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A Note from Quark Henares

Quark (@quarklovesyou) is guest editor for UNO’s March ’10 issue (@unomag). Here’s his note. It’s a love letter to Cebu.


I never purposely meant for it to happen, but I realize that in the past ten years I’ve written for almost every men’s magazine (except ones like Red, but they don’t really count do they?)– Manual circa 2004, then Maxim around 2006; Rogue 2007 and FHM 2008. The only one I haven’t written for is UNO.
Which is a shame, really. Right now, as a male magazine fan, I can say with absolute confidence that UNO is the best men’s mag we have. It’s young, it’s tuned in, it’s beautiful, the writing is exquisite, and it’s got Shawn Yao. Also, and I’m both ashamed and proud to admit this, my best friend Mikey once pointed out that every time he turns a page he knows at least one person featured or involved. Erwin joked that it’s the most expensive barkada newsletter around.

Read the rest.

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UNO’s Funky Online Challenge! aka UR FOC!!

So here’s a social experiment. We shot it impromptu right after the cooking throwdown in Serendra the other day. So here’s how it works — it’s sorta like a bet with Erwin Romulo. If I can get the UNO Facebook page up to 1,000 friends or more (it’s at about 600–something as of last count) he promises to give away a treat for the readers, involving some of our UNO girls. Even I don’t know what it is, but he swears that it is going to be something really worth the wait, involving the UNO ladies. And it’s happening only on the Internet.

Remember, DO IT!

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Rocked Radio relaunches blog for something more engaging

rockedradio revamp

More and more organizations are using blogs to get their message across. Recently, Rocked Radio revamped their site (ultra amazing designer Cynthia Arre and I did the back end) moving it from Blogspot to a self hosted WordPress account. The push was made when Gang Badoy and co. moved stations from NU 107 to their new home with Jam 88.3. They’re in for a longer time slot too — three hours of interesting talk from 9 PM to 12 midnight every Wednesday.

To supplement the show, the site has branched out into something like an online magazine with regular columns from luminaries in local literature and art — Alexis Tioseco, Yvette Tan, Luis Katigbak, Erwin Romulo, Arnold and Cynthia Arre, Kidlat de Guia, Earnest Mangulabnan-Zabala, Ricky Torre, and Nico Puertollano.

Rocked Radio has a unique appeal, bringing forth the clout of mainstream radio broadcasting with the conversation on the Internet. And really, the content is like no other:

This is our classroom. Your alternative social studies class on FM. Usapang ugali, musika, sining at sibika. Rock Ed Radio is a project of Rock Ed Philippines. Music powered by Terno Recordings. Forums moderated by Lourd de Veyra (Radioactive Sago Project’s frontman) and Gang Badoy (Founder of Rock Ed Philippines). Our main objective is to promote inquiry and informed discussion. Magtanong naman tayo.

Bookmark and subscribe to the revamped Rocked Radio, easily one of the newest influential blogs to grace our local Internet. Or text 0920-214-7922 for comments and questions which will be read on air!

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So blame RJ, he dragged me into this –!!!

Karen Pamintuan for March 2009

You’ve probably heard it from the small world of print, but WTF here it is. UNO is bringing in a brand new team with an official reboot to the magazine this June 2009. You will however notice small changes in the current issues of March, April and May ’09 as we work towards a June affair. RJ Ledesma, our new EIC dragged into this: I’m reunited once again with Yvette Tan and Luis Katigbak from the good ‘ol days of Hinge Inquirer. I’ve finally met the faces behind the names: Juan Caguicla, Erwin Romulo, Ramon De Veyra, and Shawn Yao.

On the cover for March is Karen Pamintuan. I’m their new tech editor. And we’re also re-launching a brand new blogger-friendly site 🙂