This June, GMA Pinoy TV presents the brightest Kapuso stars in the 119th Philippine Independence Day celebrations (PIDC) across the world as GMA’s flagship international channel continues to fulfill its commitment of bringing Filipinos abroad together and closer to home.
On June 10 and 11, Kapuso Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas and Encantadia heartthrob Ruru Madrid will headline the 2017 Tokyo Summer Festival, organized by the Luminaries Joint Group, at the Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan. Ruru will grace the show on June 10 while Aiai will perform on June 11.
GMA Pinoy TV will also have its presence felt in Europe as the exclusive media sponsor of the following events: the Philippine Independence Day Association’s PIDC event at the Ergife Palace Hotel-OLIMPIA Via Aurelia, Roma on June 11; Filipino Anglo Club Manchester’s “Barrio Fiesta Manchester” on June 25; and the Birmingham Filipino-British Community Volunteers’ “Birmingham-Sandwells-West Midlands Fiesta Celebrations” at the Lightwoods Park, Bearwood, West Midlands on July 8 to 9.
Meanwhile, the celebration will continue in Canada as Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado and comedian Boobay banner the biggest indoor Filipino fiesta in Ontario dubbed “Pinoy Fiesta and Tradeshow sa Toronto” on June 24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The whole-day festivities, organized by the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), will showcase various performances that promote Filipino culture.
Halfway across the globe, Kapuso leading man Rocco Nacino and comedian Betong Sumaya are set to perform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the “Philippine Independence Day in Jeddah” on June 30, which coincides with the Eid holiday. The event, led by the Kaagapay ng Bawat OFW group, will also mark GMA Pinoy TV’s first participation as an exclusive media sponsor in Jeddah.
GMA Pinoy TV’s worldwide celebrations will culminate on August 13 with the “Pinoy Fiesta Unang Hirit sa Tag-init” in Vancouver to be led by leading lady Glaiza de Castro. The event, organized by the Philippine Canadian Cultural Society, is the biggest Filipino cultural festival in British Columbia, which features various aspects of the Filipino culture and history. The Vancouver City Council, in support of the Filipino community in the region, has officially proclaimed the second Sunday of August as “Filipino Fiesta Day”.