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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 31, 2020


Julie Anne San Jose as NCCA ambasadress for music

julie anne with Christian Bautista

poster of their URDANETA CITY concert on February 8

JULIE ANN SAN JOSE, Asia’s Pop Diva, is honored to be chosen to sing “You Are My Everything”, the official theme song of “Descendants of the Sun”. She was at the show’s presscon to sing it live and it has the makings of an enduring hit song.

The Kapuso star was also recently named as one of the newest ambassadors for music by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). To kick off the National Arts Month in the country, Julie was awarded a plaque of recognition to solidify her role.

In her acceptance speech, Julie says she is so grateful and ready to accept the responsibility of influencing the nation, most especially the youth, through her work.

"I'm just so honored to be here today and to be chosen bilang isa sa mga ambassadors ng Filipino music, arts, and culture,” she beams. “Maraming, maraming salamat po for trusting me with this opportunity to contribute to our country in my own little way. This will actually encourage me to help and inspire more people especially the youth in pursuing their passion dahil napaka-talented po talaga ng mga Pilipino."

Currently, Julie is a mainstay in GMA Network’s hit Sunday musical-comedy-variety show ‘All-Out Sundays.’ And on February 8, it will be an early Valentine’s Day treat for music and comedy fans up north with Julie Anne and Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista in “The Sweetheart and The Balladeer (Fun Night Only)”, their special show at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Center in Pangasinan.

Joining them are the comedic duo of Donita Nose and Super Tekla with Kyline Alcantara as special guest. This is the third leg of “The Sweetheart and The Balladeer (Fun Night Only)”  after successful, sold-out shows in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City last year.

And as part of the 70th anniversary celebration of GMA Network, expect this pre-Valentine concert under the Kapuso Live series to raise the bar as Julie Anne, Christian and their guest, Kyline, bring fun and music on stage through medleys and performances that express different stories about love.

“It’s always been a wonderful experience performing for our Kapuso fans in different parts of the Philippines and abroad,” says Julie Anne. “Our goal is for everyone to have fun, so this concert’s repertoire will feature romantic songs that they love and songs that inspire, kasi ‘yun ang gusto nating iparamdam sa audience.”

Asia’s Balladeer Christian Bautista, on the other hand, says they will offer show-stopping performances in the third leg of their concert series. “It’s a challenge to show something new in every concert, and I feel very lucky to be performing once again with these amazing artists.

"We have more surprises in store for all. Julie and I have performed together several times so we already have a special rapport. I believe DonEkla will up their game while Kyline, we’ve seen her grow as a performer, so expect nothing less as we all celebrate the month of love and GMA’s 70th anniversary.”

Meanwhile, Donita Nose and Super Tekla take the audience to a journey of love, but filled with humor to tickle the audience’s funnybones as the DonEkla tandem pokes fun on today’s dating trends and their own experience about the joys and pains of being in a relationship.

Produced by GMA Network under Kapuso Live, “The Sweetheart and The Balladeer (Fun Night Only)”  is a joint project between the Network’s regional arm GMA Regional TV and GMA Entertainment Group, with Paolo Valenciano as director.

“As part of the Network’s 70th anniversary celebration and as a pre-Valentine treat to our Kapuso, we are now bringing ‘The Sweetheart and the Balladeer (Fun Night Only)’ to Urdaneta City, Pangasinan,” shares GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso.

“After conquering Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro, we want the Kapuso all over the country to experience and be able to witness the spectacular talents of Julie, Christian, and Kyline, and, of course to laugh out loud with Donita Nose and Super Tekla. For this leg, we also want the younger generation to be able to get up close with them, that’s why we made our tickets very affordable for them.”

“Last year, we witnessed the warm reception given to 'The Sweetheart and the Balladeer (Fun Night Only)' in the Visayas and Mindanao,"says GMA Entertainment Group Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus Bodegon.

"Now it’s time for our Kapusos up north to experience this world-class concert produced by GMA Network through GMA Regional TV and GMA Entertainment Group. We offer this show to our Kapuso friends as we celebrate not just the month of love but also the Network’s 70th anniversary. We are very excited to have once again Julie, Christian, and DonEkla together with Kyline in a night filled with music and laughter."

Don’t miss out all the love, fun, and world-class performances in “The Sweetheart and the Balladeer (Fun Night Only)” this February 8 at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Center in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.

Tickets are available at GMA Dagupan Station, all Addessa outlets in Pangasinan, all TicketWorld outlets, or online via TicketWorld. You may also contact +6375 522 0077 or +63 915 422 3393.