ng syndicate grim images of cardboard naman—Smart tsaka Globe yun eh—bago justice have filled news mismo. yun ako yun. in return administration’s war on from 1. On cue. nasa real estate business. ini-eliminate nila yung mga kaisang araw. Although we hate the same enemy. Actually dalawa lang yung akin diyan— yung akin na pang personal talaga tsaka yung akin na pang Okay. Dalawa lang yan.fhm. public. ako yun. Dalawa lang ang mga drug personalities. Yung Kalaban. pang public na Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. paggising ko kinabukasan 1. i-o-open ko. steady income ang pamilya mo. yun yung personal ko.

fueling their ardor to arrest people (and might lead to false arrests and mistaken identity). honestly. the number of drug users and pushers who have surrendered have reached 700.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial as of this writing. that’s a grave injustice on their part. is pumunta sa barangay mismo at presinto na nakakakilala sa mga drug addicts at hindi. agresibo lang ang mga pulis natin against drugs. But the PNP did set a goal: 1. Some say they ended up on the list because they knew someone or were related to someone who was involved in drugs. These “innocent” people are forced to go to barangays to clear their names. Martial Law [in the ‘70s] and today is very different. Otherwise.8 million surrenderees in six months. Kailangan yung totohanan na kaya binavalidate namin yan. Do you think it is right for some people to fear the police? For some. I presume na ang ginagawa ng ating kapulisan ay regular. Hindi. Sinaktan at binugbog ang father ko. At sa police station naman. so be it. and people who knew some of those killed say they were innocent. Minsan barangay kapitan mismo ang may makasarili na pag-iisip kaya kailangan talaga bina-validate. What is your take? Daw. but stories from relatives. On the drug watchlist: there are reports of people who have not been involved in drugs— either as a user or a pusher—whose names end up on the list. [Although at the senate hearing. Noong Martial Law grabe yung power n’yan.000.fhm.] why the violent rhetoric? it’s a strategy to extend fear sa mga criminals—that’s the only language they know. getty images On the issue of mistaken identity: there are reports of people being killed allegedly for involvement in drugs. kinakatakutan ka dapat kasi you are talking about crimes. Well. we are law enforcers. it eerily reminds them of Martial Law in the ‘70s. kasi minsan baka kagalit lang nung nag-report kaya nalagay sa listahan. We wonder if you gave barangays a quota—like. So pag na-validate ng pulis. not the power of the police but the power of the military. it prompted fhm to ask general Bato if there was a “quota” set per barangay. harapin nila yun kung nagkamali sila. it’s either madagdagan 72 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook.THE NATIONAL AGENDA or mabawasan. Military ang naghahari noon. pag hindi niyo maprove yan. What is your stand on the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes? I’ll leave it to the congress.ph . Kung gawin man ng congress ng batas na legal yan. www. and there is a sense of unease. ang father ko mismo biktima ng military abuse during Martial Law. friends. Eh ngayon meron bang case ng sibilyan na binugbog ng pulis? Very rare. an Inquisition. who were allegedly beaten up and killed inside the Pasay City Police Station. ano mang batas yan. Kami mismo. it’s as though the police have got too much power on their hands. We just enforce the law kapag meron na. Ganon lang yun. the numbers are staggering. They have to prove na talagang mistaken identity yon.com/FHM. you should act to be in control. That’s the process.ph • twitter. Noon maraming sibilyan ang nasasaktan. they have to produce a certain number of people on the watch list because. Kaya lang ang ating advice na gagawin nila. Some sectors feel that it’s like a witch hunt. ganun ang aking pamamaraan. I presume always the regularity of our duty. Depende na sa congress yan kung anong gagawin nila. The way the war on drugs is going. hindi pwedeng we present ourselves as meek as a lamb. and [the police] have to face the charges. Ngayon naman [we don’t have] Martial Law.com. i-validate nila yan. So iba po ang sitwasyon. the case of suspected drug personalities Renato and Jaypee Bertes. We are not the lawmakers. was taken up—ed. I will follow the law. ilalagay ng pulis yun. he said there was none. Pag nakita naman ng pulis na meron palang personality doon na kababata pala ni Kapitan kaya hindi isinama sa watch list. They need to prove it.

buhay ng kriminal o buhay mo? So you have to preserve your own life.fhm. Mali yun. matatakot yung bato. doon sa amin inii-snob yan. you have to defend your life. Hulihin in a sense na. Ganun ang aking pamamaraan.GEN. davao del sur. wag ka manghinayang dun sa mga drug addicts at drug pushers na namamatay. hindi yan mapapatay. sobrang busy. then you have to decide kung kaninong buhay ang ipe-preserve mo. iba yung isda namin doon. paano po magkaroon ng braso ng katulad sa inyo? work out. hindi kinakain yung galunggong sa davao. It’s illegal. and in danger yung buhay mo. Bato yung aming lugar. hinuhuli mo tapos lumaban. tungkol diyan. sa dami ng nabaril at napatay ngayon ng mga pulis at ng mga vigilante. we will be there to present ourselves as meek as a lamb. Ipaliwanag mo na “papatayin yan ni Chief Bato kapag yan ay lumaban. kaya na carry over na kaya hanggang ngayon Bato na ang tawag sakin. marami pang dadating dyan na matitino at bibigyan ka ng magandang companionship. tilapia? galunggong? wala yan sa amin doon. di ka mauubusan ng lalaki. John navarro General. ewan ko kung magkano ang galunggong dito. pag report ko dun sa davao. ikaw ang papatayin niya—hahantong kayo sa ganon. dito tinitinda yung galunggong. Otherwise kung hindi lalaban yan. meron silang programa dyan para i-rehabilitate yung mga dapat i-rehabilitate. after drugs what’s next? galunggong? di naman ako namamalengke kasi nagluluto lang ako. so may programa na ang doh. So why the violent rhetoric? It’s my strategy to extend fear sa mga criminals—that’s the only language they know. ang daming lalaki sa mundo. pagkita ko sa mga senior officers doon. eh ngayon hindi na ko naka work out eh dahil wala na. Pag may multo. buhay pa rin kaya ang destiny ko? O baka nadali na din o patay na ng hindi ko pa nakikilala? sabihin mo don’t worry. You should act to be in control. kung hindi niya pag-iinterasan ang buhay ni Chief Bato. Alex legaspi Fernandez Magkano ho ang kilo ng galunggong? Jasim Murad Sir. na parang harmless ka na tao. sta. hindi masyadong kinakain. work out palagi. sa’min kasi walang masyadong galunggong. tenshi Manahan Bakit po Bato ang nickname nyo? Pag graduate ko kasi sa Pma. tapos nagkataon din na ako’y taga Bato. RONALD ‘BATO’ DELA ROSA Dan Gerald Ano ang nakahandang programa ng gobyerno para sa mga adik na sumuko? WEB ASKS BATO We took to Facebook to get FHM Nation to ask their own questions for the PNP chief sa ngayon.” Kung pusher ba yan na nagva-violate ng batas. This question is on behalf of those who have kids: What will they say to their children when they watch you on TV and you declare that “papatayin ko yung mga sangkot sa iligal na droga”? What if the kids themselves say “papatayin ko yan” when they see an alleged pusher in the news? Do we say “that is the right thing to do”? No. hulihin mo. i-reform yung dapat i-reform. hindi ka pwedeng palamya-lamya na pulis. Joowie Salabao Sir paano palambutin ang bato? Paano ba? Pakitaan mo ng multo.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 73 . meron tayong batas na sinusunod. In the process. dun ako pinanganak at dun ako lumaki kaya Brgy. meron kaming ginagawa na inter-agency task force for drugs kasama ang doh.com. or i-counseling yung dapat i-counseling lang.FH M twitter. illegal gambling. Hindi pwedeng when we talk a bout crime. kung di mo siya papatayin. huhulihin niya lamang yan.com/FHM.ph facebook. cruz. Manli lyn lang Sir. sabi nila “si bato!” kasi solid na solid yung katawan ko pagka-graduate ko.ph • mo siyang patayin. Ipaliwanag mo sa kanila na “Anak. That’s self defense. yung mga first class na masasarap. darating sa punto na yan talagang kinakailangan www. Sabihin mong hindi yan sasaktan ni Chief Bato kung hindi yan manlalaban. hulihin mo para harapin nila yung kanilang ginawang offense sa batas. it’s immoral. Kinakatakutan ka dapat kasi you are talking about crimes.

