UNO rocks out this month with our very special Music Issue, featuring one of the countryâ€™s biggest rock stars on the cover: Nathan Azarcon. (This is, by the way, only the second time in the magazineâ€™s nine-year history that weâ€™ve put a solo male on the cover; the very first one was Manny Pangilinan.)
Inside, we combine two of our biggest passions â€” women and music â€” in a massive section featuring artists established and up-and-coming, including Lea Salonga, Barbie Almalbis, Celeste Legaspi, Sarah Gaugler, Vernie Varga, Katwo Librando, Kitchie Nadal, Myrene Academia, Armi Millare and many more. Also, editors Erwin Romulo and Luis Katigbak show off their picks for the best local music of the 2000s so far.
Those of you who have daydreamed of dating the hotter-than-hot Jacq Yu (or at least gazing at some incredible pix of her): weâ€™ve got you covered. Also, the lovely Denise Montecillo joins us as we stuff our faces at Mercato Centrale. Jinno Rufino meets the NBA All-Stars, Eric Melendez talks about how we acquire music today, Lorely Trinidad tells us about growing up Fil-Am in a hip-hop world, Caliph8 shows us how to dig for rare vinyl, and Tricia Gosingtian says hello to New York City. Thatâ€™s not all of course, but youâ€™ll have to grab the issue to find out more.
(UNOâ€™s Music special should be played at high volume, preferably in a residential area.)
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.