Gabbi Garcia, Rita Daniela, and Ken Chan Bring Fun and Kilig to Higalaay Festival

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Global Endorser Gabbi Garcia of the new drama-action series “Beautiful Justice” and the uber-cute tandem of RitKen—Rita Daniela and Ken Chan—of the upcoming millennial fairytale “One of the Baes” treated their Kagay-anon fans yesterday, August 31, as they celebrate the colorful Higalaay Festival.

GMA Regional TV brought the three Kapuso stars to Cagayan de Oro City for a Kapuso Mall Show in Centrio Ayala Mall at 4 p.m yesterday, August 31, 2019.

Beautiful Justice is set to premiere on September 9 after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad. In the series, Gabbi stars with multi-talented actress and entrepreneur Bea Binene and 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Yasmien Kurdi. Bea, Gabbi, and Yasmien will play the roles of Kitkat, Brie, and Alice – three women brought together by the tragic death of their loved ones.

Gabbi Garcia

Joining them are versatile actor and Kapuso hunk Derrick Monasterio and international model-turned-actor Gil Cuerva, who take on the roles of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents Lance and Vin, respectively. Also part of the series’ stellar cast are highly-respected drama actress Bing Loyzaga, veteran action star Victor Neri, and sultry Kapuso actress Valeen Montenegro. Esteemed director Mark Reyes V is at the helm of this exciting soap.

Ken Chan and Rita Daniela

Meanwhile, for their first-ever primetime project, Ken and Rita are teaming up for ‘One of the Baes’, a millennial fairytale that will take viewers on a special journey.

Produced by GMA Public Affairs, it will showcase the ups and downs of Filipino Seafarers through the story of Jowalyn (Rita) and Grant (Ken). Grant is a rich yet kindhearted environmental vlogger while Jowalyn is a brave young woman who dreams of someday becoming the captain of a ship.

One of the Baes also sees the stellar ensemble of veteran actors Amy Austria, Melanie Marquez, Roderick Paulate, Tonton Gutierrez, and Jestoni Alarcon. Joining the RitKen couple as well are James Teng, Kenneth Medrano, Archie Alemania, Joyce Ching, Edgar Allan Guzman, Buboy Villar, Maureen Larrazabal, and Rodjun Cruz.

“GMA Regional TV is once again making the Higalaay Festival a celebration to remember as we bring with us the stars of Beautiful Justice and One of the Baes,” says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “The Kapuso Network has been participating in Cagayan de Oro’s biggest festival every year as our way of thanking our loyal viewers here. We are grateful to Gabbi, Rita, and Ken for giving us their time and reaching out to our Kapuso in Northern Mindanao.”

Last August 24, Amoroso also served as one of the judges at the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2019 held at The Atrium of Limketkai Center. Together with him as judges were Kapuso actor Tonton Gutierrez, renowned Filipino fashion designer Renee Salud, and Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel.

Cinderella Faye ‘Cindy’ Obeñita took home the crown during the Grand Coronation Night which was co-hosted by Kapuso actor Gabby Eigenmann. GMA Regional TV One Mindanao’s Clyde Macascas also covered the grand coronation night.

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