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‘Gay, Fearless, and Exciting’—Brigiding Teases a Peek Into Her Enchanting Queendom
Pauline Nacar | February 24, 2021

No pandemic or virtual disconnection will get in the way of this Drag Queen from dressing to the nines and showing her audience a performance of a lifetime. Once again, Brigiding proves that what a queen wants, a queen gets.

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Perspectives
A Tale of Police Brutality, Military Takeover, and a People United To Take Back Democracy
Pauline Nacar | February 11, 2021

What’s currently happening in Myanmar is the culmination of years of oppression from the previously-established military rule. With the same forces snatching away their few years of enjoyed freedom, the people are fighting back to say “no more”. This is the most recent addition to world history’s pro-democracy battles, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Out Into the Orbit and Beyond: How South Korea’s First Space-Set Sci-Fi Breaks New Ground to a Whole New Blockbuster Experience
Pauline Nacar | February 5, 2021

Now streaming on Netflix, ‘Space Sweepers’ follows a ragtag group of misfits just trying to get by in space. The film, written and directed by Jo Sung-hee (A Werewolf Boy, Phantom Detective), stars Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-Ri, Jin Sun-Kyu, and Yoo Hai-Jin, and marks a historic first this side of the world’s cinematic venture.

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See How this Young Executive Pushes Filipino Creative Power to the Global Music Industry
Rank Magazine | January 22, 2021

In the global music industry, young Filipino, John Vincent Salcedo, is making himself heard–inspiring others to find their truthful sound. At just 28 years old, Salcedo is one of the youngest, not to mention, the only Filipino Vice President of Digital Marketing at Columbia Records, one of the biggest American record labels owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

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Perspectives
Purpose, Promise, and Patriotism: What Filipinos can Learn from 22-Year Old Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem
Pauline Nacar | January 21, 2021

On January 20, poet and activist Amanda Gorman became the youngest to deliver the presidential inaugural poem for new US President, Joe Biden. Her beautiful and moving words certainly ignited a fire of hope among Americans towards a brighter future in democracy, but unbeknownst to her, her message rang true and clear well beyond their borders as well. Here, in the Philippines, we have just as much to take away from her powerful composition—perhaps even more in this time of great national divide.

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Review
Tech Review: How 2020 May Have Just Left Us with the Year’s Most Stylish and Functional Smartphone
Christina Zabat | January 15, 2021

The name of the game with smartphones is to ramp up their features while looking stylish at the same time. When it comes to this feat, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro knows how to pull up the cards and win you over. Read on to find out why the Mi 10T Pro is arguably this year’s revelation as the most stylish smartphone.

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On the Fast Lane: Kelvin Miranda Steps Up to the Plate and Reflects on his Young, Fast-rising Dreams
Pauline Nacar | January 13, 2021

The long wait is over. Kelvin Miranda, who first marked his name in the local entertainment industry as now-iconic Mark Sta. Maria in the Netflix global film Dead Kids, is on his steady way to show his local supporters what he’s made of–leading the charge in the next generation of charismatic leading men.

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Review
Tech Review: How the Reno4 Proves to be a Creative Companion that Brings Out #ClearlytheBestYou
Christina Zabat | January 10, 2021

Just a few months apart from the OPPO Reno 3’s release, OPPO surprises us with a launch of the OPPO Reno4, taking pride with its fun, revolutionary ways to be in with the latest trends and fully express your creativity through innovative imaging technology.

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More Than a Genre: ‘Gaya sa Pelikula’ is the Cultural Rewrite We Need for Queer Rep in Romantic Comedies
Pauline Nacar | January 7, 2021

Produced by Globe Studios, written by Juan Miguel Severo, and directed by JP Habac, “Gaya Sa Pelikula” is a romantic comedy that follows Vlad and Karl (played by Ian Pangilinan and Paolo Pangilinan) in a story of love, acceptance, and taking ownership to be the main character in our own lives.

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The Butterfly Effect: Kyle Velino on The Obscure, The Unexpected, and The Catalyst
Pauline Nacar | December 4, 2020

An audition two years ago got Kyle Velino his big break in a time of uncertainty, and one fateful project in the form of the Philippines’ first BL series “Gameboys” has touched the lives of millions of people around the world with stories of real, three-dimensional characters. In an interview with Rank, he shared with us how heeding to life’s unexpected calls made his anti-hero role come to life.

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