After a string of successful Kapamilya events in Japan and Korea; to content-based fans’ day in Hong Kong and Malaysia; to movie premieres in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore; ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (“TFC”) in Asia Pacific continues to bring more reasons for Filipinos in the region to celebrate and feel connected to home.
Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Global Ltd. managing director for Asia Pacific shares: “TFC has been bringing pieces of home to the region through its programs and live events. This year, we continue to serve more Kapamil-yas as we expand in Asia Pacific and bring new programs and experiences that inform, entertain and hopefully inspire.”
Part of these shows include love for family in “A Love to Last” starring Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion; sources of inspiration in “My Dear Heart” which stars Coney Reyes, Zanjoe Marudo, Bela Padilla and child star Nayomi Ramos; a strong foundation in “Wildflower;” adherence to commitment in “Better Half;” and passion for what one’s heart beats for in “Pusong Ligaw” and “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin.”
TFC continues to keep overseas Filipinos updated and informed with live news program “TV Patrol;” and current affairs program “Rated K.” Filipinos overseas gain access to these shows either through cable, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) or online (TFC.tv). These allow Filipinos to watch on their TV, desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.
TFC is also now reaching out to more seafaring Filipinos via DVDs and linear channel on various cruise ships and cargo vessels.
On the big screen, Filipinos in the Asia Pacific region get to watch the same quality films from ABS-CBN Star Cinema Production Inc. (Star Cinema) via [email protected] A recent box office hit was “My Ex and Whys,” the comeback film of the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s loveteam and soon, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.
Some theatricals screenings were personally graced by the films’ stars such as John Lloyd Cruz who flew to Malaysia for the premiere of “Just the Three of Us’” last May 9, and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla for their film “Barcelona: A Love Untold” last September 18, both blockbuster screenings. After its theatrical release, all movies eventually become available on TFC IPTV and TFC.tv.
Another content-based show which TFC toured was the phenomenal “JaDine In Love World Tour”, where Nadine Lustre and James Reid made their final stop for about 2,000 Kapamilyas in Singapore with Kyla, Daryl Ong plus DJ Jai Ho last June 26. Meantime, lead stars Jericho Rosales and Arci Muñoz flew to Malaysia for a “Magpahanggang Wakas” PaskongPasasalamat last December 4.
Bringing quality performances to the stage, TFC launched its first “One Kapamilya Go! (OKGo!)” in South Korea where the Kapamilyas were entertained by Maja Salvador,
Rayver Cruz, KZ Tandingan and DJ Cha Cha on April 10 and the kick-off celebration of Star Magic’s 25th anniversary in Australia with Piolo Pascual, Pokwang, Yeng Constantino, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil on October 30.
TFC also supported local Philippine celebrations such as the PiyestangPinoy in Taiwan with Rayver Cruz and DJ Cha Cha in partnership with Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) last December 11 and Kapangywawan Festival in Hong Kong with Cruz and comedian Negi on June 12.