No pandemic can stop Filipinos from celebrating the 123rd Philippine Independence Day wherever they may be as GMA Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, is #StrongerTogether with well-loved Kapuso stars in uniting fellow Pinoys across the globe in a string of exciting virtual events.
Kicking off the celebrations this Saturday (June 6) are “Owe My Love” stars Lovi Poe and Benjamin Alves headlining the “Philippine Independence Day in New York.”
Filled with games and entertainment, the Kapuso abroad will enjoy all the virtual activities prepared especially for them. There will also be a virtual parade broadcast and a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippines and the United States of America’s Diplomatic Relations. Aside from this online event organized by the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI), some of the community members will also be allowed to gather in-person in Queens, New York. Celebrations start at 11:45am (EDT) on the Facebook pages of PIDCI Official and GMA Pinoy TV.
GMA Pinoy TV will also be supporting the Philippine Consulate General in New York as they celebrate the virtual event entitled “Commemoration of the 123rd Anniversary of Philippine Independence” on June 12, 2021 (EST time) in their Facebook page and in VEAP (Virtual Event Activation Platform) where participants will be able to visit virtual booths and interact with their fellow participants. Celebrities will also grace the virtual event with performances and virtual fashion show.
On June 12, Glaiza de Castro and Rayver Cruz are set to grace the “Piyesta Pinoy 2021: Philippine Independence Day in Bolingbrook” in Chicago, Illinois. The main cast of “Nagbabagang Luha,” which will also air soon on GMA Pinoy TV, will banner the festive online show of cultural performances, talent showcases, raffle games, and a special cooking segment from “Farm to Table” (airing on GMA Life TV) host Chef JR Royol. Organized by the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF), watch it live via GMA Pinoy TV and Piyesta Pinoy’s Facebook pages at 2pm (CDT).
Also happening on June 12 is the “Philippine Cultural Heritage Festival” which gives a well-deserved tribute to the brave, the beautiful, and the talented Filipinos in Canada and from all over the world. Viewers will witness performances and a fashion show highlighting historical Philippine national costumes. The online celebration is made possible by the Philippine Cultural Heritage Society (PCHS) to bring Filipino-Canadians together in Burnaby and the whole of British Columbia. Program starts at 7pm (PST) on Celebrate Pinas’ and GMA Pinoy TV’s official Facebook pages and on the PCHS YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, the sought-after tandem of Ken Chan and Rita Daniela, who are set to banner the upcoming GMA Pinoy TV series “Ang Dalawang Ikaw,” will be serenading their Canadian fans in “Harana, Pag-ibig sa Bayan Virtual Concert” on June 26 at 8pm (EDT). Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) hosts the Toronto online event to commemorate the quincentennial anniversary of Christianity and will give tribute to modern-day heroes. Kapuso fans all over the world can catch this celebration via live streaming on PCCF’s Facebook and YouTube channels as well as GMA Pinoy TV’s official Facebook page.
Capping off the star-studded Philippine Independence Day celebrations and coinciding with the Canada-wide commemoration of the Filipino Heritage Month is “Pista ng Bayan 2021” on June 27 in Vancouver.
The virtual event’s special guest is Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez who will also return soon on GMA Pinoy TV via the upcoming Kapuso drama, “The World Between Us.” Hosted by the United-Filipino Canadian Association of British Columbia (UFCABC), the livestream starts at 7pm (PDT) on the Facebook pages of Pista ng Bayan Vancouver and GMA Pinoy TV, as well as on UFCABC’s YouTube channel.
GMA Pinoy TV, which serves as the exclusive media sponsor for these exciting festivities, assures the Kapuso abroad that Filipinos can remain Stronger Together this Independence Day while online and as the physical gatherings begin to ease this year.
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