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The Ballad of Arman Ferrer
Mike Bryan Agcalis | November 18, 2022

The 34-year-old musical and theatrical performer, Arman Ferrer, has been winning numerous recognitions for his extraordinary skill on stage. Now, slated to take the stage to mark a career first, Ferrer talks to Rank Magazine on his upward trajectory, while making the case on bridging classical music to listeners of today.

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Perspectives
Coming Out of the Closet and Why It’s None of Your Goddamn Business
Mike Bryan Agcalis | November 16, 2022

Online slurs targeting “Heartstopper” actor Kit Connor of queerbaiting compelled him to come out as bisexual, later on pushing him to leave Twitter. If truth be told, this disquietude has been entrenched not just in our society, but in actuality, within the LGBTQIA+ community and it appears that many are still acting insensitively toward it—forgetting that no one should ever have to explain their sexuality to anyone. It takes time, otherwise it is detrimental, and here’s why.

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Review
Review: What Makes realme 10 a Lightweight Creative and Lifestyle Tech Marvel
Tifany Soringa | November 7, 2022

Realme is well-known for delivering high-quality mid-range phones that are ideal for daily use. Following the success of the photographic powerhouse realme 9, the brand has recently introduced the new realme 10. Rank Magazine took the realme 10 to the test to discover what makes it an incredible everyday creative and professional ally.

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In The Flesh: Karlo Carranza is Next
Mike Bryan Agcalis | October 26, 2022

On the heels of his newfound and growing online success, off our mobile phone screens and in the flesh, tech specialist and researcher, fitness enthusiast, model, theater and commercial actor, and TikTok funny man and reluctant thirst-trapper, Karlo Carranza takes to heart what it means to be a multi-faceted creator in today’s digital world. And like many of his contemporaries, he is set on proving his approach on his celebrity, his talent, and his craft is no cookie-cutter.

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Review
OPPO Pad Air Promises to be Your Sleek and Functional Lightweight Beast
Allysa Esperida | October 19, 2022

For creatives who have long been looking for a device of trouble-free lug, the looks of its surface would be the least of mind. With digitalization dominating each field of work, a small unit of technology with all the features required creates wonders. Rank Magazine spends one month with the OPPO Pad Air upon its release to see where productivity meets the gleam of new technology to see the lengths it could take on day-to-day digital endeavors.

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Insider
‘Black Adam’ Goes for the Jugular with Riveting Action, Dark Humor, and a Big Heart
Rank Magazine | October 17, 2022

With its forthcoming release in cinemas worldwide, global icon Dwayne Johnson stars in the title role as the DC universe’s fan-favorite antihero, ‘Black Adam’, bringing his compelling origin story to the big screen for the first time.

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Insider
Step Into Your Boundless Future: These 2022 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) Awardees Emerge Through Limits
Mike Bryan Agcalis & Allysa Mae Esperida | September 19, 2022

Showcasing talents in the midst of the pandemic, Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), with the theme “Emerge: Step Into Your Boundless Future,” continues to serve as a beam of light for these artists as they return to their realms after the scarred vision in artistry. Over 500 of them turned the relentless episodes of catastrophe and deafening adversity that the crises left ingrained into effulgent works using various painting and sculptural techniques, but only four completed the final piece.

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Mastermind
Master List 2022: Meet Your Next Generation of Bright, Young Shooting Stars
Rank Magazine | September 7, 2022

For The Mastermind Issue, on its second year, Rank Magazine celebrates the breakthrough of young and thriving new and established creatives who continue to forge an indomitable path to excellence in the art and business of creativity. Ina Martelino, Jolianne Salvado, Lee Caces, Ady Cotoco, Karlo Carranza, and Kim Cruz, may hail from different walks of life, discipline, and artistic expression, but they share the same passion for creation—each one carefully leaving an unmistakeable mark and all of them seamlessly wearing multiple creative hats, excelling and thriving, enough to call themselves masters in their own right.

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Review
Review: ‘Mula sa Buwan’ is a Glorious Theatrical Marvel that Needs to Be Seen, Heard, and Felt—Now More than ever
Leo Balante | September 7, 2022

For what it is and what it represents, “Mula sa Buwan” , in all its splendor and jaw-dropping glory, transcends its very description of a “story of love and defiance”. It is not merely a story of love and loss, but a deep well of narratives that question ‘what is’ and shows us ‘what could be’ if all the man-made and socially constructed concepts on which the edifices of judgment and othering are built do not exist. In all its grandiosity and surrounding fan-clamor, “Mula sa Buwan” goes beyond a celebration of the return of theater. It is a declaration and a reminder of the strength and power of the human spirit.

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Electric Youth: Enzo Amor is Next
Matthew Cruz | August 26, 2022

His boy-next-door charm and wit propelled him from becoming a lockdown vertical video-sharing app mainstay to a widely-favored e-commerce app favorite, but Alton Lorenzo Amor is set out to show he is no one-trick, social media pony. His trajectory from fitness instructor, commercial model, marketing professional, and even a podcast creator who talks eloquently of his views on a wide breadth of interests from great reads, climate change, down to how the weather could affect our mood and our cognition, is one that is marked not by chance but by smarts, passion, and a heart to create meaningful dialogues. All these said, Enzo Amor is next.

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