THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
FORMER Mr. Gay World titlist, businessman and online philanthropist Wilbert Tolentino has a new ace on his shoulder – being a vlogger who makes his presence felt in the digital universe.
In two months, his YouTube that carries his name already has reached 283k subscribers and growing.
“I am indeed thankful for this achievement,” declares Tolentino. “As a newbie in this entertainment streaming, knowing that I can bring smiles on the lips and good time to my subscribers, makes me feel great.”
The newly minted vlogger added, “The main reasons why I turned into vlogging is because I want to spread joy and honest to goodness entertainment to people who are cocooned in their houses. All of us have faced anxiety and depression in this time of the pandemic.”
Wilbert’s bout with the dreaded and deadly CoVid 19 is no joke.
“Having survived critical COVID pneumonia severe, this vlog, aside from the fun a and cheer it brings, is my way of offering assistance, reaching out to our fellow Pinoys who faced all sort of calamities, either man made or because of nature’s wrath and of course, all those who are in the sectors greatly afflicted by the current pandemic.”
He continues to share his vlogging experience, “As a co-owner of three entertainment bars (Apollo, Club 690, Farenheit), creativity and content are the best ingredients you must input to hold the interest and arouse the curiosity of your viewers who eventually become subscribers.
“Since the start of my vlog, I made it a point to read the good comments, even the nastier ones. Each comment has something to say, and you unearth from them gems of ideas. These ideas inspire me to come out with exciting and relevant content. And I believe that with the impressive numbers that we have reached in a short period of time, I am giving our growing audiences happiness and good vibes. I am overwhelmed and grateful for all their love and support.”
“There is a bigger advocacy here, I want to bring the people together, to collaborate, to work in harmony, and offer all innovative forms of entertainment, In the nearest future, part of my dream ois to realize convention wherein the participants are all the popular and positive influencers in the different social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Lyka, Facebook.
“This coming together convention of the digital universe’s crème dela crème will surely be a big step in assessing our strengths, where have we gone so far, what else do we want to achieve in the realm of social media and how we can become more responsible in using the medium in bringing concrete changes that will have beneficial effects to all.”
And this is his major plan,“Next year, THE PHILIPPINES INFLUENCER AWARDS 2021 is already in the pipeline. This is for all the press, media and vloggers.”
Currently, some of Tolentino’s noteworthy endeavors are a music video billed as “Kafreshness ng Pasko” and his collaborations with the Beks Battalion (Chad Kinis, Richardson de la Cruz, Reginald Lassy Marquez, Mc Muah Calaquian), DoLaiNab (Donnalyn Bartolome, Jelai Andres and Zeinab Harake), Sachzna Laparan, Sanya Lopez, JaMill (Jaysam Manabat, Camille Trinidad).
Wilbert’s message says, “ Despite the struggles and challenges that we are facing because of this global health issues, we Filipinos will rise from this. We are not alone. We have each other. Let us not permit anxiety and sadness get the better of us. My vlogs are my modest manner of spreading positivity and gratitude to the many blessing that we all receive and have.”
His invitation says, “See you on December 24, 2020, 7pm all of you my subscribers. There will be Noche Bola Raffle Bonanza,” says the man whose generosity flows incessantly!
Are you ready? (30)