From the EDI­TOR

YES! (Philippines) - - News -

Hey, we’re cel­e­brat­ing our 18th an­niver­sary! We were hope­ful, we were hard­work­ing, we were bold, but we had no idea how long we’d last. Who would’ve thought? This idea that first came to Lance (“I no­tice there are no good en­ter­tain­ment mag­a­zines here,” he said one day)... whose num­bers Lisa worked over, de­spite warn­ing sig­nals from Tito Dougs about how lo­cal show­biz mags his­tor­i­cally have never at­tracted ads... and then thrown my way at a time when my world was not show­biz—who would’ve thought this would ac­tu­ally take off? In April of 2000, it did. We called it YES!, Your En­ter­tain­ment Source. Eigh­teen years later, we live to see show­biz for what it is: a land­scape where the worlds of art and cul­ture meet the worlds of in­dus­try and busi­ness. This is a place, you might say, where the left brain meets the right brain. The re­sul­tant land­scape is thus as ex­cit­ing and volatile as it is scary and in­se­cure, as in­spired and lofty as it is petty and mean. Which stars will sur­vive, which will fade, and will they see it com­ing? Which fan cul­ture will pre­vail? How to ad­just ed­i­to­rial choice to pub­lic taste? When will the in­dus­try’s power struc­ture tilt again? What de­vel­op­ments in tech­nol­ogy will cre­ate the next big change? At YES! we adapt where we can, stand our ground where we must. And we’re still meet­ing some of the bright­est and the kind­est souls—some of them work­ing their left brain and some their right—and so, at 18, we say we’re still happy to be here. Happy 18th to us all! •

YES! EDI­TOR IN CHIEF jo-ann Q. maglipon

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