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

Introducing, Mister Tourism World 2016.

Photo by Mark Anthony Cabrera.
With the theme, “Charmingly Cultured”, Mr. Tourism World (MTW) a global brand owned by Czarina Production Ltd, a registered company in England and Wales is in search for their ambassador to promote culture in diversity.
This is the first a competition will be held for the said title. Thirteen official candidates were presented to members of the press and Media at Icon Hotel in Quezon City last Dec 4, 2017.The official thirteen candidates are: Luke Middlebook from Australia (Sydney), Tieze Emilliano from Sau Paulo , Archibald Acquaye from Ghana (Accra), Sanju Ray from India( Assam), Muhammad Ryan Ramadan from Indonesia (North Sumatra), Fauzi Mohamad from Malaysia, Okkar Mun Maung from Myanmar (yangon), Sarj Sangit Shrestha from Nepal (Hetauda), Cas Winters from the Netherlands , Kian Jabin Sumague from the Philippines (SanPablo, Laguna), Alexander Portnoff from Sweden(Stockholm), Khunphan Supachok from Thailand(Bangkok) and lastly Phan Xuan Hien from Vietnam.
The official contestants paraded in their National Costumes, followed by their Swimwear (provided for by Julius Pegarro) and then in their casual wear.A short Q and A portion followed afterwards.The entire team is at Vigan , Ilocos sur by now where most of the competition will take place.The finals is slated at the Vigan Convention Center on December 10, 2016 at 7pm
Text and photos by Mark Anthony Cabrera. 

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