Japs Sergio

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Japs Sergio
Birth name John Paul R. Sergio
Born (1979-08-20) August 20, 1979 (age 35)
Parañaque City, Philippines
Genres Rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Pinoy rock
Occupation(s) Musicians
Instruments Bass, Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sony Music
Associated acts Rivermaya
Daydream Cycle
Peso Movement

Japs Sergio (born John Paul Ricafranca Sergio, August 20, 1979) is the former bassist/vocalist/guitarist of the Filipino band Rivermaya[1] and the current guitarist/vocalist for the band Peso Movement.


Sergio took over the role of Nathan Azarcon when the latter left the band in March 2001. Known to many as Japs, Japsuki, and JP, is actually a drummer. Furthermore, he is also one of the founders of the band Daydream Cycle and is the guitarist and co-songwriter of the said band.

He went on hiatus some time in 2011 in Rivermaya as he was focusing with Daydream Cycle. On December 19 2011, Sergio released his project solo album titled "Monologue Whispers". On November 2012, Sergio posted on his official Facebook page that he is no longer with Rivermaya. Now he is the frontman of the band Peso Movement.

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Andrew Ryan Steve "Dok" Sergio (born February 27, 1976), is the bassist of his other band, Daydream Cycle and Pupil.

Sergio attended Manresa School in BF Homes Parañaque City from preparatory school until high school. Sergio graduated from De La Salle University - College of Saint Benilde in 2000 with a degree in AB Human Resources Management.


With Rivermaya[edit]

With Daydream Cycle[edit]


  1. ^ Tan, Jasper Lloyd (8 September 2007). "Album Review: Rivermaya's Bagong Liwanag". PhilMusic.com. Retrieved 22 May 2010.