Kapuso Stars Draw Crowds To Colorful PH Festivals

Up North and down South, thousands of fans showed their support to their favorite Kapuso stars when GMA Network brought the cast of its biggest shows “Destined To Be Yours” ,“Meant To Be” , “My Love From The Star”, and “Impostora” to this year’s Panagbenga, Kalilangan, and Tagum City Musikahan festivals.

Baguio City’s cold weather was no match to the warmth that locals and tourists alike bestowed to the stars of hit romantic comedy series “Meant To Be” during their Kapuso Fans Day last February 25. Amid the bustle of the city as it celebrated the colorful flower festival, Sunshine Park was packed with thousands of eager fans who waited for Kapuso actress Barbie Forteza and her leading men Jak Roberto, Ivan Dorschner, Addy Raj, and Ken Chan.

The stars were elated with the continued success their primetime show is getting. And while they were busy taping for Meant To Be, they always welcome going on trips to personally show their gratitude to their fans.

Meanwhile, the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, stars of the primetime series Destined To Be Yours, joined this year’s colorful Panagbenga Grand Float Parade, a day before their show’s worldwide premier.

The AlDub couple drew excited screams from the more than one million onlookers when their Kapuso float traversed Upper Session Road up to the Melvin Jones football field last February 26. But their treat to their fans did not end there. Alden and Maine, together with their co-stars Koreen Medina and Juancho Trivino, gave a taste of what to expect from their first-ever Telebabad project when they held a Kapuso Fiesta at Sunshine Park afterwards.

Gracing the Kalilangan Festival on the same day was no less than Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado who flew to General Santos City to celebrate the city’s founding anniversary. Together with Jennylyn was her leading man in the local adaptation of “My Love From The Star”, new Kapuso actor Gil Cuerva. The Pinoy Steffi Cheon and Matteo Do thrilled their fans who gathered in KCC Mall that afternoon.

Fresh from their successful Baguio show, the cast of “Meant To Be” flew to Davao del Norte last February 28 to meet their fans during the Tagum City Musikahan Festival. The New City Hall Grounds in Tagum City overflowed with 20,000 people who patiently waited for Barbie, Jak, Ivan, Addy, and Ken during the Kapuso Fiesta. Shrieks and kilig filled the air as fans could not help their excitement upon seeing the faces behind their favorite MTB characters Billie, Andoy, Ethan, Jai, and Yuan.

Earlier that day in NCCC Mall Tagum, mall goers were also treated to an afternoon of delight when stars of upcoming teleserye “Impostora”, Kris Bernal and Rafael Rosell, held their Kapuso Mall Show.

“We look forward to joining these festivals because it’s our opportunity to get in touch with our regional viewers, bring our artists to meet and greet their fans and at the same time help in promoting our very own festivals,” said GMA Regional TV head Oli Amoroso. “We cannot help but be overwhelmed by the warm reception we got from the people in Baguio, Gen San, and Tagum. We would like to thank all our Kapuso viewers from Luzon to Mindanao because they continue to keep us number one nationwide,” he adds.