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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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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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Slant
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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Lists & Guides
We’ve Been in Quarantine for Almost Nine Months, We Need to Talk about Your Mental Health
Pauline Nacar | December 1, 2020

Anybody else feeling the need to go out a lot more now, even if we know fully well that the virus is still out there, and we still probably shouldn’t? Do you also have two voices fighting in your head: one that pushes you out the door and tells you you need a change of scenery to be sane, and one that shackles you in the bed in fear of the “outside world”?

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Sugar, Spice, and Everything ‘Divine’: Just Queen Things with these Drag Performers
Pauline Nacar | November 27, 2020

What is a queen without loyal subjects? And in the case of these trailblazing drag performers, without fans and supporters giving them standing ovations? According to these local royalty, to be a queen is to be armed and ready to take over the New Normal world wearing life’s fabulous colors.

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Perspectives
Pop Quiz: What is the Difference between a “Reactive” and “Proactive” Leadership?
Pauline Nacar | November 23, 2020

According to our dear friend the dictionary, “reactive” depicts the natural reaction of people and organizations to respond to a stimulus after a deed has been done, while “proactive” refers to making decisions that would either solve or prevent damages before it even happens.

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Portraits
Curtain Call feat. Sandbox Fest 2020
Leo Balante | October 12, 2020

Days before the community quarantine, we met with the lead cast of the The Sandbox Collective’s Sandbox Fest 2020, bannering a re-staging of well-received Duncan Macmillan productions, “Lungs” and “Every Brilliant Thing”. Months later, following their productions’ unexpected stop, we revisit how the pandemic impacted these stage actors’ worldview as artists and human beings.

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