VP November 2019: Mimiyuuuh & Benedict Cua

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READY, SETH, GO:

SETH FEDELIN

VP/EXCLUSIVE

JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH,

RURU MADRID BARE

EMOTIONS IN 'CARA X

JAGGER'

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EVOLUTION

RED ENTERTAINMENT, INC., THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHED THE 1 ST

FREE ONLINE AND PRINTED NEWS MAGAZINE IN THE PHILIPPINES,

VILLAGE PIPOL, WAS ESTABLISHED ON OCTOBER 2007. #CHEERS!

The rise of social media comes with the popularity of video blogging or ‘vlogging’. In fact,

YouTube has become this generation’s new best friend, slowly pushing aside traditional

media, like television, as an entertainment source. This November, the editorial team

of Village Pipol Magazine is proud to release INFLUENCE Issue featuring breakthrough

social media stars, Mimiyuuuh & Benedict Cua.

Filipinos love humor and spontaneity. Basically, they want to get entertained whenever

they watch videos in their free time — that’s why vloggers like Mimiyuuuh and Benedict

offer content that is simple and relatable to people. Above all, they surely understand

their market, and that made them victorious in their field.

PUBLISHER RICHIE DE QUIÑA

GWYNN CRISOSTOMO

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ZISA BLANCA

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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ART DIRECTOR

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AERON ALMONEDA

KRISCHELLE OFRECIO

NOAH BARBACENA

CJ MARTINEZ

With great power comes great responsibility — well, that’s always true. As content

creators, Mimiyuuh and Benedict use their fame and influence to touch hearts in the most

simple yet compelling way.

In this generation of ‘click and swipe’, this issue is for you!

Make sure to grab your copy of our November issue.

“Innovation is change that unlocks new value”

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RED SPORTS, CASINO FILIPINO’S

SHAKE, RATTLE AND RUN:

ENGKAN2 IS 2019’S BIGGEST

HALLOWEEN PARTY!

VP/EVENTS

ZUMBA PARTY

SHAKE RATTLE

Regine Tolentino, representing Flanax, led the

Zumba, warming up 1k, 3k, 5k runners (and

even organizers). At the latter part of the event,

she also held a Zombie Zumbathon, cooling

down the runners and participants.

ENGKAN2 OUTBREAK.

SHAKE RATTLE

Runners were able to interact with Filipino

mythological monsters such as the

manananggal, kapre, duwende, white lady,

black lady, diwata, vampires and other famous

movie horror characters.

Halloween was filled with horror and heebie-jeebies with Shake, Rattle and

Run‘s second installment, Engkan2. Terrifying and cute costumes conquered

the streets as we celebrate and create fun and excitement. Unlike any other

Halloween affair, RUN4UrLife proudly offered this breakthrough event which

triggered our goose pimples while sweating for a healthier lifestyle.

RED SPORTS UNVEILED SHAKE,

RATTLE AND RUN: ENGKAN2.

The event is Metro Manila’s biggest fun run

and night party during Halloween. Creeps

and cold bits filled the CCP Complex on

Saturday, October 26. It gathered loud shouts

and hysterics as actors spontaneously spook

participants in the venue. Cash prizes and

exciting gift packs also awaited the winners of

the action-packed event.

SHAKE RATTLE

Moreover, kids, and even adults, went trick

or treating in every booth, gaining candies,

chocolates, and lollies along the way!

COSTUME COMPETITION

RED Sports and Casino Filipino held a costume

competition which participants happily took

part in. A creepy Valak went in third place while

Mr. Bean ignited childhood nostalgia, placing

in second. A realistic Annabelle doll sat on her

rocking chair, winning the first place.

After the fun run event, DJ Carlo Granadil

definitely rocked the stage as participants and

organizers alike partied the night away.

TRICK OR TREAT.

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VP/NEWS

LIZ MABAO OF RIZAL

PROVINCE IS MISS

SCUBA PHILIPPINES

2019

The Philippine seas has finally found

its queen! Liz Mabao of Rizal Province

took home the crown as Miss Scuba

Philippines 2019. Not to mention, she will

get the chance to represent our country

in the upcoming Miss Scuba International

2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

THIS BEAUTY PAGEANT STANDS OUT

THAN WHAT WE TYPICALLY SEE,

ESPECIALLY SINCE IT ADVOCATES

THE PROTECTION OF OUR OCEANS

THROUGH BEAUTY.

