Saturday, July 13, 2013

Iktus is the Grand Winner of the Sun Broadband Quest

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Iktus was declared as the grand winner of the Sun Broadband Quest last night, July 12, 2013 held at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan.

Iktus was originally "Icthus" which was the Greek word for "fish" mainly because the fish ius a symbol of Christianity. The band believed that the name is catchy and truly tunog-Pinoy. Iktus is composed of Carissa Panaligan (lead vocalist) and Andrei Panaligan (bass), Andrew Panaligan (drums) (hhhmmm brothers and sisters??) and Augusto Mendoza (guitar)- all hailing from the Colegio De San Juan De Letran from Calamba. The group was formed last 2005 and has already won several awards in the many band competitions they have joined throughout the years.

The band finds inspiration in both local and foreign bands like Rivermaya, Silent Sanctuary, Sugarfree, Itchyworms, Urbandub, Flyleaf, Paramore, Switchfoot and Run Kid Run.

The band was awarded a check for Php 150,000 plus Php 20,000 worth of gift certificate redeemable at all JB Music stores. They will also get to have an album produced and released by MCA Universal plus priileged gig bookings

All-female group, Bad Hair Day, bagged the 1st place award recognition. Bad Haior Day is composed of students from Far Eastern University - Avie Maria (vocals), Jeysa Trasportes (guitar), Van Bulan (guitar), Nicole Saludar (bass) and Xiao Disi (drums).


All-male group from Davao, Baby Boomers, took home the 2nd place award. The band is composed of Jake Nuere (vocals), Carlo Cabase (drums), Mark Abella(lead guitar), and Carlo Dureza (bass). They all came from different schools namely Philippine Women's College of Davao, Brokenshire College, Holy Cross College, and Ateneo De Manila University.

Meanwhile, Jack N Poy composed of Meio (vocals), Neil Lorena (guitar), TJ Meneses (bass), Don Uy (keyboards) and Johann Kwan (drums) won as the band with the most number of supporters that night.

The Sun Broadband Quest judges were composed of Francis Guevarra, Sammy Samaniego, Francis Reyes and Neph Denosta.

Guest performers of the night were Chiscosci, Sabrina, The Oktaves and Tanya Markova.

More photos of the event to be uploaded soon at the Wazzup Pilipinas Facebook Fan Page:

The Sun Broadband Quest is part of Sun Broadband's proactive efforts to excite the lifestyle of the youth and the music industry.

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1 comment:

  1. yes, andrei & andrew are twins & cj( carizza) is their sister


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