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com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 75 .ph • twitter.com/FHM.com.A BILL HAS BEEN PASSED TO LOWER THE MINIMUM AGE OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY FROM 15 YEARS OLD TO AS YOUNG AS NINE.fhm. BUT THE QUESTION STILL HAS TO BE RAISED: ARE WE EVEN HELPING THESE CHILDREN AT ALL? WORDS MIKE DIEZ www.ph I L LUST RATI ON CARLOROZY CLEMENTE facebook.

com. should undergo an intensive rehabilitation intervention program in Bahay Pag-asa (a halfway house facility for juvenile delinquents). wrong. You raise this simple scenario. a policymaking body tasked to coordinate. Cycle. “If you look at the studies—indeed if you look at how we were before RA 9344—many children are coming into conflict with the law because precisely the age was lowered. bata yan.” Lowering the age of criminal liability. as in the example stated above regarding punks roaming the streets of the metropolis? www. papasok dun sa presinto mga bata. What the duty-bearer should do is still investigate the crime. an all too frequent occurrence in our daily commute.” current Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Ronald Dela Rosa succinctly points out. Pwede kang makulong.” House Speaker Alvarez said in a press conference. everybody is happy—mga bata happy. “These children who commit serious crimes enumerated in the law. parricide. It all comes to a head when current House Speaker and Davao del Norte Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez filed a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability among minors. like murder.” SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES Part of the problem it seems is the perception that the public has regarding minors committing crimes. and multiply it a thousand fold. this will revert the current minimum age of criminal liability of 15 years old back to as young as nine years old. signalling ‘no’. Maraming kabataan din ang umaabuso sa batas na iyan.THE NATIONAL AGENDA You wait for the traffic light to turn green when some punk splashes watered detergent on Your windshield.” Alvarez said in his explanatory note in filing said bill. That means they will be institutionalized for a minimum of one year. RA 9344. “We have to address that.” says PNP Chief Dela Rosa. That is the outrage the Filipino general public feel about juvenile delinquents when we see or hear about them in the media. has become the favorite punching bag of public officials and spokespersons. And if you look at our records a lot of them went to jail for petty crimes. executive secretary of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC). is RA 9344 to blame for the seemingly rising number of kids who crime in the country? “Ang pinakamalaking balakid namin sa batas ay yung misunderstanding. “If you do that you are actually violating the law. If passed. turnover namin sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development).” counters Tricia Oco.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial years old may not be prosecuted.ph . the punk Yells at You ‘tang ina mo!’. Pabalik-balik lang ang problema. kung ikaw yung government official at sinabi mo ‘ay.” So. Any juvenile aged below 15 facebook. which is absolutely.com/FHM. and ultimately ensure the implementation of RA 9344. monitor. “That does not mean we should just leave them be. “Sa ngayon. “Nagagamit talaga ng mga sindikato ang mga bata. and it takes utmost effort not to stop Your car and give the kid his comeuppance. she says.” 76 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 IMPURITY The often used argument against RA 9344 is that it allows children in conflict with the law to escape criminal liability. “Nagagamit talaga ang mga bata sa krimen.” She adds: “Siguro tingnan na muna natin ang situation before there was RA 9344. This is where parties come fiercely at odds. This is the reason why everybody feels so much animosity towards a certain law that many supposes allow children to escape accountability. Hindi totoong papabayaan mo na lang sila. as the light turns green and You rev to move forward.” Oco insists that this is just another matter of misunderstanding of the law.ph • twitter. “Nangyayari. Why is there something inherently infuriating about kids getting away unpunished. “Even sa social media may nakikita akong comment na ‘mga 14-year-old puwede nang pumatay”. is exactly the knee-jerk reaction that has us mired in criminality in the first place.fhm. pabayaan mo na lang’ pwede kang kasuhan sa RA 9344. its effect has had the opposite effect—the pampering of youthful offenders who commit crimes knowing they can get away with it. Our situation before was that 9-year old children can be prosecuted. and subject these children to intensive program. juveniles aged 15 years old up to 17 years old may be filed cases as long as discernment of crime committed is established. You don’t have change to spare. You knock on Your window to signal him to stop. “While the intent of protection of the Filipino youth may be highly laudable.” states Oco. i-turnover lang nila sa parents.” Under RA 9344. “We received a lot of complaints from law enforcement agencies tungkol dun sa mga minors na hindi pwedeng i-charge. Pagdating sa DSWD. In fact. mga sindikato happy. or the Juvenile Justice Law.

