Through the years: How One Kapamilya Go continues to entertain Filipinos in America

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 11, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – It has become the event of the year for Filipinos in America. For six years now, The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) One Kapamilya Go has given kababayans in America — a one-of-a-kind experience.

“Our vision for One Kapamilya Go is to make the TFC viewing experience alive for our subscribers,” said Ricky Resurreccion, project head of One Kapamilya Go.

One Kapamilya Go was first held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California in 2008. It featured Game Ka Na Ba host Edu Manzano and stars like Martin Nievera, Charice, Carol Banawa, Sheryn Regis, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

In 2009, One Kapamilya Go was brought to California’s Great America in Santa Clara, California. Stars like Charice, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Luiz Manzano, Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, Bugoy Drilon, Laarni Lozada, Chokoleit and Candy Pangilinan entertained the crowd.

In 2010, One Kapamilya Go once again returned to California’s Great America, with the entire cast of the hit noontime show, Showtime…Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz and Jugs Jugueta.

Other celebrities like Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu, Angelica Panganiban, Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldovino, Pooh and Jabbawockeez also graced the show.

In 2011, One Kapamilya Go headed to Universal Studios in Hollywood. And kababayans were ecstatic to see stars like John Lloyd Cruz, Pokwawng, Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Jed Madela, Lani Misalucha, Angeline Quinto and Marcelito Pomoy.

In 2012, One Kapamilya Go returned to California’s Great America, with the entire cast of the hit teleserye, Walang Hanggan…Coco Martin, Dawn Zulueta, Julia Montes, Paolo Avelino, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascom.

Other stars like Pokwang, Jed Madela and Slater Young were also part of the stellar line-up.

This year promises to be the biggest One Kapamilya Go — yet!

It will be held from coast-to-coast…at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on October 18 and at California’s Great America on October 20.

Among the stars headlining the events are The Voice of the Philippines coaches Lea Salonga and Bamboo, with champion Mitoy Yonting, runner-up Klarisse de Guzman and finalists Janice Javier and Myk Perez.

They will be joined by rock princess Yeng Constantino, teleserye stars Sam Milby, Maja Salvador, Christine Reyes and Gerald Anderson, comediennes Tart and Vivieka, and favorite tandem Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria.

“We are so thankful to our kapamilya for coming to One Kapamilya Go every year. We will make sure to bring you more joy and excitement for the years to come,” said Olivia de Jesus, ABS-CBN International managing director.

John-D Lazatin, One Kapamilya Go’s director, concluded, “I promise — One Kapamilya Go 2013 — will be one solid, fun show for everyone.”

For more information on One Kapamilya Go, visit www.onekapamilyago.com.

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