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ABS-CBN honors soldiers anew at “Saludo” event in Lucena

  • ABS-CBN continues to honor soldiers who dedicate their lives to helping and protecting Filipinos
  • About 500 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families enjoyed a day of entertainment, fun and games, and camaraderie alongside various Kapamilya stars and executives
  • On behalf of the entire network, ABS-CBN executives led by chairman Mark Lopez, president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, and COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, personally thanked the soldiers for their sacrifice and service

ABS-CBN continues to honor soldiers who dedicate their lives to helping and protecting Filipinos with the latest leg of the “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” held at the AFP Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) Post in General Guillermo, Nakar, Lucena City.

About 500 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families enjoyed a day of entertainment, fun and games, and camaraderie alongside various Kapamilya stars and executives.


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Dimples Romana and Beauty Gonzalez of hit serye “Kadenang Ginto,” and Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon of an upcoming show led fun games with the country’s modern day heroes.

Meanwhile, “PBB Otso” Big Four Batch 2 Andre Brouillette, Lou Yanong, Fumiya Sankai, and Yamyam Gucong, and “It’s Showtime’s” GirlTrends performed song and dance numbers. Hosts Ahwel Paz of DZMM and DJ Nikki of MOR 101.9 kept the audience in high spirits throughout the program. ABS-CBN News reporter and anchor Jeff Canoy, who covered the Marawi conflict in 2017 alongside many Filipino soldiers, was also present to thank the modern-day heroes for their bravery and courage.

On behalf of the entire network, ABS-CBN executives led by chairman Mark Lopez, president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, and COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, personally thanked the soldiers for their sacrifice and service.

Led by SOLCOM commander Lt. Gen Gilbert Gapay and SOLCOM deputy commander B. Gen. Monico Batle, the soldiers and their Kapamilya guests concluded the day’s celebrations with a salu-salo boodle fest-style.

The event is the latest leg of ABS-CBN’s “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” which was launched in 2017 and has brought stars from hit Kapamilya programs like “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “Wildflower,” “Pusong Ligaw,” “Banana Sundae,” “Magandang Buhay,” and “Araw Gabi,” as well as “Tawag Ng Tanghalan” finalists, Hashtags, at GirlTrends mula sa “It’s Showtime,” and other Kapamilya stars like Judy Ann Santos, Kim Chiu, Eric Nicolas, and Arci Munoz in bringing joy to soldiers in Cagayan De Oro, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, at Manila.

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