AstPro Media Group (pending incorporation), formerly known as “Astig Sa Tropa Productions” and “BsDPPH”, pronounced as ‘as-pro’, is a group of talented individuals whose passion is to provide informative and entertaining content for everyone. Founded in 2011 with the original intent of being a production company, the roots of AstPro Media began when founders Bryan, James and Francis formed a group to comply with their ridiculous physical education school activity.
Bryan and James were first known to be rappers before entering the league of making their own music, establishing their own recording label BsD Records on 2012. However, a change in track was seen on 2015 when Bryan started on pursuing his other passion, which is writing. He started writing articles on his personal blog (now private), which consists of his thoughts about life, technology and music. That interest later turned him out to start SnowTechStuff on the same year, which became a technology-focused blog/news site, that caters to audiences from around the world.
SnowTechStuff started on growing and since then, has delivered more than thousand articles and has covered several major tech events in Asia and around the world.
AstProMusic, on the other hand, composed of original AstPro members and its talents, released their first full studio album in 2016, called “Rap Ng Tropa Revisited”, after releasing EPs which were named ‘Rap Ng Tropa 1’ and ‘Rap Ng Tropa 2’, which literally meant “Rap by the Company”. The music group is currently in hiatus to focus on their respective studies, and will return indefinitely.
On 2018, Bryan initiated to launch another venture which is focused on Korean entertainment. It was first made to be a K-Drama review site (K-Drama Labs), but later turned the wheel and made it into a bigger, broader scope which is Koreagram. Koreagram serves content in English, and caters Philippines as well as the rest of Asia.
On the same year, the media group also launched GadgetCoach, a gadget-oriented web platform. Born out of SnowTechStuff, GadgetCoach intends to be the consumer’s guide when it comes to picking the best gadget among all the products around.
As Bryan says, they are doing this out of their love and passion for these niches, such as technology and Korean entertainment.
The group originally consisted of 5 members and was originally founded by James Maniquis, Francis Feliciano and their current CEO, Bryan Osorio. Followed by the inclusion of Ian Tejana & Mike Manga. The group has a branch namely “AstPro Family” consisting of six members, which are Cedi Javan Casero, Spencer Maningas, Eugene Tabudlong, Emman Bernadit, Andrei Hernandez and Armin Esureña.
According to the members, “AstPro is not just a group of people but a group of true friends forever.”