GMA Regional TV holds trade events in Mindanao-A A +A
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
GMA Network, through its regional arm, GMA Regional TV, held back-to-back thanksgiving parties in Davao and Cagayan de Oro on November 7 and 8, respectively, to recognize its valued and loyal partners in the trade who have helped them reach another milestone this year.
Both occasions were memorable celebrations of good food, great entertainment, and lots of surprises. Aside from a sumptuous and delectable fiesta-themed buffet, guests were also treated to raffle draws of exciting prizes.
And as its way of giving back to its valued partners, GMA Regional TV also staged mini concerts featuring some of the biggest and brightest Kapuso stars who provided entertainment to its key partner-advertisers.
In Davao City, merriment was courtesy of no less than the Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, together with Alden Richards, her leading man in the upcoming primetime soap Carmela, Sunday All Stars mainstay Maricris Garcia, and Vampire Ang Daddy Ko cast member Glaiza de Castro. The program was hosted by comedians Pekto and Boobay.
Meanwhile in CDO, Pekto once again hosted the event with entertainment provided by Alden and Maricris.
Overwhelmed by Mindanaoans' warm reception last September during the Tuna Festival celebration, Marian personally chose to visit the region again to give back to her supporters.
"When I learned about this trip in Mindanao, sinabi ko talaga sa sarili ko na sasama ako. Pagkatapos dumugin ng mga tao ‘yung huli naming Fans' Day ni Dingdong sa GenSan, I made a promise to myself that I will come back here para makapagpasalamat akong muli sa mga Kapusong Mindanaoans," she said.
Some of the men and women behind the success of GMA News and Public Affairs Southern and Northern Mindanao were also present to introduce the anchors, hosts, and producers of their local programs namely Testigo, Una Ka Bai, Isyu Mindanao, and Testigo Northern Mindanao.
The News and Public Affairs team promises an exciting 2014 for the Mindanaoans as they plan to "harness the power of social media to further reach out to local and international viewers, continue to live up and further improve on the standards of excellence which has become the trademark of GMA News and Public Affairs, and continue to bring Serbisyong Totoo to people who most need their help."
Also in attendance during the trade events was Sr. Program Manager for RTV-ETV Jocelyn Bautista-Pacleb, who shared how Regional Entertainment TV has grown by "leaps and bounds" since 2005.
She shared how proud she is to become part of a team that launched Let's Fiesta—the first and only travel show in Philippine free TV that is focused on bringing viewers to the grandest festivals all over the Philippines.
In his speech, GMA Regional TV's Assistant Vice President for Integrated Marketing Services Oliver Amoroso recalled how the Network has established itself as the key partner in promoting the best in the Filipino. He mentioned that through its local programs, GMA Regional TV consistently provides the regional partners the much needed airtime for Filipinos in other parts of the country and the world to see.
Amoroso and Pacleb, together with GMA TV Southern Mindanao Station Manager Mariles Gamboa-Puentevella and GMA TV Northern Mindanao Station Manager Armi Sobremisana, joined the network's local trade partners in celebrating a fruitful year of business partnership.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 10, 2013.