GMA Regional TV celebrates Dinagyang with mall shows, Kapuso Concerts

GMA Regional TV—the regional arm of GMA Network—brings to Iloilo the stars of current and upcoming Kapuso shows as well as the country’s most sought-after concert performers as part of the exciting and colorful celebration of Dinagyang Festival from January 25 to 27.

Cast members of the hit Afternoon Prime series My Special TatayArra San AgustinBruno Gabriel, and Rita Daniela—visited the Festive Walk Mall on January 25 for a Kapuso Mall Show at 4 p.m.

Adding fun to the afternoon are Kapuso comedic duo Boobay and Tekla of The Boobay and Tekla ShowAfter becoming a successful online comedy program, The Boobay and Tekla Show will now be seen on television beginning January 27.


Celebrating Dinagyang Festival as well is Kapuso heartthrob Derrick Monasterio. Derrick will join the stars of My Special Tatay and The Boobay and Tekla Show that day.


On Saturday (January 26), the lead stars of the much awaited GMA primetime drama series Kara Mia—award-winning Kapuso actresses Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz—will be at Robinsons Place Iloilo for a Kapuso Mall Show at 4 p.m.  Joining them are their co-stars Jak Roberto and Paul Salas.

Kapusong Ilonggos will also be entertained by young Kapuso actresses Kyline Alcantara and Therese Malvar from the upcoming drama series Inagaw na Bituin, as they join the Kara Mia cast in the said mall show.

On Sunday (January 27), GMA Iloilo will have a live coverage of the Dinagyang Festival Dagyang Tribes Dance Competition beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Hala Bira! The One Western Visayas Special Live Coverage” will be hosted by One Western Visayas anchors Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna, Adrian Prietos, and Kaitlene Rivilla. They will be joined by One Western Visayas correspondents Zeny Quilantang and Darylle Marie Sarmiento. This is the first time GMA Iloilo will have a live coverage of the Dinagyang Festival since 2013.


Online, the “Hala Bira! The One Western Visayas Special Live Coverage” will be seen via livestream from 8:30 a.m. onwards on GMA Regional TV’s official website


Later in the afternoon, two of the country’s sought-after and multi-talented actors—Janine Gutierrez and Tom Rodriguez—will head on to SM City Iloilo to celebrate Dinagyang Festival via a Kapuso Mall Show at 4 p.m. Janine and Tom will banner the gripping fantasy series Dragon Lady.


Joining them are the lead stars of another upcoming series Hiram na Anak—Kapuso actors Yasmien Kurdi andDion Ignacio.

And in the evening, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose and Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautistabanner the Kapuso Concerts series with “The Sweetheart and the Balladeer: Fun Night Only” at the Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Together with Julie and Christian are the comedic duo of Donita Nose and Tekla and special guest, The Clash Grand Champion Golden Cañedo.

Last January 19, the stars of TODA One I Love kicked off the highly-anticipated festivities of Dinagyang Festival. The well-loved on-screen pair of Kylie Padilla and Ruru Madrid or KyRu treated their fans to a Kapuso Mall Show in Vista Mall Iloilo City together with their co-stars Jackie Rice and David Licauco. TODA One I Love is the upcoming political romantic comedy series under GMA Public Affairs.

GMA RTV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso says 2019 is definitely a big year for the Kapuso Network. “We prepared a lot of surprises for our Kapuso viewers this year. And for the Dinagyang Festival, we are bringing some of the Network’s biggest stars. But we are not stopping here. We are also launching the first leg of our Kapuso Concerts here in Iloilo—The Sweetheart and the Balladeer: Fun Night Only. We are excited that this quality concert will be bannered by no less than Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose and Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista. We are even adding a touch of comedy courtesy of Donita Nose and Tekla. Golden’s fans in Iloilo should also watch out for our The Clash grand champion. I’m sure that our Kapusong Ilonggos will have a great experience,” he adds.

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