Thousands flock to catch Maja, Matteo at Jersey City fiesta

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Thousands of people lined up the streets of West Side Avenue in Jersey City Sunday to watch the Philippine-American Friendship Committee or PAFCOM parade.

Fans were eager to see The Filipino Channel’s 20th Anniversary float, which featured kapamilya stars Matteo Guidicelli and Maja Salvador.

The parade culminated in a big outdoor fiesta at Lincoln Park, where people were treated to Filipino food, products, and various cultural performances.

TFC’s very own ka-Baranggay USA Gelo was busy taking pictures with fans.

“Legal Wife” fans just couldn’t get enough of “Nicole”, Maja Salvador’s character in the just concluded hit kapamilya teleserye.

The man of the hour, Mateo Guidicelli, now known as Sarah Geronimo’s boyfriend, spent time with fans.

“It’s so nice when you see Pinoys, you try to understand how they feel,” he said. “They’ve been out of the country. They’ve been away for a long time. To come and make them feel close to home is just a nice feeling.”

PAFCOM Overall Charirman Mario Garcia said: “A lot of people are supporting this event right now – double compared to last year. So I’m really happy. And also to TFC kapamilya for their 100 percent support.”

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