Sai Villafuerte

Multimedia Journalist


A controversial drug raid leads to the closure of a dance club in Manila, leaving a music subculture lost and scrambling.

Filipino food is gaining worldwide popularity. But as the diaspora grapples with the country's multicultural history, the cuisine's identity is yet to be established.

In Manila, Heritage Architecture Struggles to Survive


With the demolishing of Capitol Theatre, one of Manila’s last remaining art-deco theaters, the city’s cultural landmarks face a precarious future as it finds its footing in a transforming urban landscape.
CNN

The cult of plant parenthood comes as a response to reclaim the right to green spaces, prioritizing the residential over the commercial interest.



Photography
01 — Editorial
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02 — Portraits


Hip-hop, rap, R’n’B

Filipino bossa nova, disco, acid house  

Ambient and industrial acid techno




About

Sai Villafuerte is a multimedia journalist, specialising in cultural writing and reporting.

Her work has appeared on Vice, Munchies, CNN, Huck, among others. She is the curator of Cultural Learnings, an editorial platform for discussions on contemporary culture — available as a newsletter and a weekly show on Manila Community Radio.

Sai earned an MPhil in international development from the University of Oxford.

Press

Feature
Out Of Print, 2021.


Podcast interview
Monday Off Radio, 2020


Feature
nolisoli.ph, 2019.


Interview
Scout Magazine, 2017.


Contact
Location:
Manila, Philippines