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From Interest Group to Advocates: How this Community of Bikers is Taking the Wheel for Social Change
Leo Balante | January 12, 2022

Interest groups like First Bike Ride, founded by freelance journalist Lester Babiera, have become more than just bridges in educating the public on the merits of biking, but a growing community with a proof of concept for healthier, more economical, and sustainable city living.

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The Ballad of the Pink Door: Charting 16 Storied Years and Evolution of O Bar
Leo Balante | December 17, 2021

In celebration of premier drag haven O BAR’s 16th anniversary, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante chart the storied evolution of one of the pioneering, and most well-loved establishments that opened doors to the LGBT community. From its beginnings as a resto-bar in Malate, to its illustrious history of honing some of the most celebrated drag personalities of today, O Bar has since made its resounding return, after two years of absence off the unprecedented pause brought about by the pandemic and a devastating blow caused by the loss of one of its pillars, Rupert Acuña, in time for its founding anniversary, still standing tall in shaping a community of queer people, by queer people, and for queer people.

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Rookies of the Year: This Band of Young Talents Leads the Charge for the Next Generation of Multimedia Stars
Jove Moya & Leo Balante | December 13, 2021

When the pandemic upended lives around the globe, people sought the Internet for refuge. Artists in different sectors of the entertainment industry carried on and produced an array of content that kept everybody alive—it is in this noble pursuit that the members of Gen C thrived. Today, under Cornerstone Entertainment these fresh, new talents are staking their claim as the brand new faces of the local show business, raring to take on a global stage.

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MADE to Last: The Making, Blossoming, Remaking and Continuing Legacy of Metrobank Art & Design Excellence
Pauline Nacar | November 3, 2021

A community with as much talent, passion, and diversity as Philippine art needs to have its own blazed advocate. One that’s as vigorous about its success as the very people creating its constantly growing collection. Here, we look into the history of the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence competition as it’s being written, and its inspiring commitment to Filipino artists in and out of the pandemic.

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Air It Goes: Preparing Guilt-free Meals with the Electrolux Explore 6
Christina Zabat | October 28, 2021

Now, more than ever, with the growing concerns brought by the global health crisis, staying healthy and being healthy, has gone from a “trend” to a need. Rank Magazine got dibs on the Electrolux 3L Explore 6 to see what innovations the new model adds to the air fryer hype that brings consumers to a gateway to a healthier way to cook our food.

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Authenticity, Change, and Dialogue: Inside Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2021 Campaign that Tells the World to ‘Pass the Mic’
Rank Magazine | October 21, 2021

Tommy Hilfiger introduces the Fall 2021 brand campaign “Pass the Mic” that gathers a group of diverse voices on a global platform with the aim of sharing and amplifying the message of change.

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The Ballad of Erik Santos
Leo Balante | October 18, 2021

From landing on his now-iconic winning finals piece to becoming the quintessential balladeer of his generation, Erik Santos‘ stake in the entertainment industry is every bit divinely-ordained. As he turns a year older, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante sits down with the celebrated artist and OPM mainstay on the making and remaking of the artist facing the “new normal”, boxes left unticked on his creative bucket list, and the poetic justice in continuing to perform on the very stage that gave him his first steps into an illustrious two-decade career given today’s situation.

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Childhood Games Take a Deadly (and Life Changing) Turn in ‘Squid Game’: Inside the Internet’s Newest Dystopian Phenomenon
Pauline Nacar | October 1, 2021

What happens when you take 456 people and offer them a 45.6 billion won prize to play a game they’ve known since childhood? In this wildly addicting series from Netflix, a cast of characters desperate for money go through lengths to win the prize, and to survive. Starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-hyeon, Heo Sung-tae, and Wi Ha-joon, “Squid Game” is one K-series for the books, and it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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EXCLUSIVE: The 2021 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) Champions the Art of Possibilities with this Year’s Awardees
Rank Magazine | September 13, 2021

Following this year’s theme of “Spectrum: The Art of Possibilities”, the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) strengthens its commitment to amplify the reach of local creative talents and visionaries with this year’s batch of winners. Out of the record-breaking 701 submitted entries across the country, eight Filipino painters and sculptors have come out victorious with pieces that resonate present-day realities from introspective look on our collective pandemic state of mind, natural and man-made disasters, to a ringing indictment on existing social arrangement of powers.

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Shifting Gears: David Bay Breathes New Life to an Iconic Track for Debut Release
Pauline Nacar | September 3, 2021

If a particular song can’t seem to escape your mind for months and years on end, that’s a striking sign it’s probably meant to play a big part in your career. Such is the case for David Bay and his long-standing relationship with his debut track, way before it was even a single to begin with.

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