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Why Alessandra de Rossi Put the Spotlight on a Different Type of Love in Directorial Debut, ‘My Amanda’
Pauline Nacar | July 20, 2021

The three years-in-the-making film finally premieres globally on Netflix, following the story of two “unusually close” best friends. The leading pair off of ‘My Amanda’ dives deep into the borders and expanse of true friendship, and what it means to love someone in a different type of way than what most mainstream films dictate.

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How Jensen Gomez’ Exercise in Self-Rediscovery Led us to a New Era with Four-Volume Love Letter to Music
Pauline Nacar | July 19, 2021

With Jensen Gomez’ release of lead single “No Sides”, the singer-songwriter and producer marks a brand new chapter as he embarks on a full comeback, leading us to the release of his four-volume album, “Phases”. Rank Magazine gets a first glimpse into this new era, with the lead single off his three-track first volume EP, that culminates his years-long exercise in self-rediscovery.

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PMFF 2021: Renan Pacson Takes his Jab at Sustainable Fashion Further with Reimagined Post-Pandemic ‘First Ball’
Pauline Nacar | July 12, 2021

As Filipino designers confront the fashion industry’s new reality, Renan Pacson is set on using this time to pause, recalibrate, and move towards purposeful and ethical fashion. At this year’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, he shows the fruit of his labor with forward-looking collection, ‘First Ball’.

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Joco Comendador Returns to his Artistic Core with Avant-Garde Footwear
Pauline Nacar | July 9, 2021

How are footwear designers faring in this time when most Filipinos are indoors and unlikely to look for new outdoor shoes? For this artist-slash-designer, the pandemic rocked him back to his founding days, and inspired him to look at footwear, and himself, through different lenses.

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Breaking Borders: Iñigo Pascual Sets His Sights on OPM on the Global Stage
Pauline Nacar | July 6, 2021

Celebrating the official global release of his album “Options”, young actor-musician Iñigo Pascual catches up with Rank magazine to talk about his personal highs and lows during the pandemic, his musical evolution, and that unrelenting mission to be part of a generation that sees an OPM track win big on the Grammy stage.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Art of Raising Hell According to Cheat Codes
Pauline Nacar | June 22, 2021

Years into their explosive careers, and Los Angeles-based trio Cheat Codes finally launches their first full album, armed with intoxicating beats and even more exciting surprises kept neatly up their sleeves. Rank Magazine catches up with members Matthew and KEVI to take a peek into their world of three-part debut albums, man-eating flowers, and more.

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Music as Therapy: Inside the Dreamlike Estate of dia maté
Pauline Nacar | June 21, 2021

At only 19 years old, dia maté has entered the local music scene with an already-deep but ever-evolving understanding of herself, her craft, and the vastness of life’s many twists and turns. As she establishes herself in the industry with her first-ever EP, “Don’t Quote Me”, Rank Magazine delves into the young artist’s inner psyche, wishing to tell her story through her self-produced music and hope that hers is a story that resonates with others, basking greatly on the same healing properties of music on her.

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All Eyes on Abed Green
Leo Balante | June 18, 2021

Much like the rest of us, the Filipino-American student athlete turned fashion model and now actor-in-the-making Abed Green, took an opportunity in the midst of the great pause that we are presently in, trying to find the most fruitful of ways to be sane and empowered amid the darkness of being stuck and cooped up at home. Now, on social media and on his slowly-blossoming career as an on-cam talent and actor, Green is showing no signs of slowing down.

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A New Era: The Education of Darren Espanto
Pauline Nacar | June 14, 2021

It’s been seven years since that fateful blind audition changed Darren Espanto’s life forever. From “The Voice Kids” to his latest single “Tama Na”, the now 20-year old belter-turned-well-rounded artist walks down memory lane to look back on the explosive career he’s had so far, the many dreams he’s still working hard to pursue, and his upcoming comeback concert that links and celebrates the two.

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‘Trese’ and the Per/versions of Manila: Bridging the Supernatural into the Familiar in Today’s Folklore-Forgotten World
Pauline Nacar | June 11, 2021

The highly-anticipated global premiere of Netflix Original Filipino Anime “Trese” is finally within our midst, and to say that fans and non-fans alike are excited would be a severe understatement. As the world prepares for a thrilling show, we look into the creative process, origin story, and the significance of it all in modern-day, folklore-less, Philippines.

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