Initially, his parents were aghast when, upon graduation in 2022, Jericho Violago told mom and dad his plan of action.
He turned down dad’s offer to take on a key position at the family-owned rice mill business in San Jose, Nueva Ecija. Then, he asked the permission of his parents to allow him to finally pursue his dream as a singer-performer.
Performing has been throbbing in his veins since childhood, but being the good, “bunso” son, Jericho
Violago made good his promise to his parents to finish school first, all the way to university, finishing
with Latin honors at that.
Armed with a BS Business Management degree from Ateneo de Manila University (cum laude), this 22-year-old is bravely embarking on a singing-performing career anchored on his strong vocals and wide range of talent. This early, a veteran record producer has been compiling songs for his first recording.
Jericho’s versatility as a singer is backed by a string of awards earned during his years at the Ateneo, where his high school group emerged as champion at Musikapella competition in 2014.
Jericho was also named champion at the Ateneo Grade School Singing Competition in 2011. He was also
vice-president of Ateneo Senior High School Glee Club. The young man, youngest of five children to couple Joselito and Chiqui Violago, had offers along the way to enter this and that contest, topped by enticing management contracts, but he was focused on earning his degree, making his parents proud.
Jerry covers a wide range as a singer, shifting with equal ease from pop, jazz and swing to R&B and soul. He loves OPM and is looking forward to collaborating with today’s hit makers. His entertainment credits include performances at the Music Museum and GSIS Museum.
In these outings, he performed songs from King and I, Annie, South Pacific as well as OPM hits and jazzy standards, think Michael Buble. As a teen, Jericho trained at The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab.
Jericho is jointly managed by Ogie Diaz and Emy Domingo (+63917-858- 6817). Like or follow him on his social media accounts as follows: Jericho Violago on Facebook, @jerichoviolago on TikTok; Jericho Violago on YouTube.
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believes finding a partner is one’s destiny. And he’s in no rush to get there.
Piolo’s son, Inigo, has taken after his father’s love for nature. The 25-year-old recently bought a farm in Rizal province where he tends to horses, pigs and cows.
After doing a US-aired series, Monarch, Inigo hopes he could land a role in a Marvel movie. The two Rivera sons, children of singer Ariel and actress Gelli de Belen, run a thriving rice cake (biko) business in Toronto, Canada. Joaquin Andres and Julio Rivera themselves cook the merienda fare, based on a recipe of their Lolo Ben, after whom the home-based side hustle is named. (firstname.lastname@example.org)