GMA-7’s Primetime Queen knows how to value her fans. So as much as her work schedule permits, she tries to spend quality time with them.
That's exactly what happened during her Kapuso Mall Show for the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City last Saturday, when she met some of her fans and entertained them with a couple of production numbers and games.
“Naniniwala ako na sila ang dahilan kung bakit ako nandito,” said Marian in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the entertainment media prior to her mall show at the Atrium of the Gaisano Mall of Davao at 2pm.
How does Marian connect with her fans?
“Well, nagbibigay sila ng date ‘tapos nakikipag-coordinate sila sa manager ko kung kailan ba free si Marian.
“For example, wala akong trabaho ng ganito... nilalatag namin.
“Open kami sa fans kung ano ang mangyayaring events.
“Ganun sila kaimportante sa amin, e.
“For example, may gagawin kaming event, katulad niyang GMA-7 sasabihing nasa Davao si Marian, ‘yong mga fans ni Marian nandiyan na sa mall. ‘Tapos gumagawa sila sa Internet na abangan si Marian.
“‘Yong mga tao na hindi aware sa GMA na minsan pinu-post, sila ang nagkakalat kung nasaan ako.”
Maybe it also helped that Marian opened an account on photo-sharing site Instagram, where she usually talks to her fans by replying to their comments—something that she hasn’t done in the past.
Aside from Marian, other Kapuso stars also joined the week-long celebration of the Kadayawan Festival.
Jumpstarting the series of exciting events was the much-awaited visit of the cast of the trend-setting primetime drama series My Husband’s Lover.
Lead stars Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez, and Dennis Trillo, together with co-star Bettina Carlos, all dropped by Brgy. Rafael Castillo Covered Court in Agdao, Davao City last August 15, at 2pm for a Kapuso Barangayan
Then, they went to the Kadayawan Hall at the NCCC Mall of Davao to meet and greet their Davaoeño supporters via a Kapuso Mall Show.
The following day, Friday, August 16, Friday, two Kapuso Mall Shows were held with the engaging Eat Bulaga! dabarkads.
Allan K. and Gladys Guevarra did a round of performances at the Activity Center of the NCCC Mall of Davao, while comic duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola together with Ruby Rodriguez and Pauleen Luna brought laughter to their fans at The Annex of SM City Davao.
On Saturday, August 17, the teen stars of Anna KareNina—Krystal Reyes, Barbie Forteza, Joyce Ching, and Derrick Monasterio—stopped by at Juliville Subdivision Covered Court in Brgy. Tigatto, Davao City for a Kapuso Barangayan before heading to their Kapuso Mall Show at the Atrium of the Gaisano Mall.
On the last day of the Kadayawan Festival, August 18, Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas stars Cesar Montano, Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Solenn Heussaff, and Charee Pineda boarded a GMA-7 float for the Pamulak Parade in the morning.
The cast of the upcoming GMA-7 soap opera also promoted their show at their Kapuso Mall Show at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City.