Certainly, Liz Mabao proves worthy of

the title and what it stands for. She is a

21-year-old Communication graduate

from the University of Santo Tomas.

Additionally, she is a certified PADI open

water diver. What more could we ask for?

Her eloquence, as well as her skills, gave

her an edge as a Miss Scuba.

LIZ MABAO ISN’T NEW TO THIS TYPE

OF COMPETITIONS TOO.

As a matter of fact, she was a finalist

for Miss Earth Philippines last year. This

queen, of course, has a court to support

her cause in every step of the way. It

includes Cria Villanueva (Taguig City) and

Sheikha Manglicmot (Lemery, Batangas)

as the 1st and 2nd Marine Ambassadors,

respectively. Meanwhile, Maricres

Castro of Pilar, Sorsogon and Jacqueline

Formoso of Muntinlupa won as runnersup.

All hail our queens

and congratulations

to Liz Mabao!

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VP/COVER

THE POWER OF

INFLUENCE

BENEDICT & MIMIYUUUH

You’re sitting on your bed — going through your social media and waiting for sleep to come. While scrolling

through your feed, a video title catches your attention. You tap on it out of curiosity only to find out it’s

exactly what the title said it was — a vlog about scandalous grocery puns. It’s dark and quiet in your room,

but you LOL because of the wit and corniness of the video.

by Lord Harvey Monteroso

PHOTOGRAPHER | PHILIP VARGAS CREATIVE DIRECTOR | NOAH BARBACENA AND

CJ MARTINEZ MAKEUP ARTISTS | NADYNNE ESGUERRA AND JEREMY JOTIE STYLIST | DAVE ARDEN HAIRSTYLIST | WYNOMA YAP

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS | ZISA BLANCA AND FRANCESCA SANTOS MIMIYUUUH’S OUTFIT | HA.MU BENEDICT’S OUTFIT |

IAN DAOANG, PATRICK HENRY, AND DREW LACIA SHOT IN STUDIO 808

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Where fortune favors creative content

and luck is but another face for charisma,

video blogging (or vlogging) in the

Philippines has caught on by the majority

more than anyone expected. Popularized

by ​YouTube​, the Internet’s biggest video

sharing service, vlogging’s rise brought

in several content creatives and pools of

talent that would usher a new era for the

country’s digital media.

Professionally called ​content creators or ​

YouTube influencers, these people record

themselves doing the craziest challenges

or the most mundane of things, and post

them online for people to watch. Either

for online clout, for reach, some product

placement, or simply just for laughs, their

videos amass thousands upon thousands

of views, shares, and likes. But who would

watch such basic of human interactions in

video form?

Well, that’s the thing.

The videos vloggers put out are either so

simple or so out there that people will be

compelled to watch. The relatability is

why vlogging has become so engrossing.

When they do it, vloggers only need to

come as who they are.

Two of these ​YouTube ​influencers are

making waves online with the content

they’re regularly posting. Definitely

not the first vloggers to make it big in

the country and certainly not the last,

newcomers ​Benedict Cua​ and ​Mimiyuuuh

are out to put smiles on our faces.

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IT’S 'BEN' A

WHILE!

“Vlogging is really just documenting your

daily life and making it more creative and

interesting, but also being authentic about

it.”

BY THE NUMBERS

Chinese by blood, ​Pinoy at heart: ​

Benedict Cua has found his calling as a

content creator for ​YouTube​. With more

than ​930,000 followers and a total of ​

31,472,427 views for his ​116 vlog entries (as

of this writing), Ben only started vlogging

in 2018. His first entry was posted on April

15​, 2018 — and he hasn’t stopped ever

since.

PIPE DREAMS

Ben had been fascinated with the

workings of the ​artista​ life even as a kid.

Although, he did think about being an

actor, his priorities was already set in

finishing school. The business-minded

young adult that he is, Ben pursued his ​

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business

Management at ​De La Salle University

first.

Busy working for the corporate world

and eventually their family business, Ben

never really had the time to do anything

serious with his pipe dreams.

“Not until I took workshops with ABS-

CBN’s Star Magic and I became

acquainted with some of my YouTube idols.

Doon na nag-realign ‘yung passion ko,”

h​e opens up.

He was almost 26 years old when he

finally found a different kind of courage.

