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A Case of Stolen Creativity: How an Online Search Winner Slumped from Promising Artist to ‘Alleged’ Plagiarist
by: Cholo Katipunan | August 6, 2020

Long before the cheers and calls for celebration quieted down for his one million peso-win in an online search, 21-year-old newcomer CJ Villavicencio is in hot water. Even louder than his recent victory is the controversy that followed soon after an intricate look at his winning piece revealed hints–if not glaring evidences–of plagiarism.

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Pop
That Ostrich on the Loose is the Pandemic Stress Relief We Never Knew We Needed
by: Cholo Katipunan | August 5, 2020

Call us crazy but, who here for a split-second thought Jumanji caused this viral ostrich to run wild?

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Lifestyle
More Than Meets the Eye: Actor David Licauco on Keeping Things Natural
by: Leo Balante | July 31, 2020

Celebrating his 25th birthday amid the community quarantine, model-turned-actor and now young entrepreneur behind a slew of business pursuits shares, David Licauco, shares in a Zoom interview, some honest realizations that led to the birth of his recently-launched online health-commerce portal, As Nature Intended Philippines (ANI).

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Food & Dining
From Work-from-Home to Homemade Confections
by: Rank Magazine | July 25, 2020

As we zoom in our focus on MSME players, we open our series with a look at marketing executives-turned-dessert connoisseurs behind Cookie Chap.

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Perspectives
The Internet of Conspiracies: Why Our Society of Gossipmongers is Creepier than Clint Bondad’s Cryptic Messages
by: Rank Magazine | July 18, 2020

It goes without saying, that it is clear that while Clint Bondad, in his barrage of cryptic social media messages, has shown red flags and signs that he is in dire need of help, our gossip-mongering society has a bigger problem.

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Events & Festivals
Stream Consciousness: Cinemalaya 2020 Ushers in the Future of Film Festivals
by: Cholo Katipunan | July 17, 2020

On its first ever digital run, the iconic Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival introduces us to ‘Stream Consciousness’. See the ten short films that you can

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Fashion & Style
The UNIQLO Online Store is Finally Here
by: Rank Magazine | July 16, 2020

In an interactive virtual event on its Facebook channel, Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, officially launches its online store, now available on the UNIQLO website and its respective mobile application. The online store seeks to provide a faster, safer, and more convenient shopping experience to customers, with its network of retail locations across the Philippines.

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Perspectives
In BL We Trust: An Adage and Call for Proper LGBTQIA+ Representation at the Height of the Phenomenon
by: Cholo Katipunan | July 13, 2020

At the height of BL phenomenon, one statement lingers: “Give LGBTQIA+ roles to LGBTQIA+ artists.”

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Events & Festivals
You Have Until Tomorrow to Vote for Your Favorites for the Upcoming MYX Awards 2020
by: Rank Magazine | July 9, 2020

With only a day left until voting closes for the upcoming virtual celebration of the country’s premier music awards show, MYX Awards 2020, fans are called on to cast votes for performing artists in its diverse list of categories. In the time of the pandemic, when the world is, without warning, put to a standstill, the country’s top music authority turns to the virtual stage to award the industry’s best this 2020.

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Brand & Marketing
McDonald’s Philippines Remakes Iconic Anthem, Now Set in Life in the New Normal
by: Rank Magazine | July 9, 2020

On the heels of its recent announcement of safety protocols implemented in response to the new normal lifestyle, McDonald’s launched a video that harks back on an advertising classic–portraying how small, seemingly mundane moments are still possible despite the new normal.

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