” Media sensationalism also contributes to perpetuating the established perception about kids who crime. this is the justice system being employed currently. She says. especially if you are the victim. that is the extent of what people see.” Oco argues that if society would provide children with the basic necessities of food. her agency braces for the possibility that the minimum age of criminal liability will be lowered. and I think legitimately so.ph • twitter. Although RA 9344 states that reparation for victims and their families must be made. and education. was molested.” Oco says. Chief PNP Dela Rosa does not argue this point. “But it became apparent as we checked her background that she herself was a victim. Indeed. punitive justice is still the popular mindset among Filipinos today. Kapag yung bata hindi nakukulong. If media would base their reports on this data. She would have been turned over to her parents because she was below the age of criminal liability. Parties would go to the barangay and settle things there before the matter goes to court.” Oco adds that this is an all-too familiar refrain in a song that her council.” laments Oco. it is an ideal nonetheless that society must inevitably move towards. especially with a sitting president and a chief PNP who are hard-hitting and aggressive in going after criminals. and abandoned by her parents. the possibility of that child resorting to criminal activity would be zero. you would not see it that way.” says Oco.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial in cases involving heinous crimes. “If you look at our situation. in the barangay level. “It is this . it’s really hard to make an objective discussion regarding the minimum age of criminal liability because the Filipino people. are really sick of crimes happening all around. Oco cautions FHM on citing data from the PNP regarding juvenile delinquents. wherein integration back into society of the juvenile delinquent is the goal. “Before we were colonized. But that is the essence of RA 9344. it could make a lot of difference in how he will become in the future.” Oco says. it is hard to wrap our minds around the fact that www. But even with one child spending one day in prison. that sells. “We may feed the media countless data and facts but several factors come into play before something gets broadcast. the PNP.” RESTORATIVE JUSTICE Minuscule percentage notwithstanding.” she says. “Kahit naman ako pag nakikita ko sa balita na madaming krimen. shelter. “The JJWC has been in existence for eight years. Pundits argue that although restorative justice is an ideal. diyan sang-ayon ako.01 percent that gets highlighted in the media because. that millions of pesos spent on educational materials to disseminate to police officers for their guidance in implementing RA 9344 would be laid to waste should there be any amendments made to the law. it would seem that kids who crime are increasing.” She admits that generally. “Our goal with RA 9344 is to prevent crimes from happening. hindi mo makikita kaagad yung return of investment.ph facebook. This fact is something that Oco accedes to. She says that indigenous people still resort to restorative justice.com/FHM.” As an example. for sure.KIDS WHO CRIME Oco believes the general public’s frustration regarding impunity is simply boiling over juvenile delinquents. “Therein lies the resistance: The law sees the children in conflict with the law as a victim.com. Of this. it has a huge impact on these kids. and politicians have been dancing to for the past eight years. FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 77 . Essentially it is a concept of restorative justice. Here only 2 percent of crimes committed in the country involve juvenile delinquents. “When children weren’t put to jail anymore alongside hardened criminals. “She was a criminal. “Lalong matututo ng katarantaduhan mga iyan dun.” Dela Rosa says. We don’t necessarily feel it. restorative justice was the norm.” she says. but she did not have parents or any relative in the metro. But this only creates a chicken and egg scenario. it’s still a difficult pill to swallow for a society that thinks corporal punishment should still be the norm in upbringing morally upright citizens. What Oco provided us instead was percentage of total crimes committed in the country by adults and those committed by juveniles. It would set the council back several notches from what they have built the past eight years. About .” She adds that whenever a heinous crime committed by a juvenile gets highlighted the minimum age of criminal liability is usually pinpointed as a flaw in the law.01 percent account for heinous crimes committed by juveniles. juvenile delinquents will get a relatively light sentence than their adult counterparts.” she says. “We all want a peaceful society. nagagalit din ako.” The JJWC has a steep mountain to climb since Filipinos are clamoring for punitive justice more than the kind of justice the council wishes Pinoys would espouse— restorative. “It is an ambitious timeline. She was trafficked.fhm. for example. let’s face it. Hopefully within the next two years we would be able to change people’s perception about restorative justice. Most police would put in their blotters even those just accused of crimes. “Restorative justice is a concept that will take years to understand. But I am positive na mababago ang mindset. more than half are crimes against property. Advocates of the Juvenile Justice Law argue that exposing juveniles at an early age to hardened criminals will more than likely turn them into criminals in the future. For an ordinary citizen. Oco recounted a case wherein a 14-year-old girl was institutionalized for stealing chocolates. “Hindi dapat ihalo sa mga kriminal ang mga bata. For now.

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a growing voice is clamoring for a rethinking of the status of medical cannabis. 80 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook. we’re curious.” as recent as three generations ago. It is counted among the dangerous drugs that the government is up in arms against. What do these advocates see—particularly the Philippine Compassionate Cannabis Society—that they’re willing to risk getting caught up in the Philippines’ war against drugs? (FHM attempted to reach groups that are against the legalization of medical cannabis in the Philippines. at least in this part of the world. “the government shall… aim to achieve a balance in the national drug control program so that people with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications. and the cordilleras. the growth of tumors.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. Now. ra 9165’s section 2 promises that.ph . The Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165). which former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed into law in January 2002.com. Cannabis—whether used for medical or recreational purposes—is illegal in the Philippines. these studies say that medical cannabis is especially effective in cases that are caused by inflammation: cancer.” says chuck Manansala. started the medical cannabis regulation ball rolling. the elders would tell someone who had a stomachache. chronic problems in the nervous system. 700. Except there was no specific mention of cannabis. triggered by Duterte’s single-minded war on drugs.800 people have been killed in relation to the drug war. Unfortunately. have actually proven that cannabis does ease pain and inflammation. However. iloilo. about 1. This bloody context puts the issue of medical cannabis use in the Philippines on rather sensitive ground. samar. davao. groups against legalizing cannabis for any purpose say all that will do is endanger Filipinos. and pushing for clearer definitions for what should be outlawed. founder of Medical cannabis research center in the Philippines. particularly the youth. institutions such as the university of california center for Medicinal cannabis research. Filip in o s hav e been “ u n offic ially ” using i t fo r ye a rs w ithout pu t t in g it on the rec o rd . ‘Pumitas ka lang ng dahon diyan at pakuluan mo. no doubt. Studies by independent groups back up this seemingly simplistic and random tummy ache treatment.000 drug users and pushers surrendered to the Philippine National Police. so far: A lt h ou g h there aren’ t an y o ffic ial records desc rib in g the use of me d ical cannabis. This unprecedented voluntary submission was. etc.” “based on reports from isabela. Three months after he was proclaimed president.ph • twitter.) Here’s what we know. which include the use of dangerous drugs. none had confirmed interviews as we went to press.THE NATIONAL AGENDA A month and a half into President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. rheumatism.com/FHM. filipinos in some provinces treated stomachaches by taking cannabis leaves like how your grandmother takes her pito-pito “tea. On the other hand.fhm. Advocates swear by the medical benefits of cannabis.

