Alden Richards & The Gift co-stars visit Davao for Kadayawan 2019

Kapuso Mall Show-August 23

Kapuso actor Alden Richards makes a special trip to Davao this weekend to join the celebration of Kadayawan Festival courtesy of GMA Network’s regional arm GMA Regional TV.

Together with Alden are his co-stars in his upcoming primetime series The GiftMikee Quintos, Thia Thomalla, Ysabel Ortega, and Martin del Rosario. The cast will be at The Atrium, Gaisano Grand Citygate in Buhangin, Davao City this Friday (August 23) for a Kapuso Mall Show at 4 pm.

The following day (August 24), Alden and his co-stars will board the Kapuso Float for the Pamulak sa Kadayawan Float Parade.

GMA Regional TV makes this year’s Kapuso Float Parade Participation extra special as GMA TV 5 Davao airs “Pamulak sa Kadayawan: A GMA Regional TV One Mindanao Special Live Coverage” beginning 8 am.

The TV coverage will be hosted by One Mindanao anchors Tek Ocampo, Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and Real Sorroche. Live updates along the parade route will be reported by correspondents Sheillah Vergara-Rubio, Rgil Relator, and Jandi Esteban.

The rest of the Philippines and Kapuso abroad can watch the parade as well via live streaming on GMA RTV’s official website, Other highlights of this year’s Kadayawan Festival will also be featured there.

In The Gift, Alden takes on the role of Joseph—a man who grows up in Divisoria and becomes one of its hard-working vendors. And while life gives Joseph trials upon losing his eyesight, he continues to be a good person and becomes an inspiration to the people around him. He also discovers his ability to have visions even when he cannot see anything.

To prepare for his character, Alden underwent an immersion with Resources for the Blind Inc., a non-government office that helps visually-impaired people.  

The Gift centers on hope, transformation, and inspiration. Also starring in this series are Elizabeth Oropesa, Jo Berry, Rochelle Pangilinan, and Jean Garcia. It is under the helm of LA Madridejos.

“We are excited to cap off this year’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival by bringing no less than Alden Richards together with his co-stars in the upcoming GMA primetime series, The Gift,” says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “On top of the Kapuso Mall Show, the stars of The Gift are gracing the Pamulak sa Kadayawan Float Parade—one of the most-watched activities during Kadayawan Festival. We invite our Kapusong Dabawenyos to join us on Friday and Saturday for the Kapuso Mall Show and the Kapuso Float celebration. And to the rest of our Kapuso all over the Philippines and the world, they can still take part of the festivities via our website,” he adds.

Last week, the lead actors Bihag, Love You Two, The Better Woman and One of the Baes flew to Davao to celebrate with the Kapusong Dabawenyos.

Fresh from the successful run of their Afternoon Prime series Bihag, Jason Abalos and Mark Herras treated their fans to a Kapuso Mall Show in Gaisano Mall Toril last August 18.

Meanwhile in SM City Davao, Love You Two lead actor Gabby Concepcion brought kilig to Dabawenyos. Joining him were the lead stars of the primetime seriesThe Better WomanDerek Ramsay and Andrea Torres, and the uber cute team-up of RitKen—Rita Daniela and Ken Chan of the upcoming primetime series One of the Baes.

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