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Big stars spice up this year’s Sinulog Festival

Even before the entire country sees the highly-anticipated local adaptation of hit Korean series Descendants of the Sun (DOTS), GMA Network, through GMA Regional TV, is giving Kapusong Cebuanos an exceptional treat this weekend by bringing to Cebu no less than the Philippines’ Big Boss and Beauty―Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado, respectively, together with Rocco Nacino―as part of the celebration of the Sinulog Festival.

Big stars spice up this year’s Sinulog Festival
'Descendants of the Sun' lead stars Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado join in the fun in the Sinulog Fest in Cebu.
But before the DOTS cast makes wave in Cebu, All-Out Sundays’ host Julie Anne San Jose revved the Sinulog festivities up in a Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Fiesta Mall Tabunok South yesterday.

Joining Julie Anne were the stars of the upcoming TV adaptation of the popular 1984 movie Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday—Barbie Forteza and Kate Valdez together with heartthrob Migo Adecer.

Completing the Kapuso line-up on Friday were Kyline Alcantara and Yasser Marta of the TV adaptation of the 1989 award-winning blockbuster movie, Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.

Julie Anne, Barbie, Kate, Migo, Kyline, and Yasser extended the celebration to another Kapuso Mall Show later that evening―this time around in The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu.

Big stars spice up this year’s Sinulog Festival
'AOS' host Julie Anne San Jose
Today, Cebu gets first glimpse of the powerhouse cast of the Philippines’ Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) with no less than Big Boss (Dingdong), Beauty (Jennylyn), and Wolf (Rocco) meeting their Kapuso fans.

Reporting for duty as well that day are DOTS cast members Lucho Ayala, Jon Lucas, Paul Salas, Prince Clemente, Andre Paras, Hailey Mendes, and Chariz Solomon.

The DOTS team gives Kapusong Cebuanos back-to-back events to look forward to a Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Island Mall in Mactan at 4:00 p.m. and a Kapuso Fiesta at Robinsons Galleria Cebu at 6:00 p.m.

Tomorrow Jan. 19, Dingdong, Jennylyn, Rocco, and the rest of the DOTS cast set the Sinulog Grand Parade ablaze as they board the Kapuso Float and tour the major streets of Cebu City. 

Meanwhile, TV viewers will get a VIP seat view of the Sinulog Festival Grand Parade starting at 8:00 a.m. The Pit Senyor: The Balitang Bisdak Special Live Coverage will be hosted by the anchors of GMA Regional TV’s top-rating and award-winning local newscast in Central and Eastern Visayas, Bobby Nalzaro, Alan Domingo, and Cecile Quibod-Castro, together with Balitang Bisdak correspondents Lou Ann Mae Rondina, and Nikko Sereno.

Online, the Pit Senyor: The Balitang Bisdak Special Live Coverage will be seen via livestream from 8:00 a.m. onwards on GMA Regional TV’s official website www.gmanetwork.com.

“2020 is a very significant year for GMA Network since we are celebrating our 70th anniversary,” says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. 

Meanwhile, Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday is the TV adaptation of the popular 1984 movie with the same title and brings together a remarkable cast composed of Snooky Sernaand Dina Bonnevie. Completing the cast are Migo Adecer, Jay Manalo, Teresa Loyzaga, Faith da Silva, Tanya Montenegro, Benedict Cua, and Celia Rodriguez. The original drama also features the special participation of Jason Abalos, Pinky Amador, Mike ‘Pekto’ Nacua, Yanna Montenegro, Franco Gray Nerona, and Lovi Poe and Max Collins.Mark Sicat dela Cruz is at the helm of this exciting project.

The TV adaptation of the 1989 award-wining blockbuster movie Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit sees three of the brightest actresses of their generations: together with Kyline are Mylene Dizon and Superstar Nora Aunor. Joining them are Zoren Legaspi, Gabby Eigenmann, Ina Feleo, Yasser Marta, Divina Valencia, and Isabel Rivas. The series, which is set to air this February, is under the helm of critically-acclaimed director Laurice Guillen.

All the freshest news, events, and updates about GMA Regional TV are now available on www.gmaregionaltv.com. 

Topics: Descendants of the Sun , Dingdong Dantes ,  Jennylyn Mercado , Sinulog Festival
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