Social media exploded with an overwhelming amount of love and support for “ASAP Natin ‘To” last Sunday (July 11) after its official hashtag, #ASAPKapamilyaForever, became the most trending topic nationwide, amassing over 327,000 tweets throughout the episode’s airing as ABS-CBN gave thanks to its avid viewers for their utmost support during difficult times.
This was on top of the other ASAP-related trending topics online—nationwide and worldwide, which included Kapamilya loveteams “DonBelle” of Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, Gold Squad’s “KyCine” of Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz and “SethDrea” of Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes; the return of Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, and Daniel Padilla on the ASAP stage, among many others.
Under the network’s newest thanksgiving campaign, “Andito Kami Dahil sa Inyo,” “ASAP Natin ‘To” gathered the biggest Kapamilya stars, OPM talents, and an internationally-acclaimed act to show gratitude to every Filipino worldwide for their continued trust.
The show opened grandly as Kapamilya idols gathered in full force to perform timeless hits and the song “Kapamilya Forever” while introducing the stars of hit ABS-CBN programs including Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Joshua Garcia, Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, The Gold Squad, Erich Gonzales, Dimples Romana, Iza Calzado, Jake Cuenca, Kim Chiu, Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo, Jane Oineza, Heaven Peralejo, Sue Ramirez, Maris Racal, Charlie Dizon, Jameson Blake, Elmo Magalona, Jeremiah Lisbo, JC Alcantara, Joao Constancia, Criza Taa, Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Miguel, Karina Bautista, Aljon Mendoza, Daniela Stranner, Vivoree Esclito, Darren Espanto, Inigo Pascual, AC Bonifacio, Ronnie Alonte, Janella Salvador, Enchong Dee, Dominic Ochoa, RK Bagatsing, Matet de Leon, Shaina Magdayao, Jane de Leon, Angel Aquino, Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, Melai Cantiveros, as well as popular love team Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, whose return to ASAP was also wildly talked about online.
ASAP idols KZ, Bamboo, Darren, Inigo Pascual, iDolls, BINI, KD Estrada, Anji Salvacion, Diego Gutierrez, Sam Cruz, Angela Ken, Janine Berdin, Elha Nympha, Sheena Belarmino, Zephanie, Gigi de Lana, Lara Maigue, Elaine Duran, Rachel Alejandro, Klarisse de Guzman, Jed Madela, Nyoy Volante, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, and Gary Valenciano also continued to amaze viewers last Sunday.
One of the show’s highlights was Vice Ganda’s heartwarming rendition of Ice Seguerra’s hit “Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa,” whose lyrics the ukabogable star tweaked in honor of Kapamilya viewers’ unwavering support for the network. During her performance, the comedian delivered an inspiring message and thanked every Filipino who stood behind ABS-CBN.
“Kapamilya, ano man ang mangyari, sama-sama tayong aahon. Makikita natin ang kagandahan ng ating pag-ahon at paglipad. Patuloy nating itataas ang isa’t isa at sabay-sabay nating haharapin ang bukas. Andito po kami dahil sa inyo. At maraming, maraming, maraming salamat po dahil nandiyan pa rin kayo palagi para sa amin,” Vice shared.
Meanwhile, Daniel Padilla also thanked viewers during the show.
“Mga Kapamilya, andito kami para sa inyo. Tuloy ang serbisyo natin sa bawat Pilipino. Tuloy ang paghahatid ng kwento tungkol at para sa mga kapamilya ninyo. Marami man ang pagsubok, mas marami kaming dahilan upang patuloy kaming magpasa ng liwanag at ligaya,” he said.
The thanksgiving celebration culminated with another inspiring musical number from the country’s sought-after OPM stars alongside the brightest Kapamilya stars and an ASAP exclusive performance featuring internationally-acclaimed rock band Coldplay straight from the UK.
Behind the scenes, ABS-CBN stars also expressed their gratitude to every Kapamilya worldwide. “Like I said, kayo ang totoong Kapamilya, and that’s why we’re here because we want to be part of that family. Thank you for the love and support, and kahit saan kami sumulpot, doon niyo kami pinapanood,” Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez said.
“I think sa ngayon, ‘yung suportang kinukuha namin sa lahat ng mga Kapamilya namin na nanonood sa amin at sumusuporta, talagang nagpapatunay na marami talaga ang nakita ang ABS-CBN for what it is. It’s not just entertainment, but it’s more for being in the service of the Filipino,” ASAP mainstay Gary Valenciano shared in an interview.
More Kapamilya artists also delivered their thanksgiving messages to ABS-CBN’s avid viewers, including “It’s Showtime” hosts Vhong Navarro, Amy Perez, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, and Ryan Bang, “Marry Me, Marry You” stars Janine Gutierrez, Paulo Avelino, Vina Morales, Cherry Pie Picache, and Sunshine Dizon, and “Init sa Magdamag” lead actors Yam Concepcion, JM de Guzman, and Gerald Anderson Charo Santos-Concio, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Angel Locsin, Boy Abunda, Martin Nievera, Angelica Panganiban, Toni Gonzaga, Zanjoe Marudo, Kathryn Bernardo, Coco Martin, Piolo Pascual, and Sarah Geronimo.
“Kapamilya, thank you for continuing to let us into your homes through all the different available platforms even if we face a lot of hardships and difficulties last year. Your support and trust will always be our inspiration for us to continue to be in service of the Filipino. Maraming Salamat po. I’ll see you soon,” Piolo said.
“Mga Kapamilya,andito pa rin ang ating pamilya dahil hindi nagbabago ang pagmamahal natin sa isa’t isa. Hindi kami magsasawang paulit-ulit kayong pasalamatan dahil paulit-ulit niyo ring pinatutunayan na ang Kapamilya hindi nag-iiwanan. Mahal na mahal po namin kayo,” Sarah addressed Kapamilyas.