GMA Network’s first-ever regional affair in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat left thousands of supporters in awe as a glittering roster of stars led by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid performed for the province’s annual Kalimudan Festival.
Actor Gabby Eigenmann was the first to surprise the Mindanaoan crowd as he graced the coronation night of Mutya ng Sultan Kudarat and serenaded the beautiful candidates.
Bet ng Bayan co-host Alden Richards, who recently represented the country at the Hanoi International Film Festival, meanwhile, bannered a “Kapuso Fiesta” concert with leading ladies Louise delos Reyes and Max Collins. The trio was overwhelmed as they performed for a crowd estimate of 12,000 spectators.
Regine sang at the main event where some 10,000 fans gathered for her “Kapuso Fans’ Day.” As she stepped onto the stage, the crowd went wild and excitedly sang along to her hits.
Also present at the series of Kalimudan Festival shows were StarStruck alumni Mark Herras and Dion Ignacio; dramatic talents Kylie Padilla and Rochelle Pangilinan.
“We are very happy for this fruitful partnership with the province of Sultan Kudarat. It was exciting for us to bring the Kapuso brand of entertainment to such a beautiful place as this.
This was our first time to join the Kalimudan Festival and we were overwhelmed by the thousands of Sultan Kudarateños who welcomed us in all our activities,” remarked Oliver Amoroso, GMA Regional TV assistant vice president and head of Regional Strategy and Business Development.