Surigao City, Surigao del Norte--Pinoy Dream Academy champ RJ Jimenez and Lani Misalucha comic impersonator Le Chaz recently wowed Surigao City as part of the National Nutrition Council's (NNC) road show campaign.
RJ and Le Chaz were part of the Work in Progress Media Productions road show caravan featuring the theme, “Waston Nutrisyon: Alamin, Gawin at Palaganapin”.
They provided entertainment numbers at the Washington Gym in Barangay Washington where a jampacked crowd waited for them.
They performed in between a video showing of NNC nutrition campaign “Busog-Lusog” annotated by Christine Bersola-Babao and “Pinoy Big Brother” Housemate Big Winner Ruben Gonzaga.
RJ wowed the audience with his original songs “Miss Kita Kung Tuesday”, “If We Fall In Love”, and his adaptation of Jason Mraz's “I'm Yours.”
Meanwhile, Le Chaz brought the house down with his antics and interpretations of some of Misalucha's songs.
However, the month-long preparation of motorcade of stars Jimenez and Le Chaz went to waste during the recent visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in this province.
The parade of celebrities organized by the provincial, city and regional NNC offices, which was set as early as Tuesday, was deferred because of Arroyo's meeting with the local officials in a nearby town Wednesday afternoon.
“We could not go on with the parade since the marshals were still with GMA's conference with the officials. And besides, we also had to wait for our mayor to start the motorcade. RJ and Le Chaz would also do a courtesy call to Mayor Cassura, who was with GMA,” said Tita Matias, health educator of the Surigao City Health Center.
Jimenez and Le Chaz were already on call after their radio interview with RPN satellite AM, but were instructed to stand by as per official announcement from the city government.
It was also announced that Arroyo would pay the City Hall a visit but was canceled at the eleventh hour. “Handang-handa na kami. Pati traffic was in place pero we were advised her visit was called of. Dala na naman ng mga gamit papunta sa Surigao Airport dahil do'n na lang daw gagawin ang meeting with the mayor,” said Matias.
RJ and Le Chaz had to wait until late in the afternoon only to be informed that the motorcade would not be staged anymore.