GMA_KApusoGMA International partners with the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) to further enrich the parade, street fair, and cultural festival in New York that is the Philippine Independence Day Celebration through the presence of top Kapuso artists Tom Rodriguez and Heart Evangelista.

The Philippine Independence Day Celebration showcases the best authentic Philippine cuisine, customs, and products. It draws crowds of around 100,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans coming from the Greater New York area and the Northeast region. Americans are expected to attend the event on June 1, 2014 at 38th Street to 23rd Street on Madison Avenue.

The event is spearheaded by the PIDCI, a non-profit organization responsible for conceiving the biggest Philippine Independence Day celebration outside the Philippines. Prior to Philippine Independence Day, PIDCI supervises affairs such as galas, pageants, and balls leading up to the festival.

GMA International, the business unit that manages the operations and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels – GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International – is all set to make the Philippine Independence Day Celebration even more memorable by a performance from Tom and Heart. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to take pictures and have a “Heart-to-Heart with Tom and Heart” in the GMA booth.

Tom left a lasting impression on Filipinos at home and abroad with his stellar portrayal of the controversial character “Vincent” in “My Husband’s Lover”. Heart, on the other hand, has never left the limelight and is now a host of the Sunday noontime variety show “Sunday All Stars” and talk show “Startalk”.

The Philippine Independence Day Celebration will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Admission is free so all interested parties near the area can join the festivities.

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