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‘Respect bodies. Respect all women!’ How These Women Have Liberated Themselves from Your Insane Beauty Standards
Loi Dimaapi | August 16, 2022

Women get a lot of unnecessary assignments from men, and society, in general. Women must be this, women must be that. Women should do this, women should do that. But women, now more than ever, have been taking a stand on not turning in that assignment. This must feel like a continuous work for women, but so far, they have been beautiful in what they feel is much liberating for themselves.

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New Breed & New Voices: Charting the 18-Year History and Revolution of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
Tifany Soringa | August 5, 2022

After two years without a physical theater, without a sizable crowd, and a long line of people excited to witness the distinctive film festival experience, Cinemalaya comes back to life, again, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in cinemas across the country to the delight of fans of Filipino cinema. Festival Director Chris Millado talks to Rank Magazine to revisit the storied years that marked the biggest and most prestigious film festival in the land.

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Rise Through the Ranks: Rob Anastacio on Passion and Human Connection
Mark Layson | July 15, 2022

Hot on the heels of his Rise through the RANK campaign in social media platform kumu, we talk to 23-year-old Cavite-based-talent agency handler-turned-streamer, John Robert Anastacio , whose passion, married with an efficient platform and hefty dedication, had him jostled upfront of what could have been a long haul trip out of the field of programming towards the macrocosm of live streaming.

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Rise Through the Ranks: For These Talents, Human Connection is Enough To Go Into a Streaming Overdrive
Rylyn Sabijon | July 15, 2022

As a social media and entertainment application that has amassed millions of Filipino supporters looking to connect and be entertained, kumu shifted the condition of the entertainment business in the Philippines. Rounding up the roster of emerging young streamers for The Breakthrough Issue, we look at Kayla Escano, Kathleen Agir-Zarandin, and Andrei King, who are rising through the ranks not just in finding a channel to showcase their talents and wits amid a pandemic, but in harnessing a significant venue to foster human connections in a time when it matters the most.

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What Makes ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ a Well-woven Whirlpool of an Insane Multiverse Experience
Rylyn Sabijon | July 14, 2022

To call “Everything Everywhere All At Once” an absurd, genre-bending cinematic masterpiece is every bit of an understatement. From googly eyes to the hotdog fingers, the Everything Bagel to the now canonical “Yeoh-verse,” life’s sensible yet carnivalesque nature was captured, highlighting the humor, chaos, and unconventional structure of the temporal in A24’s biggest film to date.

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Tugatog Filipino Music Festival: Inside the Biggest PPop Celebration We Never Knew We Needed
Kael De Guzman & Shannen Dingal | July 13, 2022

Following two years since the pandemic has coerced the world in a standstill, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment Inc. delivers a vision of putting together a celebration of Filipino music at its peak. We zoom in on the inner workings of Tugatog Filipino Music Festival in understanding what makes this a celebration of, for, and by Filipino talent.

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We Love A Gender Non-Conforming Group: BTS and Their Love for Skirts On and Off the Stage
Pauline Nacar | June 13, 2022

If the world’s biggest group says it’s perfectly normal for men to wear a skirt, who would dare challenge them and say they’re wrong?

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The Tide is Turning: In the Philippines, Here’s How a Political Campaign Ignited the Spirit of Volunteerism and Change
Andrea Ysabel Andres | May 6, 2022

More than the usual campaign of promises and vows, this election season has shown a different side of unity within Filipinos. We have seen how, from her announcement to the remaining days of the campaign period, Vice President and now-presidential aspirant Leni Robredo triumphed in igniting the spirit of bayanihan at pagkakaisa, unveiling a new face of hope for a better normal.

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Dear Future Leaders, Take it from these Youth Champions Who are Walking the Talk to Show the Power of the 52 for a Better Normal
Matthew Cruz | May 4, 2022

Counting down the days until we elect the nation’s leaders who will take an oath and see us through in the next six years, the youth is taking matters into their own hands, airing their thoughts and making a case for a future where people and planet come first.

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Every Filipino Fashion Designer Who Will Take the Virtual Stage of PMFF 13
Matthew Cruz | March 30, 2022

The Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival (PMFF) is gearing up for its second year taking on the virtual stage. In partnership with GO LIFESTYLE Group Inc. this year, the festival is preparing to transform itself into an industry-wide event featuring multiple talented designers that showcase the talent of the Filipino.

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