Kapamilya Jericho Rosales is ever grateful to be among kindred spirits, a group of talented and outdoorsy men who call themselves the Brap Pack.
The Brap Pack was formed back in August 2015.
Aside from Jericho, its core members are (L-R) Kapuso host Drew Arellano; TV commercial director Sid Maderazo; media personality Paolo Abrera; Eat Bulaga regular Ryan Agoncillo; ultra-endurance athelete Jay Olives; and cinematographer Odyssey Flores.
Jericho came up with the name, but it was his Brap Pack brother Drew who made it all happen.
“Parang naisip niya, ‘Sino yung mga naka Scramblers, a certain model ng bike.’” he told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the launch of Wrangler’s newest campaign last April 5 in Bonifacio Global City.
“Pare-pareho kami, kinuha niya mga numbers namin, gumawa siya ng group.”
“We really liked it.”
The motley crew gathered for the first time over breakfast in August 2015.
Their first powwow was also the first time they met one another in person.
“The moment we formed the group, the first time naming nabuo over breakfast,” Jericho related with relish, “tawa kami ng tawa!”
According to him, something great had just happened and everyone felt it, “Nag-gel na kaagad na kami. This is it.
“It’s been amazing. Idol ko silang lahat.
“Like all six of them, parang each and every member may quality na gustong-gusto ko.
“If we wanted to be someone or something, it would be the six, seven of us put together.
“The group completes us… We talk about everything!
“If you go to our thread, we talk about, of course, bikes.
“We talk about customization, we talk about porma, we talk about food!
“We talk about places, travels, trips. We talk about people.
“Events, things, and adventures. So many things!”
The Brap Pack’s latest adventure was a 13-hour ride from Manila to Samar for their “salute” to Jericho’s late father, Santiago Rosales Jr.
Jericho penned a tribute to his father two days after his passing, and also promised to replicate a photo of him along the San Juanico Bridge in his honor.
Weeks later, his Brap Pack brothers made their trip to the spot to help Jericho fulfill his promise to his late dad.
In his interview with PEP, the 37-year-old actor proudly declared that Brap Pack is “the barkada we’ve always been looking for.”
He exclaimed, “This is it. This is the group!”