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 to mark 50th Birthday with a show.

Arielle Agasang.
To celebrate his 50th birthday, Filipino designer Arielle Agasang is paying his homage to Filipino creations and masterpieces through a fashion show. Happening on June 14, the strictly by invitation one night show dubbed as " Ang Alamat Nang Limampu " will be a gathering of more than 50 beauty kings and queens, actors and actresses and executives, politicians doctors and lawyers at Resorts World Manila Newport Plaza for just one night.

The show is expected to showcase Filipino greatness for the last 50 years. A fashion legend himself, Agasang has been a recognized name in the fashion industry since 1995. Born to a middle class family in Lavezares Northern Samar, Agasang finished his BS Clothing Technology degree from the University of the Philippines and with beadwork training from India.

Since, he has slowly established his name as a designer and has mounted fashion shows in Asia, Middle East, United States and United Kingdom. He has dressed numerous local and international celebrities, and his creations was worn at red carpet at the Oscars. “I have truly been blessed all these years. So I’d like to thank and pay tribute to the world that welcomed and loved me through this fashion show,” he said.

Among the celebrities, muses and beauty queens, expected to grace the show are real life couple Tonton Gutierrez and Glydel Mercado, Jed Madela, Rafael Rossel, Ima Castro, Gail Blanco-Viduya, Ana Ramsey, Shanaia Gomez, 5th GEN, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, Jam Ventosa, Bene Tan, Nico Raymundo, Gerome Bongco among others.

Text by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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