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Kapuso stars join in Panagbenga 2018 festivities

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Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Over the weekend, GMA Network again took part in Baguio City’s famous flower festival—the Panagbenga—this time with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid joining the cast of hit TV series Sherlock Jr., and The Stepdaughters together with the upcoming afternoon prime soap Contessa.

Through GMA Regional TV, the Kapuso Network brought to the City of Pines on Feb. 24 the second public auditions for the newest singing competition, The Clash.

BThe Clash is set to feature hopefuls who will compete against each other to be the country’s next solo singing superstar. Just last week, hundreds of hopefuls invaded the program’s Cebu-leg auditions where Regine was also present.

The Baguio-leg of the auditions, which was held at the Sunshine Park, accommodated aspirants beginning 10:00 a.m.. The competition welcomed all male and female Filipinos, amateur and professional, 16-years-old and above. They also prepared two songs (English and Filipino) for the audition.

Additionally, as part of the Network’s treat to those in Baguio City, GMA Regional TV organized a ‘Kapuso Meet and Greet’ with Regine at 4:00 p.m. in the same area.

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Meanwhile, bannering the Kapuso Float during the much-awaited Panagbenga Float Parade on Feb. 25 were stars from three of GMA Network’s television offerings—Sherlock Jr., The Stepdaughters, and Contessa. 

Regine Velasquez with comedian Sef Cadayona at the Sunshine Park during the Baguio leg of 'The Clash' auditions.

Kapuso actor and Sherlock Jr. himself Ruru Madrid led the celebration at 7:00 a.m.. He was joined by his co-star Matt Evans.

Real life couple Megan Young and Mikael Daez, who headline the latest Afternoon Prime offering The Stepdaughters, brought kilig to the event as well when they board the Kapuso Float.

Kapuso stars (from left) Megan Young, Mikael Daez, Jak Roberto, Glaiza de Castro, Ruru Madrid, and Matt Evans aboard the float of GMA Regional TV as the network participate in the annual flower parade in Baguio City.

Joining them as well were the stars of the upcoming Afternoon Prime program Contessa—multi- talented actress Glaiza de Castro, who

Kapuso stars Glaiza de Castro and Jak Roberto in Baguio to promote their new series, 'Contessa' that will air on the network's afternoon block.

will play Contessa in the series, and her leading man, Jak Roberto. 

GMA North Central Luzon had a live coverage of the Panagbenga Float Parade beginning 7 a.m. The Kapuso sa Panagbenga: The

Balitang Amianan Special Live Coverage was hosted by Balitang Amianan’s CJ Torida, Joanne Ponsoy, and Faye Centeno together with Balitang Amianan correspondents Alfie Tulagan, Russel Simorio, and Kim Banderlipe.

In the afternoon, the stars of the three programs had a Kapuso Fiesta at Sunshine Park. The Stepdaughters and Sirkus star Sef Cadayona hosted the event at 3:00 p.m..

“These Kapuso events are our way of giving-back to our loyal viewers,” says GMA Regional VP and Head Oliver Amoroso. “If The Clash’s Cebu-leg audition is any indication, we have a lot of great singers in our country. It’s just a matter of time for them to be discovered. We are happy that we are the ones discovering them through The Clash. On the same manner, we are proud to bring some of our Kapuso stars to Baguio to celebrate the Panagbenga Festival this year. We are very grateful for the support of our Kapuso viewers in the regions. They are the reason why we are here.  We hope they continue to keep us number one nationwide,” he ends.


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