Filipinos experienced a truly Kapuso celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day when GMA Network, through the partnership of GMA Regional TV and various local government units and partner malls, brought some of today’s biggest artists to various key cities across the country last June 12.
No less than Alden Richards led the activities in Cebu. In the morning, Alden graced the flag raising ceremony of the City Government of Lapu-Lapu at the Liberty Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. He then treated the Cebuanos to a Kapuso Fans Day at South Town Center in Talisay later that day. Giving a glimpse of what to expect on the upcoming reality singing show The Clash were six Clashers from Cebu.
Meanwhile, top-rating primetime series Inday Will Always Love You lead stars Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio bannered the Kapuso Meet and Greet at Iligan City after joining the flag ceremony of the City Government of Iligan at Rizal Park, Iligan City.
In Luzon, Kapuso stars Andre Paras and Joyce Pring headed north
Bicolanos also took part in GMA Network’s Independence Day celebrations. In Bicol, Benjamin Alves led the flag raising ceremony of the Municipality of Pili at the Pili Municipal Grounds in Camarines Sur. Afterwards, the GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA) Ambassador bannered the Kapuso Mall Show at SM City Naga together with two Clashers from Bicol.
Meanwhile, Kapuso singer Maricris Garcia joined the flag ceremony of the City of Bago at the 1898 Historical Marker in Bago City, Negros Occidental as a special guest during the city’s Independence Day celebration.
A day before, Maricris joined Rafel Rosell, Addy Raj, Max Collins for a Kapuso Fiesta in Silay Public Plaza in line with the celebration of the Kansilay Festival. The lone Clasher from Western Visayas joined the Kapuso artists in performing for the Silaynons.
Kapuso star Migo Adecer also flew to Davao to attend the flag raising ceremony of the City Government Davao at Davao City Hall. A day before Independence Day, Migo bannered a Kapuso Meet and Greet at the Abreeza Mall. He was joined on stage by seven Clashers from South Mindanao.
And in Agusan del Sur, Rochelle Pangilinan, Jason Abalos, and Rodjun Cruz headlined the Kapuso Night at the Naligayan Cultural Center in Patin-ay as part of the Naligayan Festival celebration.
“GMA Network, thru Regional TV, is proud to join the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration across the country to commemorate the most important event in our history as a nation,” says GMA Regional TV Department Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “We have chosen to participate in the flag raising ceremonies at key cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao because such activities bring us together, symbolizing unity and nationhood. We hope the participation and presence of our brightest stars will help inspire, especially among young people, deeper respect for the flag, appreciation for freedom we enjoy today and love for country,” he ends. (PR)