On representation, Phi Palmos, who plays the role of Ada in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s sold-out staging of Carlo Vergara’s iconic superheroine ‘Zsazsa Zaturnnah’, stands firm on the notion that there’s something intrinsically wrong when people call to ‘break the stereotypes’ when they refer to the queer community being represented in media because more often than not, they refer to and look the loud, effeminate, ‘baklang parlorista’ stereotype, as if this is a wrong representation of the LGBTQIA+ community. While he makes the case that it rings true that this should not be the only way to represent queerness, it is a “lazy advocacy” for representation when they say this and fail to recognize the realities and truths anchored on these stereotypes, thereby inadvertently erasing the existence and lives of those who are loud, flamboyant, and effeminate. To which, he points out, “Instead of saying ‘break the stereotypes’, why don’t we ‘humanize the stereotypes’ and not use them as a punchline, a joke, or worse, an insult?” Palmos, along with the cast of fresh and established movers in theater behind ‘Zsazsa Zaturnnah The Musical… Yun Lang,’ take us on the journey of bringing an iconic gay character to today’s audiences.
To honor its tenth founding anniversary, the foremost LGBT+ organization in the Philippines is releasing a best practices guide for equal opportunity employers
With the goal of amplifying the voices and experiences, Spotify has teamed up with notable Filipina creators in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Burberry unveiled its Autumn-Winter 2023 Looks designed by Daniel Lee as his debut collection for the brand.
This March, a professionally shot film of the critically acclaimed musical smash “Mula Sa Buwan” (MSB) will be released for a limited time. The proshot will be available online and published with English subtitles, allowing viewers from all around the world to watch MSB from their own homes, around the globe.
As kumu strives to successfully expand throughout the world, countless people, particularly, but not limited to the younger generations, have nabbed its magic and are gearing up to access and ultimately, thrive on the landscape. Three rising streamers, Kelly Canoza, Lawrence Balbuena, and Algeleth Mika Pardo, took a seat with Rank Magazine to describe the beauty of stepping into the realm of streaming.
With all the changes that the pandemic has brought to the world, establishing genuine connection with others is somehow challenging but Aldwin Steven rose through the ranks and found his sweet spot in streaming with a little bit of help from his friends on kumu.
Virtual gamer-turned-consistent streamer Natalie Xynia sits down with Rank Magazine and talks about the road to her hard-earned triumph as a streamer on the social media platform kumu. Xynia speaks passionately about her turnaround to becoming the person she is now and she will be next.
On to its first run, Bobapalooza Music and Ats Festival will bring a wide range of artists from different genres for a unique experience through music, art, creativity, and more.
Similar to everyone on and off the spotlight, John Prats, who began his career in show business at a young age, has also gone through a phase of questions, in search for what he was really meant for. Now a man of 38, Rank Magazine talks to Prats in time for his birthday month, and travels back in time to chart his evolution from his storied life as one of the most visible child actors of his generation, to becoming a certified television heartthrob, to now a well-celebrated concert and television director.