GMA Pinoy TV’s 10th anniversary celebration keeps getting bigger and better. Kapusong Pinoy Japan this year has Pambansang Dimple Alden Richards, and Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas with Rock and Soul Diva Aicelle Santos entertaining Kapuso fans in Tokyo on Sunday, Oct. 11.
The concert, in partnership with WorldCom Japan Ltd., will be at the New Pier Hall in Kapusong Pinoy Japan is the fourth event in this year’s Kapusong Pinoy concert series in celebration of GMA Pinoy TV’s 10th anniversary.
Japan was among the first countries to have GMA’s flagship international channel, with its first broadcast aired over the carrier IPS, Inc. in 2005. GMA’s two other international channels, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, soon followed, making more GMA programs available to Filipinos in Japan.
The yearlong festivities for the anniversary dubbed #Sampuso began in May with Kapusong Pinoy Vancouver and Anaheim, followed by the recently concluded Kapusong Pinoy New York on Sept. 5.
Richards has certainly proven himself as one of the Network’s most sought-after leading men. Most recently, he has gained greater popularity with AlDub, this year’s phenomenal onscreen pairing in Eat Bulaga’s KalyeSerye segment, also seen on GMA Pinoy TV. His tandem with Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub has captured the attention of countless Kapuso fans across the globe.
“This will be my first time in Japan and I’m very excited because I hear it’s a beautiful country. But more than that, I’m also excited to meet our fans there. This event is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for their never-ending support,” shares the actor who also co-hosts Sunday PinaSaya. “Kaya mga Kapuso sa Japan, tara na’t makisaya sa amin sa October 11 na po!”
Santos is likewise excited and thankful as she joins Richards and De las Alas in concert. “It’s always an honor to perform for our countrymen abroad and I am grateful to GMA Pinoy TV for making this possible,” says the award-winning singer-actress who starred in the hit musical Rak of Aegis. “We’ve prepared very special performances, so to all our kababayan in Japan, head over to the New Pier Hall and celebrate with us!” she enthuses.
De las Alas, who also top billed the concert series’ Vancouver, Anaheim and New York editions, is grateful for the opportunity to entertain Kapuso fans abroad. Her wit and boundless energy are going to make the Philippine Comedy Queen ready to spread the fun to a wider audience.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA Pinoy TV dahil napabilang ako sa kanilang 10th year anniversary celebration. Isa ring malaking karangalan na maghatid ng saya sa mas marami pa nating kababayan hindi lamang sa telebisyon,” shares the Kapuso star who currently hosts GMA’s newest entertainment talk-comedy-magazine show CelebriTV and the comedy-musical variety program Sunday PinaSaya airing on GMA Pinoy TV.
Kapusong Pinoy Japan is sponsored by Landbank, Cebuana Lhuillier, Cebu Pacific, Send-A-Shakey’s, Globe Duo Japan, Camella: A Vistaland Company, Bostik, Air 21, EO Executive Optical, Pag-IBIG Fund, and Amaia.
Gates open at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m.. This will be followed by a meet and greet session with the Kapuso artists for Platinum ticket holders.
Tickets are priced at JPY12,000 (USD96) for Platinum seats and JPY10,000 (USD80) for Gold seats.
For ticket inquiries, you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the hotline 03 – 6868-3880 / 03- 6869-9888. For more details visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/worldcomjapan.
For inquiries on subscriptions to GMA’s international channels, call the toll free number 0032-990-288 or email AccessTV@pims.ph