Showing posts with label Squad Plus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Squad Plus. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


8:55:00 PM


An addition to the growing members of the family, the Squad Plus. The mates are just getting bigger. 
“Pinoy Big Brother Connect” alumni Andi Abaya, Kobie Brown, Haira Palaguitto, and Kyron Aguilera know fighting for their dreams doesn’t begin and stop with just their stint as housemates. After showcasing their personality and character in the country’s most famous house, the quartet has joined The Squad Plus, Dreamscape Entertainment’s teen barkada, to further develop their talents as they wait for their next big projects in showbiz.

Get to know the newly launched squadmates here:

1) Andi Abaya
“PBB Connect” 2nd Big Placer Andi Abaya has been a commercial model since she was 13 and has nurtured a passion for performing since she took acting workshops in grade school. Now 19, she has developed more talents that make her showbiz-ready, including dancing, singing, playing guitar, and acting.

As a former competitive cheerleader, Andi knows the value of taking big risks and the determination to dream even bigger. In “PBB,” she proved that confidence could be an asset. As she treads the next step in her career, this multi-talented girl-next-door knows and believes she is here to stay.

2) Kobie Brown
“PBB Connect’s” “charming striker” and 3rd Big Placer, Kobie Brown is equally passionate about sports and showbiz. His dreams to play football, however, will have to take a back seat while he explores a career in acting and music (Kobie has a soulful singing voice. In fact, his fans have been itching for him to perform on “ASAP”).

Kobie’s love for music started when he was a kid, when he would copy his idol Michael Jackson’s moves and would often be asked to sing at family dinners. He has also found a newfound passion for mixing songs after he learned to DJ in quarantine. Armed with lessons from Big Brother and his football playing days, this half-British but 100% Pinoy-at-heart is also preparing for more projects by learning to speak Tagalog fluently.

3) Kyron Aguilera
Take a look at Kyron Aguilera’s Tiktok page and YouTube vlogs and you wouldn’t think he went through depression and used to suffer from an extreme case of shyness. Becoming a competitive cyclist, though, allowed him to come out of his shell and explore his strengths.

In “PBB Otso,” Kyron learned to become independent and rely on himself to make life-changing decisions. After he got evicted, his supporters’ love and encouraging words made him realize his potential to pursue his dreams, giving him the reassurance to face the next chapter of his showbiz journey.

4) Hyra Palaguitto
Then “PBB Otso’s” youngest housemate at 16, Hyra Palaguitto has dreamed about appearing on TV since she was a kid. Since then, that goal has been her North Star and has given her the faith and focus to excel in beauty pageants, spoken work contests, and debate competitions.

Haira understands the hard work that goes into having a successful showbiz career. Right now, her livestreaming hobby has also allowed her to enhance her talent for improvisation and way with words.

Get to know Andi, Kobie, Kyron, and Haira by liking the videos and subscribing to The Squad Plus’ YouTube channel (, which regularly uploads vlogs and games featuring all the squadmates. With three million subscribers and 274 million views, The Squad Plus is one of ABS-CBN’s most subscribed and most followed channels on the video-streaming platform.

For updates, follow @thesquadplus_ on Tiktok and Instagram.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Meet THE SQUAD PLUS’ New Breed of Singers

12:25:00 PM


The group of four, The Gold Squad, is making their barkada even bigger as they welcome new more squadmates who are ready to conquer showbiz with their talents via The Squad Plus. The barkada is growing!

The Squad Plus boasts four artists who are passionate about music – Angela Ken is a newly minted OPM sensation, while Sam Cruz, KD Estrada, and Anji Salvacion are regularly seen performing on “ASAP Natin ‘To” as part of its new breed of singers.

