Kapamilya stars attend virtual reunion of Pinoys abroad with families in PH

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 13 2019 06:55 PM

MANILA -- ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) hosted a virtual reunion on Sunday for some overseas Filipinos who were not able to come home last Christmas.

Now on its third year, TFC connected families of overseas Filipinos with their kin abroad at the 9501 Restaurant inside the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City.

The event was made more special by Kapamilya stars Robi Domingo, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber and Jona who gamely interacted with them while they were having a special breakfast.

“It’s a nice feeling to have kasi sa panahon natin ngayon, wala ng boundaries. With the power of social media, with the power of technology, nako-connect natin. Sa tulong din ng ABS-CBN at TFC, kahit nasa ibang bansa sila, naipaparamdam natin na parang nasa Pilipinas sila,” said Domingo.

Entrata, for her part, said she has a soft spot for OFWs because her mother also used to live abroad alone.

“Para sa akin po, isang malaking happiness sa puso ko na mapasaya lalo na ang mga OFW. Nakaka-relate ako. Kasi 'yung mama ko, mag-isa lang siya dati hanggang sa kasama na niya 'yung kapatid ko. Minsan talaga hindi maiiwasan na naho-home sick sila. Kaya masaya ako na isa kami sa nagpapasaya sa mga OFW dito sa TFC,” she said.

In keeping with the network’s Christmas theme “Family is Love,” the participating families were chosen through their relatives’ unique and heartwarming answers when they responded to TFC’s online query that went: “I’d like to nominate my family in the Philippines for a virtual salu-salo from TFC because…”

Through this gathering, TFC hopes to make a mark in the lives of overseas Filipinos who can only dream of celebrating Christmas back in their homeland. 

Here are some photos from TFC's virtual Kapamilya reunion with Filipinos abroad:

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon

Scenes at the TFC Kapamilya Reunion 2019. Allan Sancon