Leading celebrities and the country’s primetime stars such as Box-office King Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, and two-time Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Best Actor Dingdong Dantes will join in this year’s celebration of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City.
According to GMA’s regional TV network, Marian, who is also FHM’s cover girl for the magazine’s 150th issue, will be joined this Friday, January 18, by the rest of the Temptation of Wife cast – Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro, Michelle Madrigal, Bettina Carlos, and Rafael Rosell – in the Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Capital-Casuntingan, Mandaue City at 3:00 PM and the Kapuso Night at the Ayala Terraces Cebu at 5:00 PM.
Meanwhile, at 6:00 PM, the festive mood extends all the way to Western Visayas particularly in Kabanlakan City, Negros Occidental with the Sinulog Sa Kabanlakan: Kapuso Fiesta. Set to grace the events are Indio’s Alden Richards, Forever’s Isabel Oli, comic duo Moymoy Palaboy, and Queen of Soul and Party Pilipinas mainstay Jaya.
Then on Saturday (January 19) at 3:00 PM, appearing together with Dingdong for the Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Grand Fiesta Mall, Tabunok are his leading ladies from Pahiram ng Sandali – Max Collins and Lorna Tolentino.
On the same day at 4:00 PM, Pahiram ng Sandali’s Kristoffer Martin, Paroa: Ang Kuwento Ni Mariposa’s Barbie Forteza, and Forever’s Isabel Oli will give Cebuanos an additional treat via the Kapuso Mall Show happening at Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan.
The excitement further intensifies as the cast of the newest Kapuso epicserye Indio featuring Sen. Bong, together with Alden, Jennylyn Mercado, Ehra Madrigal, and Rhian Ramos join Dingdong, Max, and Lorna in another engaging Kapuso Mall Show at SM City Cebu Event Center at 5:00 PM.
On Sunday (January 20), one of the festival’s highlights – The Sinulog Grand Parade – which will tour along the major streets of the city, is about to become merrier and all the more vibrant with the Kapuso stars’ participation. Sen. Bong and Rhian join the parade from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN, while Alden and Ehra take over the spot from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.
GMA Central and Eastern Visayas Station Manager, Ms. Ann Marie O. Tan, says: “January is a busy month for us Cebuanos as this is the time of the year when we come together as one with pride for our beloved patron saint, Senyor Sto. Niño. And I am very positive that my fellow Cebuanos are thrilled that GMA Network is joining in the fun and excitement brought about by this one-of-a-kind festival.”
Accordingly, the full details of the Network’s participation in the 2013 Sinulog Festival will be featured in the two-part special of the weekly travelogue “Let’s Fiesta” airing on February 10 and 17 via the Network’s regional stations in Bicol, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dagupan, Ilocos, GenSan, Bacolod, and CDO. (With reports from GMA publicity group)