Wednesday, July 11, 2018

“ASAP Honolulu” gets huge aloha from thousands of fans

HONOLULU SHOWS LOVE FOR “ASAP”: Another capacity crowd for ABS-CBN’s “ASAP”, this time in the Aloha State of Hawaii


Catch the second episode on July 22 on ABS-CBN TFC worldwide

The touring Filipino TV and live concert musical variety juggernaut called, “ASAP”, received the warmest aloha from thousands of local residents and travelling fans in the island of Oahu, Hawaii where “ASAP Honolulu” was recently held.  From arrival till departure, the energetic cast shared hundreds of selfies, shakas, hugs, and high fives with the vibrant Filipino community which is the largest Asian group in the state. 

It was a lovefest between the stars and the fans during the VTR shoots, at the press conference which registered the highest views for livestreamed press conferences on TFC online, at the TFC Marketplace where exciting booth activities took place, and during the back-to-back concerts at Neil S. Blaisdell Arena which reverberated with shrieks of delight from attendees.


In a report from ABS-CBN TFC’s daily news show, BAABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion said, “It’s important to bring joy to the Filipinos in Hawaii. This day is a full day of activities dedicated to them.  As early as 10am, we opened the doors for all the activities that happened in the TFC Marketplace.  ‘ASAP’ is an international TFC Live event so it always aims to celebrate the TFC experience with the entire family.”
“Hawaii is a very important piece of TFC’s history. It was in Hawaii where TFC first got carried into a cable system. If it wasn’t for Hawaii, TFC wouldn’t have had its start,” said ABS-CBN North and Latin America Managing Director Jun del Rosario.
Martin Nievera, TFC’s first Goodwill Ambassador who grew up in Hawaii, recalled the very first TFC concert in Hawaii that he starred in with Agot Isidro back in 1997.  “There’s a lot of firsts for TFC that happened in Hawaii, so to return here with ‘ASAP’ – the biggest touring Filipino live concert – is a very sweet homecoming.  The love is genuine.  Our team’s eagerness to reach out to all and give our best is as heartfelt as it gets.”

The four-hour spectacle for the senses directed by the eminent Johnny Manahan that regaled the live audience at Neil S. Blaisdell Arena is better seen and heard. The first episode of “ASAP Honolulu” was aired on ABS-CBN TFC last July 8.  Catch the second episode on July 22 only on TFC worldwide.

Meanwhile, here are some exciting sights and moments captured from “ASAP Honolulu” (Photo credits: Sthanlee Mirador for Star Studio; Nerissa Fernandez for ABS-CBN/TFC):

MEET THE PRESS AND COMMUNITY: The ABS-CBN TFC team joins KZ Tandingan, Maja Salvador, Toni Gonzaga, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual,
Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla and Inigo Pascual at the “ASAP Honolulu” press conference at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.


Superfans Joe and Badette Tiburcio at the TFC Marketplace in the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.  The couple met and fell in love in London, returned to watch “ASAP London”,
and also attended “ASAP New York” and “ASAP Honolulu”. They are already looking to fly for “ASAP Sydney” and the next ASAP in 2019 celebrating TFC’s 25thanniversary.

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Award-winning Lifestyle Network producer Beverly Desuasido with FilAm social media star Bretman Rock who has 3.5 million followers on YouTube
and 10 million followers on Instagram.  He watches TFC shows and is an “ASAP” fan.


ABS-CBN North and Latin America Head of Operations and Retail Kerwin Du still found time to help customers wanting to buy ASAP Honolulu t-shirts during concert intermission.

Getting ready at backstage are from left, ABS-CBN North and Latin America Jun Del Rosario, City of Honolulu’s Director for International Affairs Firmo Dayao representing Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, ABS-CBN Corporation Chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN Corporation President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN Global Head of Digital Partnership and Integration Connie Lopez, ABS-CBN Head of Integrated Events and Customer Engagement Bobby Barreiro, ABS-CBN Finance Head for Broadcast and Integrated News and Current Affairs Catherine Lopez, Mrs. Olivia Dayao and daughter, and Randy Santiago.

ABS-CBN TFC’s “ASAP” received a proclamation from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, represented here by the City’s Director for International Affairs Firmo Dayao, who is also with the City’s Office of Economic Development.  From left are Adobo Nation host and BA reporter Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN Corporation Head of Integrated Events and Customer Engagement Bobby Barreiro, ABS-CBN North and Latin America Managing Director Jun Del Rosario, ASAP Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia, ABS-CBN Global COO Olivia De Jesus, Mr. Dayao who presented the proclamation to ABS-CBN Corporation Chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN Corporation President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, and TFC’s Barangay USA Host Gelo Barga.


Getting ready for the start of the show are from left, ABS-CBN Corporation Head of Integrated Sales August Benitez, Head of Integrated Events and Customer Engagement Bobby Barreiro, ABS-CBN Finance Head for Broadcast and Integrated News and Current Affairs Catherine Lopez, ABS-CBN Head of Integrated Marketing Nandy Villar, ABS-CBN Global COO Olivia De Jesus, and ABS-CBN Corporation President and CEO Carlo Katigbak.


All smiles before the show are ABS-CBN Corporation Chairman Mark Lopez, Executive Adviser to the President and CEO Raffy Lopez and wife Gaucha and Mr. and Mrs. Firmo Dayao.


Maja Salvador together with Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby and Jake Cuenca stunned the crowd with a high-energy hula number.


Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual sharing with all that TFC started its cable carriage in Hawaii


Charming leading ladies Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu and Arci Munoz and the G-Force dance to OPM tunes


International love team Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo rock n’ roll to Original Pilipino Music


“Uptown Funk” with the youthful group of Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Jessica Sanchez, Morissette and Inigo Pascual.


The fast-rising Mayward love team – Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber – is a big hit among fans.


Game for daring, intricate choreography are Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Gerald Anderson and Jake Cuenca


VOCAL WONDERS: From left are Morissette, Randy Santiago, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, KZ Tandingan, Eric Santos, Piolo Pascual and Kyla


Wowing with teleserye themes are from left, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Daryl Ong, Angeling Quinto, Dingdong Avanzado, Geneva Cruz and Morissette


The hunks of ASAP: Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual, Jake Cuenca and Sam Milby


Selfie fun with the loveteams: Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata (MayWard), Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel)


Sporty and Sexy: Maymay Entrata, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu and Julia Barretto

Tribute to iconic Filipino singer Nonoy Zuniga: From left, Dingdong Avanzado, Toni Gonzaga, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Nonoy Zuniga, Martin Nievera, Jessica Sanchez and Eric Santos


The cast applauding and thanking everyone who attended “ASAP Honolulu”


HISTORY MADE: A group shot of ABS-CBN executives with the ASAP Honolulu cast and crew

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