Deafening cheers, joyful tears, and warm rounds of applause greeted Kapuso celebrities during a series of regional visits in Luzon recently. And the stars just couldn’t help but be surprised, rather pleasantly, by their fans’ heartfelt welcome.
“It is heartwarming to witness all the passion and love that our Kapuso have for our stars. Their undying support is really what inspires us to come back over and over, year after year, and even stage grander events for them,” said GMA Network Head of Regional Strategy and Business Development Division Oli Amoroso. “Our Kapuso stars share the same sentiment that’s why they’re dedicated, all the time, to pull-off a great performance for their fans,” he added.
In Legazpi City during the Magayon Festival, no Kapuso fan was disappointed as GMA Network delivered fun-filled shows—with no less than Marian Rivera leading the kick-off event. Held at the Albay Astrodome on April 10, 6,000-strong Marianites were at theMarian’s Kapuso Fans’ Day and were all smiles to see the actress and see her gesture of support when she proudly wore the “I Love Albay” shirt on stage.
Also the Magayon festivities were Chef Boy Logro and Kylie Padilla for the Fiesta Culinaria and Wyn Marquez for the Ginoo ni Daragang Magayon on April 17 and 18, respectively. Jaclyn Jose with Geoff Eigenmann graced the Search for Daragang Magayon 2015 Pageant Night on April 28.
From southern Luzon, the stars headed to North and Central Luzon for the Bangus Festival in Dagupan and Pista’y Dayat in Lingayen, both in Pangasinan.
With GMA as the Strategic Partner of this year’s Bangus Festival, the Network brought stars for the Festivals of the North Parade on April 26 and among them were members of Yagit – Yasmien Kurdi, Wowie De Guzman, and Chlaui Malayao, and Healing Hearts stars Joyce Ching, Kristoffer Martin, and Krystal Reyes.
The following day, GMA News TV’s Mars host Camille Prats entertained her fans via her participation in the Bangusine: Bangus International Cusine Showcase at the Dagupan City Plaza.
April 30 was no ordinary Thursday for the Dagupeños as their annual Bangusan Street Party held at the De Venecia Extension Road was made extra special with the presence of Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez, and Kris Bernal. At the Kapuso Night, Kris performed to the fans delight. Mere mention of the names of one of the Network’s most unforgettable on-screen pairs, “TomDen,” filled the place with eardrum-breaking cheers and screams. It was pandemonium when the fans saw the two coming up on stage.
On May 1, Kapuso couple Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino top billed the Kapuso Meet and Greet at Tondaligan Beach as part of Bangus Festival’s Dagupan Beach Body Fest 2015.
Meanwhile, Rocco, together with GMA Artist Center talents Louise delos Reyes, and Julian Trono took part in the traditional Agew na Pangasinan Parada na Dayew as part of the Pista’y Dayat or Sea Festival on April 10.
Coinciding with the Pista’y Dayat: Limgas na Pangasinan, a Kapuso Meet and Greet with The Rich Man’s Daughter’s Rhian Ramos and Chynna Ortaleza and Rafael Rosell was held on April 30 at the Capitol Plaza. On the same venue, Beautiful Stranger star Lovi with Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali performed for the Kapuso Night on May 1 drawing a crowd of almost 8,000. Kapuso singer and award-winning stage actress Aicelle Santos graced the Banca Parada and met with her fans at the Banaga Bridge in Bugallon on May 1.
Meanwhile, May 7 marked a historic milestone for Vigan City in Ilocos Sur after being formally proclaimed as one of the world’s New Seven Wonder Cities during an inauguration ceremony held at the St. Paul Cathedral grounds. Among the Kapuso celebrities present in the said occasion were Benjamin Alves and Lauren Young as event hosts, together with Jaya and Jonalyn Viray as special guest performers. Consequently, a plaque of appreciation was awarded to GMA Network for mounting a successful inter-regional promotional campaign in support of the city’s bid to the coveted title last year.
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