GMA Pinoy TV prepares for the biggest LA Event of the year-- KAPUSO GOES TO UNIVERSAL --on Sept. 16 with Manny Many Prizes as the main event. From left: GMA Network VP for Entertainment TV Marivin Arayata , CEO Starmedia Entertainment Line Producer for the Event Anna Puno, Manny Many Prizes Lead Game Show TV Host Manny Pacquiao and GMA Network AVP for Drama Entertainment TV Redgie Magno.

GMA Pinoy TV celebrates 7th year anniversary by bringing the flagship game show Live in Universal Studios on Sept. 16!

By Vic C. Perez

GMA Pinoy TV, the international channel of the leading network in the Philippines which provides the best in Filipino entertainment and news, celebrates its 7th year with a big bang billed as “Kapuso Goes Universal” on Sept. 16.

The main event is the LIVE showing of the phenomenal variety – game show “Manny Many Prizes “at the Gibson Amphitheatre hosted by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.  The show will give away loads of prizes such as a Brand New Car and cash up to $ 20,000 plus consolation prizes.

This gigantic Kapuso fiesta – the biggest Pinoy event in LA – lines up a full day of exciting competitions in the action-packed theme park of Universal Studio. There will be a Pop Star Kids competitions for 6 to 13 year old singers, a Dance Team Showdown for group dancers, and Ballroom Dance Competitions during the day at the Globe theater and at 5 p.m. “Manny Many Prizes” will go live at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

A Filipino Festival in Universal will also take place with numerous trade booths and merchandising tables scattered in the whole park attractions. Filipino food will be available especially prepared for that day at different selected outlets.

A parade of Kapuso stars DingDong Dantes, Rochelle Pangilinan, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heussaff, Paolo Contis, Gladys Guevarra, Onyok Velasco, Julia San Jose and Elmo Magalona will meet and greet the people during the day.

GMA Executives Marivin Arayata VP Entertainment TV and Redgie Magno AVP for Drama Entertainment TV announced “This is a great celebration for all the Filipinos in California. We promise a fun filled day for everyone.”

Line produced by Starmedia Entertainment Anna Puno, she said “This is the first time that Manny Many Prizes will be live in California and we are making sure that the Filipinos here will  be greatly entertained  by this very popular show.”

GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, GMA News TV and Starmedia Entertainment are now in full swing to promote this big Pinoy Festival at the Universal Studios in all major traffic generators of the Megalopolis Los Angeles.  Starmedia Entertainment is also announcing a call for auditions for the following competitions: Pop star Kids, Dance Teams Pinoy Showdown, and the Ballroom Dance.

For children singers who want to join the Pop Star Competitions, please call Jona Peralta at 818-288-7845 or email her at .

For dance groups who want to join the Dance teams Pinoy Showdown, please call Malou Villacisneros at 818-641-8718 or email her at

For ballroom dancers who wants to participate in the Ballroom Dance Competitions, please call for Jun Alcantara at 323-8683316 or 323 6101639 at

Special Kapuso tickets are priced at $ 80 only.  Ticketholders will be able to have access to these special events and live shows in a first come first served basis. This also allows them to enjoy all rides the whole day.  They can explore the Studio Tour where Hollywood movies are made. Tour ticketholders can also come face to face with King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. They can also experience the  Special Effects Stage where they can learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies There are also more  heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions :Transformers: The Ride-3D , Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride among others.

Get your tickets now before they ran out. For more information, please log on to  Tickets are available at all Island Pacific Supermarkets or you may call Starmedia AT (818) 549 9005. (818) 547 1456. (818) 913 5818 or log on to