Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap led the cast members of Be Careful With My Heart who took part in the ongoing world tour of their ABS-CBN show.
The cast members were at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California last Friday and at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida on Mothers’ Day.
According to a release provided by ABS-CBN's Global Corporate Affairs, the City of Los Angeles declared May 10 as “ABS-CBN TFC Be Careful With My Heart Kapit Bisig Day” via a Proclamation signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the entire City Council.
The Proclamation was presented by Mayor Pro-Tem of Walnut, California Antonio Cartagena, Filipino-American Service Group, Inc. Executive Director Susan Dilkes, and Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega of Los Angeles to Be Careful With My Heart Business Unit Head Ginny Ocampo, ABS-CBN Head of Ad Sales, Trade Marketing & Events Ricky Resurreccion and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus.
According to the release, the said proclamation "honored the commitment of ABS-CBN, TFC (The Filipino Channel) and the show to promote Filipino participation in the recently held Philippine elections and the May 21 municipal election in Los Angeles County."
Consul General Barber De La Vega was quoted as saying that because of the Philippine government partnership with TFC, voter registration for overseas absentee voting increased five-fold as a result of TFC support.
On Mothers’ Day, May 12, Florida fans of the show also came in full force to the Silver Spurs Arena to show their support for Sir Chief, Maya, Abby, Tart, Sabel: the characters of the popular TFC teleserye. The cast members were joined by singing champions Yeng Constantino and Jovit Baldivino.
After performing in the United States and the Middle East, the Kapamilya stars will heading to Canada next.
Stage director John-D Lazatin and musical director Lorrie Ilustre mixed high-energy musical dance numbers with light romantic songs, acting contests, hilarious dating games that involved the audience, and showstoppers from Yeng and Jovit.
Rosario “Tart” Carlos (Doris) and Vivieka Vivieka (Sabel) displayed their comic genius and onstage chemistry with their Madonna-Lady Gaga song-and-dance-off layered with a trade of witty barbs and retorts. The two comediennes also backed up Jodi Sta. Maria (Maya) in the “Be Careful With Your Acting” portion that brought the house down with three gentlemen participants from the audience reenacting a favorite scene between Sir Chief and Maya.
Jodi serenaded the crowd with songs like "Kaba" and "Torete" from the show’s gold-selling soundtrack.
Mutya Orquia (Abby) had a cute exchange with TFC Barangay USA’s Gelo before performing "Call Me Maybe" with Carlos, Vivieka and the dancers.
The musical segments of the events were interspersed with video clips from the show, reportedly eliciting excited screams from the crowd.
When Richard (Sir Chief) stepped onstage, he reportedly received the loudest applause as he sang the opening lines of "This Thing Called Love."
The dating games with the popular 40-something actor concluded with passionate hugs and kisses for him from the chosen candidates.
Another highlight of the show was the duet between Richard and Jodi and for the the finale, the entire cast did an OPM disco medley that had the crowd dancing to the beat.
Los Angeles declares May 10 as “ABS-CBN TFC Be Careful With My Heart Kapit Bisig Day"
May 17, 2013