He convinced himself to start his own

vlog. With his family’s blessing and some

friends’ support, Ben made a full 180 and

changed careers to become a ​YouTuber​.

PERSONAL STYLE

Ben’s vlogging idols influenced much of

his style and delivery. Moreover, he has

been pretty vocal about being a fan of ​

Alex Gonzaga, Wil Dasovich, ​and Baninay

Bautista​. You can definitely see these

three celebrities’ impact on him as a ​

YouTuber​. Blending his own style of humor

and consistency to the content he posts,

Ben has become a role model for viewers

— young and young-at-heart.

“My viewers have always called me

kuya. Because of that, I feel like I have a

responsibility to make sure I become the

older brother they can look up to. But still

be chill with,” h​e says with all smiles.

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C U A

BENEDICT 'KUYA'

A ​kuya for keeps, Ben’s online older

brother status may have come

from his name itself. In ​Filipino ​

pabebe and text speak, ​kuya can

be shortened to ​kua or ​qua or,

sometimes, ​cua.​ Although, this may

purely be coincidental. But the way

he infuses on-point words of wisdom

to his videos is certainly a good way

to use influence.

“I have always advocated kindness

in my videos. I feel like ‘yun ang

kulang these days. Every time you

post something online, it really

gets amplified. So with this kind of

power, you can encourage people to

be kind and to be understanding,” ​

he answers when asked about

how he can use his influence for

the good​. “Growing up insecure

about myself, I feel like I can share

how I’ve overcome those. Youth

empowerment is also what I aim for,”​

he interjects.

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IT’S YOUR GIRL

MIMIYUUUH

“It is a way to share your creativity with people. It’s by making

them happy but, at the same time, making yourself happy.”

BY THE NUMBERS

A late bloomer to vlogging, ​Jeremy

Sancebuche ​posted videos simply

for the fun of it. If you don’t know

who Jeremy is then you may know

her as the internet sensation that is ​

Mimiyuuuh​.

Having posted her first vlog entry

just last March 9​, 2019, she’s already

garnered a whopping ​1.51 million

YouTube followers. With only ​

44 entries to date, she’s already

amassed ​45,164,913 video views in

just 9 months. For a vlogger who’s

barely even starting, this kind of

success makes her one-of-a-kind.

CLAIM TO FAME

Initially doing the occasional parody

and dance cover, she transitioned

to doing regular vlog entries earlier

this year. She finally gave in after her

friends continuously urged her to

start her own ​YouTube​channel.

Known for her phenomenal parody

of ​Dalagang Filipina, ​and as well

as the comical dance cover for the ​

Kahit Ayaw Mo Na​ song, Mimiyuuuh

has become a household name in

the online community.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

“I can’t say na pang lifetime ko na

‘tong vlogging. But if ever, I’d be

happy to do it for many years to

come. Pero may goals din ako, and

I want to make them come true,”

Mimi exclaims​.

Despite the spotlight she’d been

put under, Mimi still has personal

dreams to pursue. Having graduated

with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion

Design and Merchandising​ from ​De

La Salle-College of Saint Benilde​

and owning a clothing brand she

started from scratch, she believes

she can juggle both fashion and

content creation should she ever

return to doing to her first love for

the arts.

“I want to help people find their self-confidence. But they also need to

hype themselves up. I started out na wala and I worked hard to be where

I am. Luck lang talaga na nag-trending ‘yung videos ko. Pero if you take

away all of those, I’m still me. Mas hyper nga lang in person. I guess ‘yun

ang rason bakit nag stick out ako. Yung pagiging true sa sarili sa harap ng

camera,”​ she opens up while kidding around with Ben behind the scenes.

STAYING HYDRATED

With the pressure of fame slowly

creeping up, Mimi makes sure she

enjoys the experience and exposure

she’s getting. It’s definitely been a

once-in-a-lifetime experience to

be where she is now. Furthermore,

she knows the impact she has on

people, so she puts out content the

best way she knows – with humor.

If reminding people to drink water

isn’t enough.

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“I want to help people find their self-confidence.

But they also need to hype themselves up. I

started out na wala and I worked hard to be

where I am. Luck lang talaga na nag-trending

‘yung videos ko. Pero if you take away all

of those, I’m still me. Mas hyper nga lang in

person. I guess ‘yun ang rason bakit nag stick

out ako. Yung pagiging true sa sarili sa harap

ng camera,”​ she opens up while kidding around

with Ben behind the scenes.