in a debate with ian blair. dionardo carlos. suppositories.RX WEED Encouraged by President Duterte’s openness to the use of medical cannabis. giant pot sessions aren’t how medical cannabis is administered. it isn’t. illnesses. theft. Now. the government used the money they saved from supporting prisoners for. THE WAR ON DRuGs: fuTILE OR EffEcTIvE? amid domestic and international humanitarian calls to stop the wave of killing. and paranoia—or the fear of being caught. available medical cannabis prescribed by a registered physician in cases where cannabis has been found to be effective in prevention.” says Manansala. if you smoke [weed] and drive. illnesses. according to a report done by Philippine national Police (PnP) oic Public information officer Police senior supt. Isabela Representative Rodolfo D. and to clarify vague issues in the existing drug laws. The side effects of cannabis. Hindi nakamamatay ang paggamit ng cannabis on its own. and management of specified symptoms. available medical cannabis prescribed by a registered physician in cases where cannabis has been found to be effective in prevention. dizziness. in a form that can easily be vaporized. or a state of balance. “we examined the war on drugs over the last 40 years and came to the conclusion it has failed. “Sleep it off and it’s gone when you wake up. and in drug-related break-ins…” says branson. and strengthen it if it is weak. What this system does is it creates homeostasis. and management of specified symptoms. believes decriminalizing drug use—not punishing it—is the solution. affordable. july 2016 saw a 9. Manansala simplifies it for us: “whatever [systems] exist for morphine will be applicable for medical cannabis under this bill…it intends to create a controlled environment where planting [cannabis] is [done] under a controlled environment with high security to prevent pilferage.” case in point: Portugal did not legalize drug use. but decriminalized it instead. Yes.com/FHM. diversion of the plant. M edi cal cannabi s does n’t com e i n the f orm of j oi nts . that’s a different story.8 percent drop in crime volume (with 50.339 recorded crimes). retired commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. and also an entrepreneur. Albano III has refiled the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act (or House Bill 180) in the 17th Congress.” the bill also plans to create an id system where patients in need of medical cannabis are given their choice of treatment in a safe and affordable setting. and in a concentrated form that is usually used for epileptic patients. is it working. it comes in the form of oil. “Portugal has seen a big reduction in heroin use. and. and diseases.” begins this house bill. getting the health department to help regulate.” Much as many would like to assume. richard branson. and diseases. though? you be the judge. would be nausea.com.” says Manansala.” Our body actually has its own natural supply of cannabinoids—the compounds found in cannabis that bring that high.” www. instead. that’s a different story. “Cannabinoids can calm down an overactive immune system. house bill 180 goes on to explain: “its objective is for the patient to have access to safe.ph • No.ph facebook. Studies done by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse have found that our body has its own endocannabinoid system. treatment. rehabilitating the users. If you smoke [weed] then drink alcohol.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 81 .” house bill 180 goes on to explain: “its objective is for the patient to have access to safe.fhm. affordable. instead. in an interview with radyo ng bayan in early august. “an act providing compassionate and right of access to medical cannabis and expanding research into its medicinal properties. FH M twitter. Presidential communications office secretary Martin andanar attributed this drop to duterte’s tough stance against drugs: “ito ay isang pagbabagong nararamdaman ng Pilipino saan man silang sulok ng bansa hanggang sa pinakaliblib na barangay kung saan may droga at krimen. according to research.817 recorded crimes) compared to the period of july 2015 (with 56. branson said. treatment. according to research. it is. are so mild that a nap can supposedly take them away. “The worst that can happen to you [if you use cannabis]. member of the global commission on drugs Policy. President duterte stands firm on his campaign promise: to wipe out drug users and pushers one way or another. capsules.

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they’re temporary. the experts fear that in the not-toodistant future the likes of herpes and gonorrhea will become untreatable. and we mean. 2 N OT QU ITTI N G S M OK I N G I M M E D IATE LY. really bad. Sure. and curse the life you’re leading. alcohol use. think again. But we’re here to tell that however bad your life is right now. B6.com. there are procedures and drugs out there that might help you along the way. and iron can actually lead to permanent damage to your kidneys. your blood pressure and pulse rate will normalize eight hours after you smoked. Look. and enemas involved. right now) will normalize your blood pressure and pulse rate within eight hours of your last cigarette. D I D N’T YOU?) 1 TAKING UP SMOKING Movies and TV have shown us how cool smoking is. So badly. and may even cause death in some cases. or worse. Yes. smoking is bad for you. TH I S S E CON D.Life is hard. there’s stretching. And if you think loading up on supplements that supply much-needed vitamins and minerals to the body is safe. 4 SELLING ONE OF YOUR KIDNEYS (EVEN IF IT ISN’T TO FUND YOUR DRUG HABIT) Look. A study by the American Centers for Disease Control estimates that more people in the US die of smoking-related illness every year than HIV. it isn’t possible. you’re sergey turganov. Period.ph • twitter. But it takes your body around 20 years to fully recover from your smoking habit. just forget about asking to go through her backdoor. of course.fhm. listen up. that means your remaining kidney will have to work overtime to compensate. and you can’t help but raise your fist up to the heavens (sometimes both fists.ph . heart. You might be in a financial position to own all the comic books you only could ever borrow www. he saw the opportunity to not only bone two ladies at once but also make some paper. it gets a little too tough. 6 HAVING SEX W ITH O UT P R OTE CTI O N sure. We’re talking about diseases both for you and your lady friends. So don’t do drugs. 3 D OI N G D R U G S The world is full of stories of people just like yourself—college students. but you should put that cigarette down right now. there’s nothing quite like the feeling of your gopher spelunking in the nude. and we’re not just talking about risking an unwanted pregnancy here. that means having to live with them rest of your life. but having unprotected sex (this means without a condom. So take it easy with the supplements and skip the surgery. 84 FH M septeMber 2016 facebook. in fact. we hate to be the friends to tell you this. But at best. and firearm-related incidents combined. porn stars who take it up the b-hole actually prepare themselves rigorously— and for a long-time—before shooting said scenes. YOU S K I PPE D TH E PR EVI OU S E NTRY. Quitting smoking cold turkey (meaning. motor vehicle accidents. so he bet that he could make said ladies happy for 12 hours. a modern-day russian “hero” whose antics proved to be a very bad decision. working professionals. unless. They might even make it appear that you’re in the pink of health. of course. If you sell one of them.com/fhmphil • 5 TRYING TO HACK YOUR WAY TO GOOD HEALTH Getting healthy is a long-term commitment that you can’t hack like a video game. But sometimes. even). We know it causes cancer (and not just in the lungs) and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.. we know that sometimes you need money badly. illegal drug use. congratulated himself for making a fine life decision. D. it isn’t too late. celebrities— whose lives were upended by the drug habit. that you might consider doing anything to get your hands on some dinero. so the next time you find yourself with a fine lady who’s feeling frisky. of course) if you are not a collector of fhM and if you are collecting beyond your means. Do the work instead. fathers. AS I N. This can lead to a lot of health complications that might even result in death. 12 B E C O M I N G A C O LLE CTO R (except if it’s copies of F H M . Having two kidneys doesn’t make one of them a spare. 7 ASKING S O M E O N E TO TA K E IT U P TH E B UT T porn makes it look fun and easy. we bet you’re savvy enough not to have made these really bad decisions: (WAIT. It’s something real men do. even superficial. then promptly died of a heart attack because of the bottle of Viagra he had consumed to win the bet. but this is fhmphilofficial apparently not true. hero or fool. turganov did win the bet. fasting. unless. Any self-respecting adult will tell you that. she offers. An overdose of Vitamins A. in which case you better hope she didn’t have a spicy dish for lunch. The good news is that if you’re a smoker. Your body actually uses both of them to filter waste and excess fluids out of your body. You might have the money now to buy all the toys you were denied as a child. bro) is just risky business in this day and age. you decide. fall on your knees. venereal diseases or stds are starting to become immune to antibiotics. athletes.com/FHM. But selling your kidneys to the black market is not the way to go. Well. 8 HAVING SEX F O R 12 H O U R S STR A I G HT Whatever bullshit sting says about tantric sex. aside from the risk of contracting hiV. and nerves. You don’t give a shit? Then we have two words for you: President Duterte.

