Meet Benmark Mercado, 2022 MinPop Grand Winner

Benmark Mercado MinPop Grand Winner
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In this PSTV5+ episode, Direk Rene chats with Benmark Mercado, the 2022 Mindanao Pop (MinPop) festival grand winner based in New Zealand.

Mercado won over four other finalists with his original song, “Bingi, Bulag, Pipi”, about a bullied child, performed by Perfect Square acapella group.

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The songwriter and his group, Negative Four, continue to create songs that are available on Spotify and YouTube.

Mercado hails from Davao and is an engineer by profession.

This episode of the Filipino TV show was first seen on Freeview ApnaTV-36.

Watch the video chat at the end of this article to experience the PSTV5+ multicultural focus of the network with a Filipino flavor.

CHECK OUT MORE of Direk Rene’s chats with Filipino-Kiwi newsmakers here:

Life, business, and taxes: Direk Rene chats with Accountant Darwin Daclan

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