Garth Garcia officially remakes Jocelyn Enriquez’s 1996 hit song ‘Do You Miss Me?’


The 1996-hit single, Do You Miss Me by Jocelyn Enriquez has influenced Garth Garcia’s interest in singing. The song was a favorite of his. 

During his primary studies, he was about eight years of age, he already had the chance to listen to Enriquez’s hit song.

As a budding music artist back in the Philippines, he took a different musical route. He joined Star in a Million, a singing competition show on ABS-CBN. Garcia was among the finalists for its second season in 2004.

Despite the stiff competition in the local music scene, Garcia never wavered in his commitment to his craft–music Even if he had to resort to working in a different industry, the fire of his passion never extinguished as he continued to pursue it even after he arrived in the US.

In 2017, he migrated to the USA and is currently taking his postgraduate studies at Harvard School of Business while still making music on the side. He established his events business called Starlink Productions–a licensed LLC that holds events and concerts in Los Angeles and other cities and states.

In December 2020, Garcia had the chance to perform with Enriquez via a virtual concert. During the event, he reckoned the Filipino-American dance-pop singer’s (born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area) hit song Did You Miss Me? The song peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #14 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, #8 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, and #12 on the Canadian Singles Chart. In 2001, a fast-paced rock cover version of the song got released by Lucky Boys Confusion.

Garcia reached out to the song’s publisher to remake it got approved.

According to Garth, “According to Garth, “I’m excited to share this track with my fans as it is something different from my previous works, and I got the chance to work with an LA-based producer [MiyamotoSounds], who worked with big-name Hollywood artists.”

Garcia as a recording artist and songwriter, he’s dubbed as the Fil-Am Prince of OPM. He lists some of his awards: MOR101.9 Best New Artist winner (2014), PMPC Star Awards for Music as New Male Recording Artist of the Year (2015), Asian Excellence Awards’ Outstanding Recording Artist Award (2016), Gawad Musika’s Best Male Recording Artist of the Year (2017), a WCOPA Multi Medalist, Best RNB Artist for Spotlight Awards, Los Angeles, CA (2018), and he was the only Filipino nominated at Asians on Film Festival in Hollywood, CA for Best Music Video (2019). 

The worldwide release for Do You Miss Me single is February 26.

Universal Peace Federation to host ‘One Million Rally of Hope Philippines’ on February 6


The Universal Peace Federation (UPF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is holding general consultative status with the United Nations (UN), will conduct the One Million Rally of Hope Philippines this weekend, Saturday, February 6. Its theme is: One Million People Praying for the Healing of the Nation and the World.

The event is virtual and serves as a call for collective prayers for greater hope, peace, and solidarity during these challenging times. The program is from 3-5:00 PM (Manila standard time).

The Saturday rally is ‘special’ since it will gather millions of Filipinos and citizens from around the globe online in an inter-faith and collective prayer for the healing from the COVID-19 pandemic. It also seeks to raise awareness for Mother Earth’s healing and address climate change issues, and for humanity’s healing from divisions to bring about a world of lasting peace for the sake of future generations.

Through the online campaign, it seeks to rally more support to the typhoon-affected communities to rise again. Another project to be highlighted in this online event is to support the Billion Tree Planting and Growing Project campaign in partnership with the national and local government units.

The featured speakers are Hon. Jose De Venecia, Jr., five-time Speaker of the House, House of Representatives, Philippines(1992-1998, 2001-2008); H.E. Megawati Soekarnoputri – The 5th President of the Republic of Indonesia; H.E. SitivenieLigamamadaRabuka- Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji (1992-1999); H.E. Angelika HalaevaluMatt’aahoNapua-O-Kalani Tuku’aho – Princess of the Kingdom of Tonga.

Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the co-founder of UPF, rightly called the Mother of Peace, has been a featured speaker at all Rally of Hope events, including this one.

The youth creativity and dynamism will also be featured in a segment called S!NERGY which is a speech competition of students. The winner of the recent Asia Pacific S!NERGY competition organized by the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace, will take part in the online event. In addition to featuring prominent global leaders, world-class entertainers like Jed Madela, 4th Impact, Ms. Gerphil Flores, Reo Brothers, Baliktanaw Dance Company, and the Philippine Meistersingers. Messages of hope from famous personalities will also be featured in the online event.

The event will be televised and live-streamed by the flagship government station, PTV4. There will also be live-streaming on various social media platforms.

The UPF and its global network of Ambassadors for Peace apply moral and spiritual principles to resolve conflict and reconciling the divided human family. The UPF’s global network is one of the largest and most diverse networks of peace leaders and comes from all walks of life, representing many races, religions, nationalities, and cultures.

The public can attend the live rally, register via the event’s official FB page. For information, please contact Ms. Ria Ame, One Million Rally of Hope Philippines Media Coordinator, via upf.southeastasia@gmail.com.

‘Panghabang-Baby’ is Vance Larena’s Second Single to Make His Fans’ Hearts Flutter!


A new ‘kilig’-filled track under Star Pop Panghabang-Baby is the second single of charismatic actor-singer Vance Larena. It is guaranteed to make listeners go head over heels in love with its sweet lyrics and soothing melody.

“The song ‘Panghabang-Baby’ is perfect for those who are in love, whether it be in the puppy love or romantic love stage. The song brings back the feeling of being head over heels in love that one wants to feel for a lifetime,” Vance shared. 

The single is swoon-worthy and it demonstrates one’s upfront promise of eternal love to his special someone. It also paints the emotions of a starry-eyed lover, and the lyrics are bursting with affectionate assurance and commitment.

Nino Carlo J. Reyes wrote the lyrics with Philip Thomas Vinoya who also composed its music. Star Pop head Rox Santos produced the song.

Surely the song is heart-melting and will leave its listeners smitten with it and make his fans’ hearts flutter. 

Vance released his debut single under Star Pop in March 2020 titled, Tama. It is about the significance of trust between lovers in times when their loyalty is challenged. He currently stars as Sgt. Jake Peralta in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Find your Panghabang-Baby by listening to Larena’s latest single on Star Music’s YouTube channel and various digital music streaming services. For more details, follow Star Pop on Facebook and Instagram.