Various Kapuso personalities were honored with their stars on the “Walk of Fame” located at the walkway of GMA Network Studios.
The Kapuso Walk of Fame project, founded by the late Master Showman German Moreno, is meant to celebrate Kapuso personalities who have have greatly contributed in the fields of entertainment and news and public affairs.
The launch of the new batch of the Walk of Fame, held on Dec. 12, was an all-star spectacle graced by the presence of Carmina Villarroel, Aicelle Santos, Kris Bernal, Yasmien Kurdi, Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, and Roi Vinzon.
Also present were GMA News and Public Affairs personalities Emil Sumangil, Lala Roque, and JP Soriano.
Ai-Ai delas Alas, Gabby Concepcion, Megan Young, Iya Villania, Dion Ignacio, John Feir, Atom Araullo, Oscar Oida, Marisol Abdurahman, and Rovilson Fernandez were also inducted with their respective stars.
GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon acknowledged the passion of the notable Kapuso personalities which prove how deserving they are of being recognized with their own stars.
“Our Walk of Fame was introduced in March 2014. It was the idea of Kuya Germs with the help of John Nite for our artists who have made their mark in show business. Its purpose is to honor the Kapuso artists for their valuable contributions to the entertainment industry. At the moment, there are already 196 Kapuso artists or stars from the fields of entertainment and news and public affairs who have their names already etched on the Walk of Fame. To be a Walk of Famer, the personalities should not only excel on his or her craft but should also have a good public image. In short, wholesome. For this year, we are honoring 20 Kapuso artists who have excelled in their respective fields.”
“The artists that we choose to put in the Walk of Fame are not just artists, they also touch the lives and inspire people. They report the news, they work hard, they are parents and they have parents so they are children. They interact now with their fans. They are also professionals and all of them are the best talents in the Philippines,” the television head honcho added.
Present during the launch and the media conference were joining Atty. Gozon were Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer, Senior Program Manager Mae Zambrano, GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Tracy Garcia, and Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman co-host and Kuya Germs’ nephew John Nite.