“ASAP Live in Toronto” keeps it lit on social media

ASAP’s opening number alone garnered over 30,000 likes from a post on the personal account of Instagram user Unopia

As summer nears its tail end in Toronto, dubbed one of the top five ‘most livable cities in the world’ according to publication The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Livability Survey, Filipinos continue to feel the sizzle left behind by the spectacle that was “ASAP Live in Toronto”.

Solid Kapamilyas expressed over TFC Live FB their joy to see their favorite stars this time in their second home of Canada.

Two weeks after the concert, social media netizens continue to show love for the four-hour, sold-out extravaganza. Heart-warming feedback continue to be posted on the official Facebook page of TFC in Canada, TFC Live and personal accounts.  A group of solid Kapamilyas’ video on TFC Live’s official facebook page shared: “It’s always nice to see these Kapamilya stars and we’re happy to see them again. We’re proud of Filipino talents”.

It can be recalled on social media that as soon as the ABS-CBN Kapamilya stars touched down at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the excitement of kababayans (fellowmen) was amplified.  During the spiels shoots in various landmarks around Ontario like the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Casa Loma, The Distillery, and Nathan Phillips Square, fans warmly welcomed the celebrities going around, capturing the sights and sounds of The 416.  Online, the Filipino hospitality continued.  “Welcome to Canada all the artists, road managers, (and) TFC staff. Good luck and enjoy Toronto. Thanks to all of you for being part of our 150th year”, Facebook user Sally Mesina said.

Alma Pacetes expressed her vote of approval on Facebook even before the show started: “Just imagine the gift of talents.  We are looking forward to see them all.”


On Instagram, one post on the opening number from the personal account of Unopia alone, garnered over 30,000 views with many other related posts averaging thousands.

One of TFC’s early ambassadors Martin Nievera continues to be proof of the Filipino world-class talent.

ASAP Live in Toronto paid tribute to the man and music that is Gary Valenciano

During the actual event, the Kapamilya stars did not disappoint their kababayans and even the locals as they performed one world-class performance after the other.

Morissette impressed the younger members of the audience

Canada-born Darren Espanto never fails to impress his kababayans. In this photo he is seen with Morissette Amon at the ASAP LSS segment


Alma Pacetes expressed her vote of approval on Facebook even before the show started: “Just imagine the gift of talents.  We are looking forward to see them all”.

Alma Pacetes expressed how overwhelmed she was at the thought of seeing the gamut of talents in ASAP Live in Toronto


On Instagram, one post of the opening number from personal account unopia alone garnered over 30,000 views with many other related posts averaging thousands.

The fans were abuz about Be Careful With My Heart’s Richard Yap

“ASAP Live in Toronto” made an impact not just online but also on ground and united not just the Filipino community in Toronto but also from the nearby cities. “Oh my God!” Everything. Lahat memorable. We love the experience from team Montreal”  while one said: “Enjoy na enjoy and sobrang saya!” as seen in a post at facebook.com/TFCLiveNorth America

Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario (middle) and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen MP, Minister of Immigration (foreground at left) celebrated with Filipinos in Toronto. In fact, the Minister posted a groufie with ABS-CBN executives from left to right, ABS-CBN Corporation President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Managing Director for North America Olivia De Jesus, Country Manager for Canada Jun Del Rosario, Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion and ABS-CBN Global Ltd. COO Raffy Lopez.  Also in photo is “Balitang America’s” Ginger Conejero,

Truly, “ASAP Live in Toronto” is one for the books.  The concert was not just a celebration of ABS-CBN International’s 10th year in Canada via TFC. It was also a huge party commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday, and no less than Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen MP, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship joined the ABS-CBN executives on stage to celebrate.

In his Instagram post, Minister Hussen did not hold back in sharing his excitement: “No better way to celebrate #Canada150 and the 10th anniversary of #TFC than with 8,000 of your closest friends”.  Wynne, on the other hand, gamely showed how she was one with the audience as she showed a few of her dance moves.

In the end, what the historical “ASAP Live in Toronto” left was a permanent mark in the hearts of Filipinos.  CM Gil Manayan shared her experience on Facebook: “Thank you TFC for coming here. I usually (just used to) watch ASAP live on studio whenever I take a vacation in Manila”. On that memorable day at the Ricoh Coliseum, Manayan experienced the show larger than life.

