Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

Philippine Handicrafts Association discusses effects of Climate Change.

Handicrafts that usually serve as souvenirs in many travels, as well as decorations in the house or personal adornment largely are base from agriculture or from forest products.  This things now a days are also affected by the changing climates, many of which are having difficulties in gathering raw materials due to some development, that results to low productions to which many communities in the country are depending on it.

These are the issues raise during the one day forum on Resilience-building & Fair trade strategies in livelihood development, last July 28 at Discovery suites in Ortigas Center in Pasig City. It is organise by Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP), a Livelihood base non stock and non profit organization registered in 1973 that aims to assist marginalized craft producers in developing their product to a world class quality. They are also behind the Fair trade for Development, Inc, a business organization that owns Likhang Atin fair.

The forum give time to its established communities in different areas in the country, the problem they are facing in getting materials from the forest, the quality of it that suffers due to climate change. And also some concerns due to development of former forested areas to subdivisions by some real state developers.

Jessica Dator-Bercilla, a climate Fellow from Manila Observatory discusses the effects of changing times, she also give importance on how we can help heal the earth by giving tips and suggestions that can be useful to communities. Primarily she said that aside from handicrafts being affected by this change, it’s the health of individual that usually suffer.
Ms. Sandy Gomez from Climate Change Commission, and Ms.Jessica Dator-Bercilla of Manila Observatory.
During open forums more issues are being raised, from the awareness up to being resourceful in making lives better.

CCAP Executive Director Voltaire Alferez head the said one day forum, that serve also the launching of Business Development Services Program, where CCAP and other business experts unite in providing assistance to communities.

For more details and information, please check www.ccapfairtrade.com and www.ccapfairtrade.com or contact CCAP at Tel Nos. (02)712-2160 or email them at ccap@ccapfairtrade.com

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