Here are some fun facts about the group’s four fresh faces and voices:

1. Angela Ken

Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Angela Ken got her first taste of fame on Tiktok, where her unfinished original song “Ako Naman Muna” went viral. Soon after, she was invited by Dreamscape Entertainment to join The Squad Plus, while Star Music offered to produce the full version of her song. The track, which she describes as an anthem of self-love and self-appreciation, is now part of the soundtrack of ABS-CBN’s inspirational series “Huwag Kang Mangamba” and has received over five million streams on Spotify.

With Moira dela Torre and Ben&Ben as her biggest inspirations, Angela believes her purpose is to empower and inspire the youth, especially those who are suffering from anxiety and depression and make them feel less alone through her music.

Full name: Angela Ken Rojas
Age: 18
Birthdate: May 16, 2002
School: Josiah Christian Values High (Grade 12)
Hometown: Las Pinas and Imus, Cavite
Hobbies: Listening to music, reading fictional stories, eating
Sports: Volleyball
Talent: Singing, composing songs

2. Sam Cruz

Celebrity daughter Sam Cruz is here to prove that she’s worthy of a spot in the industry amidst the expectations that her last name carries. One of the three daughters of Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano, Sam wants to follow in the footsteps of her mom whom she considers her greatest source of inspiration.

She is currently juggling her studies and showbiz responsibilities, including gigs on “ASAP Natin ‘To.” Though singing is her first love, she has also set her sights on acting and has already appeared in the iWantTFC original series “Unloving U.”

Full name: Samantha Angelene Cruz Montano
Age: 18
Birthdate: August 24, 2002
School: De La Salle Santiago Zobel (Grade 10)
Hometown: Manila
Hobbies: Learning to play guitar, drawing, singing
Sports: Badminton
Talent: Singing

3. KD Estrada

KD picked up a guitar when he was 13, started lessons, and decided on becoming a guitar player, with Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix as his major influences. While he has always been passionate about music, it wasn’t until 2018 after he filmed himself singing that he discovered he could actually do both.

A Star Music artist, he has released self-written songs such as “Sa Puso Mo,” “One of Many,” and “Saves It,” which is also featured in “Unloving U.” While waiting for the opportunity to record a full album, KD connects with his fans through his YouTube channel and Tiktok Page where he uploads covers of his favorite songs.

Full name: Kyle Daniel Estrada
Age: 18
Birthdate: May 3, 2002
School: Meridian International (Grade 12)
Hometown: Manila
Hobbies: Playing basketball, reading, playing mobile games, songwriting
Sports: Basketball and biking
Talent: Singing, playing guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass

4. Anji Salvacion

Like many showbiz hopefuls, Anji was introduced to Filipino viewers through a talent-reality show. Only 16 at the time, Anji made quite an impression in her audition for "Idol Philippines" in 2019 that James Reid likened her voice to sunshine. You can say she has been preparing for her big moment all her life, from when she would join beauty pageants so she could gain confidence and combat her shyness.

While Anji failed to make it to “Idol’s” live shows, she has since then made one of her biggest dreams come by becoming part of “ASAP’s” new breed of singers and showcasing her acting skills in iWantTFC’s “Unloving U,” for which she recorded the song “Keeps on Coming Back.” Things are definitely looking bright for this Siargao native, who is open to doing more acting projects in the future.

Full name: Angie Kristine Allen Salvacion Gorbulev
Age: 18
Birthdate: September 24, 2002
School: AMA University Online Education (Grade 12)
Hometown: Burgos, Surigao Del Norte, Siargao Island
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, drawing, having fun with brothers and cousins
Sports: Volleyball and basketball
Talent: Singing, dancing, playing the guitar and ukulele

Get to know Angela, Sam, KD, and Anji by liking the videos and subscribing to The Squad Plus’ YouTube channel (, which regularly uploads vlogs and games featuring all the squadmates. With 2.95 million subscribers and 264.8 million views, The Squad Plus is one of ABS-CBN’s most subscribed and most followed channels on the video-streaming platform.

For updates, follow @thesquadplus_ on Tiktok and Instagram.

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