ABS-CBN TFC and stars reach out to Filipinos in Canberra and Wagga via “Sama-sama sa Saya”

Despite the eminent distance to home and then from each other, the Filipino community in Australia were one in November as premier network ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC) launched its newest event series – “Sama-sama sa Saya” sa Canberra at Wagga, Wagga” in Australia.

Kicking off the “Sama-sama sa saya sa Canberre at Wagga Wagga” event series was the explosive combination of Daryl Ong and DJ Jhai Ho at the Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen, Australia Capital Territory on November 11. DJ Jhai Ho jumpstarted the event with Manila sound “Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko”. He levelled up the energy by conducting what the locals call a Shiwakare Dance Showdown where Canberra resident Henry Lietyra was proclaimed winner.

From comedy to thrill, Ong made a follow through with “Basta’t Kasama Kita”, “How Did You Know”, and the timely “Sana Ngayong Pasko”. Pumping up the ladies’ hearts was the dating game hosted by DJ Jhai Ho. During the dating game, Ong asked the ladies a range of questions from as simple as the type of food they will cook for him given the chance; and the best spots to tour him around.

During the first leg, Ong also shared his signature cover “Stay” much to the ladies in the house’s never-ending thrill.

Not long after, the dynamic duo brought the exciting combo to Kildare Catholic College Hall, Coleman St. in Wagga Wagga on November 12. DJ Jhai Ho, a multi-talented comedian entertained his fellowmen in Wagga, Wagga with his singing performance and comic spiels.

The locals proved they can be at par, as they performed their own showdown: Wagga Kool Kids composed of Ire, Sam Joebert, Miguel, Paulo Marcus, Adi, Victoria, Jirrah, Eunice and Ysabella performed “Everybody” by the Justice Crew; Juliane Patenia from Leeton performed a cover of “Two Less Lonely People in the World” by Air Supply with remake by KZ; Sherene Balon from Temora sang “Yours by Ella Henderson”; the Borja Family (Ysabella and Annabelle on Vocals, Samuel on Bass, Rolando on Uke) performed a love medley of “All You Need is Love” and “Where is the Love”; Jerelyn Cooper from Wagga sang “Help or Can’t Take my Eyes of You”; Valerie Kong of Wagga who performed her version of “From A Distance” by Bette Midler; Nancy Beralde represented Teyts of Waggga via “If I Believe”; while Mica Torre, an artist who started with “Little Big Star” and starred with Sarah Geronimo in “Bituing Walang Ningning” and is now part of Albury’s “Les Miserable”, performed for her fellowmen.

Completing Ong and Jai Ho’s Australia tour was the duo’s courtesy call to the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Her Excellency Minda Calaguian Cruz at her official residence in Canberra.

According to Jay Santos, country manager for ABS-CBN Australia Pty Ltd., distance is not a factor for TFC from reaching out to kababayans wherever they are in . “Australia has a vast terrain of both tropical and temperate forests where Filipinos live far from each other. Despite this fact, we try to bring the Philippines to them by way of our events and stars. We hope that through the “Sama-sama sa saya” we were able to bring them together and deliver a piece of home to them in those two days”.

For more updates about other events, connect with fellow Kapamilyas and visit facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC and TFCAustralia. You can also follow facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC, and KapamilyaGlobalPR.

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Darly Ong at DJ Jai Ho tumungo sa Australia para sa “Sama-Saya” tour ng TFC
Daryl Ong and DJ Jhai Ho pinaglapit ang bansa sa mga nalayo at magkakalayong mga Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay-saya sa mga Pilipino sa pinakabagong event series ng TFC

Malayo man sa Pilipinas at magkakalayo sa isa’t-isa, napalapit ang mga Filipino sa Oceania, particular sa Australia sa pamamagitan ng sunud-sunod na “Sama-Saya” events ng The Filipino Channel (TFC) sa Canberra at Wagga Wagga nitong Nobyembre.

Nagsimula ang kasiyahan sa Canberra noong November 11 na pinangunahan ni Daryl Ong at DJ Jhai Ho na ginanap sa Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen, Australia Capital Territory (ACT).

Fitting ang pambungad na hatid ni DJ Jai Ho. Multi-talented na naturingan ang host, singer at comedian dahil hatid niya ang comic spiels at di pangkaraniwang music performance.

Sinimulan ni DJ Jai Ho ang kasiyahan sa tunog ng Manila sound na “Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko”.   Hindi naman patatalo ang mga local talents dahil sa kanilang tinatawag na Shiwakare Dance Showdown kung saan ang Canberra resident na si Henry Lietyra ang itinanghal na winner.

Ilan pa sa mga  nagpasiklab na performers ang mga sumusunod: Wagga Kool Kids na kinabibilangan nina Ire, Sam Joebert, Miguel,  Paulo Marcus, Adi, Victoria, Jirrah, Eunice at Ysabella na nagperform ng “Everybody” ng Justice Crew; Juliane Patenia mula Leeton na ipinerform ang cover ng “Two Less Lonely People in the World” ng Air Supply na may remake ni KZ; Sherene Balon mula Temora na kumanta ng “Yours” ni Ella Henderson;  Borja Family (Ysabella t Annabelle on Vocals, Samuel on Bass, Rolando on Uke) na nagperform ng love medley na “All You Need is Love” at “Where is the Love”; Jerelyn Cooper mula Wagga na umawit ng “Help or Can’t Take my Eyes of You”; Valerie Kong ng Wagga na ibanahagi ang kaniyang version ng “From A Distance” ni Bette Midler; Nancy Beralde na itinayo ang bandera ng Teys sa Waggga sa pamamagitan ng “If I Believe”; at si Mica Torre, isang artist na nagsimula sa “Little Big Star” at nakasama pa ni Sarah Geronimo sa “Bituing Walang Ningning” at ngayon ay kabilang sa Les Miserable ng Aulbry.

Mula sa comedy, kilig naman ang hatid ni Daryl sa kaniyang covers ng “Basta’t Kasama Kita”, “How Did You Know”, “Stay” at sa napapanahong “Sana Ngayong Pasko”.

Sa halos kasunod na araw noong November 12, dala ng dynamic duo ang same level ng entertainment sa Kildare Catholic College Hall, Coleman St. sa Wagga Wagga.  Highlight ng event ang dating game kung saan sumalang si Dy.

Kumumpleto sa tour ng dalawa ang isang courtesy visit sa Philippine Embassy kay Her Excellency Minda Calaguian Cruz

Malayo man sa isat’t-isa at sa bansa hindi ito balakid sa TFC upang ihatid ang saya sa mga kababayan sa Australia.

Ayon kay Jay Santos, country manager for ABS-CBN Australia Pty Ltd., hindi dahilan ang distansya para di maiparating sa mga kababayan ang kasiyahan.  “Australia has a vast terrain of both tropical and temperate forests where Filipinos live far from each other.  Despite this fact, we try to bring the Philippines to them by way of our events and stars. We hope that through the “Sama-sama sa saya” we were able to bring them together and deliver a piece of home to them in those two days”.

Para sa iba pang event updates at para maki-connect sa kapwa global Filipinos at bisitahin facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC at TFCAustralia.  Maari ring i-follow ang facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC, a KapamilyaGlobalPR.

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