humans might actually turn to eating bugs for much needed dietary protein. 10 B E COM I N G TH E OFFI CE CLOWN In many ways. this kind → fhmphilofficial septeMber 2016 FH M 85 . The classes are boring. just completed her PhD early this year. do not under any circumstances. Okay. The crush ng bayan. some people are even calling insects superfood because these leggy creatures pack a ton of nutrients that we lack in our everyday diet. either. the bad boy. sure.ph C O LLE CTI O N B E CA U S E YO U R W I F E (O R G I R LF R I E N D) D E M A N D S IT so you’re already a collector.9 D R OPPI N G OUT OF S CH OOL School sucks. But with today’s volatile economy. You have to wear a mandated uniform.com/FHM. Colette Bourlier. but honestly. people fall into certain roles in the office environment. facebook. it’s enough to have a job and earn a living. a Canadian lawyer who fell to his death from the 24th floor when he repeatedly. she might feel that you’re giving your babies all the attention you used to give to her. Unlike academia. So unless you’re okay being a low-level employee your whole life. you need a hobby. gives you the opportunity to move up in the world.com. That would be you sitting in your cubicle. she might think that it’s immature for a grownup. Learning new skills. Whatever the case may be. and not for the faint of heart and shallow of pockets.ph • twitter. There’s hope for you yet. which was supposed to be unbreakable. the teachers are slave drivers. one that is hard to maintain when no one can take you seriously. if you don’t know the game—and collecting is serious game. not knowing how to do anything else. something the ladies appreciate. and the hottie. And like school. do you even have space for your horde? 13 S E LLI N G O F F YO U R P R E C I O U S www. even if you don’t want to. fine. You have to be there for most of the day. incidentally. to have such a collection. they might not fire you. which you can do on your own thanks to DIY websites and instructional videos. there’s no telling when and how you might end up a redundancy that can be easily let go. which you should never aspire to become. 14 E ATI N G COCKROACHES FOR FUN some experts say that in the future.com/fhmphil • And then there’s the office clown. A 91-year old Frenchwoman. you should probably rough it out and finish that degree. There’s also a chance you might end up like Garry Hoy. the work place demands a certain level of professionalism. give in and sell off your collection. jokingly threw himself against his office window. but the glass popped out of the frame when Hoy hit it too hard. But they won’t move you up the ladder. working in most offices is like going to school. but beware: sooner or later. tell her that. You have designated lunch hours. hold on to it! Who knows if in the future one of the things in your collection might be able to pay for your children’s college tuition? (it probably won’t.fhm. The job market isn’t too large for people who don’t finish their studies. but does that mean you have to buy all the toys and comic books in the world? collecting is an expensive hobby. or you have rich parents who’ll give you a job at the family company regardless of your (lack of) academic accomplishments. doing what you do. your precious collection of toys or comic books (or fhM issues!) could be caught in your partner’s cross-hairs. such as yourself. 11 N OT U P G RAD I N G YOU R S K I LLS For many people. dropping out of school is one of those bad decisions you can actually make up for however old you are. It was. from your older cousin. But ask anyone who’s holding down a 9-to-5 job and they’ll tell you that flunking out of school will ruin your life.) but damn it. man. The good thing is. It also keeps your mind sharp. given the scarcity of resources. ask the masters—don’t get into it.

A pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to marry the person you’re having the child with. Anyway. but in reality. but hear this out: according to a recent study. marriage isn’t something you do lightly. You might think it could be some takeshi’s castle knock-off. because really. Maria ozawa. too. and are too into it to pause and get a condom. you could end up being bored to tears. Nine months later. But only if she’s into that. and you’re thinking of spawning? are you kidding?! 15 J O I N I N G A J A PA N E S E G A M E SHOW there are so many things that we have Japan to thank for: ramen. In a country without divorce (in fact the only country where divorce isn’t available). it’s kind of telling you’ll likely end up hating each other. we actually said it! Because the question that possibly every man getting married asks himself the night before the big day is: Am I making the worst decision of my life? Okay. don’t believe us? Just go to Youtube and squirm. but you would be wrong. 18 CHAS I N G AFTE R LAD I E S WH O LOVE TH E V AS M U CH AS YOU D O Life is not a porn video. Looks can only go so far when you’re dating someone. what happens when you grow old? You might end up like one of those guys who die in their apartments and isn’t found until months later. brandes was killed and then butchered by armin Miewes. a filipino family of four—that means mother. who confessed to the crime after he was caught. married.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial so maybe you already made some of the worst mistakes you could ever make. or worse. they’re 86 FH M septeMber 2016 facebook. the females are right about this compatibility thing. who. Better look to other shores to dock on.com. twitter. sushi. then you’re literally dead meat. bro. If you date someone smarter than you. You can still be a responsible father without putting a ring on it. FH M www. we still have cows and pigs to slaughter and feast upon. answered a personal newspaper ad from a cannibal. or worse. and your life sucks. let’s run through a couple things. It’s also one of the biggest mistakes you can actually make in your life. It’s true. If you can’t see eye to eye about most things. being eaten by their pets. then yes. say no. If you date someone dumber. keep it casual. if you ever find yourself in Japan and you’re invited to join a tV game show.000 a month to lead a good. Maybe you’re thinking that getting on the next tricycle or jeepney and never looking back is the best thing you can do at this moment. Man and woman get hot and heavy. No amount of charm or wit will turn that tide. You have to accept that’s how they’re built. Whatever mistakes you did to end up where you are now pale in comparison to not facing life head-on. If you date someone who hates everything that you love or vice versa. women who like women as much as you do. like bernd brandes.ph • pregnant. you could actually end up in a quiz show where the penalty of getting the wrong answer is having your team member’s taint rubbed in your face. too. Have you asked yourself these as well: what if I fall out of love with her? What happens when we get old or sick. and manga. if your balls just retracted from fear. Oftentimes. 23 R U N N I N G A W AY F R O M YO U R LI F E R I G HT N O W 17 DATING SOMEONE YOU’RE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH Admit it. 19 MAR RYI N G S OM E ON E B E CAU S E YOU G OT TH E M PR E G NANT It’s a classic story.com/FHM. a german. when she does? What if she becomes the breadwinner of the family instead of me? If you feel hopeless after asking yourself those questions. 22 STAYI N G S I N G LE FOREVER then again. 16 M A K I N G F R I E N D S W I TH A CA N N I B A L if you make friends with a cannibal. comfortable life. you could end up resenting them.fhm. anime. it was later revealed that brandes actually agreed to becoming Miewes’ source of protein. and even had some of his own flesh as his last supper.of future is far off yet. don’t want to be anywhere near your penis. and clueless. and right now. Marrying is probably the worst decision you can make in your life. 20 G ETTI N G MAR R I E D Oh man.ph . in 2001. however. it’s cruel. running away from a problem would be the worst decision you could ever make in your life. Save yourself the grief. father and two kids—needs at least p120. We’re serious bro. so why not leave the bugs alone? 21 HAVING CHILDREN We know. not getting married doesn’t mean you’re not owning up to the child that you fathered.

