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The Art of Becoming: The Many Faces of Iza Calzado
Rank Magazine | February 18, 2022

In a wide and ever-changing sea of beautiful faces in entertainment, Iza Calzado stands out and makes an unrelenting stand. As the critically-acclaimed multi-hyphenate continues to take on a diverse slate of marked roles with close to two decades in the business under her belt, not only does she continue to be an acting marvel, she serves up her platform for good, to bring about culture-shaping discussions on empowerment, body positivity, mental health, and self love. Editor Leo Balante looks closer as Calzado shows us what it means to not just be a once-in-a-lifetime showbiz tour-de-force but, more importantly, a complex, uncompromising, but remarkable human being.

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New Horizons: Kylie Padilla Paints Her Road to a New Year with New Perspectives and a Stroke of Genius
Rank Magazine | December 27, 2021

Introduced to the mainstream scene with a widely-recognizable surname hailing from a rich lineage of dramatic actors and action stars, Kylie Padilla has since staked her claim in the entertainment industry, making her 15-year-stay in the business as fruitful as it is storied, with a growing body of work and unrelenting conviction as an artist and a human being with an ever-evolving sense of self. For The Vision Issue, Rank Magazine works with HUAWEI, through the new MatePad 11, to translate her concept of empowerment, from a physical medium of acrylic on canvas to a sleek but powerful digital companion.

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New Chapters and New Dimensions: An Introduction to Zack Tabudlo
Rank Magazine | November 19, 2021

While history now sees him as the man behind the anthems in a time of isolation and distance, ultimately inducting him in the pantheon of Filipino music-making greats, young powerhouse Zack Tabudlo’s promise and purposeful commitment grows stronger and more significant than ever—telling stories of the people, one record-breaking hit at a time.
Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante catches up with the nineteen-year-old Island Records Philippines hitmaker as he relishes on his newfound seat atop OPM’s most promising discoveries and, with all bets placed on him, beyond the numbers and social media frenzy, we chart his aural history, imprint, and impact so far.

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Mark Thompson & Patty Tiu-Thompson Are All About Coloring Outside the Lines
Rank Magazine | November 2, 2021

From DJs to recording artists and entrepreneurs, life partners Patty Tiu-Thompson and Mark Thompson put out all the stops to come out of the pandemic alive, in every sense of the word. As the two established DJs, producers, and now creative entrepreneurs grapple with the loss of live shows, Rank Magazine catches up with the power couple to talk about this new chapter of transitions, and what they’re cooking for and with the creative community.

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Silvy and the Anatomy of a Revolution
Rank Magazine | October 25, 2021

Thai-Italian singer-songwriter and actress Silvy debuts into the global music scene with an empowering anthem for women all around the world. No detours, no dilly dallying or sugarcoating, she comes in straight to the industry knowing exactly what she has to offer, and what she wants to say. And with her powerful image and personality, the world is definitely eager to listen for more.

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Transits of Being: Music as Art, Business, and Advocacy in the Kean Cipriano Flight Path
Rank Magazine | September 29, 2021

With a sixteen-year-old (and counting) music career under his name that has elevated him to “OPM icon” status, mapping out Kean Cipriano’s journey within the industry looks much like an image that has come full circle. From self-expression, to an added layer of self-realization, and then turning around to guide the next generation going through the same path—his voyage across the arts might seem like he has already done everything. In truth, though, he’s just getting started.

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Ride Or Die: The Jungle Aural and Visual Universe Delivers New Grooves and a New Mood
Rank Magazine | September 27, 2021

In great anticipation of Jungle’s third full album, Rank Magazine sits down with Josh Lloyd Watson, one half of the duo alongside Tom McFarland, to dive deep into their latest release, how “Loving in Stereo”, is in many ways a re-realization, and what else is there to expect up their artistic sleeves.

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All Gas, No Brakes: Zachary Knowles Takes us on a Smooth Ride
admin | September 8, 2021

Zachary Knowles marks his latest chapter in music with debut album, “tendency to be a loner.” The record details the up and down flow of a loner’s thoughts and overall mood, and paints a vivid picture of Knowles’ general disposition amidst quarantine in 2020. To celebrate its launch, Rank Magazine sits down with the singer-songwriter to talk inspiration, production, and the perfect scene for the album to soundtrack.

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The Duality of Youth and the Art of Modern Mythmaking in the Ha.Mu Universe
admin | August 27, 2021

From their collaborative graduation showcase together in 2017 to conquering the world stage of fashion, the pair of Abraham Guardian and Mamuro Oki, behind the maximalist/minimalist fusion brand Ha.Mu, has consistently emphasized in their work that they’re committed to take the artistic and norm-challenging route in presenting fashion, or, as they put it, their art. As the Ha.Mu brand was able to make a name for itself in the fashion world for its free-spirited and seemingly anarchical pieces, it ventures all the more freely in the land of nostalgia and memory with its latest, the “Flowers of Youth” series.

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Not a Genre but a Movement: The ‘Gameboys’ Triumph and the Dawn of a New Mainstream
admin | August 13, 2021

Over a year down the line, and the story, success, and overall love for the “Gameboys” franchise and its cast of young actors have only grown further and deeper. With two seasons, a spin-off, and a feature film recently released, the cast looks back on what the past year has meant for their respective characters, their personal careers, and society at large. But more than anything else, here’s a look at how Elijah Canlas, Kokoy De Santos, Adrianna So, and the whole of the “Gameboys” universe rewrote mainstream rules and became the ultimate cultural arbiters of this generation.

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