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GMA treats Kapuso fans in Mindanao’s three major festivals

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The Kapuso Network brought some of its biggest stars to Mindanao to celebrate three of the region’s biggest and most colorful festivals this year: Davao’s Kadayawan, Cagayan de Oro’s Higalaay, and General Santos’ Tuna Festival.

Davao’s Kadayawan Festival—considered the king of all festivals in Mindanao—was made extra magical with no less than the lead stars of Encantadia gracing the celebration on Aug. 20.

GROUPFIE. Kapuso stars pose with the crowd after their successful show at Abreeza Mall in Davao

In the Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Mall Davao, thousands were mesmerized as the  Sang’gres  – Kylie Padilla and Glaiza de Castro – who were joined by their co-stars Ruru Madrid and Migo Adecer entertained them. Adding kilig to the mall show was GMA Artist Center’s James Wright.

The Kapuso celebrities also visited Barangay 23-C for a fun-filled Kapuso Barangayan prior to the mall show.

In their Encantadia outfits, Kylie, Glaiza, Ruru, and Migo spread cheer among Kadayawan onlookers aboard the Kapuso Float during the Pamulak sa Kadayawan Float Parade the following day.

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Adding kilig to the Kadayawan Festival was GMA Artist Center's James Wright

Taking the Kadayawan fever a notch higher were the cast of Someone to Watch Over Me, Sinungaling Mong Puso, and Juan Happy Love Story who wowed the audience during the Kapuso Mall Show held at Abreeza Mall the next day, Aug. 21.

Setting the festive mood that afternoon were Premier Actress Lovi Poe and Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez who flew to Davao to meet their fans and promote their new primetime show.

Meanwhile, the cast of Afternoon Prime’s Sinungaling Mong Puso was in full force as the love triangle of Rhian Ramos, Rafael Rosell, and Kiko Estrada entertained the audience.

Dennis Trillo and Kim Domingo, stars of the sexy-comedy series Juan Happy Love Story, set the stage on fire with their respective song numbers.

Taking the Kadayawan fever a notch higher were the casts of Juan Happy Love Story, Sinungaling Mong Puso, and Someone to Watch Over Me. (from left) Dennis, Kim, Kiko, Rhian, Rafael, Lovi, and Tom

A week after celebrating Kadayawan Fest, the leading men of Sinungaling Mong Puso made another trip to the South for Cagayan de Oro City’s Higalaay Festival.

The two Kapuso hunks, Rafael and Kiko, captured the hearts of the Kapusong Kagay-anons’ on Aug. 28 during the Kapuso Mall Show at Centrio Mall and a Kapuso Barangayan at Brgy. Macabalan. Joining them was comedienne Maey Bautista who served as event host. The Higalaay Festival celebrates the feast day of St. Augustine, the patron saint of CdeO.

And on Sept. 3, Rhian joined her two leading men for the Kapuso Mall Show in KCC Mall as part of the celebration of the Tuna Festival in GenSan. Dubbed as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines”, the city holds the Tuna Festival every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest, promoting tourism at the same time. The Kapuso Mall Show was hosted by DJ Papabol and DJ Mama Angel of Brgy 102.3.

 “Daghang salamat Dabawenyos, Kagay-anons, Generals, and all the Mindanaoans who welcomed the Kapuso Network to your festivals,” says Oliver Amoroso, officer-in-charge of GMA’s Regional TV Department. “We are happy to join in the three of the biggest festivals in Mindanao. GMA Regional TV will continue to promote the best of and in the Filipino,” he adds.

GMA-7’s participation in the three major festivals in Mindanao only strengthens the Kapuso Network’s commitment of bringing its shows and artists closer to Filipinos in every corner of the Philippines.

To know more about the Network’s regional events, follow GMA on Facebook at and GMA Regional TV at and on Twitter and Instagram via @GMARegionalTV.

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