Witness the second part of the milestone “ASAP Live in Toronto” on August 13, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. Manila time and 10:25 a.m. Pacific time via TFC platforms worldwide.  For more information and updates, visit facebook.com/TFCCanadaOfficial and facebook.com/TFCLiveNorthAmerica. (ASAP Live in Toronto photos courtesy of Red Studios California and Christian Ryan as watermarked).

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Papuri para sa “ASAP Live in Toronto” dumagsa mula sa mga Filipino Canadians at
social media netizens
Mga Kapamilya stars mainit na tinanggap sa ASAP sa Maple Country;
“ASAP Live in Toronto” kabahagi sa 150th celebration ng bansa at 10th anniversary ng TFC

Welcome to Canada all the artists, road managers, (and) TFC staff. Good luck and enjoy Toronto. Thanks to all of you for being part of our 150th year” ani Facebook user Sally Mesina.

“I can’t wait to be part of this big event — I’ve been following Kapamilya stars since I got my TFC 7 years ago”, pahayag naman ni Minda Luna Bautista sa kaniyang social media account.

Ilan lamang ito sa mga social media posts na sumalubong sa The Filipino Channel (TFC) at Kapamilya stars pagkalapag na pagkalapag pa lamang ng celebrities sa Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Ayon sa subscriber na si CM Gil Manayan, iba ang experience niya sa longest-running variety show na “ASAP” noon.  “Thank you TFC for coming here. I usually watch ‘ASAP’ live on studio whenever I take a vacation in Manila. Ngayon nandito na kayo”.  Sa natatanging araw na iyon sa Ricoh Coliseum, harap-harapan na ang kaligayahan na nadama ni Manayan dahil malapitan niyang nakita ang kaniyang paboritong Kapamilya stars.

Mula television, concert experience na ngayon ang tumambad sa mga kababayan sa Toronto. “It’s always nice to see these Kapamilya stars and we’re happy to see them again. We’re proud of Filipino talents”, pagbabahagi ng ilang kababaihan sa facebook.com/TFCLiveNorthAmerica

Damang-dama ang excitement na ito mula pa lamang sa mga spiel shoots ng mga celebrities sa iba’t-ibang mga landmark sa Toronto, tulad ng CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Nathan Phillips Square, at iba pang mga lugar hanggang sa pagdating ng araw ng concert.  Noong araw ng July 29, dumagundong ang Ricoh Coliseum pati na ang social media sa excitement.

Ayon kay Alma Pacetes, tila nagsaboy ng talent noong araw ding iyon.  Aniya: “Just imagine the gift of talents.  We are looking forward to see them all.”

Opening number pa lang ay umani na ito ng libo-libong likes.  Sa Instagram post sa personal account ni Unopia, umabot na sa higit sa 30,000 loves ang post nito.

Hindi lamang mga Pilipino mula sa Toronto ang dumalo.  Pati mga kababayan mula sa nearby cities ay tumungo ng capital ng Canada para ma-witness ang history-making event.  Ani ng isang grupo via (facebook.com/TFCLiveNorth America) mula sa Montreal: “Oh my God!” Everything. Lahat memorable. We love the experience from team Montreal” samantalang ani ng isa: “Enjoy na enjoy and sobrang saya”!

Hindi lamang ang performances ang tumatak sa mga puso ng mga Pilipino dahil mismong ang Premier ng Ontario na si Honourable Kathleen Wynne at ang Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship na si Minister Ahmedd Hussen ay nakisaya sa “ASAP Live in Toronto”.  Sa kaniyang Instagram post na ibinahagi sa kaniyang official account na @ahmeddhussen: “No better way to celebrate #Canada150 and the 10th anniversary of #TFC than with 8,000 of your closest friends”.  Sa Instagram post naman ni Premier Wynne, ipinakita niyang sumasayaw siya saliw sa musika ng tinaguriang longest-running musical-variety show ng Pilipinas.

Tunay na napaka-memorable at napakalaki ng concert-show na nagbigay ng di masusukat na kaligayahan sa napakaraming kababayan sa Toronto at kalapit na mga siyudad.

Tunghayan naman ang iba pang kaganapan sa ikalawang bahagi ng “ASAP Live in Toronto” sa August 13 11:45 a.m. sa Manila at 10:25 a.m. Pacific time via TFC platforms worldwide.  Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang facebook.com/TFCCanadaOfficial at facebook.com/TFCLiveNorthAmerica

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