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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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An Adage to Misfits, Fools, and Dreamers: Inside the Homecoming of ‘Mula Sa Buwan’
Mike Agcalis & Clark Casabuena | August 23, 2022

After four long years since it last raised its curtains to the public, the hit musical “Mula sa Buwan” returns to bless the theater stage this August. Marking as one of the first full-blown productions that seeks to make a return after the two years of virtual makeshift stages for Philippine theater, we sat down with director Pat Valera, choreographer JM Cabling, and the talented cast of the game-changing musical on love and defiance to discuss the inner workings of the highly-anticipated production.

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New Breed & New Voices: Charting the 18-Year History and Revolution of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
Tifany Soringa | August 5, 2022

After two years without a physical theater, without a sizable crowd, and a long line of people excited to witness the distinctive film festival experience, Cinemalaya comes back to life, again, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in cinemas across the country to the delight of fans of Filipino cinema. Festival Director Chris Millado talks to Rank Magazine to revisit the storied years that marked the biggest and most prestigious film festival in the land.

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Rise Through the Ranks: For These Talents, Human Connection is Enough To Go Into a Streaming Overdrive
Rylyn Sabijon | July 15, 2022

As a social media and entertainment application that has amassed millions of Filipino supporters looking to connect and be entertained, kumu shifted the condition of the entertainment business in the Philippines. Rounding up the roster of emerging young streamers for The Breakthrough Issue, we look at Kayla Escano, Kathleen Agir-Zarandin, and Andrei King, who are rising through the ranks not just in finding a channel to showcase their talents and wits amid a pandemic, but in harnessing a significant venue to foster human connections in a time when it matters the most.

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Tugatog Filipino Music Festival: Inside the Biggest PPop Celebration We Never Knew We Needed
Kael De Guzman & Shannen Dingal | July 13, 2022

Following two years since the pandemic has coerced the world in a standstill, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment Inc. delivers a vision of putting together a celebration of Filipino music at its peak. We zoom in on the inner workings of Tugatog Filipino Music Festival in understanding what makes this a celebration of, for, and by Filipino talent.

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Every Filipino Fashion Designer Who Will Take the Virtual Stage of PMFF 13
Matthew Cruz | March 30, 2022

The Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival (PMFF) is gearing up for its second year taking on the virtual stage. In partnership with GO LIFESTYLE Group Inc. this year, the festival is preparing to transform itself into an industry-wide event featuring multiple talented designers that showcase the talent of the Filipino.

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Anything But Skin-deep: Kyle Amor on his Traverse into the World of Creativity
Roni Mae Serrano | March 29, 2022

California-based Filipino multimedia artist Kyle Amor, talks about his flight from working in real estate, posing for the camera, to finding his voice, freedom and place in the creative industry.

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From Interest Group to Advocates: How this Community of Bikers is Taking the Wheel for Social Change
Leo Balante | January 12, 2022

Interest groups like First Bike Ride, founded by freelance journalist Lester Babiera, have become more than just bridges in educating the public on the merits of biking, but a growing community with a proof of concept for healthier, more economical, and sustainable city living.

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The Ballad of the Pink Door: Charting 16 Storied Years and Evolution of O Bar
Leo Balante | December 17, 2021

In celebration of premier drag haven O BAR’s 16th anniversary, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante charts the storied evolution of one of the pioneering, and most well-loved establishments that opened doors to the LGBT community. From its beginnings as a resto-bar in Malate, to its illustrious history of honing some of the most celebrated drag personalities of today, O Bar has since made its resounding return, after two years of absence off the unprecedented pause brought about by the pandemic and a devastating blow caused by the loss of one of its pillars, Rupert Acuña, in time for its founding anniversary, still standing tall in shaping a community of queer people, by queer people, and for queer people.

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Authenticity, Change, and Dialogue: Inside Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2021 Campaign that Tells the World to ‘Pass the Mic’
Rank Magazine | October 21, 2021

Tommy Hilfiger introduces the Fall 2021 brand campaign “Pass the Mic” that gathers a group of diverse voices on a global platform with the aim of sharing and amplifying the message of change.

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