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​#MIMIDICT

On this auspicious time of the year, two

young stars – two very different entities –

have aligned yet again.

Although, if you think about it, you might

say they aren’t even stars at all. But if

you glow from your own (ring) light and

people look up to you because you’re

you, it does seem like you’ve become a

public figure – and to be well known for

being who you are is a feat only few can

achieve.

Separately, Benedict & Mimiyuuuh have

successfully embodied their own selves

in their vlogs. Together, though, they

become even funnier and bubblier than

usual.

COLLABORATION

IS THE KEY

When they collaborated for the first

time last April 12th, their personalities

immediately clicked on-screen. To a point

that their witty banter felt too natural.

People then started noticing a funny kind

of chemistry you’d see in odd couples.

Thus, #MimiDict was born.

Destined to cross online paths, and fated

to become vlog buddies, MimiDict has

already made 8 collab videos in the past 7

months. Furthermore, these one-time

“​24-hour-magjowa​” and “one-night-standchallenge”

influencers certainly know a

thing or two about public image.

When you’re an online influencer, you

have to open up a part of your lives to

the world – and Benedict & Mimi have

allowed us to enter their lives so easily.

“How people perceive you through vlogs

and who you really are should be the

same if you want to be genuine about your

content,” ​Ben says.​ “Plus, a little humor

doesn’t hurt,” ​he adds.

“And staying true to yourself is important.

Ako lang ’to, okay? Kami lang ‘to!” M​imi

chimes in.

What makes these two form an effective

power duo is the way they interact with

each other. Full of innuendos, double

entendres, and wholesomeness aside,

Benedict & Mimi’s collab videos almost

always never fail to cheer you up.

They definitely have a solid friendship

in the works. Most of their dialogue are

unscripted so the random mix of tension

and lightheartedness we see from them

are genuine.

With the right editing and sound effects,

the punchlines hit you hard. And as what

Mimiyuuuh says, “gusto ko ‘yung hard”

*awkward stares with Benedict*

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Vlogging, in general, requires one to

be the best version of themselves… or

even the worst. What’s important is that

vlogging show us who these people are in

high definition video format.

To be a good vlogger, one needs to be

creative, to express themselves, and most

of all to be patient.

Vlogging needs time and effort to do. The

input these creators have to make before

the camera even starts recording is as

important as the content itself and as well

as the post-production.

This platform may not be suited for

everyone, as not every person can

pull it off effortlessly. But with enough

practice and exposure, anyone can

become a vlogger. Like Benedict Cua

and Mimiyuuuh who found (and are still

finding) their place in the world of content

creation, you only need to be yourselves,

too.

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Where fortune favors creative content

and luck is but another face for charisma,

vlogging is a platform that Pinoys​ have

accepted whole-heartedly.

You said you had to go to bed early that

night. But one video turned to twenty

and another minute turned to a couple of

hours. Who knew you’d suddenly become

invested on a vlogger’s daily shenanigans?

You may wake up late the next morning,

but you close your eyes knowing you’ve

come revel on this complete stranger

who, after watching his vlog entries,

somehow wasn’t a stranger anymore.

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VP/SPOTLIGHT

SETH FEDELIN

R E A D Y S E T H G O !

With such a ruthless industry, this young King’s reign started even before he started fascinating viewers with his quick wit and undying charm.

by Angela Grace Baltan

PHOTOGRAPHER | MIKE GELLA VIDEOGRAPHER | ONIN ESTRELLA STYLIST | RODEL BRIÑAS

HAIR AND MAKE UP | RYAN KO PR & ADVERTISING | JOSH AUSTRIA SHOT IN CORNERSTONE STUDIOS

SPECIAL THANKS TO ZEN GALOPE-RONCAL, EDITH FARINAS, MARK COLETA, MARIO COLMENARES, PRIMETIME EVENTS AND TALENT

MANAGEMENT CO., AND STAR MAGIC.

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READY SETH GO: SETH

FEDELIN IS ON HIS WAY

TO EARN HIS ROYALTY

STATUS

SETH FEDELIN’S RISE TO FAME

With such a ruthless industry, this young

King’s reign started even before he started

fascinating viewers with his quick wit and

undying charm. He has been working hard

to help his family even before he became

the Hope-pool Son ng Cavite. Seeing kids

on television inspired his desire to be an

actor and fueled his drive to the same

craft.

