GMA-7 is all set to end summer with a Kapuso Weekend in Boracay.
The network's vice president for Regional TV, Oliver Amoroso, says, “It’s certainly going to be more fun in Boracay this weekend as the biggest stars of the Kapuso Network give an all-out access to all Kapuso, local or tourists, through exciting performances, fun-filled sporting events and environment-oriented activities.
"For all these, we have our partners to be thankful for— their all-out support from the planning to the actual mounting of one of the Network’s biggest regional events this year.
"Definitely, summer isn’t over yet and in Boracay — the Philippines’ Summer Party Capital — the heat is just about to go a notch higher.”
Beginning May 24, Friday, a wave of exciting activities will happen starting 9:00 a.m. at the beach front of Pearl of the Pacific.
Under the sun, at 2:00 p.m., the ceremonial kick-off takes place with Kapuso stars present to get the ball rolling.
An hour later, a sports fest showcasing the artists’ active and competitive side begins.
Various Kapuso stars will face one another off in a series of tough yet exciting challenges after being divided into two teams.
Making up the White Beach team are celebrities Mikael Daez, Mike Tan, LJ Reyes, Katrina Halili, Isabelle Daza, Steven Silva, Rochelle Pangilinan, Kris Lawrence, Pancho Magno, and John Feir.
Puka Beach team, meanwhile, are composed of Aljur Abrenica, Mark Herras, Kris Bernal, Sam Pinto, Max Collins, Andrea Torres, Bianca King, Carl Guevarra, JC Tiuseco, and Jay-R.
Annotating for the audience will be GMA Regional TV Cebu’s Anna Maris Igpit and disk jockey Rico Robles.
After a long, tiring bout, what follows is a cool, soothing night of rhythm and music on the beach and under the moon with the Kapuso Jammin’ coming in at 6:00 p.m.
Kapuso romantic balladeer Christian Bautista serenades the crowd with onscreen love team Kris Bernal and Aljur, plus Katrina, Steven, and Gabby Eigenmann.
The next day, May 25, breaks with the sequel of the thrilling games on the fine, powdery sands of Boracay as the White Beach team battles it out with the Puka Beach team from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Following this is a local futsal exhibition and the open-for-all Kapuso Beach Volleyball Tournament.
The final wave of competition between Kapuso stars begins at 3:00 p.m. leading to the announcement of winners.
At 7:00 p.m., the party people at the beach get to witness the live performances from Mark, Rochelle, Sam, Mike, Carl, and R&B royalties Jay-R and Kris Lawrence.
On Sunday, May 26, Aljur, Mark, Steven, Mike, and Katrina will take a long walk along the white-sand beach for a cause, the Kapuso sa Kalikasan: Beach Clean-up project of GMA.
In its effort to save the environment, the Network will be donating artificial coral reefs to Boracay Foundation, Inc. via a turn-over ceremony commencing on the same day.