Bryan Bryll C. Termulo

The Homecoming of a Pinoy Pop Superstar

By: Arthur S. Cortez Jr., PIO-LU

Pinoy Pop Superstar 1st Runner-up Bryan Bryll Cruz Termulo visited La Union last July 6 to 8 together with QTV 11 Balik-bayan Show featuring him as tour guide in his second hometown. Bryan did not only see the splendor and uniqueness of where he came from, but also discover many of the untold stories.

Bryan was born on March 8, 1988 in Bocaue, Bulacan, the third child among four of Benigno Termulo of Bulacan and Ruth Cruz of Bagbag, Bauang, La Union. Yan, as he is fondly called, is very simple yet promising, vigorous and young at heart.

This distinguished son of Bauang is very thankful that he was given the opportunity to be home and experience again the beautiful places, Ilocano cuisines and the people themselves ----- the very reasons why he will always humbly come back in La Union and be more than glad and proud to be an Ilocano. “Nung tinawagan po ako ng QTV 11 para ma-feature ako at ang La Union sa Balik-bayan, sobrang natuwa ako at hindi na nagdalawang isip para makauwi ulit dito. Dalawang beses sa isang taon lang po kasi ako nakakapunta dito kaya hindi ko na pinalampas ang pagkakataon na ito para maipagmalaki ko ang aking probinsya”, Bryan remarked. His comeback trail to his beloved province illustrates the living testimony that indeed there is no place like home.

With an interview by the QTV 11 Balik-bayan, Bryan believes that he was not a born singer. “Nung bata po ako, sa pagsasayaw ako unang nahasa. Kung may reunion po sa family namin, nag-vivideoke kami at dun ko una nalaman na may talento po pala ako sa pagkanta. Sa inspirasyon na bigay ng aking pamilya at malalapit kong kaibigan, tiwala sa sarili at pagtitiyagang makamit ang aking pangarap, nandito po ako ngayon sa kinatatayuan ko”, the 19-year old balladeer recalled.

Being the grand contender in the Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 3, Bryan has earned for himself an unparalleled feat as one of the newest singing sensations in the country’s music scene today. He continually strives to develop himself in his craft. The best way to get to know this reserved balladeer more is through his music. His repertoire of songs include Kung Kailangan Mo Ako, Kung Mawawala Ka, Hanggang, You, Gold, among others.

Pinoy Pop Superstar is a year-long talent search that will encourage local aspirants to become one of the ultimate singing superstars of the Philippines. It begins with a massive audition period. And then, for 40 weeks, 3 contestants will compete in the studio before a panel of judges. The winner of each week challenges the defending champion of the week before. A winner able to defend his or her title for four consecutive weeks automatically qualifies for the grand finals.

Hosted by Drew Arellano, Balik-bayan’s feature on Bryan Termulo in La Union shall be aired on the first Friday of August at 10 o’clock in the evening on QTV 11. A travelogue and a celebrity profile in one extra ordinary magazine show, Balik-bayan is sure to charm every Pinoy!