The Kapuso Mo Sa Dish, Ka-date Mo promo had the participants re-enact a scene from their favorite Kapuso programs. The video clips were then uploaded to YouTube and posted on DISH Ko ‘to’s Facebook wall.
The best entries, which came from Anton Rolth Franco of New Jersey and Josephus Tudtud of New York, won a chat date with Kapuso stars and real-life sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, and Dennis Trillo, respectively.
Anton, who had his family with him during the video chat, got star struck and stunned when Dingdong and Marian challenged him to an impromptu acting exercise with them. Anton did not disappoint the Kapuso stars and had the two laughing their hearts out by his wit and funny antics. Dingdong was even quick to respond to Anton’s request when he said “Punta kayo dito!” (“Please visit us here!”) as he was scheduled to join the Philippine Independence Day celebration in New York.
Josephus, meanwhile, was surprised to share similarities with Dennis. An independent filmmaker in the U.S., Josephus, like Dennis, gets his inspiration from experimental crime films. Both take interest in producing and directing movies as inspired by the works of Hollywood directors David Fincher and Guy Ritchie. “Maybe we can do a collaboration when I visit Manila,” Josephus tells Dennis, to which he replies, “Yeah, that would be interesting!”
Asked about their online chat date experience with the winners, Marian says, “Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi first time ko to have a video chat with our fans from the U.S! Sana ‘yung ibang mga Kapuso stars magawa rin nila ito.” (“This is my first time to have a video chat with our fans from the U.S. I had so much fun! I hope the other Kapuso stars can do this as well.”)
Dingdong adds, “Parang walang time difference kapag kausap mo sila, parang nandito lang sila kasama namin. At nakakatuwa to actually see them na pinapanood ang My Beloved.” (“It felt like there’s no time difference between us and they were just here when we were chatting. It’s heartwarming to actually see them watching My Beloved.”)
Dennis was also thankful to all the GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV subscribers for all their support. “Sa lahat ng GMA International channel subscribers sa buong mundo, sana ay huwag kayong magsawang suportahan ang GMA Network dahil kami ay hindi rin magsasawa na pagandahin pa ang aming mga programa para mapanood ninyo diyan kahit malayo kayo sa amin. Maraming salamat po sa inyong tuluy-tuloy na pagsuporta.” (“To all GMA International channel subscribers worldwide, thank you for all your support and we hope you’ll continue to support GMA Network as we strive to give you excellent programs that you can enjoy even if you’re far away from home.”)
For more information about GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV programs and personalities, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international.