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

Arielle Agasang Celebrates Homage to Fashion Legendary

 Presented by Philippine Academy of Aesthetic and Age Management Medicine, Inc. (PAAAMI), Skinnovate, Allencabs Writing Lights, Fernando’s Bakery, VJ Original Kojic Soap and Holistic Integrative Care Center, A-list Filipino fashion designer Arielle Agasang celebrated his 50th birthday with a two hour fashion show that showcased and emphasized his trademark in the field of fashion, last June 14, 2018 at the Resorts World Manila Newport Plaza.
The muses and mannequins of both gender, graced and paraded wearing both new and classic collections and creations from the House of Agasang Haute Couture tailored into three segments ( Ang Alamat Ng Masikap, Ang Alamat Ng Sining at Alamat Ni Malakas At Maganda), "Ang Alamat Ng Limampu," a tribute to Filipino greatness, who made contributions to society whether publicly or silently, even ordinary Juan dela Cruzes who became his partners in promoting style and grace through his clothes over the years and the people who have a rightful claim to be called legends in their own right.
Jed Madela
In attendance at the strictly by invitation show are real life couple Tonton Gutierrez and Glydel Mercado, World Champion singer Jed Madela who slayed the night with his powerful rendition of "This Is The Moment" from the musical Jekyll & Hyde, actor Rafael Rossel, thespian Ima Castro, Gail Blanco-Viduya, Ana Ramsey, Shanaia Gomez, 5th GEN, Mutya Ng Pilipinas President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, former Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2016 Dra. Fritzie Lexdy Noche, Jam Ventosa, Bene Tan, Nico Raymundo, Gerome Bongco among others.

Text by Gilbert Kim Sancha
Photos by Edmund Chua

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