Connecting overseas Pinoys and their families

MINUTES after her performance, Jona greeted Magdeline Calimlim who was video chatting with her relatives.

Big smiles, loud laughter and whispers of “We miss you” filled the room in Kapamilya Reunion 2019 event, organized by The Filipino Channel (TFC) in partnership with Remitly, held last 13 January at the Restaurant 9501 inside the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.

On-screen partners Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata (middle) cannot hide their excitement in meeting the Kapamilyas overseas. In this photo, the two cannot get enough of the cute baby who was smiling at them during the chat with Kapamilya overseas Amapola Punla-Cruz.

Now on its third year, Kapamilya Reunion is TFC’s way of bringing home closer to the overseas Filipinos by organizing a virtual reunion with their loved ones in the Philippines.

Touching moment: The families based here in Manila were excited to see their loved ones overseas via video chat during TFC’s “Kapamilya Reunion 2019,” where seven families took part in the event.

“We wanted to start the year right, and what better way to do that than to bring our overseas Filipinos closer to home through the Kapamilya Reunion 2019. It warms our hearts to be part of this intimate moment between our overseas Filipinos and their families,” said Allie Dela Cruz-Benedicto, Global Marketing head of ABS-CBN Global.

While chatting with her family, Kapamilya overseas Mylene Robles gamely exchanged banters with Robi Domingo and Eric Nicolas.

Seven families were able to experience the virtual reunion, where the overseas Filipinos’ families in Manila enjoyed a sumptuous meal, and got to interact with some ABS-CBN artists: Jona who prepared a special song number; one of today’s most-loved loveteams, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber; one of the talented hosts of this generation, Robi Domingo; and comedians Eric Nicolas and Negi who served as hosts that day.

Photos by Allan Sancon

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