THE first ever 2022 P-Pop Convention held at the New Frontier Theater and Araneta Coliseum April 9 and 10 was a clear indication that P-Pop is alive.
While SB19 definitely dominated the scene, two groups are seen to be inching their way up, as gleaned from the positive wild reactions by fans.
First is the boy group VXON (read: Vision), a five member team composed of C13 (leader/main rapper), Patrick (main dancer), Franz (main vocals), Sam (lead rapper/lead vocals and Vince (visuals/lead vocals).
C13 is Christian Brennen Saraos, 5’7”, and was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. On his own, he has made a solo debut single in South Korea entitled “Stay”. In fact, he lived in Korea for 2 years and has won as “International Male Performing Artist of the Year” in the 2021 ASEAN Excellence Achievers Awards.
Patrick is Patrick Rocamora, 5’9” and the youngest member of the group. He trained for almost a year to be with the group.
Franz is Franz Robin Chua Palapo, 5’8” and was a contestant in The Voice Philippines: Season 1.
Sam is Samuel Gerard Cafranca, 5’8” and has acted on TV dramas like ‘Starla,’ ‘My Extraordinary,’ ‘Oh, Mando’, ‘My Badboy BF’, among others.
Vince is Enzo Vince Dizon, 5’11” and currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship at De La Salle University.
Dubbed as the Monster Rookies of P-Pop, VXON has released two singles, ‘Beast’ and P.S.’ The official fandom of VXOn is called Vixies.
Meanwhile, G22 is a four member girl group composed of really good looking AJ (leader/main rapper), Jaz (main vocals), Bianca (dancer/sub-rapper) and Alfea (visual/lead vocals).
AJ is Angel Jarmae B. Yape and is from Parañaque City, Philippines. She likes reading manga and various books.
Jaz is Jasmine Henry, and rom Sydney, Australia. She’s quite a looker, a Marian Rivera deadringer.
Bianca Paula Forro is from Cagayan de Oro City while Alfea Marie Zulueta is from Quezon City.
G22’s fandom is named Bullets.
Tagged as P-Pop Newest Caliber, G22 has released their debut single, ‘Bang.’
The music of VXON and G22 are exclusively released, distributed and produced by Cornerstone Entertainment.
What Sean wants to prove beyond disrobing
INDIE actor Sean de Guzman is all-out to prove that beyond disrobing on screen, he has acting chops to begin with.
Now, Sean stars in another Joel Lamangan movie, with the working title, ‘Fall Guy’ under 3:16 Media Network opposite sexy star Cloe Barreto. In the movie, he plays an influencer who falls victim to social injustice.
Sean has worked under Direk Joel in movies like ‘Anak ng Macho Dancer’‘ in 2021, followed by ‘Lockdown,’ ‘Bekis on the Run’ and ‘Island of Desire.’
Another collaboration is the movie ‘Huling Bakla sa Balat ng Lupa’ which has not been shown yet.
In ‘Fall Guy,’ Sean has a more challenging role which might be a shoo-in for an acting award. The movie is written by Troy Espiritu, produced by Len Carillo of 3:16 Media Network and John Bryan Diamante of Mentorque Productions.
“Iba ito sa mga usual films na ginagawa ko dati. Malayung-malayo siya. Hindi na sex ang sentro ng pelikula. Susubukan ko namang tumawid sa pagiging dramatic actor,” says Sean.
Even producer Len Carillo or Mama Len is quite confident Sean can deliver .“Madami pa kasi siyang ilalabas na hindi pa nakikita ng tao. Ang dami niyang pinagdaanan at alam kong makakatulong ‘yon nang malaki lalo na sa role niya ngayon,” Len opines.
Meanwhile, also in ‘Fall Guy’ are Glydel Mercado, Shamaine Buencamino, Vance Larena, Quinn Cariillo, Marco Gomez, Karl Aquino, Tina Paner, Jim Pebanco, Pancho Carrillo, Mark Cardona, Tiffany Grey, Azekah Alvarez, Nisa Ortiz, Hershie de Leon and Itan Magnaye.
Sean has been a favorite Vivamax star as he was seen in a number of movies like ‘Nerisa,’ ‘Taya,’ ‘Mahjong Nights,’ ‘Hugas’ and the original series, ‘Iskandalo’ under the no. 1 Filipino streaming app.