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The Ballad of Arman Ferrer
Mike Bryan Agcalis | November 18, 2022

The 34-year-old musical and theatrical performer, Arman Ferrer, has been winning numerous recognitions for his extraordinary skill on stage. Now, slated to take the stage to mark a career first, Ferrer talks to Rank Magazine on his upward trajectory, while making the case on bridging classical music to listeners of today.

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Perspectives
Coming Out of the Closet and Why It’s None of Your Goddamn Business
Mike Bryan Agcalis | November 16, 2022

Online slurs targeting “Heartstopper” actor Kit Connor of queerbaiting compelled him to come out as bisexual, later on pushing him to leave Twitter. If truth be told, this disquietude has been entrenched not just in our society, but in actuality, within the LGBTQIA+ community and it appears that many are still acting insensitively toward it—forgetting that no one should ever have to explain their sexuality to anyone. It takes time, otherwise it is detrimental, and here’s why.

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In The Flesh: Karlo Carranza is Next
Mike Bryan Agcalis | October 26, 2022

On the heels of his newfound and growing online success, off our mobile phone screens and in the flesh, tech specialist and researcher, fitness enthusiast, model, theater and commercial actor, and TikTok funny man and reluctant thirst-trapper, Karlo Carranza takes to heart what it means to be a multi-faceted creator in today’s digital world. And like many of his contemporaries, he is set on proving his approach on his celebrity, his talent, and his craft is no cookie-cutter.

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Insider
‘Black Adam’ Goes for the Jugular with Riveting Action, Dark Humor, and a Big Heart
Rank Magazine | October 17, 2022

With its forthcoming release in cinemas worldwide, global icon Dwayne Johnson stars in the title role as the DC universe’s fan-favorite antihero, ‘Black Adam’, bringing his compelling origin story to the big screen for the first time.

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Step Into Your Boundless Future: These 2022 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) Awardees Emerge Through Limits
Mike Bryan Agcalis & Allysa Mae Esperida | September 19, 2022

Showcasing talents in the midst of the pandemic, Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), with the theme “Emerge: Step Into Your Boundless Future,” continues to serve as a beam of light for these artists as they return to their realms after the scarred vision in artistry. Over 500 of them turned the relentless episodes of catastrophe and deafening adversity that the crises left ingrained into effulgent works using various painting and sculptural techniques, but only four completed the final piece.

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Mastermind
Master List 2022: Meet Your Next Generation of Bright, Young Shooting Stars
Rank Magazine | September 7, 2022

For The Mastermind Issue, on its second year, Rank Magazine celebrates the breakthrough of young and thriving new and established creatives who continue to forge an indomitable path to excellence in the art and business of creativity. Ina Martelino, Jolianne Salvado, Lee Caces, Ady Cotoco, Karlo Carranza, and Kim Cruz, may hail from different walks of life, discipline, and artistic expression, but they share the same passion for creation—each one carefully leaving an unmistakeable mark and all of them seamlessly wearing multiple creative hats, excelling and thriving, enough to call themselves masters in their own right.

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Review
Review: ‘Mula sa Buwan’ is a Glorious Theatrical Marvel that Needs to Be Seen, Heard, and Felt—Now More than ever
Leo Balante | September 7, 2022

For what it is and what it represents, “Mula sa Buwan” , in all its splendor and jaw-dropping glory, transcends its very description of a “story of love and defiance”. It is not merely a story of love and loss, but a deep well of narratives that question ‘what is’ and shows us ‘what could be’ if all the man-made and socially constructed concepts on which the edifices of judgment and othering are built do not exist. In all its grandiosity and surrounding fan-clamor, “Mula sa Buwan” goes beyond a celebration of the return of theater. It is a declaration and a reminder of the strength and power of the human spirit.

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Electric Youth: Enzo Amor is Next
Matthew Cruz | August 26, 2022

His boy-next-door charm and wit propelled him from becoming a lockdown vertical video-sharing app mainstay to a widely-favored e-commerce app favorite, but Alton Lorenzo Amor is set out to show he is no one-trick, social media pony. His trajectory from fitness instructor, commercial model, marketing professional, and even a podcast creator who talks eloquently of his views on a wide breadth of interests from great reads, climate change, down to how the weather could affect our mood and our cognition, is one that is marked not by chance but by smarts, passion, and a heart to create meaningful dialogues. All these said, Enzo Amor is next.

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Insider
An Adage to Misfits, Fools, and Dreamers: Inside the Homecoming of ‘Mula Sa Buwan’
Mike Agcalis & Clark Casabuena | August 23, 2022

After four long years since it last raised its curtains to the public, the hit musical “Mula sa Buwan” returns to bless the theater stage this August. Marking as one of the first full-blown productions that seeks to make a return after the two years of virtual makeshift stages for Philippine theater, we sat down with director Pat Valera, choreographer JM Cabling, and the talented cast of the game-changing musical on love and defiance to discuss the inner workings of the highly-anticipated production.

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Perspectives
‘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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