Best of GMA’s 2013 Philippine Independence Day Celebration in “PROUD TO BE PINOY” on GMA Pinoy TV

Filipinos from all parts of the world will have the chance to look back on the colourful and successful celebration of the Philippines’ 115th Independence Day as GMA Pinoy TV shares the event highlights in a TV special dubbed Proud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013.
GMA International – the business unit handling the operations and distribution of the Kapuso Network’s three international channels – was at the heart of this worldwide affair in partnership with different Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian groups and communities.
Kapuso artists participated in key events across the United States and Canada starting off with the Philippine Independence Day Celebration in New York attended by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Marian Rivera, Rafael Rosell and Julie Anne San Jose. The four performed in a special number and also greeted their kababayans on board the much-adored Kapuso float.
Over in California, two commemorative events were held to mark the Independence Day celebration – the Philippine Cultural Committee (PCC)’s Pista sa Nayon in Vallejo and the Balilkatan sa Pag-Unlad in Carson City.
Pista sa Nayon was highlighted by Dennis Trillo and Glaiza de Castro’s impressive performances, along with the reenactment of our country’s history entitled “Kasaysayan ng Lahi,” which, noted journalist, Greg Macabenta helped mount. In Carson City, Marian Rivera and Rafael Rosell were warmly received by their Kapuso fans, who were treated in return, with the Kapuso stars’ outstanding performances.
Dennis Trillo and Glaiza de Castro also wowed the audience in Seattle at the equally successful Pagdiriwang 2013. Glaiza also participated at the Philippine American Friendship Parade and Festival at West Side Avenue and Lincoln Park in Jersey City.
Not to be left behind, Pinoys in Toronto, Canada had their Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show that turned out to be a big hit as well. Dennis Trillo, Rafael Rosell and Glaiza de Castro added glitter to the occasion much to the delight of their adoring fans.
The Kapuso artists certainly did not disappoint the thousands of Filipinos who came to commemorate such important milestone in Philippine history. All these would not have been possible without the concerted effort of GMA International and their partners as they worked hand in hand in giving our kababayans truly an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Witness all these in Proud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013 TV special which will air on July 28 on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the complete schedule, visit the GMA International website, Facebook pages,, and,, or Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV. GMA Pinoy TV as well as GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International can be seen in the US, Canada and in countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific. (30)

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