One Kapamilya Go draws thousands in US

Posted at 09/21/2012 6:04 PM | Updated as of 09/22/2012 11:57 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Filipino Channel (TFC) lived up to its tradition of providing world-class entertainment during its recently-concluded annual celebration of "One Kapamilya Go" in the US.

The event held at the Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara, California, drew another sold-out crowd of almost 11,000.

True to its promise of providing the best of the best, no less than the phenomenal cast of "Walang Hanggang", the number one primetime teleserye in the Philippines today; Pokwang, the country's top comedienne-actress and 2012 FAMAS Best Actress nominee for TFC Films' A Mother's Story; multi-awarded singer Jed Madela; and Pinoy Big Brother champion Slater Young, were flown into the US for the event.

Fans were also treated to a Meet & Greet with the Walang Hanggang cast and other huge add-ons including the launch of the TFCtv; the North America TFCKat finals; The Voice Philippines auditions; the launch of the global anti-piracy campaign; free screening of the FAMAS-nominated "A Mother's Story" and Cinema One Global's independent film, "Six Degrees from Lilia Cuntapay".

“Every year, we face the challenge of how to keep up with the legacy of Filipino excellence that Filipinos in the US have come to associate with One Kapamilya Go,” said Ricky Resurreccion, One Kapamilya Go’s Project Lead who also heads TFC North America’s Ad Sales & Trade Marketing.

“It’s like hosting and preparing for an annual family reunion: how do you keep the concept fresh, the menu surprising and flavorful, the interaction engaging? How do you make it worth the family’s time? That’s the amount of delicate care we put into every One Kapamilya Go event because the Filipino deserves it,” he added.