As if to conquer the Mall of Asia Arena just as its competitor did for two nights with the Queen of Pop, Smart mounted its “TNT’s Super Panalo Day’ the Friday following the Rebel Heart concert with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, with action king Robin Padilla, as headliners.
The telco’s loyal subscribers were treated to a powerhouse concert with the “Kalyeserye” stars, Binoe, and players of PBA’s Tropang TNT. The packed venue also saw performances from young stars, which include Morisette Amon, Zeus Collins, Ella Cruz, and Jason Dy.
Talking about the 28-million strong TNT subscriber base, Smart Wireless Consumer Operations Head Kat Luna-Abelarde said, “Itong ‘Super Panalo Day’ ay nagsisilibing malaking pasasalamat sa inyong mga loyal ka-tropa. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit tayo nandirito. Pwede na rin kayong mag-Internet sa TNT.”
Robin Padilla—who revealed his singing prowess when he performed with a live band Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight,” Orient Pearl’s “Pagsubok,” and The Dawn’s “Salamat”—emphasized how grateful he is to the brand. “Para talaga sa TNT iyon. Sa matagal na panahon, sila ‘yung tumulong sa akin. Alam mo na, ex-convict, walang nagtitiwala. Noong time na iyon baon na baon ako, three and a half years ako sa kulungan eh,” said the actor.
He added, “Tapos dumating ‘yung offer. Siyempre nakabayad ako sa utang ko. Nag-renew ng nag-renew ang partnership namin hanggang nagbukas ito ng pinto para makuha ako ng ibang produkto para endorser. Kaya hindi ko sila makalimutan. Pamilya sa akin ang TNT lalo na ngayong may internet na rin para sa mga ka-tropa.”
Meanwhile, TNT super fans’ anticipation was bursting at the seams as the mere mention of their idols’ names induced loud screams of cheers. TNT brand ambassadors didn’t disappoint. Members of the PBA team Tropang TNT Ranidel de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Troy Rosario, Mo Tautuaa, and Ryan Reyes gamely danced with their fans while Alden and Maine induced deafening cheers from fans with their respective song and dance numbers.
Alden, for his part said, “First time namin ni Maine na magkasama sa isang stage outside ‘Kalyeserye’ and Eat Bulaga at ganito pala kasaya ang maging kapiling ang mga ka-tropa! Salamat sa TNT talaga at nabibigyan kami ng ganitong pagkakataon na makasama ang mas marami pa nating mga supporters.”