Music & Podcast
January 26, 2021

In a recent announcement, Careless Music shared news of a fresh track that marks the beginning of an upcoming string of singles that ends James Reid’s three-year hiatus from making music, “Soda”.

Business
January 22, 2021

Earlier this week, the Shangri-La Group announced, in a letter attributed to the company spokesperson, that it will be closing its Makati operations temporarily, beginning February 1, 2021, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alerts & Promotions
January 22, 2021

This month, Rustan’s invites everyone to start the year right by hunting for happiness through wellness, with activewear, kid’s, and home items at huge discounts and exclusive promos until February 28.

Insider
January 22, 2021

In the global music industry, young Filipino, John Vincent Salcedo, is making himself heard–inspiring others to find their truthful sound. At just 28 years old, Salcedo is one of the youngest, not to mention, the only Filipino Vice President of Digital Marketing at Columbia Records, one of the biggest American record labels owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

Screen
January 19, 2021

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has confirmed the exclusive global release of a new Korean sci-fi thriller film Space Sweepers, starring Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu, and Yoo Hai-jin.

Alerts & Promotions
January 18, 2021

As we continue to face the new year, motorists can drive a safer and more rewarding experience with Caltex as  PayMaya powers contactless payment options plus a chance to win as much as P100,000 in select Caltex stations nationwide. Here’s how.

Fashion & Style
January 16, 2021

The Stan Smith sneaker has long since redefined what an athletic shoe can be, representing the epitome of timeless design, the iconic silhouette remained fundamentally unchanged for over half a century—until today, as adidas Originals announces the release of Stan Smith, Forever.

Canvas
January 15, 2021

With a promise of elevating mobile creativity and exploration to the next level, bannering unmatched specs in its class, we took the new Xiaomi flagship device Mi 10T Pro 5G to the test with a fashion collaboration with young designer Kelvin Morales.

Review
January 15, 2021

The name of the game with smartphones is to ramp up their features while looking stylish at the same time. When it comes to this feat, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro knows how to pull up the cards and win you over. Read on to find out why the Mi 10T Pro is arguably this year’s revelation as the most stylish smartphone.

Music & Podcast
January 14, 2021

As the world continues to slowly recover from the wake of the still ongoing pandemic, Filipino alternative rock band Callalily hopes to shine some light to this weary situation with the release of their latest single “Ilaw”, under O/C Records on all leading digital platforms.

Insider
January 22, 2021

In the global music industry, young Filipino, John Vincent Salcedo, is making himself heard–inspiring others to find their truthful sound. At just 28 years old, Salcedo is one of the youngest, not to mention, the only Filipino Vice President of Digital Marketing at Columbia Records, one of the biggest American record labels owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

Review
January 15, 2021

The name of the game with smartphones is to ramp up their features while looking stylish at the same time. When it comes to this feat, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro knows how to pull up the cards and win you over. Read on to find out why the Mi 10T Pro is arguably this year’s revelation as the most stylish smartphone.

Next
January 13, 2021

The long wait is over. Kelvin Miranda, who first marked his name in the local entertainment industry as now-iconic Mark Sta. Maria in the Netflix global film Dead Kids, is on his steady way to show his local supporters what he’s made of–leading the charge in the next generation of charismatic leading men.

Review
January 10, 2021

Just a few months apart from the OPPO Reno 3’s release, OPPO surprises us with a launch of the OPPO Reno4, taking pride with its fun, revolutionary ways to be in with the latest trends and fully express your creativity through innovative imaging technology.

Slant
January 7, 2021

Produced by Globe Studios, written by Juan Miguel Severo, and directed by JP Habac, “Gaya Sa Pelikula” is a romantic comedy that follows Vlad and Karl (played by Ian Pangilinan and Paolo Pangilinan) in a story of love, acceptance, and taking ownership to be the main character in our own lives.

More from Hive
August 17, 2020

More than the saccharine exchanges and the heart-tugging drama, “Gameboys: The Series”, elicited critical and audience success with its delicate and refreshing portrayal of love–unembellished, uninhibited, pure. We sat down, virtually, with the series’ leads Elijah Canlas and Kokoy De Santos on all things ‘Gameboys’.

March 21, 2020

Rank Magazine statement on releasing timely, informative, and substantial content in the time of a pandemic.

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The Takeover Issue

Every so often—every once in the rarest while—a name emerges out of nowhere, like an alienesque, otherworldly entity invading an already overcrowded industry giving it a break from the monotony of names that make up the mainstream scene. In the case of the online series, Gameboys, two names have sprung up, unexpectedly—in the silence and chaos of a pandemic.

These are two steady but relatively new names, who have been making their respective rounds in the independent circuit for years, now thrust in a national and an even global platform.

More than becoming a national and global quarantine obsession, what the series significantly triumphed in is opening new ways of seeing with its narrative and direction as it championed representation, inclusivity, and love: core tenets that make us all human.

In the middle of it, two young actors, plucked out of their steady stream of roles in independent cinema, Elijah Canlas and Kokoy De Santos, breathed life into what is and should be called a catalyst of a necessary cultural revolution.

For the Takeover Issue, we look deep into the unlikely pair, recalling their leaps of faith that springboarded them from aspirants to independent films regulars, self-capturing actors, to EliKoy turning into a global phenomenon, and its young actors arguably the most significant breakout stars of the year—bar none.