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Pop
May 27, 2020

The Internet threw a collective gasp of excitement as soon as homegrown clothing retailer Bench teased us today with an announcement of a new addition to the iconic brand’s impressive roster of global endorsers, quickly followed by an upcoming reveal of another endorsement for telco giant Smart.

Food & Dining
May 26, 2020

In case you missed it, McDonald’s has already made it easier to prepare meals and snacks at home with Cook-It-Yourself Packs of some of the fastfood’s menu staples.

Screen
May 26, 2020

The undisputed Fab 5 of digital reality television, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Karamo Brown are set to come back for the fifth season of the lifestyle makeover series, Queer Eye, on Netflix this June.

Culture
May 25, 2020

Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing online hotel management and booking platform, RedDoorz, launches “Hope Hotline” as part of its regional CSR initiative. The new program acknowledges the different psychological challenges arising from COVID-19 situation, with the mission to offer support to the mental well-being of its employees, hotel partners, and their staff by providing online counselling sessions through RedDoorz’s partner counselors and psychologists.

Screen
May 25, 2020

Streaming powerhouse Netflix, in an announcement made today, unveiled a new slate of Filipino films across a variety of genres – from horror, comedy, to drama coming to the entertainment platform this June. Netflix forges significant partnerships with production studios, including Viva Films, ERJ Found Films, Black Cap Pictures, and Changhe Films, to bring a lineup that opens Netflix members to a world of diverse storytelling from the Philippines.

Music & Podcast
May 23, 2020

With the growing fan attention and hype for hit boys’ love show 2gether: The Series, its equally-affecting music, from Thai crossover sensation Scrubb, made waves on digital streaming platforms, including Spotify with an average of four to six entries a day on the Philippines Viral Top 50.

Screen
May 23, 2020

In its continuing bid to featuring easy to prepare meals and refreshments following its seven-season run,Wholesome Meals Better Life is back for its eighth season on CNN Philippines this month.

Music & Podcast
May 23, 2020

Joining a number of local and global acts who have released music in the time of quarantine, are two new singles from local pop rock band, The Itchyworms, that capture the universal sentiments of grappling with an invisible peril. The band comes back strong as they drop back to back releases under Sony Music Philippines—a first under a major label since 2008’s Self-Titled.

Data & Insights
May 22, 2020

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs finds that across different markets all over the globe, Filipino women make the greatest strides in the workforce.

Events & Festivals
May 22, 2020

The virtual stage is set for young pop and R&B powerhouse Darren Espanto to hold an online birthday concert this weekend. D’ Birthday Concert (From Home) marks as the teen fan favorite’s 19th birthday celebration, remarkably held in the face of the new normal.

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The New Agenda

On Karl Marx, 20:20, 'El Fili', and raw sienna bags.

The Philippines, through Mikhail Red, scored big with an unprecedented industry milestone. Right at the tail-end of 2019, 'Dead Kids' became the first locally-made film ever to be licensed and released by streaming powerhouse, Netflix.

The hype is good and beautiful. But after the film’s explosive thrust in the global scene, the fan frenzy, and the critical acclaim, what’s left is the inimitable display of acting prowess from the film’s lead cast, Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Gabby Padilla, Khalil Ramos, and Jan Silverio. 'Dead Kids', after all, has been seen not just as a source of Filipino pride, but a potent harbinger of the rise of the future of Philippine entertainment.

For The New Agenda Issue, let this be a declaration, take a look into the future with these young talents.

Enjoy the read!