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facebook. push his right arm down and clipped to your torso. “You [just] need to be exact and use the laws of physics. trains in Baguio.fhm. and your right hand gripping his right forearm as well. (Remember: Norman Adefuin and Namli Romo are trained in Bahad Zu’bu.” Adefuin. and your right hand still clutching his left shoulder. Adefuin. to teach eager students in Baguio City. 48. Neither does it use padded “accessories” like boxing. who has trained with Romo for more than three years. It is intuitive and natural rather than repetitive. You also need proper understanding of how the body moves. “You don’t need strength or speed to fight in Bahad Zu’bu.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. Get down on your right knee so that his right arm is clipped tightly against your body and twist his hand to disarm. with a bladed weapon. leave the blade at home. your elbow bent at 90 degrees. For FHM. With your left arm. 67. Adefuin demonstrated three scenarios that you can use on the street for self-defense. Rest your left elbow on your left knee. But he was eventually encouraged by Romo to learn from others and subsequently. we assume that your dominant side is the right.” Adefuin explains. trains in Manila. Norman Adefuin learned from Grandmaster Yuli Romo. Keep a firm grip with your right hand. It’s not rigid like karate or noisy like taekwondo. yes?) 1 2 3 4 5 S C E NAR IO 1 Someone comes at you with a knife/blade/sharp object 1 2 3 With your right hand.com/FHM. Bahad Zu’bu is an ancient Filipino fighting art.ph . 106 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 4 5 Keep his right arm against your body and bend your left knee so there is no room for his arm to move. Bahad Zu’bu can be traced to the lost Philippine fighting art of Bali Al’ho (reverse stick fighting) that dates back to our pre-Hispanic ancestors.Boost S K I L L N ot to be confused with Philippine martial arts. In the reenactments. Lift your left hand overhead. started out as a selfdefense enthusiast. This combative art is practiced in close range and sometimes. Do not attempt the self-defense tactics below without proper training. Training for this art is done one-on-one: Romo. Until then.com.ph • twitter. This fighting art draws from various Filipino fighting arts to come up with a highly effective method of self-defense. who in turn learned just by watching and observing the late escrimador Tatang Illustrisimo. push his left shoulder back and grip his right wrist with your left hand. Romo was the one who conceptualized Bahad Zu’bu.

so that he is unable to move them.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial 3 3 Push down his head. Stand perpendicular to his body. you can disarm him. and clipping both his arms with your right arm. twitter. Then. your hand on his left hip and left hand ready to grab his head. push his arm down swiftly and swing your torso with your elbow up and out.ph • 2 2 Swiftly turn to face him. gripping his right wrist.com/FHM. S C E NAR IO 3 Someone sticks a bladed weapon at you from behind 1 1 www.com. facebook. Still gripping his wrist and with your left arm on top of his right.ph Turn to your right to push the flat side of the blade on your back. pushing your forefinger and middle finger against his nose (or eyes). Still gripping his right wrist and keeping him within range. SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 107 .1 2 3 S C E NAR IO 2 Someone comes at you unarmed 1 2 3 Move your body to the side and “catch” his right fist with your left.fhm. hit his chin with the full force of your right elbow.

ph • twitter. making you salivate more.com/FHM.fhm.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. 108 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 B Ou L EttE d ’av E S N E S woRDS ria eSGuerra PhoTogRaPhy MarK JeSalVa SPECial ThankS To SoFiTel pHilippiNe plaza MaNila aND FroMaGerie BeilleVaire facebook. Cheese connoisseur Colin Chandaras of renowned french cheese company fromagerie Beillevaire recently dropped by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila as part of the hotel’s french Month celebration. he brought along a wide selection of their premium cheeses and taught us a few things about finding the right glass of vintage for your fromage (that's snooty talk for cheese).Boost C R Otti N d E C H av i g N O L P O u Li g NyS ai Nt-Pi E R R E N e N u pHar tO m m E d E B R E B i S au P i m E Nt d 'E S P E L EttE F o o D Perfect match mOR B i E R ClaSS uP youR aCT wiTh a liTTlE vino-fRoMagE PaiRing know-how M i M o leTTe To M M e B rû l ée apart from sounding gentlemanly snooty when ordering them at a french restaurant. what makes wine and cheese click anyway? apparently. The result: your tongue perfectly lubricated. which makes food taste a whole lot better.com.ph . wine helps bind and control the saliva because of the chemical components present in it. it has something to do with satisfying your palette. Cheese has fats that coat your tongue.

