From mounting mall shows, celebrating festivals, unveiling a local newscast and website, to launching a campaign—August was both busy and productive for GMA Regional TV.
Kapuso stars Gabby Concepcion, Thea Tolentino, and Jason Abalos kicked off the series of treats last August 1 as they celebrated the Kapuso Fiesta of the Municipality of Compostela Valley.
In Cagayan de Oro, Ashley Ortega had a Kapuso Meet and Greet last August 3 where she performed on the newly-opened ice-skating rink of SM CDO Downtown Premiere.
Kapuso Oppa Alexander Lee and Marucci, meanwhile, made waves in Davao when they held a Kapuso Mall Show in Abreeza Mall last August 4.
Last August 16, real and reel couple Mikael Daez and Megan Young of The Stepdaughters went to SM Center Lemery, Batangas and celebrated the Lemery Town Fiesta with their co-stars Sef Cadayona, Joyce Ching, Donita Nose, Emmanuelle Vera, and Karenina Haniel.
Bea Binene, David Licauco, and Benjamin Alves of Kapag Nahati ang Puso also took part in the said Kapuso Mall Show.
Up north, the cast of the upcoming series Ika-5 Utos—Klea Pineda, Migo Adecer, and Jeric Gonzales—treated their fans to a Kapuso Mall Show in Robinsons Place Pangasinan last August 17. Asia’s Pop Balladeer and The Clash judge Christian Bautista, meanwhile, serenaded the Kapusong Pangasinense together with Clashers Garret Bolden, Anthony Rosaldo, and Psalms David.
In Mindanao, Jake Vargas and Inah de Belen of Ika-5 Utos entertained mallgoers in Robinsons Place Iligan. Joining them were Clashers Josh Madaliday, Melbelline Caluag, and Josh Adornado.
Davao’s Kadayawan Festival saw a star-studded line-up. Last August 18, Onanay’s Jo Berry, Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness Del Moral, and Enrico Cuenca had a Kapuso Mall Show in Gaisano Grand Mall Toril. The following day, Kapuso Prime Actor and Victor Magtanggol himself Alden Richards boarded the Kapuso float during the Pamulak sa Kadayawan. Together with Alden were Pancho Magno, Kristoffer Martin, and Dion Ignacio.
Their co-star Andrea Torres later joined them in a Kapuso Mall Show in SM City Davao. Mallgoers also witnessed a mini-concert from Asian Nightingale and The Clash judge Lani Misalucha who was joined by Clashers Charline Fiel, Lyra Micolob, and Chemp Raña.
The stars of the recently-concluded primetime series Kambal, Karibal—Bianca Umali, Kyline Alcantara, and Miguel Tanfelix—also flew to Iloilo that day to meet their fans in Vista Mall Iloilo. Joining them in a Kapuso Mall Show were Clashers Kyryll Ugdiman, Mika Gorospe, and Jasmine Fitzgerald. Multi-talented actor Tom Rodriguez, on the other hand, was in Robinsons Place Iloilo for a Kapuso Mall Show with Thea Tolentino.
In Cebu, Alexander Lee and Marucci did not disappoint the crowd who waited for them in Ayala Center. Showing their singing prowess as well were Clashers Esterlina Olmedo, Golden Cañedo, and Danielle Ozaraga.
Last August 20, Contessa lead actresses Glaiza de Castro and Lauren Young were joined by Ruru Madrid in a Kapuso Mall Show in SM City Lucena, Quezon.
After Davao, Alden Richards went to Robinsons Place Pangasinan for another Kapuso Mall Show last August 21. He was joined by Pancho Magno, Lindsay Johnston, and Dion Ignacio.
In Iloilo City, Gabby Concepcion treated the senior citizens during the city’s Senior Citizen Day last August 22 at Plaza Libertad.
Another Victor Magtanggol star, Kristoffer Martin, joined Ika-5 Utos’ Jeric Gonzales and Inah de Belen, and Kapag Nahati ang Puso’s David Licauco in Tacloban for a Kapuso Mall Show in Robinsons North Tacloban last August 23.
Jason Abalos and Donita Nose also flew to Iloilo for a Kapuso Meet and Greet at Plaza Libertad last August 24 and 25, respectively, as part of the Iloilo Charter Day celebration.
Onanay’s Wendell Ramos and Rochelle Pangilinan, together with Alexander Lee and Marucci, were in Pangasinan for a Kapuso Mall Show in CSI The City Mall Dagupan last August 25.
Tom Rodriguez also graced the Miss Cagayan De Oro Coronation Night last August 25.
Meanwhile, celebrating this year’s Higalaay Festival were Jason Abalos, Mika Dela Cruz, and David Licauco who all went to Cagayan de Oro last August 30 for a Kapuso Mall Show in Centrio Mall.
In Bacolod last August 31, Victor Magtanggol’s Alden Richards, together with Andrea Torres, Janine Gutierrez, Pancho Magno, and Dion Ignacio were in Robinsons Place to personally thank their fans.
On top of the successful mall shows all over the country, GMA Regional TV made history again by pioneering the Hiligaynon news program One Western Visayas last August 27. The Kapuso newscast is anchored by Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna with Bacolod co-anchor and correspondent Adrian Prietos, and Iloilo co-anchor Kaitlene Rivilla.
GMA RTV also launched #SpreadKindness—an advocacy and public service campaign in the regions which aims to recognize and celebrate random acts of kindness made by ordinary people. Alden Richards awarded the unsung heroes when he went to Davao, Pangasinan, and Bacolod.
To cater to netizens who want the latest news and updates on all the regional events, GMA RTV also unveiled its official website, www.gmaregionaltv.com.
“August has been an exciting month for GMA Regional TV,” says GMA’s Vice President and Head of Regional TV Oliver Amoroso. “And we are not stopping as we continue to do our best in producing quality programs and mounting events for our viewers—our true boss,” he adds.