“Bata palang ako napapanuod ko na ‘yung

mga batang artista. So, sumagi sa isip ko

na gusto ko ‘yun.”

Intriguing and comical, his vibrant desire

also remains a joy to experience that

brings a long line of daring and devious

monarchs to life. He didn’t let his shyness

trample over his aspiration to become

an actor. With his eagerness, he went to

an audition and became one of the most

notable names out of Pinoy Big Brother:

Otso.

“Dati, gusto ko lang mag-audition. Kaso

nga lang, nahihiya ako… Kasi, as bata,

naiinggit ako sa ibang kabataan [tapos]

ako wala… Nung medyo lumaki na ako,

sabi ko na lang sa sarili ko na, ‘Wala

namang mawawala kung mag-a-audition

ako.’ So ayun, lumabas ‘yung Star Huntnakita

ko siya sa online, sa TV. So, sinabi

ko kay Papa na mag-a-audition ako.”

BECOMING A LEAD

Kadenang Ginto

Then, this young majesty never knew

he would receive a remarkable role in

Kadenang Ginto. Roped with commitment

and intensity, Seth also knew that it was

up to him to snatch up the crown and

become royalty outside the PBB house.

“Nung after ng PBB, hindi ko in-expect

na may kalalagyan ako sa labas… Kahit

nakita ka na ng mga tao, wala pa ring

kasiguraduhan na may makukuha ka

bang project paglabas mo. Depende pa rin

siya sa’yo kung paano mo aabutin ‘yung

mga gusto mong maabot paglabas mo ng

Bahay ni Kuya.”

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SETH FEDELIN AS MIKOY IN

KADENANG GINTO

Although he has such a big role in

Kadenang Ginto, he actually didn’t know

he was going to be in the show. With that

said, the show actually made him think of

his capabilities as an up-and-rising actor.

Setting his anxiety aside, he still gives

his undying effort to make his character,

Mikoy, relatable and believable.

“Hindi ko siya nalaman kaagad, eh. So,

sinurprise lang ako ng road manager ko,

manager ko na magka-Kadenang Ginto

daw ako. Siyempre, may halong kaba kasi

maraming artista dun na makakatrabaho

ko. ‘Kaya ko ba?’ ‘Yun agad pumasok sa

isip ko… Kaya ko bang makipagsabayan

sa kanila? Kasi, baka mamaya hindi ko

pala kaya ‘tong trabahong ‘to… Nung

nagsimula na ako sa Kadenang Ginto,

ginawa ko lang ‘yung 100% ko.”

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SETH VS MIKOY

Seth Fedelin has been portraying the said

character for a long time. So, sometimes,

it can be difficult to decipher who is Seth

and who is Mikoy. With that said, Fedelin

also shone a light on his one similarity

with him: the reality that they faced as

younglings.

“Kami ni Mikoy, parehas kaming alam

namin ‘yung realidad. Alam namin ‘yung

tunay na meaning ng buhay tapos maaga

kaming namulat sa ganitong klaseng

pamumuhay. Kasi si Mikoy, nag-hirap

siya. Ako at ‘yung pamilya ko, dumaan

kami sa ganyang time. So, ‘yun ‘yung

pagkaka-parehas namin. Tapos ‘yung

pagmamahal ni Mikoy sa lahat ng tao

at pagpapahalaga sa isang bagay kahit

maliit man ‘yan o malaki.”

Swayed with their hardships, he knew

one difference he and his character has:

the undying familial support. Seth Fedelin

knew that his family will continue to

love him. He also knew that no matter

happens, they will be there for him for a

very long time.

“Pinagka-iba namin… Si Mikoy, iniwan

siya ng tatay niya. Ako, hindi. Suportado

sa akin ‘yung tatay ko. Kahit ganun

‘yung buhay namin at dumaan kami sa

hirap, hindi kami iniwan ng tatay ko.

Kasi ‘yung tatay ni Mikoy, nag-hirap sila

tapos iniwan. So, walang wala na talaga

si Mikoy noon kaya naging batang kalye

siya. Ako, thankful ako na kahit ganun

‘yung buhay namin, hindi ako iniwan ng

mga magulang ko.”

THE ANXIETY BEHIND A STAR

Acting in front of the cameras.

Acting comes natural to Seth. However,

such pressure can break down his walls.

