• ABS-CBN celebrates 60th anniversary of Ph TV


    Today is the second and final day of ABS-CBN’s star-studded weekend event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Philippine television. “Kwento ng Kasiyahan: The Grand Kapamilya Weekend” kicked off on Saturday with a live telecast of It’s Showtime from the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC), while more activities are lined up for the rest of the day.

    “One Run, One Philippines” will take place this morning at 6 a.m., with thousands of participants gathering to run for the continued rehabilitation and beautification of the esteros in the metro and the Pasig River. The run will also be simultaneously held in Cebu City, Bacolod City, Davao City, and Los Angeles (USA) to benefit various environmental advocacies.

    In the afternoon, fans will be treated to performances from some of the biggest and brightest Kapamilya stars in ASAP 18, live from the Marikina Sports Complex.

    At 5 p.m. comedians Pokwang, John Lapus, Pooh, Kitkat, K Brosas and Chokoleit, among others, will be headlining the Kapamilya TV for an evening of laughter, contests and prizes.

    All day until 6 p.m. the public is welcome to troop to the Kapamilya Village in QMC, where ABS-CBN programs and channels will set up booths offering games and special shows. They will also be given the chance to bond with and have their photo taken with some of the cast members of the network’s programs who will take part in the event.

    The Kapamilya Bazaar at QMC, meanwhile, will open at 9 a.m. and will run until midnight.

    Besides these fun-filled activities, the “Grand Kapamilya Weekend” will provide public service through the medical mission of Salamat Dok and dzMM, the Soup Kitchen to be operated by Star Ma-gic talents and ABS-CBN’s news anchors, and the booths of ABS-CBN’s news and current affairs shows.


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