Kapamilya Stars Invade Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals
February 1, 2013 by ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group’s (RNG) “Kapamilya Karavan,” recently spread cheersand smiles in two of the biggest and most colorful annual festivities in the country—the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and the Dinagyang Festival—to thank their Cebuano and Ilonggo fans for making ABS-CBN the undisputed no.1 TV station nationwide.
The“Kapamilya Karavan” in Sinulog Festival drew more than 15,000 screaming fans at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu. Among the ABS-CBN stars who flew to the ‘Queen City of the South’ were Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap of “Be Careful With My Heart,” Xian Lim and Kim Chiu of “Ina Kapatid Anak,” Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” and Robin Padilla and Anne Curtis of “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.” Hosted by “M.O.R” Cebu DJs, “Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka” and “Mag TV Na” emcees, the “Kapamilya Karavan” in Sinulog Festival was also graced by ABS-CBN executives namely Broadcast Head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN RNG Head Jerry Bennett, Corporate Sales Head August Benitez, and Business Unit Head Deo Endrinal.
ABS-CBN RNG also drew huge crowd when it took part in Sinulog Grand Parade where two colorful floats showcased Kim, Xian, Richard, Enchong Dee, Vice Ganda and Ryan Bang to promote Kapamilya Network’s celebration of 60 years of Philippine television; and Coco Martin, Erich Gonzales, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta, ZsaZsa Padilla, Gina Pareño and Joel Torre to invite the Cebuanos to watch the upcoming superhero series “Juan dela Cruz.” The two floats were such a hit that the big crowds followed it as it moved.
Meanwhile, more than 25,000 people trooped to the “Kapamilya Karavan” in Dinagyang Festival, which took place at the Iloilo Sports Complex. Kapamilya stars Robi Domingo, Richard Poon and Yeng Constantino, together with ABS-CBN big bosses Bennett, Benitez, and Entertainment TV Production Head Laurenti Dyogi joined the festivities. The grandest event in the ‘City of Love’ was hosted by “M.O.R.” Iloilo DJs and “Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka” emcee Rexylin Cabaltera.
After the “Kapamilya Karavan,” ABS-CBN further added color to Dinagyang Festival with the special live show of the top-rating Sunday musical variety show “ASAP 18” that gathered almost 50,000 people at the Iloilo Sports Complex. More than 40 of the biggest names in Philippine entertainment led by Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Billy Crawford, Jericho Rosales, and Piolo Pascual gave world-class entertainment to Ilonggo fans.
After conquering the Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals, ABS-CBN RNG is all set for its next stops–Baguio City for the Panagbenga Floral Float Parade on February 24 and for Kapamilya Karavan at Melvin Jones Grandstand on March 2.
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