What’s in a sidewalk?

Quezon City is considered to be the hub of the entertainment industry. Proof is it is the city where the TV networks, studios, and performance venues are found.

In 2016, the city will be called “City of Stars.”

Kapuso Walk of Fame around the GMA Network Center on Timog is the start of it.

German Moreno with walk of fame
star Mayor Herbert Bautista
The brass stars can easily be spotted as they are embedded on the sidewalk. They are designed with names of prominent figures that have carved out stellar careers in various industries.

The Kapuso Walk of Fame, which is the brainchild of German Moreno, is an affirmation of their remarkable feats.

Boasting a roster of more than 190 stars, the Kapuso Walk of Fame is a destination where the young and young -at heart can channel their inner fanboys/fangirls. Safe to say, the sidewalk attraction is worth a stroll, for there’s something for everybody—from celebrity fans to pop culture junkies to news buffs. For television or film aficionados, the Walk of Fame even serves up a tinge of nostalgia.

Late icons and legends such as Action King Fernando Poe Jr., Helen Vela, Inday Badiday, Rudy Fernandez, and Francis Magalona are honored with stars on the Walk of Fame, for their unmatched contributions to the television, movie, and music industry.

Showbiz heavyweights also immortalized with star plaques are Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces, Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Rosa Rosal, Celia Rodriguez, Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Lorna Tolentino, Pilita Corrales, Nova Villa, Boots Anson Roa, Caridad Sanchez, Ricky Davao, Jean Garcia, Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez.

On the news front, some of the most respected and most awarded journalists honored on the Kapuso Walk of Fame are Jessica Soho, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Vicky Morales.

Among the figures credited on the Walk of Fame are small screen and silver screen favorites. Included are Manilyn Reynes, Angelu de Leon, Bobby Andrews, Gladys Reyes, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Sunshine Dizon, Angelika dela Cruz, EB Dabarkads, Camille Prats, and Eugene Domingo.

A number of Kapuso royalties and young bloods have also earned pavement plaques for their remarkable presence in showbiz. Among the stars included are Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe, Ultimate Actor Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, Jennylyn Mercado, Alden Richards, Kris Bernal, Chynna Ortaleza, Rhian Ramos, Rocco Nacino, Gabby Eigenmann, Tom Rodriquez, Barbie Forteza, Derrick Monasterio, Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona, Jillian Ward, and Mona Louise Rey.

Fans of history makers can snap their selfies on the slots provided for eight-time boxing world champion and Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao and mountaineer Romi Garduce—who is the first Filipino to complete the “Seven Summits.”

So, the next time you’re within the vicinity of the GMA Network Center—or on your way to the rail transit station, check out the Kapuso Walk of Fame. Who knows, your name might be immortalized on the pavement one day.


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