May 20 2018
Some of GMA Network’s brightest stars livened up the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations (PIDC) in the Middle East through back-to-back shows and fun festivities via GMA Pinoy TV.
Last May 3, “Pinoy Fest 2018” kicked off with performances from various Filipino groups based in Dubai at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium. The Kapuso abroad were then treated to a spectacular night, starting off with Divine Tetay who performed a series of song numbers coupled with comedic stints. Multi-talented host and actress Solenn Heussaff set the stage on fire as she went from sexy to rockstar wild donning a princess outfit, while Kapuso heartthrob Migo Adecer charmed the audience with his mellow and heartwarming songs. And finally, hearts fluttered all over the venue as Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo serenaded the crowd with his rendition of some of today’s hit songs.
Dubai-based world-class Filipino designer Ryan Pacioles of Atelier Zuhra added more glitz to the show with the stunning gowns and suits he provided the Kapuso stars.
And as an additional treat to all the hardworking OFWs present there, a meet-and-greet was held after the event where Tetay, Solenn, Migo, and Dennis had fun chatting up and taking selfies with the Kapuso abroad.
The Kapuso stars also had the chance to explore the city and visit the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Dubai. Afterwards, they paid a courtesy visit to the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai where they met with Consul General Paul Cortes.
Pinoy Fest 2018 was organized by the Philippine Consulate of Dubai and the Northern Emirates together with DJMC Events. Exclusive media partners were GMA Pinoy TV, OSN, and Tag 91.1 with the official carrier Philippine Airlines.
Meanwhile, celebrations continued in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on May 11 with the arrival of Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista and amazing comedian Betong Sumaya for the “Kalayaan, Kantawanan, Kasiyahan sa Gitnang Silangan” in Jeddah.
The whole day event at the Philippine Consulate grounds in Jeddah began with a Zumba group dance and performances which featured talented local artists. Fans cheered when Christian took the stage and sang his heart out, spreading kilig and happy vibes among the audience. In the afternoon, Betong made the crowd dance with his upbeat song medleys, played short games with the audience, and gave away exciting prizes to lucky raffle winners.
After their separate performances, both artists held a meet-and-greet with the GMA Pinoy TV subscribers via OSN who were present during the event.
Christian and Betong were also able to visit the Philippine Consulate office and rendered an inspirational talk as well as a few emotional song numbers which moved and brought to tears some women from Bahay Kalinga.
Both events were made possible through the exclusive media sponsorship of GMA’s International channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International as part of its commitment to bring Filipinos abroad closer to home.
Betong shares the love with a Kapuso abroad.
Christian Bautista with the members of Ang Kaagapay ng Bawat OFW
(From left) Dennis Trillo, Tetay, Migo Adecer, Solenn Heussaff.
(From left) Dennis, Migo, Solenn, Tetay with the Pinoy Fest crowd.
(From left) Tetay, Solenn, Migo, Dennis during their radio guesting at TAG 91.1.
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