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Otan Vargas is a Filipino who moved to the United States in 2006. Born on October 4, 1984 to Romeo Vargas, a.k.a, Choppy of the famous Porkchop Duo and to Venus Vargas, a businesswoman.At his young age he made many song compositions in English and Filipino. Active in his christian faith, Otan started singing in the church and later to various concerts in the Philippines. He toured together with the Porkchop Duo in the Philipines, especially in Luzon and Visayas areas.
He is proud to say that he was born and raised in Tondo, known to be the poorest place in Manila.And inspite of his family's financial problems, Otan helped his family by supporting his studies and took up foreign service at the Lycium of the Philippines in Manila.He is also a graduate of caregiving course at Mary Jhonston Hospital before he join his family on their migration in the United States. Prior to their family tour in the United States, he took the opportunity of visiting the skycrapers of Hongkong and the famous city of Barcelona in Spain.
His honest music captivated fans from all over the world via the internet, giving testimonials of how its melancholy touched them beautifully. His songs were inspired by his very own experiences, moods, and emotions. They are sung diaries, so to speak.
" I have a dream of my own and I am not in a hurry....in God's time I know He will surely give it to me !" Otan said.
Alone with his acoustic guitar and his indescribable dismal voice, Otan Vargas’ words and melody enigmatically brings sanguinity despite of its evoking sadness that only a few can hold.He is now working with a new one after he finished his latest compositions "Gravel" and "Alone" in which the latter is becoming the most requested song in his sites.