The brightest Kapuso stars and NCAA cagers clashed in a sports special made for stars.
The biggest and fastest-rising Kapuso stars, had the rare opportunity of showcasing their impressive skills in sports, during the GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game, on Sunday, June 5.
GMA Network and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) both brought their A-game to the court. Kapuso stars and the NCAA players are well-distributed, between two competing teams. Held at the FilOil Flying V Center, the GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game was a rare chance to see the biggest and most promising of the Kapuso stars showcasing their moves and skills, and not their equally impressive acting chops. The NCAA Cagers, on the other hand, had the opportunity to prove their might no matter who they are up against.
Players of the first group adopted the team name ‘Saints’, with NCAA Season 97’s Most Valuable Player Rhenz Abando (Colegio de San Juan de Letran), as its team leader. His fellow Letran Knight, Brent Paraiso, San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags’ Ichie Altamirano, and Ammar Cosari, Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers’ JL De los Santos, San Beda University Red Lions’ Ralph Penuela, and Yukien Andrada, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas Kim Aurin and Jielo Razo, and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers Will Gozum and Prince Carlos, make up the NCAA roster of his team.
Kapuso stars Jose Sarasola, Paul Salas, Rocco Nacino, Pancho Magno, Gil Cuerva, and Kirst Viray, meanwhile, make up the team’s line-up of celebrities.
Making the rival team, Heroes, formidable, are NCAA cagers, Ralph Robin and Allen Liwag of Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, Mac Guadaña and Enoch Valdez of Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, Kai Oliva and Gelo Sablanof Arellano University Chefs, and Warren Bonifacio and Paolo Hernandez of the Mapua University Cardinals.They are joined by Kapuso artists, Luis Hontiveros, David Licauco, Mark Herras, Ervic Vijandre, Jason Abalos, and Mavy Legaspi.
After a set of exciting four quarters, the game ended with both teams earning 109 points. No losing team was declared, but both teams victoriously emerged as winners.
Chef Jose Sarasola took home the Celebrity MVP trophy, while Lyceum of the Philippines University’s Enoch Valdez of Team Heroes, ultimately earned the overall MVP title.
Some of the delightful surprises during the entire duration of the game are breathtaking special performances, rendered by some of the Kapuso Network’s most beautiful and most talented female artists, including Zephanie, Jessica Villarubin, Marianne Osabel, and Hannah Precillas.
Several other Kapuso stars were also present to cheer their fellow Kapuso celebrities as well as their NCAA friends.