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

Palaweño students undergo SM Scholarship screening



Coming from different private and public high schools in Palawan, Palaweño students took the SM College Scholarship qualifying examination at SM City Puerto Princesa, Feb. 17.
Twenty-two scholarship applicants from Quezon, Sofronio Española, Aborlan, and Puerto Princesa City successfully passed the preliminary evaluation through the online application required by SM Foundation and proceeded to take the written examination and further screening.
“The college scholarship program aims to uplift lives of less-privileged but deserving student applicants,” said Eleanor Lansang, SM Foundation Scholarship Programs assistant vice president.
Applicants who passed the paper and pencil test composed of English Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning were further screened through an interview.
“We do these screening process to make sure the right and more deserving students get the chance to pursue their dreams and excel academically with help of SM,” said Russell Fernandez, SM City Puerto Princesa public relations officer.
Six Palawan student applicants qualified for the final evaluation stage.
The final list of SM College Scholars will be released before the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The SM Foundation scholars will enjoy their choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education, full tuition, monthly allowance, part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks, exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation, and other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs. (PR)

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