Industry News
foodpanda Forges Partnership with the City Government of Manila to Give Jobs to Displaced Tricycle Drivers
by: Rank Magazine | May 27, 2020

On-demand food delivery app, foodpanda, and the City Government of Manila signed a significant partnership that seeks to provide jobs to the city’s 500 tricycle drivers who were greatly affected by the government’s imposition of the enhanced community quarantine due to the spread of COVID-19 virus.

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Pop
ALERT! It Looks Like Hyun Bin Will Be Landing on Two New PH Brand Endorsements
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Food & Dining
You Can Now Take Home Ingredients from McDonald’s Favorites in Your Next Supply Run
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Screen
Self-Love Conquers All in the Upcoming Premiere of the Fifth and Biggest Season of ‘Queer Eye’
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Culture
RedDoorz Launches Mental Health Support Program for Employees, Hotel Partners, and Industry-at-Large
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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‘Lola Igna’, ‘Pamilya Ordinaryo’ Lead Filipino Films Coming to Netflix this June
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Music & Podcast
Thai Pop Duo Scrubb’s ‘2Gether: The Series’ Songs Hit Philippines Digital Charts
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Christine Jacob-Sandejas Returns with Season 8 of ‘Wholesome Meals Better Life’
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Music & Podcast
The Itchyworms Returns with Two New Singles Amid Quarantine
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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Data & Insights
DATA: Global Index Shows the Philippines as a Promising Outlier for Women in Business
by: Rank Magazine | 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.

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