First stop is the Mutya ng Dabaw for which GMA Network is the strategic partner. The coronation night, which will be produced by the Network and will be staged at the Davao City Recreation Center today, will see Dingdong Dantes as host, together with Isabelle Daza, regional TV personalities Anna Maris Igpit and Resci Rizada as co-hosts.
Serving as one of the judges for the Mutya ng Dabaw is Miss World 2011 first runner-up Gwendolyn Ruais. Kyla, TJ Trinidad and Gian Magdangal will also add fun to the night with live performances for the candidates and the audience.
“The Kapuso Network is elated to take the challenge of leveling up the prestigious search in time for the 75th founding anniversary of Davao City. This is our way of showing that we are truly committed to serve our regional audience by becoming a medium to showcase the beauty and positive spirit of the Dabawenyos to the world,” says Oliver Amoroso, AVP for sales and marketing of GMA Regiona
Tomorrow, March 15, the cast of Biritera Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro, Rich Asuncion, Rose Anne Magan and Barbara Miguel — together with the afternoon prime program Hiram Na Puso lead stars Mark Herras and Kris Bernal, plus Party Pilipinas Kyla will be at the NCCC Mall, 5 p.m. for a Kapuso Mall Show.
Then it’s the turn of the cast of Legacy stars Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Geoff Eigenmann and Sid Lucero together with Mike Tan, Sam Pinto, Ryza Cenon and Chariz Solomon to celebrate with the Dabawenyos on March 16. The cast will be roaming the main streets of Davao City for the Parada Dabawenyo at 7 a.m. They will perform at the Gaisano Mall of Davao during a Kapuso Mall Show at 5 p.m.
On March 17, 11 a.m., Dingdong and Marian Rivera will send smiles to their fans and followers as they join the Kapuso Barangayan in Doña Salud Covered Court, Brgy. Sasa, together with their My Beloved co-stars Katrina Halili, Ynna Asistio and Fabio Ide. The cast will also be at SM City Davao for a Kapuso Mall Show at 5 p.m.
Wrapping up the Kapuso celebration of Araw Ng Dabaw is a Kapuso Barangayan on March 18, 4 p.m., at Brgy. SIR Mike Tan and Ryza Cenon.
The Mutya ng Dabaw TV Special will be aired on March 25 in SNBO timeslot via GMA TV Davao, GMA TV CDO and GMA TV GenSan. It will also be aired the same day via GMA TV Dagupan, GMA TV Cebu, GMA TV Iloilo, GMA TV Naga and GMA TV Bacolod from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, the highlights of the Araw Ng Dabaw can be seen in Let’s Fiesta TV Special airing via GMA TV Davao, GMA TV CDO and GMA TV GenSan on April 1.