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  • The First ABS-CBN Shutdown: The Darkest Era of Philippine Journalism

    During the height of Marcos’s grip on power, he silenced truth and created a modern Orwellian state, to which the only ‘truth’ recognized was his. Following Marcos’s declaration of the Martial Law on September 23, 1972 (signed two days earlier), the first exercise of his newly-established power was on mass media entities. Then media giants […] More

  • REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ is Brutal, Gory, and Addictive!

    NETFLIX Actors: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun Genre: Thriller, Drama Premise: Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes. (Netflix) Creator: Hwang Dong-hyuk Running Time: 50-60 minutes Watch it on: Netflix Why You Should See It: The new Korean […] More

  • RAWR Mag: Gelo Rivera, BGYO’s Charismatic Frontman

    Sped-up by its overwhelmingly talented five members, led by its completely able, bold, and fearless leader Gelo Rivera–BGYO’s meteoric surge to stardom. After their group’s relentless conquer in the global music charts—the most sensational of which, being Billboard’s Next Big Sound and Pandora’s Prediction charts—BGYO’s forward momentum is only anticipated to get faster. Following the […] More

  • Angel Locsin’s fantasy-themed series, which is the most iconic?

    Angel Locsin remains the local actress with the most number of top-rated fantasy-themed series. But which one is the most iconic? Locsin is undoubtedly the telefantasya/fantaserye queen, as her record with the most number of top-rated dramas remains unmatched to this day. First emerged to public attention via the teen-oriented series, Click, the then young Kapuso actress, […] More

  • The ABS-CBN Ball through the Years: A Red Carpet affair like No Other

    The ABS-CBN Ball—formerly called the Star Magic Ball—has been the biggest gathering of stars in the local entertainment scene for the past 14 years. As ABS-CBN takes a pass on holding the highly-decorated ultra-elegant red carpet event, two years in a row, due to the still prevailing pandemic, let’s go down the memory lane to […] More

  • REVIEW: ‘On the Job: The Missing 8’

    The expansion of the critically-acclaimed film, On the Job, to a six-episode mini-series–The Missing 8, provided mindblowing contexts for the events in the film version. It paved the way for more riveting scandals and mysteries to evolve. HBO ASIA Actors: John Arcilla, Dennis Trillo, Dante Rivero, Christopher de Leon, Lotlot de Leon, Andrea Brillantes, Wendell Ramos, Ricky […] More

  • FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s Six-Year Reign: An Anatomy of a Phenomenal Teleserye

    Within FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s already six-year run, seventeen shows from the rival network debuted and ended.  One more is currently trying its luck to outlive the Kapamilya show, while another is taking a break after more than a month of its exhausting head-to-head battle with the ‘Pambansang Teleserye.’ This September, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano marks its sixth year […] More

  • Is it ripe for a female actress to wield ‘Panday’s’ sword?

    During her contract signing as a new and exclusive Kapamilya artist, Lovi Poe expressed her desire to take on a remake of Ang Panday, which probably made most of us wonder: is it time for a woman to become ‘Ang Panday’? Maybe it is.  After all, we already had a male ‘Darna’—which back then was a […] More