Minus the hazards. Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon has dubbed Pinot noir as “sex in a glass. It’s what gives the cheese its stench and distinctive taste. notes Chandaras. dry.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 109 .com/FHM. Chandaras recommends a bold Pommard with its blueberry and gooseberry aroma and hints of chocolate-y and leathery flavors.ph facebook. He recommends pairing this creamy and milky blue cheese with a sweet white wine for an interesting combination. morBier vino Pick: Red This cheese literally vino Pick: White This cheese has a definitive taste and is coated with paprika for added punch. go for red wine. bro! It’s vegetable ash that’s perfectly edible.” and it comes in a hard. (No worries. This particular cheese. the Tomme de Brebis au Piment d’ Espelette is a sheep’s milk cheese.fhm. For soft. creamy cheeses go for white wine. For hard cheeses. hard cheese which contains notes of walnuts and chestnuts. Try Clos des Verdots– Côtes de Bergerac Moelleux.k. “the producer was looking to make the strongest cheese of France. the mimolette was produced to imitate the flavor of queso de bola.” That’s enough reason for us to give this combo a try.” explains Chandaras. A medium-bodied and highly acidic Saumur red made from Cabernet Franc grapes will enhance the flavors of those herbs and spices. and tarragon flavor this cow cheese. If you ask us (given that very vivid and memorable description). m i m o lette B o u l e t te d’av e s N e s vino Pick: Red Remember queso de bola a. parsley. Probably. vino Pick: Red A creamy and nutty goat cheese with a bitter bite like Pouligny-Saint-Pierre could very much benefit from the elegant sexiness of Pinot noir. use “tart” to describe your wine for instant 100 pogi points) will complement the cheese’s nutty flavor. contains a hint of ash in its center. The tartness of white wine (yes. and creme isn’t the only thing that tastes great when kissed by fire. tomme de BreBis au pimeNt d'espelette vino Pick: Red According to Chandaras. when it was first created. F o u r m e t te C r o ix de Chazelle vino Pick: Sweet white The blue spots on this wheel of dairy come from a mold called penicillium roqueforti.ph • twitter. solid wheel.com. p o u l i g Ny-s a i Ntpierre second milking of the cow is very creamy and a little chewy with a nice earthy aroma and a rich hazelnut taste.R E B LO C H O N NéN u p h a r vino Pick: Red Juniper berries. The best way to enjoy nibbling on a slice of mimolette? While sipping a bold glass of red wine. we think anything and everything can probably benefit from being paired with a glass of Pinot noir. As Chandaras put it. of course.) And for that. WH i t E REd CrottiN de ChavigNol vino Pick: Red Chandaras singles out Pinot noir for pairing with this old. back when the French borders were closed off to the Netherlands—the birthplace of Edam cheese. to m m e B rûlée vino Pick: Red Brûlée means burned. The rind of this cheese is torched to give it a smoky taste. So when you partner it with the leathery and cherry notes of a Bordeaux red. WH i t E (S WE E t ) F O u R m E ttE CR Oi x d E C Ha z E LLE GENERAL QUICK TIP For strong-tasting cheeses. go for sweet white wine. reBloChoN vino Pick: White “Reblocher in French means: to milk the cow a second time. made from the www. crisp white wine. Edam cheese? As Chandaras tells it. it’ll be like fireworks in your mouth. and is perfectly safe to eat. The earthy flavor of a PessacLéognan red wine will go well with a slice or two of this classier and notquite-spreadable version of the cheese pimiento.a. chives. “flavored with the specialty of [the southwestern French] region—chilli pepper from Espelette.” Keep those flavors in check by pairing with a glass of nice.

com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www.fhm.ph .Boost M OTOR eDiteD BY ALLAN P.ph • twitter. hernanDeZ 110 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook.hernandez @summitmedia.ph This car has 300 horsepower under the hood—and a 220V plug BYD’s Qin plug-in hYBriD sports saloon is a true step into the future WorDs: allan p. HERNANDEZ allan.com.com/FHM.com.

Let’s discuss the price later because that is a crucial part of our review. Chevrolet Volt. The Nissan Leaf. Press start and the car comes to life (you won’t even hear it. baby! all-electric or hybrid technology (but in the case of the current Prius. you can cover in a distance of 70 km under normal driving conditions. which.000. But BYD is no Ponzi scheme. FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 FH M 111 . And obviously. Why didn’t BYD just turn it into a sporty car like. they can do what they want. That could well translate to your daily commute. the engine wholly takes over and you get both the hp of EV and Hybrid— that’s the 300 hp. bet on BYD and its electric vehicles by buying a 10 percent stake in the company for a quarter of a billion dollars. or a Subaru WRX STI. Regular cars. Left. and might justify the price. on sport BYD is a Chinese carmaker that entered the Philippine automotive market three years ago. On paper. but you can feel it’s possible to have all that facebook.4 million the choice opens up real wide. say. at full charge. The Porsche 911 starts out with 370 horses. call the car out from the parking lot.000).9 seconds.488. the F3 sedan (P698. The letters mean “Build Your Dreams”. and the S6 SUV (P1. this is what we would say: This is not a new car. You could get a Eurocar for that price (or add some pocket change). it goes. 149. remote control. Total time for a full charge: 8 hours. On paper.BYD’s Qin DRivEs LikE a silencer. the Tesla S so it would be more desirable? It just seemed unfair for the car to have 300 horses and cost that much and not look it means it. you will never have to gas up again. The socket is located at the trunk lid. you will not be able to plug in. This is what we think it means for you to own a Qin.488. It doesn’t look like the future. In the meantime. they say you can go 50km/l.000).ph • twitter. but it is. finally: P2.168. right. honestly.ph FEELs LikE the future of driverless cars has happened. but they own $1. We know driverless cars are happening in the future—with the Qin it’s happening now. You have to try it to believe it. but no plug. the car can run on remote control. BYD is selling the Qin in the Philippines and we test drove it for a week.2 trillion of US debt— meaning. or a normal night’s sleep. we should say.” Walk out in the rain. backward. so we figure there are enthusiasts who understand the potential of the Qin. In China. and a disservice to BYD if they’re all we care to know because they have this: the Qin (say it: Chin).com/FHM. whiplash. Press forward. Korean electronics giant Samsung poured in half a billion dollars into BYD just this year. and 121 horsepower.fhm. like build a car with the specs of a Qin. We mentioned that it doesn’t look like the future. This car has 300 horsepower under its hood—and a 220v plug. Because at 2. Warren Buffett. In sport mode. This is what the Qin is— It is the future. and this is also where we begin to list its other features: On pure EV mode. on the 30th floor.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial LOOks LikE a subaru. The car is a frickin’ toy (we tried to think of a practical application.000). car goes. If we were selling the Qin. They’re flush with money and they’re using it to make cars for when oil runs out for good. they will not have our side of the West Philippine Sea.000 power under the hood. and Toyota Prius—three of the most popular cars with either www. Remote control range is 20 meters. they have. the third richest person in the world. You get a proprietary charging pack that plugs into any AC outlet. a bit. is a bit uncool for a futuristic car because it sounds more like the name of a multi-level marketing company. But not a tesla s. on electric. Hardware stores don’t stock up on extension cords that long. You can see the steering wheel turn with no one doing it. So what if it’s made in China? Sure. A practical note: if you live in a condo. respectively. they say you can go from 0 to 100 km in 5. and let it come to you). In theory. and we thought “groceries. they’re a legitimate player whose game since 2008 has been to take a lead in the electric vehicle segment. the engine and the battery work together to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. Your key is a control key with an engine start and arrows that go for-ward/backward/ left/right.com. no plug)—register at 107. which it should. electric buses are BYD. and only have parking slot in the basement. here in the country we are thus far acquainted with BYD through their cheap cars—the wee F0 hatchback (P548. This is the new car. because it’s the battery running). Pure batteries give you 150 hp. Paltry. you could run the Qin entirely on electricity. hybrid give you 150 hp. BUY AT p2. But BYD Philippines report good sales for the Qin. In Hybrid mode. That last feature should keep you amused for a while. Might. We never got to try it legally.

