GMA Network Blogcon with Kapuso Stars in Celebration of the 34th Kadayawan Festival

Every Kadayawan Festival here in Davao City,  GMA Network together with GMA Regional TV gave Dabawenyos a more delightful, exciting, fun and enjoyable reasons to celebrate the festival.

I was invited by Mr. Mark Casas of GMA Network to a Mediacon last August 18, 2019, held at Rekado Davao.

This is not my first time to attend this kind of event: GMA Network Blogcon with the casts of "THE STEPDAUGHTERS" and "THE CURE" , GMA Network Blogcon with the cast of Victor Magtanggol , GMA NETWORK KAPUSO STARS ZEST UP 82nd ARAW NG DABAW CELEBRATION . But I am still excited to meet & greet other Kapuso stars.

Davao City. August 18, 2019. It's my first time to interview these two young, fun, lovable and uber cute team-up of RitKen- Rita Daniela and Ken Chan. I've watched their successful drama "My Special Tatay" and I loved their acting so much. And now, they're promoting their upcoming primetime series tagged as millennial fairytale entitled ONE OF THE BAES.

One of the Baes is a romantic-comedy drama produced by GMA Public Affairs. Here audience will be taken to a journey of love and dreams. It will also showcase the ups and downs of our Filipino Seafarers thru the story of Jowalyn played by Rita Daniela. Rita here will be different from her previous character, in this drama she is goal-oriented, who have an ambition in life to be the captain of the ship someday. While Ken Chan is Grant, a rich kid with a kindhearted environmental vlogger whose main goal is to travel & explore the sea and to look for his partner in life.

Selfie with the cast of One of the Baes, Rita Daniela and Ken Chan

Watch video below, my interview with the cast of ONE OF THE BAES.

Another first for me, is to interview Mr. Gabby Concepcion. Promoting his heartwarming romantic comedy series LOVE YOU TWO with actress Jennylyn Mercado.

This top-rating Kapuso series LOVE YOU TWO is about to end, but it is still continuously touch the heart of the viewers as Gabby and Jennylyn's characters as Jake & Raffy respectively, finally affirmed their feelings for each other.

And I attest to that, I watched their RomCom, and I am super kilig with their team-up. I admired Jennylyn so much because she knows to balance her character very well. And Gabby Concepcion is a given actor, he knows his craft well and I'm glad to know he is happy with the characters GMA Network had given him.

Love You Two adjusts on new timeslot 8:30pm.


Another exciting series from GMA Network is the primetime series THE BETTER WOMAN with Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres.

This is Derek Ramsay first project as a Kapuso. Playing the role of Andrew de Villa, a character fit for him. While Andrea here is switches between two very different roles as a twins, playing the roles of Jasmine de Villa and Juliet Santos-de Villa aka Elaine Reyes.

I've watched the premiere of their drama, and I am a bit shocked with the two leading roles here. Their characters are way different, though Andrea played so many roles with two characters at the same time, but this is so much different with the past drama she had. They started it with a sexy scenes but as the series progress there is so much to reveal with. They have an undeniable chemistry and outstanding portrayals of their characters.

The Better Woman new timeslot 9:20pm.

After the interviews, all the stars proceed to SM City Davao for the Kapuso Mall Show.

That day also, the cast of BIHAG lead by Mark Herras and Jason Abalos are having a Mall Show held at Gaisano Mall Toril.

Indeed, it's a month long celebration of Kadayawan Festival this year, after bringing the lead actors from Bihag, Love You Two, The Better Woman and One of the Baes, GMA Network and GMA Regional TV brings the cast of  "THE GIFT" here in Davao City for another day of excitement in the PAMULAK & PITIK SA KADAYAWAN culminating activity.

Davao City. August 23, 2019. Mediacon held at Rekado with the cast of THE GIFT lead by Alden Richards together with Mikee Quintos, Thia Thomalla, Ysabel Ortega and Martin del Rosario.

The story is about a man who become blind because of an accident. THE GIFT, lead by Alden as Joseph-who grows up as a normal kid and one of the hard working vendors in Divisoria. While life gives Joseph a trials upon losing his sight, he continues to be a good person and becomes an inspiration to the people around him. He also discovers his ability to have visions even when he cannot see anything.

Alden Richards underwent an immersion to better prepare his character, with the help of the people from Resources for the Blind Inc., a non-government office that helps visually-impaired people.

In our interview, he reveals to us that he undergo depression during the immersion. Depress in the sense that when he internalize his character as a blind man, he really feels the life of the blind who are born without an eyesight.

The Gift centers on hope, transformation and inspiration. Also starring in this series are Elizabeth Oropesa, Jo Berry, Rochelle Pangilinan, and Jean Garcia. It is under the helm of LA Madridejos. 

Before the interview, they had a wonderful Mall Show at Gaisano City Gate Buhangin.

And the next day, they participated the Pamulak sa Kadayawan (the floral float parade). 

Thanks @KapusoPRGirl and Sir Jojo Aquio for allowing me to use the photos from your instagram.

My special thanks also to Mr. Mark Casas and his team, thanks for the invite.

Mabuhay GMA Network and GMA Regional TV. Daghang Salamat.