The cameras and the screaming crowds

put butterflies into his lungs that keep on

bumping his heart. The fear of making a

mistake also comes in but he continues to

push through it.

“Kasi diba nagsimula ako sa movie.

Sa shooting, sobrang kabado ko noon.

Kasi, eto na ‘yun- ang daming tao, may

camerang nakaharap sa’yo, aarte ka na…

Na-pressure ako, kinakabahan, takot.

Tapos pag magsho-show, kapag kakanta,

tapos ang daming tao- sobrang lakas ng

tibok ng puso ko na parang may butterfly

dito sa baga ko na lumilipad.”

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“Pag nakikita ko pa lang, doon ako

kinakabahan. Pero pag nandoon na

mismo… Kunwari may show, kumakanta

na ako tapos nakikita ko na ‘yung

mga taong natutuwa sa ginagawa kosasabayan

ko ‘yung tao. ‘Kung masaya

sila, sasabayan ko sila,’ ‘yun ‘yung iniisip

ko. Tinatapatan ko ‘yung binibigay nila sa

akin para mas lalo silang matuwa…”

“Sa una lang naman nakakakaba… Ako

kasi, kinabahan ako nung una pero nung

nagawa ko siya, ‘Ay, eto pala ganun lang

pala.’ So, kailangan mo lang pala talaga

makinig at magtiwala. Kagaya sa mga

shooting, sa director mo ganyan. Hindi ka

naman ipapalabas sa TV ng pangit ka, eh.

Ico-correct ka nila. Magsasalita lang sila

sa’yo pero hindi bilang insulto- inaayos ka

nila kasi may gusto silang mapuntahan

mo. Kaya masaya ako sa ginagawa ko.”

Performing in front of screaming crowds.

To combat the pressure and anxiety he

feels, Seth also puts his faith in front as

he prays for everything to go well. Being

unaccustomed to screaming crowds, he

remains thankful for the support that he

constantly receives.

“Dasal lang talaga. Sinasabi ko, ‘Lord,

sana ligtas ako dito. Sana ligtas ‘yung

mga tao, sana walang mangyaring gulo.’

Tapos, ayun, kakanta lang ako sa isang

sulok- maglilibang. Kasi minsan nakakapressure

‘yung sigaw ng tao, eh. Hindi

naman ako sanay sa ganun, eh.”

“Yung sinisigawan ka ng tao, nasho-shock

pa ako, nagugulat pa ako hanggang

ngayon. Kaya, dasal lang. Nag-tha-thank

you lang ako. Dati, nangangarap lang

tapos ngayon, nakakapag-perform na ako

sa harap ng maraming tao. Nag-tha-thank

you lang ako kay Lord, nagdadasal na

sana tulungan niya ako.”

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STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM

Everything happens for a reason. If you

want to achieve something, you have

to work for it —that’s what Seth Fedelin

holds to heart. This young royalty doesn’t

like waiting for an apple to drop at his lap.

However, he will definitely work for it until

he becomes known for it.

“Lahat ng bagay na dadating sa’yo, maliit

man o malaki, pahalagahan mo. Tapos,

kung may gusto ka man na marating,

‘wag kang kakapit sa salitang, ‘Kung para

sa’yo, para sa’yo.’ Ako kasi, kung para sa

akin, kukunin ko. Kumbaga, kung may

gusto akong marating, pupuntahan ko.

Hindi ‘yung maghihintay na lang ako…

Kung may gusto ka, magsikap ka. Kasi

andiyan lang naman ‘yan, eh. Huwag mo

na hintayin.”

With the crown on his head, Fedelin

knows to be grateful of whatever

hardships he has experienced in his past.

“Thank you. Kasi sa lahat ng dinanas

mo, nabuo ‘yung pagkatao ko. Kasi,

hindi ako nagsisisi na dinanas ko ‘yung

mga naranasan ko noon. Kunwari, nung

na-stroke si Papa, hindi ako nasisising

nas-stroke si Papa. Kasi, may reason

kung bakit nangyari ‘yun. Kasi, kakauwi

niya lang ng Saudi nung bigla siyang

na-stroke. So, kung na-stroke siya sa

Saudi, wala siyang kapamilya doon, mas

mahirap… Walang Seth ngayon kung hindi

niya naranasan ‘yung mga dati niyang

nakaraan.”

