Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres will join the 2013 Hugyaw Silay Festival in Bacolod City


"What better way to kick-off GMA Network’s newest morning soap With A Smile bannered by the on-screen love tandem of Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres than to bring it to Silay City—Negros Occidental’s “seat of arts, culture and heritage.”

"With A Smile stars will be taking part of Silay City’s annual festivities popularly known as the Hugyaw Silay Festival—the city’s Charter Day Celebration—on June 12. Said festival showcases Silay’s rich culture and history with the Lin-ay Sang Silay and the Hugyaw Kansilay Street Dancing Competition as its main events.

"Joining Andrea and Mikael in the merrymaking is Fashbook host and Kapuso actress Solenn Heussaff together with Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break’s grand winner Jeric Gonzales. The Kapuso Fiesta, which will also coincide with the 115th Independence Day celebration of the country, will be held at the Silay Public Plaza at 7pm.

"Prior to the Kapuso Fiesta in Silay City, Andrea and Mikael will both head first to Bacolod City for a Kapuso Barangayan on the same day. Their fans from Barangay Bata will get the chance to see the love team up close and personal starting at 3pm. Barangay Granada is their second stop, where a meet and greet with Andrea and Mikael awaits fans at 4pm.

“The Network is proud and excited to bring the lead stars of our newest morning soap offering to this year’s Hugyaw Silay, a festival of culture and grandeur. The Negrenses, especially the Silaynons, have always been supportive of GMA and we are very thankful for that. We are also grateful for all the help extended to us by the Local Government of Silay, our event partners and sponsors for helping us bring our Kapuso stars in Negros. We hope that through efforts like this, we may be able to give back to our Kapusong Negrenses,” shares Oliver Amoroso, GMA’s Assistant VP for Regional TV.

"Mikael, who hasn’t been able to visit for a time now says he misses Negros Occidental, “Ang tagal ko nang hindi nagre-regional dun, so I’m so excited because I know there’s Team Mikael Bacolod there, and I’m excited to see all of them again and do the show because ‘yung last experience ko sa Negros napakasaya nila. And of course, I want to bring a smile to all of them because our next show is With A Smile and sana talaga magustuhan ng mga taga-Bacolod.”

"With A Smile will air every weekday morning beginning on Monday, June 17, after Unexpected You on GMA-7."

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