The stars are coming

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

DAVAO CITY is about to experience premium entertainment as the country's leading television networks are set to bring in its brightest stars in the city to celebrate the 77th Araw ng Dabaw with Dabawenyos.

GMA's A-listers Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, and Regine Velasquez are set to lead a star-studded entourage of Kapuso stars and make their way to the Crown Jewel of Mindanao.

Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi, and Ervic Vijandre from the primetime series Rhodora X invade Gaisano Mall of Toril at 3 p.m. today and Gaisano Mall of Davao at 5 p.m.


GMA Primetime King Dingdong Dantes joins them at the Gaisano Mall of Davao for a Kapuso Fans Day after coming from an outreach activity at Zonta Elementary School in Isla Verde.

Tomorrow, the unparalled singing prowess of Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez is set to conquer the Activity Area of the Abreeza Mall as she takes on her first ever Kapuso Fans' Day at 4 p.m. all for her Dabawenyo supporters to witness.

At 6 p.m. the NCCC Mall of Davao welcomes GMA Primetime Queen Marian Rivera together with her Carmela Ang Pinakamagandang Babae sa Mundong Ibabaw leading man Alden Richards in a mall show to be hosted by Boobay. With them is James Wright, the voice behind the show's theme music Sana'y Ikaw.

On March 16, a stellar parade awaits the Dabawenyos as Marian and Alden, together with stars from GMA's Afternoon Prime block tour Davao City's major streets beginning at 7 a.m.

Present in the float parade are The Borrowed Wife's Camille Prats and Rafael Rosell; Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw's Kim Rodriguez and Kristoffer Martin; Innamorata's Max Collins and Luis Alandy; and Villa Quinatana's Janine Gutierrez, Sunshine Dizon, and Lucho Ayala.

Back-to-back Kapuso mall shows follow with Camille, Rafael, Kim, and Kristoffer at SM City Davao at 2 p.m. and with Janine, Sunshine, Max, Luis, and Lucho at 4 p.m. at Gaisano Grand Citimall Davao.

Capping the celebration is a Kapuso Night with Dennis and Lauren Young, which starts at 6 p.m. at SM City Davao.

Kapatid stars, too

Still reeling from the record-breaking success of its Davao Valentines show, TV5 talents return to the city on March 16 this time to add luster to Araw ng Dabaw festivities.

Catch your favorite Kapatid stars at Gaisano Mall of Davao at 4 p.m. for the "TV5 sa Araw ng Dabaw" mall show.

Headlining the event are Wendell Ramos, Bayani Agbayani, and Albie Casino, stars of the new Kapatid primetime series Confessions of a Torpe.

The new primetime comedy series is topbilled by Ogie Alcasid, alongside Alice Dixson and Gelli de Belen, airing weeknights at 7 p.m. on TV5.

Also joining the celebration are TV5 drama princess Eula Caballero, comedian Empoy, and certified crowd favourites Juan Direction-- five half-Pinoy hunks composed of Daniel Marsh, Henry Edwards, Charlie Sutcliffe, Brian Wilson and Michael McDonnell. Eula, Empoy, and Juan Direction will star in TV5’s upcoming weekly sitcom, One of the Boys, which also topbills veteran comedian Joey de Leon.

Another half-Pinoy hottie, Daniel Matsunaga, is flying to Davao for the Kapatid mall show. Daniel is the leading man of Jasmine Curtis-Smith in The Replacement Bride, a made-for-TV movie from the Studio5 Original Movies collection. (Nelson C. Bagaforo)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 14, 2014.


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