Big smiles, loud laughter, and whispers of “we miss you” filled the room in “Kapamilya Reunion 2019” event, organized by The Filipino Channel (TFC) in partnership with Remitly, held last January 13 at the Restaurant 9501 inside the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.
Now on its third year, “Kapamilya Reunion” is TFC’s way of bringing home closer to the overseas Filipinos by organizing a virtual reunion with their loved ones in the Philippines.
“We wanted to start the year right, and what better way to do that than to bring our overseas Filipinos closer to home through the Kapamilya Reunion 2019. It warms our hearts to be part of this intimate moment between our overseas Filipinos and their families,” said Allie Dela Cruz-Benedicto, Global Marketing Head of ABS-CBN Global.
Seven families were able to experience the virtual reunion, where the overseas Filipinos’ families in Manila enjoyed a sumptuous meal, and get to interact with some ABS-CBN artists: Jona who prepared a special song number; one of today’s most-loved loveteams, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber; one of the talented hosts of this generation, Robi Domingo; and comedians Eric Nicolas and Negi who served as host that day.
See below some of the highlights from the “Kapamilya Reunion 2019” event:
Touching moment: The families based here in Manila were excited to see their loved ones overseas via video chat during TFC’s “Kapamilya Reunion 2019”,
where seven families took part in the event. Photo by Allan Sancon
Adding color and fun to the event were ABS-CBN Stars (L-R) Eric Nicolas, Edward Barber, Maymay Entrata, Robi Domingo, Jona, and Negi. Photo by Allan Sancon
As a special treat for the Kapamilyas, Jona performed for them the song “Maghihintay Ako”, which she interpreted for Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs in 2016. Photo by Allan Sancon
On-screen partners Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata (middle) cannot hide their excitement in meeting the Kapamilyas overseas.
In this photo, the two cannot get enough of the cute baby who was smiling at them during the chat with Kapamilya overseas Amapola Punla-Cruz. Photo by Allan Sancon
While the Kapamilya overseas Magdeline Calimlim was chatting with her relatives, Jona joined them for a few minutes after her performance. Photo by Allan Sancon
While chatting with her family, Kapamilya overseas Mylene Robles gamely exchanged banters with Robi Domingo and Eric Nicolas. Photo by Allan Sancon
Making everyone laugh with their banter were the event’s hosts, comedians Eric Nicolas and Negi. Photo by Allan Sancon
After the event, each family received “Family is Love” shirts from TFC plus a photo opportunity with the Kapamilya stars. Photo by Allan Sancon