A MESSAGE FROM SETH FEDELIN

A royalty chosen by the public, Seth also

knew how to thank his supporters that

he proudly calls his family. Why not? He

gives them a certain warmth. He also

gives them a certain want that his family

truly enjoys.

“Hindi ako magiging si Mikoy, hindi ako

magiging si Seth Fedelin, kung wala sila.”

“Kahit nabalian ako, nandiyan pa rin sila.

Pag labas ko ng Bahay ni Kuya, nabalian

ako. Kaya medyo nawala ako noon tapos

tumahimik ‘yung pangalan ko. Nanghina

ako nun kasi ‘yung mga kasabayan ko

umaangat na, tapos ako pilay nandun lang

sa bahay. Kaya sila, andun sila, hindi sila

sumuko hanggang sa makapasok ako ng

Kadenang Ginto.”

“Hindi ko sila fans, hindi ko sila

supporters, pamilya ko sila dahil

tinutulungan nila ako, pinapalakas nila

‘yung loob ko, inspirasyon ko silang

lahat…”

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DEFINITELY FIT FOR HIS OWN

KINGDOM

This royalty has something to say to his

whole kingdom: to never give up and

to strive to get to the top. He, then,

encourages his fans, I mean family,

to work harder than they ever did, to

become whatever they want to be. He

also pointed out to thank everyone who

helped them, to continue expressing

gratitude.

“Wag silang susuko… Kasi lahat ng

nangyayari sa’yo, may rason. Halimbawa,

hindi ako naging housemate, naligwak

ako, baka mamaya naging seaman ako.

Tinutulungan ko ‘yung pamilya ko sa

ibang paraan, hindi sa pagiging artista, sa

pagiging seaman. Think positive lang. Kasi

‘pag nag-isip ka ng negative, negative rin

‘yung gagawin mo.”

“Kapag narating mo ‘yung pangarap mo,

‘yung mga taong naging hagdan mo,

huwag mo silang kakalimutan. Kasi isa

rin sila sa mga tumulong sa’yo kung bakit

narating mo ‘yan. Once na nakalimutan

mo sila, parang napaka-selfish. Aminin na

natin, hindi natin kayang mag-isa, may

tutulong at tutulong sa atin.”

“Wag silang susuko, mahalin nila kung

anong gusto nilang gawin, pray at tiwala

lang.”

With charm like any other, Seth Fedelin

holds a symbol of great power. This royal

status was certainly meant for him, it

was in his lineage to be the next King.

In fact, he grew to become a knight-inshining

armor, gaining his well-earned

golden status. He thought he was just a

commoner passing by, but it has become

his destiny to be the the most endearing

of all the land.

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SHARP PHILIPPINES AS

OFFICIAL EXHIBITOR AT

ESGS 2019

For its sixth year, Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS)

happened last October 24 to 27 at SMX Convention Center,

Pasay City. This is the largest gathering of gamers in the

country every year.

VP/EVENTS

As one of the biggest gaming conventions in Southeast Asia,

Filipino e-sports fans and enthusiasts experienced a world-class

gaming escapade in this three-day event.

Tekken Tournament: : Ronald Rendon Assistant Manager- Product

Planning & Management with Loki Chua (Second Place) Sound

Partner winner

ESGS 2019 serves as SPC’s way in broadening their horizon in

local gaming industry. With their latest TV technology, the local

gaming experience will be on the top notch.

SHARP PHILIPPINES AS OFFICIAL EXHIBITOR

This ESGS 2019, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) once again

took part as one of the official exhibitors, along with other wellknown

global brands. Aside from providing high quality LED TVs

in the said gaming convention, SPC held a Tekken Tournament.

As a prize, winners received Sharp 45” Android Smart TV or

Sharp Sound Partner.

ESGS EXPERIENCE

Raffle draw winners from media and bloggers with Assistant

Manager – Product Planning and Management Ronald Rendon

ESGS 2019 caters to gaming fans of all levels with a gaming

extravaganza like no other. Just like in the past five years, gamers

and enthusiasts were treated to a vast variety of activities. In

fact, they watched live tournaments and got first look at news

games, gaming products from gaming companies. PLUS, they

got the chance to meet their favorite influencers, artists, and

other gaming personalities.

Sharp Philippines Tekken Tournament: Ronald Rendon Assistant

Manager- Product Planning & Management with Reyland dela

Cruz (First Place) 45″ Smart TV

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