PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"It was truly the grandest party of the year as Party Pilipinas conquered the entire archipelago with a very successful and spectacular 1st anniversary celebration last Sunday, March 27.
"The simultaneous nationwide celebration united the stable of Kapuso stars who performed live for the thousands of shrieking fans in Cebu City, Davao City, Baguio City and in GMA Network Center.
"The star-studded cast of Captain Barbell led by Richard Gutierrez captivated the Cebuanos who trooped to the Fuente Osmeña Circle to catch a glimpse of their favourite celebrities. The crowds roared with delight when Richard rode the Kapuso float in his Captain Barbell costume. The Cebuanos were thrilled to see Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heusaff, Sam Pinto, Isabel Oli, Bianca King, Michelle Madrigal, TJ Trinidad, Jillian Ward and Frencheska Farr who entertained the audience with song and dance numbers. The stars of Alakdana led by Louise delos Reyes, Paulo Avelino and Alden Richards with Julie Ann San Jose, Elmo Magalona, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jay R, Kris Lawrence, Krista Kleiner, the Sexbomb Dancers and the Manoeuvers added excitement and star power to the anniversary celebration in the Queen City of the South.
"Loud screams welcomed the Kapuso celebrities at the jam-packed party in Davao City. The Davaoeños were ecstatic to see the Sayaw Pilipinas crew composed of Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio, Sarah Lahbati, Steven Silva, Enzo Pineda, Rocco Nacino, Sef Cadayona, Winwyn Marquez, Yassi Pressman, Diva Montelaba and Mayton Eugenio who brought the groove at the Rizal Park. The cast of My Lover, My Wife’s Maxene Magalona and Luis Alandy delighted the audience with their special production number with Kris Bernal, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Jolina Magdangal, La Diva and Party Jock Gino Quillamor.
"The party continued in the Summer Capital of the Philippines as Magic Palayok’s real-life sweethearts Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann charmed thousands of Kapuso fans in the Melvin Jones Grandstand in Burnham Park, Baguio City. Iza Calzado, Katrina Halili, Rochelle Pangilinan, Ryza Cenon, LJ Reyes, Jay Perillo, and Geoff Taylor brought the temperature to its hottest point as they surprised everyone with their best dance moves and song numbers. Together with party jocks Bela Padilla and Rico Robles, teen pop group XLR8, Team Mars and Addlib made everyone sing and dance along with the hottest hits and grooves. Meanwhile, Tweens Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin were greeted with ear-splitting cheers from the crowd.
"Kapuso primetime stars led the anniversary celebration in the GMA Network Studios. Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Dennis Trillo, Gian Magdangal, Kyla, Aljur Abrenica, Jennylyn Mercado performed an explosive opening number for the live audience in Studio 7. The cast of Captain Barbell--Mr. Eddie Gutierrez, Akihiro Sato, Paolo Paraiso, Jon Hall, and Ervic Vijandre--paraded and came on stage in their fabulous costumes. Tween Royalties Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio drew enthusiastic screams from their fans as they performed with Glaiza de Castro. The Pop Girls, Marc Abaya, Hannah of Session Road, Kat Agardo, Miguel Escueta, Julian Trono, Carl Acosta, Artstrong, RPM, MXMVMNT and The Hotlegs brought the house down with their explosive song and dance numbers with party jocks Raymond Gutierrez, KC Montero, Andi9 and Tim Yap.
"All the great artists with four big musical events only proved Party Pilipinas’ nationwide domination in the hearts of millions of Filipinos every Sunday afternoon."
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