UNO #89 Cover 2

Our second cover for Issue #89 features model-mom Kit Barraquias.


UNO #89 Cover 2

UNO #89 Cover 1

Time flies fast when you’re having fun, but it flies even faster when you’re working your ass off.

I’m back in the men’s magazine biz, managing the day-to-day editorial work in UNO Magazine. It’s not all boobs and butts all day — that novelty wears of rather quickly. It’s a lot of sleepless nights, missed weekends, hair-pulling and copious amounts of coffee, but the editorial life is the life for me.

UNO #89 Cover 1

You’ve Got to Move It Move It


Here’s something I helped put together under Ampersand Media: MOVE. This accompanies the launch of the fitness store, also named MOVE, in Bonifacio High Street.

The magazine functions as a health and fitness resource, with news on the latest fitness trends, techniques on exercise and dieting, and a catalog of the latest merchandise available in the store.


Coach Jim Saret works out with his wife.


Rubber band fun.

On the Finite Beauty of a Magazine

It’s not without some sense of irony that the death of Newsweek’s US print edition was announced via the magazine’s Twitter account.

Announced @newsweek:

“After 80 years in print, Newsweek will go all-digital. The last print edition in the U.S. will be our Dec. 31 issue”

While this hardly comes as a shock, it’s still a sad day for the publishing industry in general and an even sadder, more ominous day for news magazines. How does a news magazine, ultimately a roundup of the week’s past news, compete with almost real-time delivery from online news sources? In a social media-obsessed, mobile-driven and intimately connected world, we are addicted to instant information, a steady drip feed of data straight into our veins. We need to be the first to know, the first to tell our friends, the vanguard of a trend surge. When yesterday’s news is old news, last week’s news is, what? Why bother?

For some people, myself included, it’s not about the speed that information gets delivered or its quantity, but rather the experience of consuming it, and I prefer my information curated rather than compiled, select, not a smorgasbord.

Here’s a piece I cam across that helped me put my finger on this preference for the perfectly finite that a magazine, such as Newsweek, has to offer: How Magazines Will Be Changed Forever

MVP Sets Sights on Publishing?


Rumor has it that Philippine business mogul Manny V. Pangilinan is jumping into bed with Conde Nast, publisher of print media megazines such as VOGUE, WIRED, VANITY FAIR and GQ, to create a new publishing house in these here parts. How far along it is between wishful thinking and absolute reality, we don’t know, but if it is true, it’s going to be hella interesting in local publishing once again.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2011

SI 2011 Swimsuit Edition cover

Today marks the launch of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2011 and, through the wonders of the Internet and the iPad, I already have my digital edition. No telling when the print edition will reach Philippine bookstores or when ABS-CBN Publishing will launch the local imprint, so I am thankful that I have the option to purchase the digital edition.

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