you’d have no need for Snapseed. with your beautiful photos. Posing in front of miles and miles of trees immediately tells your social media friends that you’re an earth lover. So let us help you out. well. Because why not? You might as well do something slightly productive while being stuck in traffic for three hours. you? Just imagine. where you take your shots can make or break your photos. Here are four locations you need to immortalize in your photo bank.Boost T R A V E L Hack your photos LET youR SnaPShoTS TELL a SToRy WoRDS CECILE JUSI-BALTASAR Wouldn’t it be awesome if your photo bank were filled with images that looked like they were taken by a professional photographer and not by. “Hot.ph • twitter. Rizal. It’s got more than a hundred bonsai trees. or on a kayak in the middle of a downpour (waterproof your camera with paranoia). (It’s also got a pool. Quezon is practically deserted during the rainy season). (Just don’t do anything bordering on stupidity that might cause an accident or you spending the night in jail. Injecting a modern look into your photos is as easy as looking for a swatch of skyscrapers on a quiet cement road. Be different. on a hilltop.ph . Look for a secluded part of the beach— perhaps a beach-side cave (Kuwebang Lampas in fhmphilofficial Pagbilao. and rich. School. or any of those app-tastic photo-makeover tools. And who wouldn’t date an environment-friendly dude? Try this place. young. you can find that at Casa Regina. 112 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 Greenery. apart from normal-size trees. Although probably almost everyone on your feed has posted their own version of this suffocating sight. but that’s beside the point. The jump shot on a crowded beach has been used ad infinitum.) www. you could always put your own spin on your shot.) And if you realize some oldfashioned houses would be perfect in the background. Carmageddon on Edsa.com/fhmphil • The concrete jungle. That’s what makes this backdrop exciting: the challenge of making it different from everyone else’s.” Being vaguely witty adds to the charm of your photos. Boracay at dawn (if you don’t mind drunken figures lying prostrate in the background). in most cases. Edsa at rush hour—these “backdrops” for your photos add to the story of your snapshot.com. facebook.com/FHM. Instagram filters. and captioning your photo of your squad. in our humble opinion. There’s something to be said about the stark and raw grayness of concrete. The capiz windows go perfectly well with lush greenery. A sandy shore. SMH. just 15 minutes from Quezon City (on a good day): Casa Regina in Timberland Heights. a pokemon gym. As many photographers might tell you. as well.fhm. We feel your desperation.

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Jessy Mendiola. looking every bit as gorgeous as she did in 2000. Fan favorites Daiana Menezes. the magazine once again shook things up at the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World Victory Party last July 26. Hosts (and proud members of 2016’s 100 sexiest list) Roxee B and Rizza Diaz got the party started by introducing performances from the event’s sponsors before giving way to the evening’s highlight: the women voted as the nation’s sexiest. The show kicked off with a surprise appearance by FHM Philippines’ very first Pinay cover girl.Celebrating the New Definition of Sexy WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA OF HOTNESS. Even the ladies love FHM's new brand of sexy.com/FHM.ph • twitter. . The newly-crowned Sexiest Woman of 2016. Sunshine Cruz. 2016 at Valkyrie Night Club. and Kim Domingo. celebrates a much-deserved victory on her throne. Sixteen years after FHM Philippines’ first issue redefined “sexy” for millions of Filipinos. then took turns dazzling the audience with their turns on the stage. among many others. Three-time winner Marian Rivera was awarded the first spot in the FHM Philippines Hall of Fame facebook. Rachel Anne Daquis.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial Valkyrie was packed with a crowd eager to celebrate the night's lovely winners. Three-time winner Marian Rivera made a special appearance as the first-ever inductee of the FHM Hall of Fame. The magazine brought full attention to its classier–but no less sexy–rebranding.

Dawn Chang and Arny Ross tease the audience with a playful little dance number.com/fhmphil • Two-time winner Sam Pinto made a strong case for her own potential induction with her alluring walk down the runway. July 2016 cover girl Rhian Ramos. The geishas of Okamoto hosted a playfully naughty game. Host Roxee B had all eyes on her as she kept the evening's energy up. Rhian Ramos making a fan's day at an autograph signing for her cover issue. fhmphilofficial . 2016’s Sexiest Woman embodied everything about FHM’s new direction: classy. tasteful. The women of RRJ in a street-themed strut-off. Sunshine Cruz proved that sexiness knows no age.com/FHM. S P ECI A L T H A N K S : O F F I C I A L M U LT I V I TA M I N S S PON SOR facebook. Capping off the show was the moment everyone was waiting for: the coronation of this year’s winner. Seeing double with the Lady Lucks of Petron's roulette booth. made sure that her appearance was well worth the wait. She. and undeniably sexy. In an evening that was as much about the future as it was celebrating the moment. who FHM courted for years. was given a plaque and bouquet of appreciation before returning backstage. The beautiful women of Tanduay wowing the crowd in their flirty swimsuits. I N C O OP E R AT I ON : CO -PR E S E NTE D: O F F I C I A L A P PA R E L S PON SOR OFFICIAL DR I N K S PON SOR twitter. The sexiest scents were on full display at the Blackwater booth.ph • A lucky guest poses for an unforgettable photo op with Rogin-E's Bangs Garcia and Daiana Menezes. FHM guaranteed that red-blooded Filipinos have a lot to look forward to–and appreciate–in the years to come.Two-time Sexiest Woman Sam Pinto graces the FHM stage. like all the beautiful members of the list. Jessy Mendiola.

it could be everything about her—beyond the body. she’s so sexy. 116 FH M SEPTEMBER 2016 facebook.ph . We’ve celebrated women for the last 16 years and now we know better that sexy is no longer about a fantasy or the unattainable. in a tempting sheer red ensemble. acknowledged her adoring public who assembled at Valkyrie for the 2016 FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party. EVENT PHOTOS: MAJOY SIAZON B O O K E N D E R “This is whaT you came for. Some women can do that to you. Jessy being the sexiest in the land is real. this year’s Queen of Sexy. I knew where she was coming from and I understood. She said it was surreal to be standing there as the country’s sexiest. but there was something in her that felt electric. She was exactly what everyone came for.com/FHM. twitter. and us men catch their sensual appeal in the things that they do.com. HERNANDEZ The lyrics off the Calvin Harris/Rihanna collab flashed on a huge screen onstage as Jessy Mendiola.ph • trapped in a template of a body—it’s women just being. I don’t know about that because to me. just like that.fhm. They do what they do.com/fhmphil • fhmphilofficial www. That is why when Jessy also said she was proof that everyone can be sexy.” WORDS ALLAN P. and we catch that moment in our imagination and we sigh to ourselves.ILLUSTRATION: @KUYAJL.’ It could be anything about her. ‘Wow. She didn’t think she fit the mold (whatever that means). I had stood next to her only a couple of times and I felt it.

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